Mission Description

Tatler Public Build 2020

EPIC Homes is EPIC's flagship initiative that aims to build trust and relationships with marginalized communities in order to create cooperative, resilient and sustainable communities through the simple act of building home - addressing the issue of access to safe housing among marginalized communities.

EPIC strives to equip individuals to be able to engage with communities, build trust and relationships via participatory processes in research, planning & implementation with the facilitation of socio-technical & domain experts. Through this, shared experiences are cultivated, which heightens the community, external supporters & overall awareness of our inter-relationships and interactions within the space we occupy.

  We have Built 150+ Homes.

 We have a builder community of over 5,000 volunteers.

  We have worked with over 10 villages across Peninsular Malaysia.

  An EPIC Home only takes 3 - 5 days to build!


This is a publically organized build made possible by "Tatler". This event is exclusively open to selected and public volunteers where an exciting weekend awaits them! 


Date: 17th to 19th January 2019
Location: Kampung Orang Asli Gurney, Batang Kali, Selangor
Transportation Mode: Carpooling
Accommodation: Carpe Diem
Meeting Point: TBC
Option 1: RM380 for First Time Builders (includes builder kits, meals for 3 days, supervision, accommodation, snacks & refreshments)
Option 2: RM340 for Returning Builders Only (includes meals for 3 days, supervision, accommodation, snacks & refreshments; excluding builder kits)
*The above Fee/Ticket is strictly non- refundable 

Builder Basic Workshop Enrolment:
Volunteers must go through Basic Builder Workshop hosted by Epic DNA before joining any Epic Homes Build Programme.
Any volunteers who have not been to the workshop may register from the link:
14th December 2019 Basic Builder Workshop Registration Link
11th January 2020 Basic Builder Workshop Registration Link
Please note that volunteers who are participating in all Epic Homes Build Programme must be at the age of 18 and above.**
**If you are at the age below 18, we would require you and your legal guardian to participate in a build and sign a consent form by Epic Homes. Please reach out to [email protected] if you need any clarification.


We hope that throughout the build, volunteers will develop a deeper understanding of how the Orang Asli live and that volunteers put themselves in the shoes of the community. We're essentially building a closer relationship with the Orang Asli community whilst also strengthening the relationships and dynamics of your team!


Approach and talk to the family! Strike up a conversation and leave a positive and lasting impression. They are usually shy, especially the women, and they may be a little hesitant to approach you in such a big group.
Be open to new things as different communities tend to work differently. Who knows? You could even learn a thing or two!

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Mission Impact

By taking part in this build, you would be providing a home for a deserving family as well as connecting them a wider network of amazing people through you!

SDGs Addressed


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When & Where

Kg Orang Asli Gurney
Batang Kali
44200, Selangor
GPS Coordinates: 3.4240107, 101.6582439

17 Jan 2020 07:00 am (Friday)
19 Jan 2020 09:01 pm (Sunday)

Mission Hours
30 hours

Ticket Price

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