House Construction/Installation of Services (Water/Sewage)
The Federation follows an incremental/step-by-step housing approach, starting with a 34-square-meter/two-room house, which can later be extended to double size. Members build these houses at a cost of about N$ 1,200 per square meter; beforehand affordable basic services (water/sewage) are installed for less than N$ 7,000 per household.
Over 7,000 houses for low-income and poor families have been completed by the Shack Dwellers. The members of the Shack Dwellers Federation are involved in every step of the house construction. A building team is being trained by professionals and this way they can manage the construction process, produce their own bricks and install sewer and water systems.