DR 2017 New Years Build
This event starts on Dec 27, 2017
Invite your friends!
Location Dominican Republic
Start Date Dec 27, 2017
End Date Jan 05, 2018
Fundraising Goal $ 2,395.00
Initial Fundraising Installment $ 300.00
Fundraising Deadline Oct 15, 2017
  • Airport shuttles to and from the resort on the day the trip starts and the day the trip ends.
  • Meals and accommodations at Sosua by the Sea Resort www.sosuabythesea.com.
  • Donation towards Projects.
  • Gifts for Families (Furniture, Groceries, etc.)
  • Transportation to and from resort and project sites each day.
  • Construction Foreman.
  • Interpreters.
  • General hosting and facilitation.
  • Flights to and from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
  • Airport shuttles to and from the resort if arriving before the trip starts or leaving after the trip ends.
  • Emergency Travel Medical Insurance (Required).
  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance.
  • Excursion ($80 - $100 USD - optional).
  • Recommended Resort Staff Tip - $30 USD.

Note: Live Different is not responsible for flight delays or cancellations. Please book flights at your own risk. 

Thank you for your interest in Live Different Builds! Please read through all the following information and feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any questions.

Joy Yu- Programs Administrator:

  • Toll Free: 1-866-432-4464
  • Email: joy@livedifferent.com


Live Different Builds began with our first trip to Dominican Republic in July of 2005. A group of students and young adults traveled to Sosua to work on our very first projects, a few houses and a water trench to bring fresh water to a community. Now, over 10 years later, thousands of volunteers have built approximately 100 homes for deserving families, and have helped complete three schools, which means that entire communities of children are now able to get an education!

My life has been changed in the years that I have been a part of Live Different, through the friendships we have developed in the local communities we work with, and by learning from all of the groups that we host each year. This is an experience that will not leave you the same! We hope that you would join us as we continue to build lasting relationships and sustainable communities in the Dominican Republic.