Affordable Earth Housing

Sharon Davis Design & Rwanda Village Enterprises

Four-bedroom single family affordable prototype house in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Affordable Earth Housing, designed by Sharon Davis Design & Rwanda Village Enterprises, consists of a prototype four-bedroom single family house based both on an efficient design and a community-labor construction process, using locally available materials and handmade methodologies, including Compressed Earth Blocks. This prototype house was specifically design for the conditions in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

10,000 USD

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors include other construction systems for urban settlements in Rwanda , developed within the context of Rwanda Housing Authority’s initiative to promote affordable housing . Some of these systems include the ADHI-Rwanda affordable housing and  See Far Housing (SFH) among others

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Low and middle income earners, Rwanda’s citizens being at least twenty-one years old and who do not possess real estate or a house in an urban area.

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