Macedonia village

Veles, Macedonia

July 18-26, 2020: Help build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Home construction

Help build new homes with those in need.

9 days

Trip cost: US$1,755

Join this Global Village trip to Macedonia and explore the country and culture while helping build safe, affordable housing alongside the local community.

Many families in Macedonia live in homes with damaged or broken window and doors, inadequate insulation or damaged walls. Habitat for Humanity Macedonia partners with the local community, future homeowners and volunteers to construct apartment buildings for low-income families living in substandard conditions. Habitat Macedonia’s first phase of the project provided 24 families with new, affordable housing. The second phase of the project aims to construct 12 more apartments for families.

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 tasks typically include transporting materials, excavation and cleaning of the build site, assembling rebar, painting or preparing concrete or trusses. Off the build site, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the capital, Canyon Matka, Macedonian waterfalls, the ancient city Stobi, a small resort city Ohrid or a local winery.

Itinerary

  • Saturday: Welcome. Arrive at Skopje International Airport where Habitat staff will greet you and transport you to your accommodations for the night. 
  • Sunday: Learn. Explore the city before learning about Habitat’s work in the region and details about the week’s project. After dinner you’ll drive to your accommodations in Veles.
  • Monday-Thursday: Build. Spend the day 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 working on the build site before enjoying a farewell ceremony celebrating the week’s accomplishments.
  • Saturday: Explore. Learn more about the culture, interact with the local community, enjoy cultural activities and explore the city. You’ll return to Skopje after lunch.
  • Sunday: Goodbyes. Depart for home or continue your journey in Macedonia independently.

Leading this team

All of Yelena’s Global Village trips have been as different as the communities she’s worked with, but all share the common theme of “working daily alongside the homeowners and interacting with the local children.” This makes each trip uniquely memorable and special. Yelena hopes you’ll consider joining her Global Village trip!

Join this trip

Once you fill out the trip application, a team leader will be in touch to tell you more about this trip and answer any questions you may have.
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