Double your impact with a donation during our Spring Match!

Playhouse Teambuilding

The Playhouse Program is currently on hiatus through the end of 2022. We invite your group to sign up for a teambuilding shift on our construction sites instead.

About The Program

Durham’s youngest residents are getting a place to call their own thanks to Durham Habitat’s Playhouse Program. The Habitat Playhouse Program is a collaborative effort of local corporations, the community and Habitat volunteers to build and donate playhouses to local families and service organizations that work with children.

Thanks to the support of NetAppGlaxoSmithKline and other Triangle corporations and partners, the Playhouse Program has built more than 170 playhouses raising over $425,000 for Durham Habitat since 2013.


Durham Habitat requests a donation of $2,500 for each playhouse to offset the cost of building materials and to fund the construction of actual Habitat construction projects.

The Playhouse Program is designed to handle groups of 15-20 members in a 6-7 hour build session that provides teambuilding opportunities with a service component — a great alternative to ropes courses or golf. 

Habitat playhouse teambuilding days are led by Durham Habitat’s “Geezers,” a group of loyal (and self-named) volunteers.  The builds take place in the TROSA warehouse on E. Main St.

For more information, contact Jenn McFarland or (919) 682-0516, ext. 116.

Durham Habitat Playhouse Build