Join us & Rock the house

September 30th - October 7th, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Build a house in one week for a family in need with Habitat for Humanity in Indonesia.


We are returning to Indonesia for a second time to work alongside families in need to build 12 safe and decent home, and we need your help.

We’re looking for 150 volunteers to Rock the House with us again! Join the movement that's bringing together volunteers from across Australia to empower those in need.
For a limited time only the next 20 registrants will receive a FREE build week essentials pack including a pair of heavy duty working gloves and more! Sign up today for the giveback adventure of a lifetime.

Rock The House 2017

Get involved. Get inspired. Get your hands dirty.


Yogyakarta is known as the soul of Indonesia and with its sprawling temples and stunning natural landscapes it’s easy to see why.

However, 45 minutes outside the bustling city are families in great need. Habitat works in the foothills of ‘Yogya,' transforming bamboo shelters with dirt floors and without access to water or electricity into safe and functioning homes.

The majority of families in the community earn an unsteady income of $5AUD a day, which in most cases is barely enough to go toward the essentials such as food, water and schooling. There isn’t enough to repair their homes, let alone build a safe, new place to live.

“If not for you, I couldn’t change these conditions” said Subadi, whose home was built with the help of Rock the House volunteers in October 2016. “It feels like a dream. I am very thankful to the people who helped me build this house.”

Volunteer with us

Get your hands dirty and help a family in need build a better tomorrow, today.

Call us on 1800 88 55 99 if you’d like to find out more or if these dates don’t suit you, learn more about upcoming volunteering opportunities with Habitat for Humanity.


How rock the house was born

In October 2016, 150 volunteers descended upon Yogyakarta, Indonesia to build 12 homes for families in need, led by Suze De Marchi, front woman of iconic Aussie rock band, Baby Animals.

“Spending a week working alongside fellow Australians and families in need of safe housing was a truly rewarding experience,” said Suze, “ To everyone looking for a way to give back and make a difference – make 2017 your year to volunteer!”

Now, we’re calling on you again to help build a rock solid future for generations to come.

United we build. Put your hand up.

Get Involved

Here's how you can get involved today.


About the build

12 volunteers can build a Habitat home in one week. We want to build 25 homes in Yogyakarta, a short flight from Bali. Anyone can volunteer.


You can build and fundraise as an individual, or as a team of 12. If you plan to recruit a team, register now as an individual and create your team later.


Sponsor those who can! Either donate to Rock the House or sponsor an individual or team to achieve their fund raising goal.

Family Stories

Whether you travel with us to build, sponsor a volunteer or donate to Rock the House, you will be helping families like Sapudi’s build a safe and decent home. But it’s more than just a roof overhead. It’s a rock solid future.


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Volunteers needed

About Habitat for humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Habitat for Humanity is one of the world's leading not-for-profit providers of housing for families in need. Worldwide, Habitat has helped more than 9.8 million people obtain safe and decent housing, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.

Since 2001, Habitat for Humanity Australia has sent over 4,000 volunteers overseas to build homes for families in need.

To find out more and other volunteer opportunities visit

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