Building houses is a good idea! It is always needed!

– If the budget (money) is tight, one can suggest ’’ tiny houses ’’:

– Many people who cannot afford a family home buy an apartment in an apartment building, that is much cheaper!

– Others come together and build a settlement with standardized types of houses – this takes up less space and the standardization and the larger construction site makes it cheaper

– An enterprise could buy older houses and renovate them or rebuild and expand them – and then sell them – that gives cheaper villas than brand new single-family houses and they are located even closer to the city center

-Another possibility is to offer ready-made houses at fixed prices (one then has to find and reserve the property, do a project and seek to sell it)

-Same is possible for apartment buildings

-in housing construction, many people don’t like to pay an architect (’’ it is expensive and you don’t have anything out of it ’’) – that’s why sometimes overall offers are advantageous

– In a virtual enterprise with e.g. timber construction companies (carpenters) that offer prefabricated (wood) houses, because such companies have more money (than architects) because being larger companies – and for people like this an architect could design prefabricated houses, type houses, designing all changesets wished by clients, etc. or even bring your own clients to them

– Lots of Africans live in underfunded and underdeveloped houses. Sometimes they earn too much income to qualify for state-subsidized housing, yet they cannot afford safe and secure housing within the private market. This “gap” in the rental market is continuing to worsen. In turn, more and more Africans have to live in informal and unsafe shack structures without electricity or running water.One could provide affordable and sustainable housing options, replacing backyard shacks with quality and durable homes.

The idea is impressive: a house made of paper should bring a roof over people’s heads. The Swiss company plans to start mass-producing  of a 6000-Fr. house. They want to create a structure for e.g. Africa, so that poor people who have no place to live today can lead an independent life by having their own houses, living in a healthy environment and being self-sufficient in terms of energy: A kitchen, two bedrooms, a shower and space outside, that’s a 34 square meter model house. The walls, two cover plates connected with hexagonal honeycombs in between. The honeycomb principle is already used in various areas as planes, satellites and so on: only these honeycombs were not affordable and a honeycomb was sought and developed, a high-performance honeycomb at a mass market price!

Further activities:

– The architect could consider himself as a service provider for planning services – a draftsman for plans (possibly for other architects), 3d, modelling, or

– construction-site survey to get plans with contour lines/altitude curves, or

– go into the business of contractor, general contractor, developer

– develop large areas

– develop portals; create brochures on sustainability, etc. (according to modules 2 – 4)

– go into expertise, workshops, further education

– marketing, sale of houses and land