The use of containers to build or construct houses and office complexes are not so common in the building industry. But a construction company in Nigeria TempohousingNigeria is defying the odds and using shipping containers to construct low cost buildings.
Tempohousing Nigeria is an arm of the Netherland-based Tempohousing Global and a leading Nigeria-based project developer.
Using technology pioneered in Amsterdam and tailored to the housing crisis in Nigeria and West Africa, Tempohousing Nigeria's main focus is on affordable housing, staff flats, serviced offices, student housing and health centres usually within the range of two to eight million naira.
One of the beauties of this project is its simplicity. The houses can be built really quickly (some even taking as little as 2 weeks) for either temporary or permanent use.