Far back as early as the 1970s, there has been a considerable transition from rental to owner-occupied housing. This is wonderful transformation is championed by the various sorts of self-managed housing as well as institutional low-cost housing. The irregular self-help housing changed gradually towards individual incremental housing, while public housing institutions have changed their approaches and working methods considerably.
In recent times, Mexico’s Secretariat of Welfare came up with a scheme aimed at creating low-cost housing for the poor and less privilege. This gave rise to new ﬁnance for home renovations and also hybrid forms of housing, which includes self-managed as well as social housing. The growth of the urban population, however, goes hand in gloves with an increase in demand for cheap housing for those in the lower income group.
At present, there is a lot of interest, finance and time geared towards upgrading most Mexican neighborhoods. This is through individual home improvements with sustainable urban development which has now become the main issue connected to social housing reform. All of this is to ensure that, even the poorest persons in the country can have a place to call their own absent the stress and hassles that come with raising money and acquiring a befitting property.
With low-income households ever present in this Latin American country (Mexico) coupled with no housing finance for construction, a large number of low-income households are bound to live in poor quality houses. There is light at the end of the tunnel as housing practices are undergoing several paradigm shifts. That is, from rental housing to home ownership, from irregular urban developments to more regulated expansion plans, and from massive standard-housing to a broad offer of (mixed) housing.
With all of this positivity, it is only but evident that Mexico’s housing sector is becoming complex. All of this is as a result of the many public and private actors working together to execute a variety of housing programs. This alone is a huge positive for those seeking for the availability of cheap houses in the country. To low-income earners with little or no prospects of possibly acquiring the house of their dreams, worry not for EcoDomum is has come to your rescue.
EcoDomum or Eco Home is a Mexican firm who have taken upon themselves to ensure that, environmentally sustainable housing is one way to improve the living conditions of the world’s poor. With this vision, they have constructed affordable houses in Mexico using building materials made from recycled plastics. Headquartered in Puebla, the organization known as Eco Home collects, sorts and melts down non-toxic plastics into a liquid form.
This is made possible by a hydraulic press which then forms the melted plastic into hard panel’s strong enough to build a house. A single structure constructed consumes about a ton or two of plastic which will feature two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Surprisingly, the whole construction process for this Eco Home takes a week and the price of the finished product is a mere $273. To most Mexican families who leave below the poverty line on around $125 a month, an EcoDomum is definitely is an affordable investment.
Conclusively, with 500 cheap homes as well as a strong partnership with local trash collectors to maintain a steady supply of materials, the long-term objective of this organization isn’t just centered on building cheap houses. But also use their platforms to create jobs for people of all works of life, thereby boosting the country’s economy.