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Self-Help Homes

About Self-Help Homes
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This program is not accepting volunteers for spring/summer term, check back fall semester 2022!

What is Self-Help Homes?

Self-Help Homes is a government-sponsored agency that allows families to save money by building their own houses in a rural community. Neighbors work together to finish the homes, and no one can move in until all the houses in a given project are completed. BYU students travel every Saturday (with a few exceptions) to building sites and gain valuable construction experience while helping these families build their own houses. No previous construction experience is required.

Click here to read about Self-Help Homes as featured in the Daily Universe!

How do I get involved?

Contact the program directors by phone or by email at

Let us know if you'd like to be added to our email list to stay up-to-date with us!
Check out our Facebook page!

Volunteer Commitment:

 Projects are on Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Meet in front of Jamba Juice in the Wilkinson Center to carpool. Large groups can be arranged with at least a couple of weeks' notice.


Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training¬†before you begin working with this program.

Available by Email

Sean Wolthuis, Executive Director

(541) 405-0544

Alex Radle

(817) 808-2892

Ben Allen

(747) 218-8608

Ryan Michon

(703) 431-8417