The newly constructed single-storey house on four cents of land at Pathramangalam in Thrissur, Kerala, stands tall on the bedrock of social commitment. The petite house was built completely from the small fund of Rs 7 lakh granted by the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) convent.
A living room, dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom, and a courtyard all find place in the 710sqft structure that gives ample room for easy passage of light and air.
Sandwich panel sheets were used in roofing after completing GI truss work. Beneath them was placed a heat-resistant bison ceiling. The rocky terrain provided the raw materials for laying the foundation. The hard formations on the plot were drilled to fill the basement. Interestingly, a pile of natural rocks was kept undisturbed to give a pristine beauty to the courtyard set inside the residence.
The walls were constructed using AAC blocks that helped scale down the overall cost to a great extent. Further expense was saved by avoiding cement and directly applying paint on waterproof putty.
The main entrance alone has a wooden door, while the rest of the doors are ready-made ones. The house has been fashioned to suit all the requirements of a nuclear family. The family members are on cloud nine to be the proud owners of a dream home.
The budget-friendly components used in construction:
» Foundation: Rubble wall – AAC
» Floor: 2x2 Porcelain tiles
» Roof: Concrete, PU Sandwich sheet
» Ceiling: Bison panel
» Wall Finish: Waterproof paint wall putty
» Windows: Aluminium shutter fixed in GI pipe frames
Location: Pathramangalam, Thrissur
Plot- 4 cents
Area- 710 sq feet
Architect- Clinton Thomas , Solid Architects, Calicut
Budget- 7 lakhs