Here you can find all the weekly updates and news about the progress of each team and the project in general




March 2, 2018

Dear Followers & Sponsors,

After a short break we continue our evaluation marathon with team 3! This teams consisting of: Corné Nuijten and Damian van der Velden, was able to help their family construct a new house based on the capacities they have (tools, materials, knowledge and skills). Through an...

January 4, 2018

This will be the last short story about the adventures of team III during the Rural housing project in Trans Nzoia Kenya. I would have wanted this last week to end with substantial progress on the project, but this has not been the case. This last week we have ground to a halt, due to lack of materi...

December 29, 2017

We started the week with a little bit of a downward feeling on the building process from last week. Our expectations of what we need to achieve here are going through the roof. And with many expectations come many disappointments. But we decided to focus on all the major things we did achieve, which...

December 16, 2017

At this moment we’re focussing fully on the realisation of the project. And the workload is taking its toll on us. Damian got sick for a couple of days and Corné took one day off this week. Building a house without any machinery and only our own hands and primitive tools is physically demanding.


December 11, 2017

We reached our third building week as we realize how much work is actually ahead of us. We are slowly losing grip on the planning and falling behind, but that doesn’t mean we are not having less fun. Our team was reinforced by some people who actually know how to build in this type of environment. T...

December 5, 2017

Dear Friends of The Rural Housing Studio,

For the past months we have worked hard to help four local families and their community to construct new houses. Based on the research outcomes of the 2017-2018 studio we are happy to announce that we will continue the studio next year! As you might already...

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