A man, only identified by her social media name as @KMboya- has taken to Twitter to share his beautiful house he built at a cost of 800K.
He shared a picture of his beautiful house which he captioned:
“Hii Design iko aje? I used only KSH. 800,000 to complete everything.
“From the reactions I am getting it’s very clear 99% of Kenyans don’t know the real cost of building a wooden house in Kenya.
There’s a common misconception that wooden houses are cheap and they will make you look poor.
Let me explain what makes them expensive…Most Kenyans avoid wooden houses because of their short life span, presence of termites and failure to keep out the cold weather.
However, in the current digital age, wooden homes are becoming more common as new techniques mean they are warmer and last longer (just like mine).
Those doubting the life span of a wooden house might not be aware that wooden panels can be treated chemically to avoid the risk posed by termites.
I believe we can change these stereotypes by constructing a stylish wooden house. It’s doable people. Just avoid propaganda and try.
Building a house is the ultimate dream of almost every individual, but let me tell you Maina, it’s not a walk in the park. Lazima ujipange.
Wooden houses provide a cheaper and quicker alternative for those Kenyans like you and me who are priced out of more standard homes.
From the comments what people probably don’t know is that you can complete the construction of a 2-bedroom wooden house within a period of one month.
The cost of assembling a one bed-room house made of wooden panels is around Ksh 400,000.
Mine is a two bedroom house minus kitchen.My initial plan was to construct something unique,beautiful,well thought out and a modern architectural design like this 3-bedroom wooden house. But my quantity surveyor Eric said it will cost me Ksh.3,600,000 to construct such a 3 bedroom house. I had to think of something else.