Wise civilizations have always built homes with what they have, not with what they have to obtain with difficulty. Today's Nigeria is not a wise civilization I suppose, or we would use laterite bricks more.
What is laterite? The answer may be beneath your feet at the construction site.
2. Build more units than you need
Sell or rent to others, and make some money. Be an answer to the housing crunch...Nigerians need answers. Do you want to become an expert in affordable and sustainable building technology? Start here.
|Meet the experts, read their books and study their works, for example The Architecture of Renowned Master Demas Nwoko|
3. Lower your running costs too
Fire NEPA/PHCN/xxDC , throw away the noisy generator (or give it to your enemy lol) and be your own solar power provider. Also remember to build in time-tested natural ventilation and passive cooling systems from day 1, from the first drawing your architect makes.
|Thermal ventilation and Cross-ventilation|
Get inspired: See more natural heating and cooling systems via snelhai's pinterest page
|Middle Eastern - style wind tower for ventilation|
|Traditional Badgir (wind-catcher) system|
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