A House for Khayelitsha – Preview


Last night I posted a story on Tiny House Living about a project that has emerged over the last few days. When I woke up this morning I had an idea for how the roof should work so I quickly sketched it and thought I’d share it with you. The house is 16′ by 16′ (~ 5m x 5m) and is made mostly up of 4′ by 8′ panels. The roof panels are 2′ by 8′ for easier lifting. Not so ironically this house and the homeless shelter house I posted last week are very similar in concept. When this drawing is finished I’ll use the same panelized components to show how other sizes could be constructed from the same system.

The final version will be ready in a few days. In the mean time to learn more about this house for Khayelitsha read about it in this week’s issue of Tiny House Living.


The last photo is of the informal township of Khayelitsha which is located just outside Capt Town, South Africa. It’s a community of two million people. Just to put that into perspective if Khayelitsha were a city in the USA it would be the 5th largest right after Houston and before Phoenix. All three of these images are clickable and very large if you want to get a better view.


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