The launch is complete

The construction site has been set up and is now in full swing, building construction is starting

Since March 2022, the first excavators have been rolling and our project is taking shape in a very concrete way:

  • First, 25 houses will be built, both building types – PolyCare and Quartz houses.
  • One model house of each type will be built, the construction of the remaining houses will follow immediately.
  • The earthworks have been completed in the last few weeks. For the construction of the houses and the outdoor facilities, appropriate platforms were built on the plot and later walkways were compacted. In addition, the sewage pipes for the houses have been laid.
  • The foundations for the two show houses have been prepared and the first bricks for the Quartz houses have been laid.
  • The bricks for the PolyCare houses have also arrived at the construction site and the construction of the houses according to the modular principle has begun.

A neighbourhood emerges

Location: Erf 5226, in the west of the city, in the new district Otjomuise – Extension 10.

A new settlement area with good road connections to the city of Windhoek and areas for trade etc. is being built here. Public green spaces and a social infrastructure are planned. In the future, the residents will not have far to go to their workplaces.

25 residential houses will be built on the 5,332 sqm site. The neighbourhood’s centre will be an expansive square for communal use with a playground and seating options in the shade for all age groups to enjoy. Moreover, the urban concept allows for beautiful visual axis with several smaller squares as additional meeting points.

By separating a central parking lot, the living area is designed to be completely car-free. This way a well-balanced mixture of the private areas and those fostering community is created. Special attention is paid to the desire for security by enclosing the neighbourhood with a wall and securing the entrance with a gate.

The first construction phase has started!

The excavation for Housing! for Future has begun – Start of construction for the first 25 houses

The public road as well as electricity and water supply are already set up by the City of Windhoek. So, earthworks on our property can get started.

In the coming months, the earthworks and development measures will be carried out. This will allow the construction of the first 25 buildings, which will give people from informal settlements a chance for a new life. The first tenants are expected to move into the new and – in contrast to their current living conditions – safe and hygienic houses by the end of the year.

Our houses as new homes

All buildings offer space for private use in the outdoor area – for the cultivation of crops, for playing and much more. Houses with 2 or 3 bedrooms are being built, ranging from 55 to 70 sqm of living space. One building will be used as the apartment and office of our Namibian housing association’s property-manager. Additional security is provided by construction measures such as security doors and windows.

With these 25 houses we will be able to offer a real chance to over 100 people. Out of informal settlements and into a new home with a toilet, bathroom, running water, and electricity. To facilitate the relocation into a new life, all houses are equipped with kitchens that include electrical appliances, as well as built-in cupboards in all bedrooms.

Our houses as new homes

All buildings offer space for private use in the outdoor area – for the cultivation of crops, for playing and much more. Houses with 2 or 3 bedrooms are being built, ranging from 55 to 70 sqm of living space. One building will be used as the apartment and office of our Namibian housing association’s property-manager. Additional security is provided by construction measures such as security doors and windows.

With these 25 houses we will be able to offer a real chance to over 100 people. Out of informal settlements and into a new home with a toilet, bathroom, running water, and electricity. To facilitate the relocation into a new life, all houses are equipped with kitchens that include electrical appliances, as well as built-in cupboards in all bedrooms.

The first move is already planned for end of 2022

The realisation of the first project is carried out in different construction stages. The first stage is going to contain the first houses and the enclosing wall. This way, the first tenants will most likely be able to move in at the end of 2021. To build further houses we rely on further donations.

In different construction stages more houses will be built. The construction project will probably be completed by the end of 2022, depending on the donation flow.

The first move is already planned for end of 2022

The realisation of the first project is carried out in different construction stages. The first stage is going to contain the first houses and the enclosing wall. This way, the first tenants will most likely be able to move in at the end of 2021. To build further houses we rely on further donations.

In different construction stages more houses will be built. The construction project will probably be completed by the end of 2022, depending on the donation flow.

Construction costs – your donation helps

The overall project requires an investment of around 1.5 million Euros. The acquisition comprises the building land including public development. The price for a turnkey ready house including property, building, outdoor facilities, common areas, parking lot, as well as proportionate organisational costs averages at 50,000€.

Construction costs – your donation helps

The overall project requires an investment of around 1.5 million Euros. The acquisition comprises the building land including public development. The price for a turnkey ready house including property, building, outdoor facilities, common areas, parking lot, as well as proportionate organisational costs averages at 50,000€.

The environment: not just living, but shaping life

The area is located 1.4 km away from informal settlements on the outskirts of the city, close enough to still use the existing social network for work, family, childcare etc. but still far enough for a fresh start.

  • The proximity to the city centre of Windhoek ensures a good connection to hospitals and state authorities or support facilities

  • The building area is already developed and will include infrastructure for local supply

  • The region is planned for mainly housing development but also has areas for social facilities and economic and trading companies to ensure the inhabitants’ supply

  • The residential environment mainly consists of single-family row houses in local design

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