How We Build

Over the past 22 years, Loudoun Habitat has built or rehabbed 30+ houses in locations throughout Loudoun County – Leesburg, Sterling, Ashburn, Purcellville, Lovettsville, Hamilton, Round Hill and Middleburg. Our homes are affordable for our partner families to purchase, own and maintain as well as environmentally friendly.  There are many facets to making our homes affordable for our partner families.

Property Acquisition

Property is typically one of the most costly aspects of our home building and buying process. To help keep mortgage costs affordable, we must purchase inexpensive land or acquire property through in-kind donations including planned giving and the donation of bank-owned properties. If you have land to donate, please contact Kari Murphy, Director of Resource Development to discuss how this works.

Construction Cost

Our homes are built by volunteers. Men and women, who over the years, have continued to work hard swinging hammers and paintbrushes to build and rehab our homes. Our volunteers work closely with our volunteer construction staff on the build sites to keep construction cost as low as possible. We also partner with a number of  subcontractors that donate materials and skilled labor to build our homes.


To help keep our homes affordable, the main systems in the home – heating and cooling, electric and plumbing – are added with energy-saving goals in mind. To keep these bills low, each home is built with energy efficient materials and standards in mind. This improved functionality helps lower monthly bills and also reduces the carbon footprint of each Loudoun Habitat home.