9 budget-friendly houses you can easily build in the Philippines

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9 budget-friendly houses you can easily build in the Philippines

Lei Adrienne Segovia—Homify Lei Adrienne Segovia—Homify
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Investing in a house and lot can be an overwhelming lifetime decision for any homeowner especially for newly weds or young couples. While there are a lot of options in the market today, prices of apartments and houses might be a little heavy on the budget for some Filipinos. 

A convenient and smart tip is building a small house with conventional materials that offers an open plan layout for extension purposes in the future. If you're one of those aspiring homeowners that are still in the process of searching for house options, then you absolutely have to check out these easy-to-build and affordable houses suited in the Philippines. 

1. A house built with clay bricks

Classic style houses by YUSO Classic

One of the most affordable building materials in the Philippines suited for the exteriors of a house is a good set of clay bricks. This is a mixture of clay and sand mixed with straw and water and dried in the sun. This house model by Yuso features a small bungalow offering clay bricks and wooden elements as the exteriors. Though the clay bricks are cheap, you might want to invest a little on the other components of the house. 

The wooden paneled door in particular approximately costs P15,000 for the natural pine wood. 

2. A sturdy concrete house

Known for its durability, concrete is one of the most common building material used by Filipino homeowners all over the country. Not only is concrete a cheaper alternative compared to other costly materials, but it is a perfect choice considering living in a hot and humid climate. 

Houses constructed with concrete achieve energy savings by combining the thermal mass of concrete with the optimal amount of insulation in precast concrete walls. Compared to wood and steel, concrete structures allow minimal temperature fluctuations.

3. Prefabricated houses

A smart option for families that are starting are prefabricated houses. These are modular structures which are manufactured off-site in advance, usually in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled. Rapidly growing in the Philippine market, the use of prefabrication in housing speeds up construction, lowers material costs, offers greater quality assurance and enhances affordability.

4. A simple two-story houses

When you hear the phrase budget-friendly houses, you immediately think about small, ground level homes. Surprisingly, there are is a wide availability of two-story houses that are close to your budget. 

This simple architectural design features conventional materials for the walls, roof, and sidings. Moreover, this wooden attached carport is very easy to assemble. 

5. A concrete house painted in cream

Another example of a house made of concrete or cement, this design model provides a sturdy structure and twice the energy savings. How? Given that concrete is constructed with a combination of thermal mass and an optimal amount of insulation, this design is also painted in a light color which makes the interiors of the property even cooler. 

If you feel that concrete is the ideal base for your future home, check out this house design. Click here!

6. A basic sturdy home

Made of cheap building materials, this small home is perfect for a young couple or even for an independent individual. This home model offers a sturdy foundation of hollow blocks and solid concrete around P350 per unit, light roof tiles on a wooden base around P8000 for the whole dimension, and good quality exterior painting around P5,000 for 19 gallons. 

7. A house made of stone

This house built with big blocks of stone provide an ultimate protection from the harsh elements of nature and possible pesky intruders to your home. Beside its sturdy exteriors and foundation, this house boasts its pastel blue windows and doors that give a dainty contrast to the rustic charm of the house. 

8. A wooden based house

This wooden house design is a close replica of a modern bahay kubo. As a house built on wooden stilts, this nontraditonal bahay kubo features sturdy wooden poles turned into a lightweight yet strong structural model. The white coat of paint gives a fresher vibe to the home too.

The cost of solid wood boards with a measure of 30x30cm is around P5,000. This is an easy assembly of wood boards on a base of polypropylene for the exteriors and interiors of the house. x

9. A wooden cottage

Wood is an abundant and common building material in the Philippines, so make use of its availability while you can! Check out this wooden house in the province -- wooden panels in light Narra blend perfectly with the dark-colored Mahogany. 

The door sidings made of wooden frames with glass are approximately around P170,000 to P300,000 depending on the material of the frames and the dimensions of the doors.

Modern home by Casas inHAUS Modern

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