Our firm is involved in low cost housing projects throughout South Africa.
Current legislation and policy measures make provision for specfic housing only: -
- Hollow concrete brick construction on a raft foundation
- 30 to 40m² in extent
- Single basin, single toilet in separate room
- Sheet or tiled roofing with no ceiling
- two external windows
Sometimes more than one room is added, or the community are offered the opportunity to decide on an external (or no) toilet, and two internal rooms.
I would be interested in any case studies or examples where alternative housing types have been utilised effectively within legislative and policy constraints (in other words not just theoretical - there are plenty of those).