Commitment to Action

Partnering for Quality & Safety in Self Construction Housing

Commitment by

Microhome Solutions

In 2012, micro Home Solutions (mHS) committed to designing a widely accessible delivery structure for technical advice that makes relevant home-building information available to masons and homeowners in Ahmedabad, India. The commitment seeks to address the myriad challenges created by self-construction of housing in the region and will be executed in two parts. First, mHS will identify structural designs that are cost-effective and can be adopted for use in Ahmedabad. Second, mHS will work with partners to make the solutions accessible to the communities through community centers called Technical Assistance Kiosks (TeAK), which were developed in a previously completed pilot program. For this commitment, TeAK will develop standardized architectural and engineering solutions for the neighborhood that are written, illustrated, and easily digestible, and that replace customized solutions that are too high-cost to deliver.

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Commitment

Partnering for Quality & Safety in Self Construction Housing

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$40,000

Region

Asia

Countries

INDIA

Commitment by

Microhome Solutions

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Stefano Simonetta, Lorenzo Jurina, Martand Khosla, Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT), The Ford Foundation, SAATH