What should I pack for a Live Different Build? (Packing List)

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  • Leave your valuables behind. While traveling, it’s easy for things to get lost, stolen, or damaged. Keep any prized possessions safe at home.
  • Travel light. Pack only the essentials. You’ll need less than you think!
  • Bring the right clothes. Pack clothes that are culturally appropriate for your destination and acceptable for service projects. This means bringing long shorts, t-shirts with sleeves to cover shoulders, and closed-toe footwear.
  • Travel Medication. Gravol, Imodium, Tylenol, Benadryl, Band aids, Pepto Bismol, etc.. (in original packaging)


Carry-On A backpack is ideal for day trips.

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Extra money (USD / DR/MX Pesos and Haitian Dollars)
  • Camera / Phone
  • Earbuds
  • Water bottle
  • Gatorade / Electrolytes
  • Medication – in original bottles
  • Chargers

Checked Luggage

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Pants
  • Shorts (work-site and casual)
  • Towel (MX)
  • Light jacket / sweater (MX)
  • Extra set of shoes for excursion day
  • Sandals
  • T-shirts (8-12) (work-site and casual)
  • Swimsuit
  • Shoes – close toed for worksite
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat / Bandana
  • Work gloves
  • Nice set of clothes for dinner out


  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Toothbrush / Paste
  • Deodorant
  • Contacts / Solution
  • Sunscreen (Minimum of SPF 30)
  • Bug spray  


** For build site, remember that it is a conservative culture and you will want to be comfortable bending over, climbing ladders and reaching up high. Also keep in mind that you will need to be covered for sun protection, you don’t want to get sun burnt! **