Projects

Current Projects

FEBRUARY 2022 | Arua, Uganda

In February 2022, Easy Housing will work on its first project in Uganda. In Arua, we will build a sustainable and affordable home for a private client to live in with his family. The home of 60 sqm consists of a large veranda, an open living and kitchen area, a spacious bedroom, and a separate bathroom.

As the first project in Uganda, the home will be used as a showcase for interested parties. In addition, Easy Housing will establish a local concept line to ensure cultural integration, stimulate the local economy, and enable more projects in Uganda in the future. The project will be finished early March. For more information, download the infographic below!

Floor plan
Front view
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Refugee context

Uganda’s progressive open-door policy for refugees has made it the third largest refugee host in the world and the largest in Africa with currently 1.4 million refugees. However, this has put a high pressure on the available resources and services, also limiting the access of host communities to these services. Our homes can make a difference! As Easy Homes are 100% circular, they allow for incremental building and relocation. They could be considered temporary structures, as authorities are often reluctant to allow for permanent housing in resettlements. This way, the concept is well fit for the refugee context, and also as field housing for staff of NGOs.

Our partners in Uganda:

Green Resources AS

Green Resources AS is the largest forest development and wood processing company in East Africa. They manage approx. 38,000 ha of plantation forest in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. Their sawmill in Jinja will provide the FSC-certified sustainably sourced timber for the Easy Home in Arua.

Green Home

Green Home is an Ugandan start-up that upcycles plastic waste to building materials, replacing concrete in construction materials with plastic waste found in Gulu. For this project, we are testing their product in our foundation to showcase the viability of plastic foundation as an alternative to concrete.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2021 | Beira, Mozambique

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

The houses are located 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, that can be expanded incrementally. They are built entirely out of locally and sustainably sourced FSC Messassa timber produced by Levas Flor, a FSC-certified forestry company. The façade is made of sustainable coconut palm planks delivered by Pedra a Pedra.

This pilot has provided valuable insights on the cultural integration, sustainable sourcing and cost-effectiveness of the Easy Housing concept. This way, we have shown 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
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Our partners in Mozambique:

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. Currently working on the Villa Real Condominium Project in Inhamizua (Beira), where they are building 150 affordable homes. 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, focusing especially on financing systems for housing. 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.

LevasFlor

LevasFlor is a Swedish-owned, Mozambican forestry company with a long history in sustainable forestry in the Sofala province. They are the only FSC-certified company in the Mozambican market with a certificate in Forest Management, and produce all kinds of sustainable timber products. For the project in Beira, LevasFlor delivered the Messassa timber for the homes and also opened up their workshop to us and made their carpentry team and workshop available.

Pedra a Pedra Lda

Pedra a Pedra Lda is a sawmill and carpentry workshop in Mozambique, specialized in the processing of coconut palms for furniture and construction timber. They delivered the sustainable coconut palm planks that were used to make the façade of the Easy Homes in Beira.

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

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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