Build Back

Bushfire Recovery Housing

Helping bushfire affected families Build Back strength, stability and


We are excited to launch ‘Build Back’ - building temporary houses for bushfire affected families so they can have a safe and secure place to live whilst they rebuild their homes.

The Black Summer bushfires earlier this year were catastrophic, destroying 3094 homes, killing 33 people and burning over 17 million hectares of land.


The impact has been devastating, and affected communities are now suffering further due to the health, economic and psychological impacts of COVID-19. Suitable temporary housing accommodation is critical to helping these communities recover, thrive and build back strength, stability and independence.

Photos by: Brian Wolowicz

The Bushfire Recovery Housing pilot program will include the building of three, 2-bedroom temporary houses in the Towong Shire, made from shipping containers.

Our 2020 program sees us working with selected families to provide them temporary housing solutions that is suitable for their needs for a period of up to 3 years while they rebuild their home.


Help us provide temporary housing for families in need

We’re committed to providing shelter solutions for those that need it most. 

Families who have lost everything in the fires need a secure, decent place to live whilst they build back their forever homes. The need is now and we want your support to help build more of these temporary houses.

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Progress Pictures

From a container to a home...

watch the transformation as we upload photos weekly.

Proudly supported by 

This pilot project would not be possible for Habitat for Humanity Victoria without the support from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, who have provided a grant to fully fund the project. The Foundation is committed to increasing the supply of affordable housing to prevent homelessness. 

4 ways to give

Give your time

whatever your experience, stage of life, skill-set or passion, there is a place for you within Habitat Victoria

Donate goods to ReStore

donate your gently used or new items to ReStore – from a home, to a home, for a home!

Donate online

Help us provide strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter and donate to our life-changing cause today

Leave a legacy

include a gift to Habitat Victoria in your will and help us continue to build homes for families in need

The incredible team from Bossini Kitchens, installing the first kitchen - probono