Mabati House:”Heaven” made from a Container. This is what she says
FEEL INSPIRED AND CHALLENGED to start simple; Her name is Nyambura Ndiba from Kiambu and this is her small “Heaven” made from a Container. This is what she says.
“I had always wanted to move out of Nairobi and was lucky enough to be given space in kiambu by my mother. I had initially wanted to get a moving caravan as my house but decided to do a tiny prefab house on wheels instead from a 40*20 container cut to size(32*16) and combining with mabati. I drew the structure myself coz I knew getting an architect was out of my budget then outsourced local fundis to put it up.
I bought all the materials for myself and put it on the site to avoid being misled. It wasn’t easy but we pulled through within 7months because I started in November 2018 and by May 2019 I had already moved in. As for the inside I did everything by myself apart from plumbing, electricity and a bit of the paint work.. The beauty of prefab tiny houses is; it’s affordable housing and takes less time and I can move my house whenever I want to. These is for the lovers of tiny spaces and those who embrace minimalism. I live a hippie lifestyle hence my boho aesthetic. Very soon tiny house will be a huge movement in Kenya as it is in abroad.”