Global Village & Discovery Center is located in Southwest Middle Georgia. It represents life-size Habitat for Humanity houses from countries around the world.
The replica slum village is amazingly accurate and to scale. No detail is left out. As someone who has visited countries in which I have seen these types of homes with my own eyes, it feels like you have stepped directly in Latin America and no longer in the USA.
We made a friend during our visit. He became our ambassador and tour guide throughout the 6-acre village.
Each shack for furnished as if you were truly walking into someones home. It is an eye opening experience. There was a school room, church and store represented.
Testing out how uncomfortable the beds are to sleep in.
The trip held a dual purpose. I have had this place on my bucket list for years to visit and my daughter wanted to practice with her new DSLR. She spent most of her time photographing the cat while I climbed in and out of each doorway. I was impressed with how large it was. The website does not give a whole lot of information and searching for images proved mostly fruitless. When you arrive there is a visitor center and suggested donation. They provide you with a passport which includes a map and a place for you to stamp when you visit most of the homes that are representative of actual Habitat for Humanity houses. They have a short video in which I did not watch so I can't report on, it was a small room and crammed full of a what looked like an older kids tour group. I am dividing this post into 2 to showcase the homes from around the world in my next segment.