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Building Homes, Changing Lives

DwellingsNow is a charity that has been building homes and changing lives since 2009 by providing shelter and hope for recipient families as well as a life-changing experience for those involved in the building process. Your involvement will make a lasting difference in the lives of those who live in difficult living situations. By making a donation or becoming a volunteer you will help provide a new start for a grateful family.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to help as many families in Roatan, Honduras as possible by building and presenting homes that bring dignity, hope, security, and a fresh start to our "neighbors" in need, making the dream of owning a home a reality.

Roatan, Honduras


Board of Directors


Eric Drivdahl

Licensed Architect, Washington State, 2013

"As an architect, I am privileged to design and craft exquisite dream homes of the Pacific Northwest. As a volunteer and financial supporter of DwellingsNow, I get to participate in building homes for families that fulfill their wildest dreams for a home. In this work, I also get to witness first-hand how each DwellingsNow home transforms the lives of each family and their communities in powerful ways.  I see the simple, affordable, and life-changing work done over a few days on each DwellingsNow house build as a lightning bolt of extraordinary good, whose thunder reverberates throughout the life of each family and their community."


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Trevor Johnson


Chief Executive Officer at Blackwood Builders Group

Group "DwellingsNow makes a difference by lifting up everyone in the process. Their hands-on partnership with the teams building the homes as well as the families in need is what makes DwellingsNow so special. Everyone involved grows from the experience." 


Wayne Elpus


Chief Innovation Officer of Black Mountain Systems


Systems "I became familiar with DwellingsNow after purchasing a home in Roatan in 2019. I was so impressed with how donations to the organization directly impacted lives here so positively that I felt compelled to become more involved."

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Dorothy Sekabira

Human Resources Specialist 

"I participated in buildings homes on Roatan while I was in college and the experience left a strong impression on me. It's a privilege to be involved again, to see DwellingsNow still going strong and impacting families long term for the better."


Jennifer Hodo

Educational Assistant Lead

Professional accomplishments include experience in Social Work, Counseling, and Recreational Therapy 

I have taken two trips to Roatan with my family and friends, and I have been able to see the direct impact DwellingsNow has on the family and community receiving the home. There is also a lasting impact on the groups building the home as they develop relationships with the beautiful culture and people in Roatan.  The staff on the island led by example and with care, and they do an amazing job facilitating the whole experience for everyone involved. My family is forever grateful to be part of those trips and to continue to be a part of DwellingsNow.  We are always planning our next trip back!

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Steve Critchlow

"I joined with DwellingsNow team serving their objective to bring hope to those that deserve a home. With more than thirty years of experience with various missions, I am blessed to support the success of others, as I lead through service, seeing both youth and adults together reaching across the cultural barriers as we demonstrate caring with a tangible love, compassion, and hope." 

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