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$20-Per-Month Homes

Each WorldHaus is Built in 10 Days and is Designed for the World's Rural Poor

— February 15, 2012 — Social Good
Homes are expensive, a reality that leaves millions living without safe, protective and sturdy housing globally. WorldHaus is looking to come up with a sustainable solution to this problem by providing an accessible, eco-friendly alternative that even those in the majority world can afford.

"With a WorldHaus home, a family also can include amenities like clean burning stoves, toilets, and solar electricity systems," the website explains. "WorldHaus' base model – a one-room, 20 square meter (220 square foot) home – can be built in about 10 days at a starting cost of approximately $1,500."

Thanks to partnerships with microfinance institutions and various rural banks, WorldHaus is making it possible for homeowners to pay off their homes at a monthly fee of only $20. They are also working on partnerships with governments and NGOs to develop a solution for those living on under $2 a day through collaborative programs and fair rental agreements with landlords.


Contact Information
WorldHaus website
WorldHaus on Twitter
WorldHaus on Facebook
Trend Themes
1. Affordable Housing Solutions - WorldHaus is providing accessible, eco-friendly, and affordable housing solutions for the rural poor.
2. Microfinance Partnerships - WorldHaus is partnering with microfinance institutions and rural banks to make homeownership possible for the majority world.
3. Collaborative Programs for the Poor - WorldHaus is collaborating with governments and NGOs to develop solutions for those living on under $2 a day through rental agreements with landlords.
Industry Implications
1. Housing - WorldHaus is disrupting the housing industry by providing affordable, eco-friendly, and fast-built homes for the rural poor.
2. Microfinance - WorldHaus is disrupting the microfinance industry by providing financing solutions for affordable housing to the majority world.
3. Ngos and Government Programs - WorldHaus is disrupting the business and government industry by partnering with NGOs and governments to provide affordable housing solutions for the poorest communities around the world.
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