Preservation of the Mbaru Niang — 1 Comment

  1. Lots of people want to know the cost per square foot. These homes were made entirely of local natural materials. Like many other types of indigenous architecture — tipis, log cabins, adobe houses and so on, the building materials are free. The cost nowadays is labor and any modern features you decide to add, such as bathroom and kitchen fixtures, windows, electrical, etc. Provide your own labor (build it yourself) and the cost of a natural home can be extremely low. It’s key though to build in areas with few or no building codes or the savings vanish due to excessive building codes and regulations.

    Here’s the link again to our blog post about How Much Will My Home Cost:

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