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1991

Habitat For Humanity built its 10,000th house in 1991.

342

Habitat For Humanity built 342 homes in its first five years.

1988

Habitat's Global Village short-term mission program, which offers vacation builds around the world, was established in 1988.

36

The minimum recommended door width to allow persons with disabilities' to pass through is 36 inches.

80

The height of all interior doors must be a minimum of 80 inches.

60

Standard bathtubs are 60 inches long.

37

Thirty-seven percent of homes in the United State are occupied by renters.

47

Forty-seven percent of adults surveyed experience unstable or insecure housing situations at some point in their lives. 

10

In the U.S., the minimum stair tread should be 10 inches.

801

There are 801 miles of coastline in Costa Rica.

32

Standard bathtubs are 32 inches wide.

52

There are 2 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica.

3

The record for building a new Habitat For Humanity home in the least amount of time is 3 hours, 26 minutes, 34 seconds.

7

Costa Rica is divided into 7 provinces.

10

More than 10% of the world's butterflies are found in Costa Rica.

400

Applicants must be willing to complete at least 400 hours of sweat equity towards their Habitat For Humanity home.

1502

In 1502, Christopher Columbus became the first European to land in Costa Rica.

19.2

Small black triangles occur every 19.2 inches on a carpenter’s tape measure for truss layouts.

63

Sixty-three percent of homes in the United States are occupied by the owner.

13

Costa Rica is the 13th largest coffee exporter in the world.