RWPA has developed a unique structural system which is both low-cost and environmentally sustainable . Over 80% of the structure is built with innovative materials made from commercial and post-consumer waste otherwise destined for landfill .
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‘With over 1.9 million informal dwellings in South Africa· RWPA are committed to improving the living conditions of individuals and families living in these adverse conditions. What we offer is a socially and environmentally sustainable solution to the urgent need for dignified housing and demand for alternative building structures.”
“Our goal is to enable scalable projects for the provision of Green homes in various neighbourhoods around South Africa and beyond.”
Ghalib Janmohamed. CEO.
If you take Malibongwe Drive north out of Johannesburg, past Cosmo city, on the way to Lanseria airport you very quickly find yourself flanked on both sides by large, undeveloped plots. It is here, down a small, non-descript road that the team at RWPA Solutions have set up a new kind of housing marvel. Designed and developed from upcycled chip packets, bottles and other often forgotten plastic waste RWPA have created a series of small, fully-functioning buildings that today house a playschool for local children.
The buildings come in two primary sizes, and while most of the buildings are stripped down to function as a toilet block or storage areas, a few have been done to full specifications that include insulation in both the walls and ceilings, as well as electricity and in some cases plumbing. It’s a design that RWPA hopes to eventually take nationwide to fill the desperate need in the country for low-cost housing.
The houses are generally laid out as one large open room that includes a small kitchenette counter, as well as a bathroom that includes a toilet and shower. It’s stripped back and minimalist, but it is also, “Warm in winter, cool in summer, lockable and safe.”
The homes stand on stilts to ensure that wherever they are delivered they can be set up immediately without any need for earthworks on site.
“The stilts are made out of durable plastic too, to ensure that they can not be damaged by the elements, or eaten by insects,” he says, before adding that these buildings have already received approval from Agrément and are, as such, perfectly certified and ‘fit for purpose’.
Yes, our Green Pod Homes and stilts are Agrément certified and approved, making them both fit for purpose as well as safe.
Yes, you can. As the units are lockable, you are able to insure both the structure as well as the contents of the unit.
Yes, we have some pilot projects in the pipeline that will facilitate rentals of the Green Pod Home units. Our eventual goal is that no South Africans ever need to dwell in a shack again.
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