Project 38 could be the solution to the housing problem
IN the hope of bringing innovation to the troubled African housing situation, Project 38, which is run by three Namibians and a Dutch partner, has introduced a new method of building fast, affordable housing.
The partners are Charlotte Kapose, Ester Imbondi and Diego Majiedt - all Namibians - and Peter Matthjis the Dutch.
A model two-bedroom house was unveiled on Tuesday at Hope Village Orphanage in Katutura to introduce this innovation to the Namibian market.
The houses are built entirely out of Ytong aerated concrete slabs and an industrial adhesive - Silka calcium silicate. Not only is this building structure more affordable than comparative brick and mortar homes, but it also requires little training to put up, minimal labour and is vastly more time efficient.