Below are the steps to consider when building a house with little money in Uganda
1. Simplify Your Home’s Design
The cheapest way to build a home is to design a simple box. Sticking to a square or rectangular floor plan makes the building and design simple.
2. Try A Tiny Home
There’s a reason tiny houses are increasing in popularity: they cost less to build and can be built on wheels for people who may wish to move in the future.
3. Hire An Experienced Home Builder
If you’re working with a home builder, hire an experienced one. While an experienced home builder might cost more than one with little to no experience, you’ll likely make up the cost during the building process.
4. Save Costs By Becoming A General Contractor
If you have building experience or a large network of skilled labor, you may decide to act as your own contractor and manage the home-building process yourself.
5. Get Your Design Plans Approved
Waiting and redesigning your home can cost a lot. For example, if you don’t get all of the necessary permits beforehand, you will spend a lot of time (and money) waiting for permits to be approved.
6. Budget, Plan, And Price Out All Items
Don’t wait until the end to be surprised by the cost. Create a budget and price out everything that you expect to spend on your new home.
7. Choose Building Materials Wisely
Different types of building materials will have different costs. Choosing cost-effective materials can help keep the project affordable. Here are a few to consider.
8. Buy Materials At A Discount
Materials are going to be one of your biggest costs (if not the biggest) of the job. So if you can cut your materials budget, you’ll significantly reduce the cost to build your own home.
9. Add Energy-Efficient Home Features For Rebates And Taxes
Everyone seems to be going green when building, and there’s a cost-saving reason for that.
Using energy-efficient materials, including better insulation and high-efficiency windows, may cost more upfront, but can ultimately save money for homeowners over the years.
10. DIY As Much As You Can
Are there certain finishes in your home you’d love to have, but you can’t afford? It’s time to watch some videos and give them a try yourself.
Going the DIY route can save you money, especially when it comes to things like painting or laying flooring.
How much it costs to build a 3-bedroom house in Uganda?
For Shs60m or slightly over, one can get themselves a decent three-bedroomed self-contained house, fully complete and finished.