MX 2017 Summer Build
This event starts on Aug 01, 2017
Invite your friends!
Location Mexico
Start Date Aug 01, 2017
End Date Aug 10, 2017
Fundraising Goal $ 1,595.00
Initial Fundraising Installment $ 300.00
Fundraising Deadline Jun 01, 2017
  • Hotel in San Diego, CA only on the first (August 1, 2017) and last (August 9, 2017) nights of the trip.
  • All ground transportation needs in San Diego, CA during the dates of the trip.
  • Tourist fees for Mexico (if required).
  • Accommodations and meals while at host location in Mexico.
  • Interpreter(s).
  • Foremen for work site.
  • General hosting, facilitation, activities and misc.
  • Building materials and supplies for house being built.
  • Furniture and groceries for the house being built.
  • Return flights to and from San Diego, CA.
  • Emergency Medical Travel Insurance (Required).
  • Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance.
  • Spending money and meals while traveling and in San Diego, CA.


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


Experience the Mexico that few people know about! Work for these people is very sporadic, and therefore provides limited financial stability for their families. As a result of the need we saw in the town of Vicente Guerrero and the surrounding San Quintin valley communities, Live Different started working in Mexico in 2005. Many of the migrant families living here are forced to construct their small homes out of whatever they can find: scraps of wood, cardboard, and plastic. Thanks to the help of Live Different Builds volunteers, such as yourself, we have been able to build over 200 homes, 5 schools, and clinics in various communities in the area - and we have each been changed in the process. In this community, our main project is building homes for families in need. By the time you leave to go home, you will have completely finished and furnished a house, made lifetime friends, and helped to change the future for a family that desperately needs it!
~Andrew and Dawn Bernardi, Live Different Builds Mexico Trip Hosts


Minimum Fundraising Requirements
$1,595 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.