more house building for ClubRust?
only if the community nominates a family that truly needs a home.
The likely hood is slim - The situation would be a "relief"
effort (House burned down, natural disaster, serious family issues, etc...).
In general, communities come up with projects that benefit the community, and
not just a single family.
if my group or church STILL wants to build a house?
Rancho La Paloma
Ministry Center (The Ranch, where ClubRust
stays) serves 30+ other teams, besides ClubRust,
throughout the year. Many of these teams still want to build a house for a family in the border area.
Their trips through the Ranch do NOT involve ClubRust.
the Ranch and ask them to provide you with an opportunity to build a house for a family (via Hector and his helpers).
Many groups that stay at The Ranch do this.
Your team builds a house (and optionally, a latrine) for a family,
You stay at the Ranch, as before.
Your meals are provided by the Ranch, as before.
Your trip can happen anytime - Check Ranch availability.
your house building trip will differ from a ClubRust trip:
You will be running your own trip, without any ClubRust
Self-organized house building trips happen weekly at the Ranch.
You raise the funds for the house (and latrine) that your team builds.
Your team makes a Lodging and Meals reservation with
Your trip can be any number of days in length. We recommend 3 full days for
building the house.
You manage your own signup process for your team's trip. You are in charge of all aspects of administering your team.
This is YOUR trip.
You make arrangements for your teamís transportation - To the Ranch, and to the
Depending on your dates, you may be sharing the Ranch with another group.
A construction lead is necessary, and should be part of your team.
You are building a house, after all. Hector (and Co.) might stop by to help on the first
construction day - However, that is NOT guaranteed.
Ranch is available and willing to help you navigate all of the above
points. The Ranch can also provide you with recommendations and
assistance with this process (that P word again!) - As they have been
regularly assisting 30+ teams since 2006 with their house building and Mexico adventures.