Through Shelter, Women Empower

Women Build challenges women and people from all walks of life to build -- and to advocate for -- decent, affordable homes in their own communities and throughout the world.

We host four Women Build projects each year. These events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive role in promoting affordable homeownership in El Paso County. Women and children are the most likely to be affected by poor living conditions.

Any woman or person who wants to learn how to build or repair a home is invited to join! No construction skills or experience are necessary.

You can participate in our Women Build projects by volunteering on the construction site, fundraising for a house sponsorship, recruiting volunteers to build, or promoting community awareness for Women Build.

For questions about volunteering, please e-mail Sarah Buchen at volunteer@pikespeakhabitat.org.

2024 Dates

August 1-3

November 7-9

Women Build Video

We've put together a video so you can learn more about Women Build! We'd love to have you join us.

Thank You to Our Generous Women Build Donors!

This company was generous sponsor of our 2021 Women Build Events

Our Women Build Houses

1998: Our first Women Build house was built for a single mother and her son in the Mill Street neighborhood.

2009: Pikes Peak Habitat's Women Build was revitalized to build our second home for a single father and his son in the Woodmen Vistas neighborhood.

2011: Our third home was completed for a grandmother and her teenage granddaughter in the Woodmen Vistas neighborhood with great help from our co-sponsor Waste Management.

2016: Our fourth house was completed in Country Living for a single mother and her children with many thanks to our co-sponsor Wells Fargo.

House with landscaped front yard
Row of houses with Pikes Peak in background
House in Mill Creek area

Check out our previous years of Women Build events!