Quang Nam, Vietnam
April 11-19, 2020: Grab a hammer and help build safe, affordable housing!
Trip cost: US$1,740
Join this trip to Vietnam and help families in disaster-prone areas gain access to safe, permanent and disaster resilient housing.
Quang Nam is regularly affected by natural disasters including typhoons, floods, whirlwinds and landslides. However, most homes have not been built to sustain such disasters, and with 22% of households classified as low-income, families are left unable to improve their current living conditions. Habitat for Humanity Vietnam addresses this housing need for low-income families in disaster-prone areas by providing permanent housing solutions with water and sanitation facilities.
You’ll be staying in double-occupancy rooms at a nearby hotel where breakfast and dinner will be provided. Lunches will be served on the build site. Work site activities typically include mixing and carrying mortar, laying bricks, carrying and pouring concrete or transferring materials as needed. Off the build site, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the ancient town of Hoi An, Monkey Mountain, Son Tra Peninsula, Marble Mountain or local beaches.
- Saturday: Welcome. Arrive at Da Nang International airport where Habitat staff will greet you and transport you to your accommodations for the evening.
- Sunday: Learn. Travel with your team to Quang Nam and learn about Habitat’s work in the community.
- Monday-Thursday: Build. Spend the day working on the build site, breaking for lunch, snacks and water throughout the day. You’ll have free time and team activities in the evenings.
- Friday: Celebrate. Spend the morning building followed by a farewell ceremony with the community celebrating the week’s accomplishments.
- Saturday: Explore. Continue to learn about the country and culture while you explore the city before traveling back to Da Nang.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. Continue your journey in Vietnam independently or head home.
Please note that while our itineraries begin with arrival day in country, some locations require additional days for travel.
Leading this team
In 2007, Steve began his commitment of working alongside families around the world as they strive to access safe and affordable housing. As a team leader, Steve participates actively with the group as they construct the family's home and pays close attention to each individual team member's needs. He also coordinates and organizes the daily schedule with the host coordinator and construction staff.
Steve wants his team to have a great personal experience working alongside the host family and immersing themselves in the local culture. Most importantly, he wants his team members to develop a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing that they worked as a team to provide a safe and affordable house for the host family.