Commercial space (shown in pink) is designed into the home. This allows the family to sustain themselves and the profit can be used to pay off the cost of building the home over time.
Attached rainwater collection system conserves water
Clerestory windows to maximizes sunlight and reduces lighting cost
The roof is sloped to maximize solar gain when using solar panels
Cross ventilation enables consistent air flow, improving air quality and cooling the home
Sustainable Development Goals (SGD's).
The United Nations adopted an agenda for sustainable development to promote “peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future…all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership” (sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs).
Ubuntu consciously makes an effort, through design and build, to accomplish the five SDGs listed below.
Sustainable Cities & Communities:
Provides a projected 171 people with access to safe, affordable and sustainable housing per year.
Decent Work & Economic Growth:
A home with a commercial component provides a secure and sustainable job for the family to self sustain and impact their community. The construction of each home also creates short term jobs for people living in the community.
Kids in safe homes attend school more than kids in slum conditions. More attendance means kids aren’t left behind and can perform better.
improves drastically once a family has a dignified home with access to clean water and proper sanitation.
A concrete floor and protective roof shield from the elements reducing exposure to diseases, and sickness drastically decreases.
Each family is unique and has different needs, therefore our designs reflect that not one size fits all. We work with each family throughout the design process to create a home that best fits their individual wants and needs.
Blue = Bedroom(s)
Yellow = Living Space
Red = Commercial Space
Floor plans developed in collaboration with Andrews University.