Irene Lourens

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Name: Irene
Surname: Lourens
Location: Riversdale, Western Cape
Entry Date: Jun 30, 2020
Category: Innovation
Project: Entire House

About the Project:

I had this dream to build myself a house in my shed ever since I renovated old worker’s houses into a self catering farm accommodation establishment. This was done in 2004. The big shed was always used to store the feeds for the cattle and farm implements. When I got divorced, and moved to town,…

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I had this dream to build myself a house in my shed ever since I renovated old worker’s houses into a self catering farm accommodation establishment. This was done in 2004. The big shed was always used to store the feeds for the cattle and farm implements. When I got divorced, and moved to town, I started to plan my new home and began this project all by myself. I had help from a qualified builder, a plan drawer and an engineer. And so my project began in March 2018 and I finished it in November 2018. During this period I also had a back operation, but I pulled through and made a lovely home for me and my two children. And today I am staying in a lovely shed house and enjoy every minute of it!

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Sement
22200
Bricks
43300
Sand
21238
Steel
42000
Windows/Doors
107000
wood
40000
electricity
28000
plumbing
45000
flooring
25000
building supplies
150000
paint
15000
538738

Contractors:

Builder
110000
Flooring
20000
Carpenter
48000
Engineer
5250
Plan Drafter
8894
192144
Grand Total
R730882