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Projects

Current Projects

November and December 2021 | Beira, Mozambique

Together with our partners Empowa and Casa Real, we will realise a pilot project in Beira, Mozambique. We will build two sustainable and affordable houses for low- and middle income families. The houses will be carbon negative and include a solar home system and rainwater collection system, to ensure sustainable cycles for materials, energy and water!

The houses will be built in Inhamizua (Beira), the same neighbourhood as the Casa Real project Villa Real Condominium. Beira is vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods and cyclones, so the houses are designed to be resistant to such disasters. 

Villa Real Condominium
Location of pilot project
Beira after cyclone Idai, 2019
Villa Real Condominium
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Front view of the Easy Homes
Floor plan
Sustainable timber by LevasFlor
Sustainable timber by LevasFlor
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The project entails two semi-detached homes for starters, of around 33 sqm. each and can be expanded incrementally. They will be built entirely out of locally and sustainably sourced FSC Messassa timber produced by Levas Flor, a FSC-certified forestry company. The façade will be made of sustainable coconut palm planks, delivered by Pedra a Pedra.

Project completion is planned by mid December. This pilot will provide valuable insights on the cultural integration, sustainable sourcing and cost-effectiveness of the Easy Housing concept. This way, we aim to show that affordable and sustainable housing is within reach in emerging markets like Mozambique! 

For more information, download the infographic below, or check out the News page on this website!

The LevasFlor workshop
Easy Homes construction
Easy Home construction
Easy Home construction
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Our partners for this project:

Casa Real

Casa Real is a leading housing development company in Mozambique that aims at providing quality, affordable and sustainable housing in secure neighbourhoods for low and middle income families. For example, they are currently working on the Villa Real Condominium Project in Inhamizua (Beira), where they are building 150 affordable housing units in a safe neighbourhood with many services within walking distance. They have a lot of experience with building affordable housing in Beira and know the local market well, which makes them a crucial partner for Easy Housing.

Empowa

Empowa is specialized in providing decentralized and innovative financing systems using blockchain-technology. They are especially focused on financing systems for housing, as in many developing countries such systems are often lacking, making it very difficult for low- and middle-income families to afford a decent home. Together with Empowa, we will work on innovative financing instruments, like carbon offsetting and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Thanks to the network and blockchain expertise of Empowa, we have gotten funding for the pilot project in Beira by the Cardano community.

Completed Projects

August 2020 | Hilversum (NL)

We have built our first project in The Netherlands during the summer of 2020. This demonstration project was realised to show the feasibility of affordable sustainable housing. In addition, we have successfully developed and tested the technical details of our building concept in this project.

The family home of around 65 sqm has two bedrooms, a bathroom and a living/kitchen. The veranda outside provides shelter from sun and rain and creates a nice area to relax, eat, cook, or wash.

Future Projects

Uganda 

We are currently preparing a first project in Uganda that will be built around February 2022. This family home in Arua of around 58 sqm will be a showcase for our concept in the Ugandan market.

 

Ghana

We are exploring partnerships and projects in Ghana for the second half of 2022. 

 

Other markets?

Reach out to us if you are interested in using our sustainable timber building concept in your region!

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