The Big Habitat Build
Habitat for Humanity Auckland, Takapuna Grammar School, and Devonport Rotary are uniting to build a home in partnership with the Sakalia family, who are currently living in substandard housing in South Auckland.

The five bedroom home will be built in just 16 days on the Lake Rd frontage of Takapuna Grammar School’s grounds and upon completion be transported to its permanent site in South Auckland.

The Big Habitat Build will take place between March 10 – 28, 2015, providing an opportunity for hundreds of students, businesses and local volunteers to participate in the home’s fundraising, promotion, and construction.
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Other ways to get involved
We need hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers to help build the Sakalias’ home. No previous build experience is necessary, just a willingness to get stuck in and have fun. We’d love to have your help. Register your individual or business’s interest here.
We welcome financial sponsorship or material donations, and have a number of ways we can recognise your contribution. Contact Conrad at
Donate your stuff
Every sale bangs a nail at Habitat’s ReStores. Click here for details on how you can donate your pre-loved goods to our Auckland ReStores and help support the build.
The Sakalia Family
The Sakalia family are currently living in substandard housing in South Auckland. They will be partnering with us to build their home, and in the process completing 500 hours of “sweat equity”; volunteering to help build their own or another family’s home, and undertaking education and home management courses.

The family says, “We feel so very blessed to be given the opportunity of owning our own home. This is a new beginning for us, that will provide the stability, security, and healthy environment we thought we could never afford. The children cannot wait to have their own rooms.”
Key partners
Takapuna Grammar School
Takapuna Grammar School is a highly regarded state Secondary School. They are excited to partner with Habitat to provide real-life learning opportunities for their students, and to support the school’s community service programme.
Rotary Club of Devonport
Bringing people together for the purpose of helping those less fortunate than ourselves is a cornerstone of Rotary. From supporting local projects, to the eradication polio world-wide, Rotary is working hard to help all parts of the community. We are proud to be using our network of like-minded people to support the building of this home.