HOW TO MAKE MAXIMUM USE OF A 1/8TH ACRE 50 X 100 PLOT FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES.

HOW TO MAKE MAXIMUM USE OF A 1/8TH ACRE 50 X 100 PLOT FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES.

The average minimum size of a land subdivision in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Somaliland, Botswana, and Senegal is 1/8th acre 50 feet by 100 feet plot size.

From DIAMOND HOUSE V 2.5

This plot can be designed to maximize the space. For residential purposes, the plot can be designed to fit in 2 units each comprising of 3 bedrooms with enough car parking for about 4 cars while leaving ample space for a front-yard landscaped garden.

For high-rise units on a 50 by 100 feet plot, see here for more details

http://www.a4architect.com/2010/01/04/how-to-make-maximum-return-on-investment-in-constructing-on-a-50-by-100-plot-for-rental-purposes/

From DIAMOND HOUSE V 2.5

REASONS TO CONSTRUCT BUNGALOW AS OPPOSED TO HIGH-RISE

For plots located in a low-rise residential area, the best option is to construct 2 units within the 50 by 100 feet lot.

  1.  Bungalow type houses carry less weight than the high-rise house types so the foundation costs are greatly reduced.
  2.  Bungalow type houses also do not have the expensive concrete suspended slab so the roofing costs are also greatly reduced.
  3. It’s easier to construct bungalow houses in phases.

 

 

PHASED CONSTRUCTION

From DIAMOND HOUSE V 2.5

The 2 units within the 50 by 100 feet plot can be constructed in phases that suit the owner’s budget.

Each of the 2 units can comprise a complete phase.

Each unit is further divided into 3 phases-phase 1 comprising of 1 bed roomed 49m2, phase 2, two-bed roomed 67m2 and phase 3-three-bedroomed 92m2.

Phase 1[49m2] one bed roomed is further divided into 13 sub-phases as described below:

 

This way, the Phase 1 can be built slowly using personal savings as per the sub-stages .

Contracts for construction can be made for each particular phase as per the below construction costs.

 

13 SUB-PHASES OF CONSTRUCTION

 

 

DIAMOND HOUSE BY WWW.A4ARCHITECT.COM

 

APPROXIMATE COSTS PER SUB-PHASE

 AMMOUNT -LOW COST FINISHES

 AMMOUNT -MIDDLE COST FINISHES

 AMMOUNT -HIGH COST FINISHES

1

Substructures[Foundations]      216,766.44        324,198.93        431,631.42

2

Reinforced Concrete Frame[Ring beam]       79,252.80        118,531.60        157,810.40

3

Superstructure walling-masonry stone       99,181.82        148,337.73        197,493.63

4

Roof structure, covering, finishes and rainwater goods-GCI roofing sheets       86,453.04        129,300.38        172,147.72

5

Windows-louvre       44,505.60          66,563.20          88,620.80

6

Doors       64,642.56          96,680.32        128,718.08

7

External finishes       29,986.56          44,848.32          59,710.08

8

Floor Finishes-cement screed       12,289.20          18,379.90          24,470.60

9

Wall Finishes-plaster on paint       42,408.00          63,426.00          84,444.00

10

Ceiling Finishes       50,789.28          75,961.16        101,133.04

11

Sanitary Fittings       34,108.80          51,013.60          67,918.40

12

project management       34,627.50          51,789.38          68,951.25

13

Septic tank, Electrical Wiring,Plumbing      165,300.00        247,225.00        329,150.00
Sub Total    960,311.60   1,436,255.51   1,912,199.42
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVSION       24,007.79          35,906.39          47,804.99
Total Estimate    984,319.39   1,472,161.90   1,960,004.41

 

 

 

 

PROFIT/RETURN ON INVESTMENT.

 

Within the 50 by 100 plot, the2 houses can be constructed for 4 scenarios:

4 SCENARIOS:

 

A. Both houses for sale

B. Only 1 house for sale while the other is set for owner occupation

C.Only 1 house is set for rental while the other is set for owner occupation

D. Both houses to be rented out.

 

We will analyze the scenarios here.

 

ASSUMPTIONS:

 

– that the land cost is KES 500,000 for a 1/8th plot

-that the a4architect.com Diamond House design is used.

-that the a4architect.com Diamond House Phase 1 –one bed roomed unit [49m2] is constructed

-that interest rate is 20% where borrowing is necessary.

 

 

SCENARIO A-BOTH HOUSES FOR SALE.

 

This option is good for the entrepreneurial parson who wants to make a quick profit within a short time. Borrowing from Banks is recommended.

