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Bio-Digesters in Kenya

When talking about bio-digesters in Kenya, there is over-reliance on biogas energy for cooking, heating, and electricity; particularly in the rural areas of Kenya. Wood fuel such as firewood and charcoal are the commonly used biomass fuel, thus impacting negatively on the environment and the users. The Energy Policy 2004, explicitly pledged to promote domestic …

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What Is The Meaning Of Affordable Housing?

What is the meaning of affordable housing, really? Talk to twenty or so strangers on the street and ask what they think of the term affordable housing and you will most likely receive a host of different answers. As a concept, housing affordability is impacted by both socioeconomic and development factors and is defined as …

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Shipping Container Home Foundations

It’s important to learn about container home foundations since shipping container homes are becoming more and more popular. This is true as their benefits become more apparent to homeowners. Not only are container homes trendy, but with over 14 million shipping containers in the world currently out of service, there are plenty of containers waiting …

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A Brief History of Shipping Containers

Our article today will cover the history of shipping containers. We’ll look at how modern shipping containers have come a long way since their advent. And how they have contributed to the global economy and also the building of affordable houses. The birth of the shipping container may seem trivial to some, but this revolutionary …

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Affordable Housing in Kenya

Could shipping containers be the answer to Agenda Four’s affordable housing project? While Kenya has seen a considerable rise in the luxury and upscale residential housing, there remains a shortage of affordable dwellings across many parts of the country. The demand for affordable housing is predicted to increase over the next couple of years as …

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How to Insulate a Shipping Container Home

Today we’ll look at how to properly insulate a shipping container home. Shipping containers have evolved from just being transportation tools to efficient shipping container homes. But in order for such a transformation to be complete, the containers need to be insulated. This will give them the perfect finish and allow for climate control. The …

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Pros and Cons of Shipping Container Homes

Today, we will cover the pros and cons of shipping container homes. The idea of shipping container homes only started to touch base a few years ago. Most would only see a cargo container as a transportation tool and nothing more. But with this new revolution, shipping containers have immensely changed the world of architecture …

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