I spent the day today building on a Habitat For Humanity house, and there were four women volunteers working today. Women build just fine. This is a good shot.
Congratulations for your Habitat for Humanity activities. Wish we could do that here. It seems like it would be educational and fun as well as fulfilling...and a good way to expend some creative energy.
Habitat is a wonderful program to help provide decent housing for families at a reduced cost. But these houses are not free. The owners must get financing to pay for building materials and contracted services. Habitat volunteers don't do electrical, HVAC, or plumbing. This is done by professionals who get paid. Don't know how creative it is for me, but I do get to work with power tools which is great fun, and each day I volunteer I get to do a different job. At the end of a work day I know just why I did not make a career of the construction trades as I collapse into a comfortable chair.
Maybe not creative in the imaginative sense but you've certainly created something by the end of the day, be it a wall or a kitchen, a roof or a floor. I absolutely love the difference a coat of paint can instantly make and would eagerly paint for someone. Would also like to try bricklaying, tiling, and mosaics (I'll stay off the roof and away from power tools, thank you). Habitat for Humanity seems somewhat similar to the old American tradition of barn-raising in which neighbors got together to help each other construct barns. You certainly have my respect for the unselfish, hard effort you give to such projects and I hope, at the end of the day, the sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that you've made the world a better place far outweigh your exhaustion and sore muscles.