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Self-Help Homes

About Self-Help Homes
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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.

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How do I get involved?

Contact the program directors by phone or by email at Please sign up for our weekly projects at this link.

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

Sean Wolthuis, Executive Director

(541) 405-0544
Office hour: Thursday 11:00-11:30 am

Alex Radle

(817) 808-2892

Ben Allen

(747) 218-8608

Ryan Michon

(703) 431-8417