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Taos, New Mexico
Offering a Hand Up!
November 4 - 11, 2017
Please come and join us in Taos, New Mexico to help a family achieve their dream of owning a home. We will be building with local workers and members of the family or their friends.
No experience is required, just a positive attitude and a sense of humor! If this is your first Habitat for Humanity build or your 10th, Taos offers a unique building experience with opportunities to enjoy the local culture.
Why should I go to Taos?
Taos is an incredible little town in northern New Mexico surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is rich in art, history and geographical vistas. Taos Pueblo located in the north end has been continuously inhabited for over a thousand years with an estimated 1,900 Taos Indians still living within the community. The pueblo has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are many other things to do and see both in Taos and close by including visiting the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, natural hot springs, museums and art galleries.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Taos
The HFH-affiliate in Taos builds both adobe and wood houses. Adobe is a mixture of earth or clay, water, sand and an organic material such as straw that can be poured into bricks or frames. This is an ancient building material that benefits structures with a greater thermal mass that works well in desert climates. To learn more about the Taos affiliate visit http://www.taoshabitat.org/.
What will my week look like?
|Saturday, November 4||Arrival Day - Albuquerque International Airport. Plan to arrive by 5:00 pm. Transport to the hotel. Dinner with the team.|
|Sunday, November 5||Cultural Day - Exploring Taos and its attractions.|
|Monday, November 6||Build Day|
|Tuesday, November 7||Build Day|
|Wednesday, November 8||Build Day/Cultural Day|
|Thursday, November 9||Build Day|
|Friday, November 10||Build Day|
|Saturday, November 11||Departure Day - team members depart Taos or extend personal travel in New Mexico. Transportation will be provided to the Albuquerque International Airport.|
(Please note that the above itinerary is subject to change)
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be at the Sagebrush Inn (with double occupancy). Breakfast will be taken at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 8 day opportunity to build in Taos is approximately
$1,900 + round-trip airfare
The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Taos and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue two separate charitable donation tax receipts: 1) for the Habitat trip fee; and 2) one for the eligible airfare (the airfare related tax receipt is issued after the trip). The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Taos and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
Meet the Team Leaders: Robert Dickeson and Joan Cossentine
Hi. We have been participating in and leading HFH builds for 10 years (El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Bolivia) but this will be the first team that we have taken to build in the USA. Bob built in Taos as a participant in an USA-HFH build about 5 years ago and was really impressed by it so we are hoping that you will join us for this build in November. Our emphasis is always on everyone enjoying themselves and growing through the experience of creating a new home. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!