Partner Housing is a Christian organisation that works with local communities and government to build safe and healthy villages. We offer four basic services:

  1. Pro-bono “Design and Help-Desk” Engineering Services to other Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs)  and governments of South Pacific countries.

  2. Finance, design, materials supply, supervision, mentoring and training for village infrastructure, clinics schools, water, sanitation and housing projects.

  3. Development of village building systems with enhanced cyclone, earthquake and tsunami resistance and sustainable rural water supply and sanitation systems.

  4. Training programs for the design, construction and maintenance of improved village buildings, rural water supply and sanitation.

We rely on donations to cover the purchase of building materials and the payment of indigenous supervisors for these important programs.

See what our volunteers experience through our programs, in this video interview with volunteer Logan English-Smith, courtesy of Stellen Consulting. 

Partner Housing “steps up” with DFAT Australian Aid

Partner Housing acknowledges the valuable assistance provided by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the $ 60,000 Friendship Grant Round 1. We are currently using this money for the implementation of water supply and reticulation schemes in the remote islands of Ranongga and Vella Lavella in Solomon Islands Western Province.

The Friendship Grants are an important part of the Australian Government “Pacific Step Up” initiatives, through which Australian not-for-profit NGOs can provide practical assistance to our Pacific neighbours.

Partner Housing (which has provided similar assistance for many years) is well suited for this type of work, with a network of reliable local contacts with whom our volunteer engineers and supervisors work closely to install and maintain working village water schemes.

Partner Housing will complete the Stage I works shortly and we look forward to the continuation of these programs with future Australian Aid DFAT financial assistance.

  • Continued financial assistance for Philippines latrine construction in Gibitngil

  • As part of our pro bono Professional Services program, a Partner Housing consultant spent a week in the Papua New Guinea Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces assessing and reporting earthquake damage to 58 buildings (houses, educational buildings, health buildings and churches)

  • The Association of Consulting Structural Engineers (ACSE) has adopted Partner Housing as their "charity partner". This gives Partner Housing more concentrated access to probono professional services by major consulting firms

  • The University of Sydney School of Civil Engineering System has agreed to work with Partner Housing to further develop the DANCER Building System. This involves further structural analysis and testing, costing, sourcing of materials and refining the current DANCER Handbook


Our current construction programs include:

  • Water supply and latrine construction in Solomon Islands, partnering with Ranongga Community Association

  • Affordable house, classroom and clinic construction in villages in Papua New Guinea near Mount Hagen, partnering with Vision for Homes

  • House construction as part of the Cyclone Winston rebuilding in Fiji, partnering with Habitat for Humanity Fiji

  • Basic Shelter and latrine construction as part of Typhoon Yolanda rebuilding in the Philippines, partnering with Save Gibitngil Island Association

Previous construction programs include:

  • Cook Islands: Install ground anchors to improve cyclone resistance of houses. Partners: Cook Islands Red Cross and Australian Red Cross

  • Bangladesh: Funding assistance for the construction of school classrooms and women’s refuge. Partner: Livingstone School

Initiative Highlights from the 2018 Financial Year

  • Partner Housing and Vision for Homes are working closely to expand the reach of the Papua New Guinea village housing, clinic and school building activity from Mount Hagen to Port Moresby

  • Construction of water reticulation and sanitation by Partner Housing in Ranongga (Solomon Islands) continues, with seven villages now serviced by new water reticulation schemes and 120 latrines completed

  • Reconstruction by our partner, Habitat for Humanity Fiji, of village houses damaged by Fiji’s Cyclone Winston continues, using funds and technical assistance provided by Partner Housing