Habitat for Humanity International was founded right here in Americus, Georgia. Quite a few years ago, Habitat constructed the Global Village and Discovery Center, located just a short distance from our historic downtown shopping district. This 6-acre "village" showcases the construction practices utilized by Habitat in many of the countries they are active. The photos in this post were used with permission from The Long Long Road.
The first area you enter demonstrates substandard poverty housing. All dwellings are life sized to give a visitor a true sense of what exists in the world around us.
Then, you enter the village of hope - what Habitat would build using indigenous materials. So, you can visit the world, right here in Americus. This is Botswana.
This is the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is Haiti.
This is India.
This one is Mexico.
This is Papua New Guinea.
This is Sri Lanka.
This is Tanzania.
This one is Zambia.
Hope you enjoyed your world adventure without leaving your home. Seriously, you should come see this for yourself. When you actually walk into these structures, you can feel what "home" feels like. The Global Village and Discovery Center is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (year round) and Saturdays 10am - 2pm (March - mid-November).
Very special thanks to The Long Long Road for sharing these awesome photos.
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