Low Cost Housing 2009

House under construction in Goyena, Nicaragua

Low cost housing project, Goyena Nicaragua 2012

More than 100 families in the Goyena community alone live in severely substandard conditions. This project, which grew out of an extensive survey completed in August 2011 on the status of families in the community, combines development strategies of guided auto-construction, micro enterprise development, savings contributions and donor support. 

To realize this goal, ViviendasLeon and the University of San Francisco (USF) continued their partnership to design buildings that benefit communities in Nicaragua. This latest project was designed to address the widespread problem of safe and durable housing in the greater Goyena community. The designs shown are some of many that were prepared by students in the Architecture and Community Design program at USF. Photographs are from the July 2012 construction of the first house in Goyena.

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