 

OWNER SELLING BOTH UNITS
INCLUSIVE OF COST OF BORROWING
Cost Item

Kshs

%

Land

500,000.00

11.7837262

Preliminary

60,000.00

1.414047144

Construction

2,646,000.00

62.35947907

External Works

26,460.00

0.623594791

Contingency

52,920.00

1.247189581

Professional fees

211,680.00

4.988758325

Project Management fees

52,920.00

1.247189581

Legal fees

26,460.00

0.623594791

Marketing

137,500.00

3.240524706

Financial Charges[20% of construction cost]

529,200.00

12.47189581

Total

4,243,140.00

100

Financing Plan

Kshs

%

Developer+a4arcitect.com

767,200.00

18.08094949

Equity Provider

0.00

0

Debt Finance

2,925,940.00

68.95695169

Presales

550,000.00

12.96209882

Total

4,243,140.00

100

PROFIT
TOTAL SALES FOR 2 UNITS

5,500,000.00

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

4,243,140.00

NET PROFIT

1,256,860.00

NET TAKE-HOME AMMOUNT-profit +land cost

1,756,860.00

PROFIT MARGIN

29.62098823

 

 

SCENARIO B-ONLY ONE HOUSE IS FOR SALE WHILE THE OTHER IS SET FOR OWNER OCCUPATION.

 

 

This option is best for financing owner occupation since the second house finances the construction of the owner occupied house.

The land owner is required to add a small amount [KES 840K] to the investment so as to own his/her own home worth KES 2.74m in the market.

 

 

 

SCENARIO C-ONLY ONE HOUSE IS SET FOR RENTAL WHILE THE OTHER IS SET FOR OWNER OCCUPATION.

 

This is recommended for those who would like to use their personal savings to construct using 3 no. phases and 13 no. Sub-phases as described above.

The repayment period is 21 years at a rental income of KES 12,000 per month. Rent increases annually so the repayment period will be eventually shortened.

 

OWNER RENTING ONLY ONE HOUSE AND LIVING IN THE OTHER
WITHOUT COST OF BORROWING
Cost Item

Kshs

%

Land

500,000.00

14.08458639

Preliminary

60,000.00

1.690150367

Construction

2,646,000.00

74.53563119

External Works

26,460.00

0.745356312

Contingency

52,920.00

1.490712624

Professional fees

211,680.00

5.962850495

Project Management fees

52,920.00

1.490712624

Legal fees

0.00

0

Marketing

0.00

0

Financial Charges[20% of construction cost]

0.00

0

Total

3,549,980.00

100

Financing Plan

Kshs

%

Developer+a4arcitect.com

698,450.00

19.67475873

Equity Provider

0.00

0

Debt Finance

2,851,530.00

80.32524127

Presales

0.00

0

Total

3,549,980.00

100

PROFIT
TOTAL SALES FOR 0 UNIT

0.00

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

3,549,980.00

NET PROFIT

-3,549,980.00

NET ADDITIONAL AMMOUNT-profit +land cost

-3,049,980.00

PROFIT MARGIN
ASSUMED RENTAL INCOME-KES12,000 PER MONTH
PAY BACK PERIOD

-254.165

-21.18041667

21 YEARS
RENTS INCREASE ANNUALY SO THIS TIME WILL BE SHORTENED.

 

 

 

SCENARIO D-BOTH HOUSES RENTED OUT

 

 

This scenario is best for the investor who wants to have a low-risk, safe and secure rental property  income. The repayment period is 10.5 years. This period will be shortened since rent increases yearly.

 

OWNER RENTING BOTH HOUSES
WITHOUT COST OF BORROWING
Cost Item

Kshs

%

Land

500,000.00

14.08458639

Preliminary

60,000.00

1.690150367

Construction

2,646,000.00

74.53563119

External Works

26,460.00

0.745356312

Contingency

52,920.00

1.490712624

Professional fees

211,680.00

5.962850495

Project Management fees

52,920.00

1.490712624

Legal fees

0.00

0

Marketing

0.00

0

Financial Charges[20% of construction cost]

0.00

0

Total

3,549,980.00

100

Financing Plan

Kshs

%

Developer+a4arcitect.com

698,450.00

19.67475873

Equity Provider

0.00

0

Debt Finance

2,851,530.00

80.32524127

Presales

0.00

0

Total

3,549,980.00

100

PROFIT
TOTAL SALES FOR 0 UNIT

0.00

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

3,549,980.00

NET PROFIT

-3,549,980.00

NET ADDITIONAL AMMOUNT-profit +land cost

-3,049,980.00

PROFIT MARGIN
RENTAL INCOME-KES24,000 PER MONTH
PAY BACK PERIOD

-127.0825

-10.59020833

10.5 YEARS
RENTS INCREASE ANNUALY SO THIS TIME WILL BE SHORTENED.

 

 

 

PROCEDURE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT.

