Carey Beamsderfer, board member of Habitat for Humanity of El Paso is on the road, joining other traveling volunteers in Pagosa Springs, CO to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity of Pagosa Springs.
He says that they are currently building 2 garages which will be part of 2 modular homes for 2 families (single moms with 2 kids). Habitat in Pagosa Springs is the only low cost builder in the town and using the modular concept, they can build a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home and garage for a very reasonable cost. The county donated the land after they realized there are not enough workers to fill the needs of employers in the area, so they agreed to donate enough land to allow Habitat Pagosa Springs to build 15 low cost homes in the next 5 years. There are typically 6-8 volunteers on the job and we all work Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 8am-3pm. The homeowners typically help on Sat and are required to invest 250 hours in the build.
Carey is traveling as part of the CareAVanners program of Habitat for Humanity in which volunteers travel in the RVs to help with Habitat builds across the US.