Simple, decent and affordable.
Habitat houses around the world are built according to the same 3 guiding principles:
And Marquette County Habitat for Humanity houses are Energy Star efficient!
Habitat houses in the United States and Canada are typically built using wood frame construction, Gypsum board interior walls, vinyl siding and asphalt shingle roofs. Some affiliates also use proven alternative building materials such as adobe or straw bale construction.
U.S. and Canadian Habitat houses are modestly-sized by North American standards. Habitat’s guidelines dictate that a 3-bedroom Habitat house may have no more than 1,050 square feet of living space.
Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to build with people in need readily extends to those with disabilities. When possible, Habitat houses incorporate basic accessible design features, such as a zero-step entrance and wide passage doors and hallways. Houses built in partnership with families with disabilities include additional accessibility features.
"This home is more than a house. It is a home with love, built with love and hope and dreams, because of Habitat for Humanity. You've given our family hope - no matter how bad things get or have been in the past. God has blessed our family with the caring, supportive, concerned, kind people at Habitat."
~ a Habitat for Humanity partner family
The typical house built by Marquette County HFH has 1,050 square feet of finished living area with an unfinished basement. Most houses have three bedrooms and one bathroom. These houses do not have garages or carports, unless required by community covenants. They are affordable to low-income families because there is no profit included in the sale of the house and low interest charged on the 20 to 25 year mortgage.