 

After the land is acquired, minimum size of 1/8th 50 by 100 feet plot, the above described scenarios can be implemented. This can be done on the 1/8th acre plot and can be increased proportionately to the size of the plot. For example, the project can be increased to 14 units within 1 acre plot, 140 units within a 10 acre plot, and 1400 units within a 1000 acre plot depending on the land size.

 

STEP 1.

 

Choose a scenario that best fits your budget or contact www.a4architect.com for assistance on the best scenario for you. You can choose to send email to info@a4architect.com , or visit our offices. Also, choose the cost of finishes that you want for your house i.e. low, middle or high cot finishes as described in the above 13-sub-phases of construction.

 

STEP 2.

 

Scan and email to info@a4architect.com the survey plan, mutation plan, deed plan or any survey drawing that has the plot dimensions.

 

STEP 3.

 

On receipt of the deed plan, mutation plan or survey plan that shows your plot dimensions, www.a4architect.com  will email you the agreement for services as described by the Laws of Kenya.

http://www.a4architect.com/architectural-consulting-service/

 

STEP 4.

 

After the agreement is signed, www.a4architect.com will proceed to design the project to the agreed size of land and once through each phase of design, will email soft copies in .pdf format  and/or  hard copies by Courier service [DHL. Securicor, Wells Fargo, Post Office, e.t.c] to your physical address.

Payments can be delivered through Bank to Bank transfer, Mpesa, Western Union, Money Gram or Cash delivery.

 

STEP 5.

 

After receipt of the hard-copy drawings, you can proceed to submit the drawings to the relevant Local Authority for approval. Any changes and recommendations by the local authority is to be reported to us so that we can make the necessary amendments and re-send the documents.

 

STEP 6.

 

After local authority approvals, construction contract can be signed and works can commence as per the above described 13-sub phases of construction.

 

Feel free to contact www.a4architect.com for further information.

 

 

Architect Francis Gichuhi Kamau.

info@a4archItect.com

+254721410684

 

HOW TO MAXIMIZE LAND USE ON A 1/8TH ACRE 50 X 100 FEET PLOT.

Francis Gichuhi (692 Posts)

Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


Share

  17 comments for “HOW TO MAKE MAXIMUM USE OF A 1/8TH ACRE 50 X 100 PLOT FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES.

  1. connelius
    August 21, 2014 at 11:30 am

    thanks for the information. kindly send me sample designs for the homes

  2. steven
    August 27, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    hey i have land 1/8 around or near Nairobi and i want build three bed room, how much that project can required has lowest class person

  3. steven
    August 27, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    hey i have land 1/8 around or near Nairobi and i want build three bed room, how much that project can required has lowest class person

    • Fred Rick
      January 21, 2015 at 7:23 am

      I wish to build a three bedroom house near kikuyu in my father’s land
      How much would such a project cost
      For a modest house

  4. Erasto Mghalu
    September 1, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Have a plot 1/8. How can i best use it for rental houses.

  5. Brown
    October 1, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I intend to purchase an 1/8 plot. Approximately how much will it cost from your end from the time I send you the mutation plan to the point where I actually get the final plan of a 3 bed-roomed, mid-class plan from you for submission to my Local Authority for approval?

  6. Jonathan Gichaara
    October 2, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I intend to build a four bedroom house on Kenyatta Road, off Muigai Inn.
    The place is known as KU Boma.
    What are the estimate costs?

  7. July 18, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I need a strategy to implement a home plan in Joska
    Do contact with full info on how u can help

  8. Andrew njau
    March 22, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Hey how many 10*10 rooms can be obtained in a 50*100plot constructed by Mabati roofing and sides and a gap between the rows might be 3.5feet. How much money can it cost and how many single rooms.use the current prices of materia.””rough estimation””Andrew

  9. Edwin
    May 2, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Thank you for your professional advice. am intending to construct some low cost 1 bedroom residential units on a 50×100 in migori county. could u kindly advice How many units will spaciously fit and possibly the average cost of construction? you can also provide me with a sample floor plan for the 1bd

  10. May 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    HI i have a plot of 45*70 at the coast will you dvice me on how i can put a three bedroom house in such a smalll place.

  11. kaigi
    July 18, 2016 at 9:19 am

    hi i have a plot of 50*80 and i wont to put up flats please advice How many units will spaciously fit and possibly the average cost of construction? you can also provide me with a sample floor plan for the

  12. Nicholas
    August 18, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Hi. I have two 50 by 100 plots for sale in Mavoko, Sabaki. They are near the encasa apartments constructed by Suraya.

    • Johnstone
      April 8, 2017 at 11:07 am

      How much is it

  13. May 24, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Woooow.this is what I wanted.am not wasting time. Am going to buy a plot right tomorrow and put up one unit for sake.thank and Almighty Alla bless u.will visit u for designs and other relevant assistance.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *