Decent shelter is a major problem here in the Philippines. Due to poverty a lot of families here have little access to a decent home. I've always wondered if there was a way to provide decent shelter at a minimal cost.
To achieve the least cost, the design of the house should maximize every inch of space. I've found a lot of ideas from the works of different architects. Although designed by foreign architects, their designs are ideal for the shelter problem here in my country. Mobile homes or trailers are also a good inspiration to maximize space. These mobile homes are limited to the size of the roads.
Below are some of the projects for a small affordable descent home. Although most of these examples are expensive, the design solution for these projects can be applied at a minimal cost.