The tiny home that can be built in four hours

The Philippines faces a massive housing crunch. So one young entrepreneur is using local bamboo to build affordable homes in mere hours.

The Philippines has one of Asia’s fastest-growing populations and it desperately needs more houses –12 million by 2030, according to estimates.   

But it also has an abundance of quick-growing bamboo which can be processed into durable building materials.  

Enter Earl Forlales, a young engineer and entrepreneur from Quezon City. He’s come up with a way to turn bamboo into compact but functional pre-fabricated homes that can be assembled in just four hours.   

Does he have the answer to the Philippines’ housing shortage – and could his idea go global? 

Video by Che Ingles.

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