One of the challenges facing most urban centers in the country is lack of affordable and quality housing.
Towns in Taita-Taveta county are not an exception either, and more so the rapidly growing Voi town.
With the increase in town population especially following the establishment of megaprojects such as the Standard Gauge Railway, many residents of Voi are facing an acute shortage of housing facilities yet rents continue rising due the high demand.
Coupled with this is the county’s lack of a housing policy, five years after devolution came into force.
However, a flagship housing project in the 5,000 acre Vindo Multipurpose Cooperative Society has blazed the trail on how the housing challenges of Voi town and its environs can be addressed.
“Voi is growing fast and this growth must be matched with affordable and quality residential and business facilities ”, says the proprietor of the Desa Homes pilot project in Vindo, Pascal Mtula.
The housing project derives its name from the Italian word “desa” which means village.
The project located on 2 acres of the gently rolling Voi landscape offers one a commanding view of the Tsavo plains, the picturesque Mbololo hills on one side and the awe-inspiring Sagalla hills on the other.
Tenants can enjoy sun downers from the comfort of a balcony as the witness the magical colours of the setting sun behind Rong’e hills, themselves a wonder to behold and feast one’s eyes upon.
“Desa will have 13 housing units comprising 3 and 4 bedroom master en suites, with an individual port parking for every tenant” says Mtula.
The fully furnished housing units comprise among other creature comforts; state of the art wardrobes, furniture, 43 inch TVs, wall fans to beat the Voi heat, sitting rooms, kitchen and individual balconies for the upper floors.
Tenants, apart from enjoying the beautiful scenery, will also watch the standard gauge railway trains zooming past, just astride the main Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
“With the establishment of the SGR the prices of plots and housing facilities around the project are likely to go up and buyers need to take this early opportunity to secure these housing units and play a part in the economic growth of Voi town,” says Mtula.
The housing units are located barely a kilometre from the main Nairobi-Mombasa highway and about double the distance from Voi town.
The Tsavo national park the largest game conservancy in the country is located about five kilometers away.
Each unit is selling at Sh 13m. buyers can also secure the houses on negotiable lease prices of between 5 and 10 years.(430words).
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