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HOUSING PROBLEM IN MAURITIUS: SOLUTIONS

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As many now are homeless in Mauritius, here are some solutions that have been successfully applied in other countries: children are living in the cold winter, without any shelter, when cheap solutions are available within few weeks!

For most people now, buying land is just a dream![due to sky rocketing of prices and speculations on real estate business.

1.    Convert a vehicle into a temporary house: such solution is now current in many countries, including the USA. There are many vehicles that can be purchased low price, and converted into a temporary/permanent residence, providing land is available for parking as well as toilet facilities.

The price of a container is about Rs.35,000 up, and furnishing is up to the owner!

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Mobile home.

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Converted van.

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4.    Convert a shipping container into an apartment or a permanent house, at a low price, compared to concrete housing. This can be done in Mauritius or bought straight from other countries. Thus, a home can be made available rapidly for suffering families. If 2 or more containers are joined together, this can be quite a wonderful solution.  Interested parties can join together in order to get land on bail or acquisition, on a cooperative way.

5.    Houses can be made with bamboo, as is done in Asia, but it has to be done properly in order to face cyclones!

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6.    Houses can be made out of earth and cow dung bricks as is currently done in Asia, as not all can afford modern brick houses.

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