What We Build

Simple, Decent, Affordable

What We Build

GC Habitat for Humanity houses are built according to the same guiding principles as used by Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the world.


GC Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.


GC Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. GC Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and our culture.


The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses. GC Habitat also ensures our houses are Energy Star rated in an effort to keep heating, cooling, and utility costs reasonable.

Our houses are built using wood frame construction, Gypsum board interior walls, vinyl siding and asphalt shingle roofs. Typically, Garrett County Habitat houses share the following characteristics:

  • Living space of about 1,200 square feet (exact size depends on number of bedrooms)
  • Three bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Covered primary entrance

While all Habitat houses share similar design features, there are slight differences based on the number of people in the family as to floor plan and number of bedrooms. 

A walk-through of one of the houses:

Play Video about C Street House Garrett County Habitat for Humanity
Become a Homeowner

Learn more about the pathway to Home Ownership through Garrett County Habitat for Humanity.


Your support helps us fulfill our mission to alleviate housing poverty in our county.


Whether looking to volunteer as an individual, group or business, there are many opportunities to get involved.