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Build Abroad
Travel and help build communities in developing nations.
5 Alternatives to Build Abroad

3D printed housing in 24 hours

This is 650-square-foot cement house that was built by a 3D printer. In less than 24 hours. For around only $10k. And ICON, the construction tech firm behind the Vulcan 3D printer that made it happen, says even that cost will eventually come down to around $4k, with build time for complete 400- to 800-square-foot homes possible in 12 to 24 hours.

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The Verge
Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute's Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. At SXSW, an Austin-based startup, ICON, will unveil its approach to combat that deficiency by using low-cost 3D printing as a potential solution.
3D printing isn't a new concept but a nonprofit company is putting a new twist on the idea by creating affordable homes. New Story, the Silicon Valley-based company is aiming to rethink how to build housing for the world's poorest communities.
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Platform for volunteers, NGOs, activists and crowdmapping.

GoLocalBot is a hyperlocal platform based on a Telegram chatbot for volunteers, helpers, activists and NGO to get connected to solve social issues locally. It is also capable of making a crowdmapping projects in a minutes.

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Travel the world, do some good.

GivingWay is a platform that connects between people who want to volunteer (abroad or remotely) with almost 2,000 non-profits worldwide!

Volunteers & NGOs can find each other easily, cutting out placement agencies (+ their high fees). This transparency leads to better experiences for everyone - most importantly the local communities being served.

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Culture With Travel
Are you interested in volunteering abroad, but not sure where to start? Ever wondered how you can connect with non profits directly as a volunteer? That's where GivingWay comes in. I recently interviewed GivingWay's founder founder and CEO Orit Strauss, and she explained how her own longer-term (travel) volunteering experiences compelled her to launch the on… See more
AFAR Media
Lately, voluntourism has gotten a bit of a bad reputation. While the industry was built on the core values of helping others and promoting cross-cultural understanding, the unfortunate truth is that those values haven't been able to keep pace with the now-multi-billion dollar industry's sudden growth.
Hostelworld Blog
Volunteering as part of your travels is an eye-opening, unique and soul enriching experience, but the voluntourism industry isn't always that clear-cut. That's why we've teamed up with GivingWay to share some essential tips on what to avoid and how you can volunteer ethically when travelling in another country.
The Getaway A look at tours and programs that address the impact travelers have on the communities they visit. The term "sustainable travel" has a green glow to it, connoting eco-friendly practices and environmental responsibility. But the human side of sustainability, as defined by the World Tourism Organization, addresses community impact, both social and … See more
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