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Tiny Housing Development: A Vaccine for Unaffordable Housing Delivery in Africa

Osunsanmi, Temidayo; Deakin, Mark; Jaradat, Suha; Olawumi, Timothy



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.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 12th CIDB Conference on 'Towards a sustainable construction industry: The role of innovation and digitalisation'
Start Date Jul 10, 2022
End Date Jul 12, 2022
Acceptance Date May 17, 2022
Online Publication Date Apr 24, 2023
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Mar 12, 2023
Publicly Available Date Apr 25, 2024
Publisher Springer
Pages 370-381
Book Title Towards a sustainable construction industry: The role of innovation and digitalisation
Chapter Number 69
ISBN 978-3-031-22433-1
Keywords Affordable Housing; Sustainability; Tiny houses; Zoning laws


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