Amazing Off-Grid Home Options for South Africans

Amazing Off-Grid Home Options for South Africans

Many of us have probably at some point dreamt of living completely independent of the “system”.  Power outages, rising utility bills and the rapid pace of life can leave you yearning for a simple, affordable and unchained existence.

In the past, steep import costs have deterred South Africans from buying ready-made, off-grid homes.  This has changed in recent years as companies like House Zero and Umnyama Ikhaya have made these homes available to the South African market.

These ready-made models can function completely independent of the grid due to the integration of gas, wind, solar, waterless toilets, rainwater harvesting, solar pumps, inverters and batteries.

Whether you want a large, beautiful home or desire a tiny, minimalistic existence, there’s an option for you.

Umnyama Ikhaya – (Simple, Minimalistic)

Not only does this company offer a range of ready-made homes, they will also custom build anything your heart desires with their motto being “You dream it, we build it”.

Here are some ready-made options for you to choose from (prices include full inventory & transport to site anywhere in South Africa).

Options and price range:

30m2 1 Bed 1 Bath Pod – R 399 000

30m2 2 Bed 1 Bath Pod – R 399 000

60m2 1 Bed 1 Bath Pod – R 639 000

60m2 1 Bed 1 Bath Pod – R 654 000

90m2 3 Bed 2 Bath Pod – R 899 000

Image credit umnyamaikhaya.co.za

 

Image credit umnyamaikhaya.co.za

 

Image credit umnyamaikhaya.co.za

 

Image credit umnyamaikhaya.co.za

 

Image credit umnyamaikhaya.co.za

 

Image credit umnyamaikhaya.co.za

 

Image credit umnyamaikhaya.co.za

 

House Zero – (Luxurious, detailed)

This company caters for middle and higher income groups offering a variety of beautiful, detailed off-grid homes.

Here are 8 standard models to choose from:

 

Pelican

Image credit housezero.co.za

Price: R 2.8M – R 3.5M

Size: 335sqm

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Lounges: 1

Garages: 2 – Lockup

 

Heron

Image credit housezero.co.za

Price: R 3.6M – R 4.5M

Size: 435sqm

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Lounges: 1

Garages: 2 – Lockup

 

Weaver

Image credit housezero.co.za

Price:

Unit 1 – R 663 000 – R 819 000

Unit 2 –  R 867 000 – 1 071 000

Unit 3 – R 442 000 – R 542 000

Size:

Unit 1 – 78sqm Ground Floor

Unit 2 –  102sqm First Floor

Unit 3 – 52sqm First Floor

Bedrooms:

Unit 1 – 3

Unit 2 –  3

Unit 3 – 2

Bathrooms:

Unit 1 – 2

Unit 2 –  2

Unit 3 – 1

Lounges:

Unit 1 – 1

Unit 2 –  1

Unit 3 – 1

Carports:

Unit 1 – 1

Unit 2 –  1

Unit 3 – 1

 

Kingfisher

Image credit housezero.co.za

Price: R 2.1M – R 2.6M

Size: 256sqm

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Lounges: 1

Garages: 2 – Lockup

 

Crane

Image credit housezero.co.za

Price: R 1.9M – R 2.45M

Size: 234sqm

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Lounges: 1

Carports: 2

 

Sparrow

Image credit housezero.co.za

Price: R 331 500 – R 409 500

Size: 52sqm

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Lounges: 0

Carports: 0

 

Woodpecker

Image credit housezero.co.za

Price: R 331 500 – R 409 500

Size: 52sqm

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Lounges: 1

Carports: 1

 

Falcon

Image credit housezero.co.za

Price: R 3 950 000

Size: 375sqm

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3.5

Lounges: 2

Garages: 2

 

 

 

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