What We Build

Simple, Decent and Affordable

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 1,000 square feet (exact size depends on number of bedrooms)
  • Two bathrooms
  • Covered primary entrance
  • 3’ doorways and 3’4†hallways to allow wheelchair access.

While all Habitat house 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…

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