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Building Mabati houses in Kisumu, 10 units of 10x10 ft
Jalul
#1 Posted : Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:20:53 AM
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Location: Pretoria
I'm thinking of building 10 mabati rooms 10ft x 10ft in Riat near Kanyamedha, Kisumu. I aim to do in 2 phases of 5 units each. Three fundis have given me material plus labour costs as follows per room (rooms only minus toilet/bath/stima):

1. sh 58,700
2. sh 56,890
3. sh 66,000

Questions I have for anyone who has done this before:

1. Are the costs realistic?
2. What are realistic rents in that area?

I have a water connection on site (1 installed meter). How do I manage the water for tenants?

Any pointers will be much appreciated.
Kahuna
#2 Posted : Friday, May 22, 2020 10:42:26 AM
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Not sure of rents but the 3rd quote looks reasonable but could differ depending on quality of materials.
Kahuna
#3 Posted : Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:13:50 AM
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Jalul
#4 Posted : Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:37:50 AM
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Location: Pretoria
[quote=Kahuna]https://www.a4architect.com/2013/09/iron-sheet-housing-on-a-50-x-100-ft-plot/

https://medium.com/mpesa...t-in-kenya-67255d045ccb[/quote]

@Kahuna, thanks for the links....very useful as I can compare with the detailed quotations I have and select the fundi accordingly.
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