DR 2017 Summer Build
This event starts on Jul 08, 2017
Invite your friends!
Location Dominican Republic
Start Date Jul 08, 2017
End Date Jul 17, 2017
Fundraising Goal $ 2,295.00
Initial Fundraising Installment $ 300.00
Fundraising Deadline May 15, 2017
  • Airport shuttles to and from the resort on the day the trip starts (July 8, 2017) and the day the trip ends (July 17, 2017).
  • Meals and Accommodations at Sosua by the Sea Resort only for the exact dates of the trip.
  • Donation towards Projects.
  • Transportation to and from resort and project sites each day.
  • Construction Foreman.
  • Interpreters.
  • General hosting and facilitation.
  • Furniture and groceries for the families you will be building for.
  • ​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 Medical Travel Insurance (Required).
  • Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance.
  • Private room at the resort - extra $300 (to be paid directly to Live Different).
  • Tourist Cards into Dominican Republic - $10 USD.
  • Recommended Resort Staff Tip - $30 USD.
  • Optional: Team dinner out - $20 USD.
  • Optional: Excursion - $80 - $100 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 us at anytime if you have any questions.

Joy Dehm - Program Administrator:

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


Live Different began the Builds program 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 12 years later, thousands of volunteers have built approximately 200 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 involved with Live Different, through the friendships I have developed in the local communities we work with, and by learning from all of the groups that Live Different hosts each year. This is an experience that will not leave you the same! I hope that you would join us as we continue to build lasting relationships and sustainable communities in the Dominican Republic.

~Brett Dyrland, Manager of Operations, Dominican

Minimum Fundraising Requirements:

$2,295 This is a minimum amount each volunteer has been asked to fund raise/contribute to Live Different Builds.
$300 due within two weeks of registration.
$1,995 balance due May 15, 2017.​