Wood House Construction
Wood houses are designed to be built on land that is rented. Sizes are modified to fit available space. Each wood home costs $1,500 and takes about 7 days to complete. These homes include a fuel-efficient stove and concrete floor. If needed, the homes can be disassembled and moved with the family.
In the past, families throughout Guatemala cooked over an open fire on the floor in their homes. The Mission builds fuel-efficient stoves which reduce firewood consumption by 50%, reduce respiratory disease and virtually eliminate injuries caused by open fires. Each year we build approximately 400 stoves.