All right, so you are probably shaking your head and telling yourself that there is no way today’s 360° discovery could come in under R400,000 as that is just not how prefab housing prices work – but it did. Of course the price does not cover the plot of land, but only the physical residential structure. But regardless, this charming abode (which gives one a clear idea about prefab houses prices in South Africa) is still a steal! Designed by Turkish home-builder company Tuna Prefabrik, the idea behind this prefab structure (also called a modular home) was to offer maximum space and functionality for minimal cost, which was achieved by clever techniques and creative thinking.
The front view
The front façade makes the house look like an appealing and very traditionally styled home – not at all what we would expect for such a low price. The secret, however, is that this is actually a prefabricated structure, with the large panels being designed and manufactured off site before transported to the desired location.
Not only does this make a big difference in building costs, but construction time is also shortened considerably.
The floor plans
As we can see from the architectural drawings of this prefab house, this little creation seems like the perfect starter home for a young couple or small family. It offers two bedrooms, the benefit of a downstairs water closet, a main bathroom on the top-floor, and an open-plan living space on the ground-level.
But an active social life was not the only reason for the open-plan; due to the house’s rather modest dimensions, internal walls would only have decreased the size even more (not to mention upped the price), which is why only the essential interior walls remained in the final design.
But just because a few walls were excluded does not mean this house is an unsociable character. Those integrated terraces on both floors add such a stunning potential in terms of entertaining and luxury, not to mention furniture- and décor items.
The first-floor installation flaunts a look that is almost industrial, which also could have helped to keep materials costs down; however, the ground-floor looks much more homey and traditional, with the steel fence adding a touch of modern style to the scene.