The Tin Houses


  • 12′ x 12′
  • Constructed on the former tent site   (Construction process details)
  • Built in one day so the family is never without a place to sleep
  • Made with locally obtained construction materials to help the Haitian economy
  • Designed with a plywood floor, a lockable door, a window, two corner shelves, and a sloped roof for rainwater collection
  • Providing shelter from the elements, a safe place to keep belongings, and a sense of permanence and hope
  • Estimated to last 20 years

Typically Haitians spend most of their time outside. Their houses are used primarily for sleeping, as shelter from the elements, and as a safe place to keep their few possessions. These homes provide for those needs. Families often add a tarp awning to one side to provide shade as they cook and sit outdoors.

Throughout the construction of each house, we present the Gospel in word and deed. We give a Creole Bible to the homeowner and share the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. Each house is prayed over and dedicated to the Lord.

To learn more about the houses and process, check out:                                                  Small Home Construction FAQs