When many people think of home building, they don't necessarily think of women doing the job, but a local organization is hoping to change that mindset.
More than ten thousand women are expected to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in honor of National Woman Build Week this week.
And here in Rapid City, 21 female volunteers are working on the first construction stages of a new home.
The volunteers worked on framing walls and building sheds and fences for the new homeowners.
Doctor Helen Usera says this is their fifth year organizing a women's build.
She says the work they means just as much to the habitat volunteers as it does to the recipients of the home.
"Being able to see her actually in her home now is really inspirational to all of us and hearing why they want to be a homeowner, and show that they are part of the community," says Usera.
"It's really motivational. It really helps to know they're out here, they appreciate it, they're helping right along with us," says Sarah Powers, a volunteer.
Each home takes about 6 months to build from start to finish.