Another Nigerian man shows off bungalow he reportedly built with N3 million – A Nigerian man named Austin Olykiss weighed in on a recent discussion about whether it was possible to build a standard house for five million naira by displaying his ongoing bungalow construction project, which is more than 50% finished and has only cost him three million naira so far.
The conversation started after Abraham MacHills, another person, shared a picture of a stunning home that he
claimed to have paid five million naira for. Abraham continued by saying that for the same price, anyone with land could build a similar structure.
The post quickly attracted attention, which led to skepticism and inquiries from a large number of people. In an attempt to dispel doubts and provide evidence of the possibility, Austin took to Twitter and showcased his own partially constructed building.
“This is my house, three million naira well spent and supervised by me. Two more million will complete the house. I don’t know why you all are doubting the man. Five million naira can build a two bedroom bungalow aside from furnishing.”
Many individuals have expressed surprise and disbelief, given the prevailing perception that constructing a house
requires significantly larger budgets.
@fdmlearn said; “They cheated you sef. Supervising yourself and spending 3 million isn’t prudence. You’ve been shortchanged by artisans.”
@damola_ade77 said; “I can see that you didnt do German floor (DPC/Ground floor slab). This is one of the reasons why you need an engineer to build for you. The floor of your house will experience damping which will spoil your paints and cause help hazard. When the ground is wet, blocks sock water.”
@Sunkranegram said; “This your house ehn only the roofing and parafet go collect that 3m”
@iam_olykiss said; “I spent around 1.2m on it. The Parapet is designed with a zinc, I got more for less. Everything isn’t luxury, Don jazzy built a house with N250m doesn’t mean a common won’t have a roof over his head for N5m.”
@damola_ade77 said; “How much is the cost of that soild water seal for the whole house and how much is the cost
for German floor. Pls do the math.”
@iam_olykiss said; “Won’t be more than N200k, I understand that y’all builders are not happy but we all know the truth. 5m can build a 2 bed bungalow, quote me
@ArcMaxB said; “Lol, you’d even argue about it. Just wait a few while when you’re done to start seeing what cost of
maintenance will look like. Braze up for damps, cracks and tear.”
This is my house, N3 million well spent and supervised by me. 2 more million will finish the house. I don’t know why you all are doubting the man. N5 million can build a 2 bed bungalow aside furnishing. pic.twitter.com/dE1ALSBmSr
— Austin Olykiss (@iam_olykiss) July 11, 2023