Nigeria Property Firm Turns To Shipping Container Homes

February 20, 2015

What usually takes months to construct, now takes weeks with new methods and building materials that Nigeria’s Tempohousing is using, according to a CCTV Africa report. A shortage of construction supplies has drawn the company to the country which is a playground for innovative, unique living spaces including hotels.

“Our solution, compared to traditional concrete, is about 25 to 30 percent cheaper than if you built the same structure using concrete — using the same sort of finishing materials, tiles and electrical sanitary wares,” Dele Ladipo, a managing partner at Tempohousing Nigeria told CCTV Africa.”

Old shipping containers are being transformed into compact, affordable houses. However, Nigerian residents are bent on letting go of traditional homes.

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