An OFW who works in Dubai built a modern 35-sqm house for his family in the Philippines. The compact floor plan and beautiful design amazed many netizens, especially after they learned that this house was built with just a budget of Php400k.
OFW Builds Modern House for Php400k
All overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) dream of a better life for their family that’s why they sacrifice being far away from them. A house is one of the best things that an OFW can provide for the family. It doesn’t even have to be big as long as it is something that they can call their own.
Shared by vlogger Jon Diaz on his YouTube channel, the video shows a time-lapse of the house construction at the OFW’s house in Malolos, Bulacan.
What people really loved about this video is that a breakdown of the materials and labor costs had also been included. This gave people an idea of how much it would cost to build a similarly sized home. Certainly, this is a beautiful inspiration to other families out there who dream of building their own house but are unsure whether they could have something good with their limited budget.
The OFW’s family spent a total of Php121,550 for labor costs covering 38 days while the total cost of materials, including Meralco, water, and windows, amounted to Php269,375. With a grand total of just a little over Php390,000, this house is already ready for the family to transfer. It is far from being completed, but it is already livable.
This video of the OFW’s house shows that it is possible to build a beautiful modern home for Php400,000. It covers a total space of 35 sqm and features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a living room, and a kitchen with a dining area within the compact floor plan.
Check out this time-lapse video of how the house was made: