Women Build

DeAdria’s Habitat home is sponsored by the Women Build in Evansville.

       

About the Women Build:

The Women Build has been a part of the Habitat for Humanity mission for years and a part of the Evansville Habitat since 2001. Every other year, the Women Build sponsors a local Habitat home. The Women Build gives ladies in our community a chance to pick up a hammer and empower themselves by building a house and making a difference in a family’s life. If you’re not into joining on the build site, we have several opportunities outside of construction including fundraiser committees and more!

This year, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville is partnering with Old National Bank to implement a new Women Build program called, BUILDING HOMES. BUILDING LEADERS. 

Women volunteers work together to raise the funds and raise the walls for the entire Women Build project. Habitat for Humanity will rely on 20+ women to be Foundation Leaders and each recruit up to 10 women for their team. As a community of 200+ women strong, we will accomplish some incredible feats.  Join a community of Southwestern Indiana women and organizations coming together to empower one another, make an impact, and change lives.

Click here to learn more about the Women Build!

Thank You Women Build!

           

Meet the Women Build Homeowner, DeAdria B.

“After taking the classes, I’ve tried to become more financially responsible.  Meeting the other families in the program through classes and volunteer time was neat too.  We build each other up along the journey.  The program is challenging, but like anything in life, you must keep working to get where you want to go.  It has motivated me to make better choices and think about the end goal.” 

DeAdria B. Habitat Homeowner

Read DeAdria’s Story!

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  • Phase 1

    Homesite Selection

    Homeowner selects homesite from available Habitat lots. Homeowners are paired with their sponsor.

  • Phase 2

    Groundbreaking

    During the groundbreaking, the foundation is completed and the block work is laid.

  • Phase 3

    Crawl Space and Floor System

    Volunteers install moisture barrier and insulation in crawl space.

    For the floor system, the floor joists are installed, more foam insulation is filled in between joists and band boards, and OSB board is laid for the flooring. Black paper is laid on the two porches to help maintain the longevity of the home.

  • Phase 4

    Walls

    Wall Prep: Volunteers build wall components  (king jack studs, California corners, headers, etc.) and layout 2 x 4 location on the top and bottom plates of each wall.

    Wall Building: Wall components are nailed together on top and bottom plates with 2 x 4s. This is completed for both interior and exterior walls.

    Wall Raising: Volunteers raise, level, and secure the walls. Exterior walls go up first, followed by the interior.

    Trusses: OSB boards are laid on first and last trusses to attach the siding.

  • Phase 5

    Doors and Windows

    Volunteers install windows and doors.

  • Phase 6

    Internal Mechanics

    Plumbing, electric, insulation, and dry wall are installed.

  • Phase 7

    Pre-insulation

    Pre-insulation is installed on exterior walls, doors, windows, ceiling, and floors. Baffles are put in to circulate airflow.

  • Phase 8

    Painting

    Volunteers paint the walls and ceiling. Corners and edges are cut out first, then roll the ceilings, and then the walls.

  • Phase 9

    Cabinets and Appliances

    Cabinets and countertops installed.

    Later, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and washer & dryer are installed.

  • Phase 10

    Trim Work and Flooring

    Trim around windows and doors are completed. Interior doors are also installed. Vinyl and carpet are laid.

  • Phase 11

    Exterior Concrete

    Exterior concrete parking pad and sidewalks are poured.

  • Phase 12

    Yard Prep

    The yard is prepared for grass seed sewing.

  • Phase 13

    Dedication

    Homeowner and community members come together to bless and dedicate the home, complete with a ribbon cutting.