About Buy One, Build One

BUILD A HOME, CHANGE A LIFE: For every custom home built in Northern Virginia, Brush Arbor will build a home in a Third World country for a family in need. Every once in a while we ought to stop and consider the world around us. Is what we see every day a reality? I...

Home for Mr. Madima and his family

Alex Madima is disabled and can barely walk. He and his family lived in a leaking, one-room house, with no hope for a better future. Until Brush Arbor Homes and Uganda Counseling and Support Services (UCSS) built them a new house. Watch this inspiring video of how...

Meet Maria Bwaali

Brush Arbor Homes partnered with Uganda Counseling and Support Services (UCSS) in the region of Bulike to build a home for Maria. UCSS uses a holistic approach to meet the physical, medical, spiritual and academic needs of this depressed region. Maria is in her 60s...

Home for Mrs. Virginia

Brush Arbor partnered with Hope for Homes Ministries in Antigua, Guatemala, to build a new home for Maria Virginia. Her previous home was a 10'x12' plywood shack. During the rainy season, water would pour in on Maria, who is wheelchair-bound, and turn her dirt floors...

Home for the Velasques family

Meet Cruz & Julia Velasques and their six children! Earlier this year, their home was severely damaged in an earthquake. Because they are very poor and couldn't afford to repair it themselves, they continued to live in this unsafe structure. Brush Arbor was...

Homes for the Pena and Martinez Families

Recently, Brush Arbor helped to build homes for two families in need in El Salvador. The Pena family, Marcos and Laura and their four children, Lorena (12), Marcos, (10) Esau (7) and Maria (1 month) were living in a structure with no running water and only 1 light...

Casa de Javier – Guatemala 2014

Meet Javier. He is three years old. He was born without his right leg and a portion of his right hand. His family is very poor and did not have a house, just a small room that they shared with grandparents. They really needed a decent home. Here are some pictures...

Buy One, Build One – Africa 2014

A home for Esteri Kenyi While in Africa in April, Jonathan and his sons had the joy of witnessing the dedication of a home for a widow, Esteri Kenyi. This home was built as part of the Buy One Build One program through Brush Arbor Home Construction. Jonathan and the...

Buy One Build One – El Salvador 2013

The first Buy One Build One house is being built for this family in El Salvador. The first Buy One Build One House was built in El Salvador in April. The community celebrated along with the...

About Buy One, Build One

BUILD A HOME, CHANGE A LIFE: For every custom home built in Northern Virginia, Brush Arbor will build a home in a Third World country for a family in need.

Every once in a while we ought to stop and consider the world around us. I know that I personally am guilty of getting wrapped up in the rat race of Northern VA.

I am a very motivated person and often I have to remind myself to focus on succeeding at things in life that really matter.  I cannot forget, or worse yet ignore, what I have seen in my time living in Africa and Central/South America. 

I started the Buy One, Build One program to draw attention to what is going in the world around us. The opportunities that I have had to serve others in need, building homes overseas, have been the richest of my life and I was easily motivated to do more. My hope is by seeing how few resources it requires to make life-changing differences, all of us will enjoy the blessing and in turn, be inspired to find ways to give back.

We work with various organizations that have teams in place to do the labor. Buy One Build One provides the funds using United Charitable, a non-profit organization that supports hundreds of 501c3
charities worldwide.

If you’d like to donate to this effort, please make your tax deductible checks out to Buy One Build One and mail it to the address below. We’ll direct it to the next family in need.

Through this blog, we will post pictures and updates on the homes that we are contributing to so you can follow the progress of what you are helping to provide.

Thank you for joining me in this commitment to giving and improving the lives of families around the world. – Jonathan

Buy One Build One
44927 George Washington Blvd., Suite 130
Ashburn, VA 20147