The menace of unaffordable housing delivery has spread like a virus across the countries within the African continent. The virus has infested numerous activities and is responsible for the slum development and other social vices on the continent. Towards combating the virus this study makes a case for developing tiny houses as a vaccine for unaffordable housing delivery. The prospect and challenges of developing tiny houses were examined in this study. A random sampling technique was used in collecting data from construction and housing stakeholders within the study area. The data were collected with the aid of a questionnaire and analysed using statistical tools such as mean score, Kruskal Wallis test, and factor analysis. The study discovered that there is a high prospect for tiny houses in overcoming the menace of housing unaffordability. Findings from the factor analysis revealed that the development of tiny houses is hindered by occupant’s acceptance, government permit/approval, and security. The study’s findings revealed that stakeholders in the construction sector are willing to develop tiny houses. The study recommended that the government should create and support policies that encourage the development of tiny houses. The study provides the roadmap for creating an innovative method of ensuring housing affordability in Africa.
Osunsanmi, T., Deakin, M., Jaradat, S., & Olawumi, T. (in press). Tiny Housing Development: A Vaccine for Unaffordable Housing Delivery in Africa. In Towards a sustainable construction industry: The role of innovation and digitalisation