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It was a Sunday like any other when we went to Mass at St. John Neumann parish in Gaithersburg, MD on a Fall day in 2016. That is when we heard Fr. William Ryan speak about his mission in Togo, Africa. And St. Joseph Homestead International came into being. On July 10th, 2018, a team of five missionary builders went to Togo, Africa and 10 days later the first house was completed.


Gary talks about the project on EWTN News Nightly - November 22, 2017
We are excited to be partners with PovertyCure to help foster global entrepreneurship.

St. Joseph Homestead International is a 501(c) 3 Non-profit corporation whose goal is to offer portable housing that is structurally sound, affordable, can be shipped anywhere in the world in a shipping container, and quickly assembled by volunteers on-site.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission

A Unique Housing Concept  for the Developing World

Originally developed in Argentina by Architect Antonio U. Vilar to provide affordable housing to low income areas or areas devastated by natural disasters, this patented system uses eco-friendly materials and a unique assembly system that make it very easy to assemble by volunteers. These houses can also be easily disassembled and shipped anywhere in the world in a cargo container.

Revolutionary fiber cement technology gives the unit superior stability and temperature management.

Up to 10 unassembled housing units can be shipped in one boat shipping container anywhere in the world.



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9305 Ironhorse Lane, Montgomery Village, MD 20886

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