Cost of building a mud house in Kenya


The cost of building a mud house in Kenya depends on the size of the house and materials you wish to use. Constructing one needs a good fundi,good soil,iron sheets,cement,sand etc.You also need a lot of water.If you’re building a simple one-room mud house,you’ll spend Ksh 20,000 to Ksh 50,000 depending on the type of finishing the house will have.A One-bedroom mud house will cost Ksh50,000 to Ksh200,000.

Here is the cost of building a mud house in Kenya based on the type of finishing:

  1. One room—Ksh 20,000 to Ksh 50,000
  2. One bedroom—Ksh 50,000 to Ksh200,000
  3. Two bedrooms—Ksh100,000 to Ksh 500,000
  4. Three bedrooms—Ksh 200,000 to Ksh 1.5 million
  5. 4 bedrooms—Ksh300,000 to Ksh 2 million
  6. 5 bedrooms—Ksh500,000 to Ksh 2.5 million

If your fundi knows how to do quality finishing, nobody will know that it’s a mud house. He should ensure that plastering is done well, quality iron sheets are done and the floor is cemented.

Mud houses are popular in coast, Western Kenya, Nyanza and Rift Valley. They are durable, just like permanent houses.

If you use grass to make the roof,the cost of roofing will drastically go down.