The House Jack Built

Who’s complaining when you can build a house for just Rs. 150,000? A 580 sq. ft. house with two verandas, a bedroom, a hall and a kitchen costs only Rs. 150 000. Who’s complaining when you can build a house for just Rs. 150,000? A 580 sq. ft. house with two verandas, a bedroom, a hall and a kitchen costs only Rs. 150 000.

Unbelievable?
Read on.

In the late
eighties a government housing drive tried to provide shelter to everybody.
Government got involved because housing is a need that poor people can’t afford.

Alternative
construction methods are now making houses more affordable and it’s not just the
poor who are likely to benefit.

A low cost
house model has been developed by an agency attached to the Housing Ministry.

The house is
built with laterite soil walls betwee