There is just about nothing else in the world that should give anyone a better sense of self satisfaction than having built their own house, I don’t remember if this was a Hemingway bucketlist item or not, but just on principal, building your own home, putting a roof over your head, and leaving something of a built edifice to your existence is well, a noble pursuit. Maybe this is why we’ve also suggested renovating a chateau or any of the other build and do something tasks.
So it is that without any hesitation that we can recommend in no short way… volunteer for Habitat For Humanity. This is a wonderful organization that helps people in need, that helps people with their homes, their sense of place in the universe and has had a long tradition of doing a very simply thing. Build a home, shelter a family, you can’t go wrong with that… and by supporting Habitat For Humanity you can maybe even rub shoulders with the rockstar ex-president we all love now, better man than president, Jimmy Carter.