Young dad builds his own double storey dream house

Young dad builds his own double storey dream house

- Thabo Kolodi recently showed off his double storey house, which he built using corrugated iron sheets and wood

- The young dad grew tired of waiting for the government to deliver on their promise of a RDP house

- So, he took matters into his own hands and built his dream home

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In 2014, Kolodi was promised a RDP house by the local North West municipality. However, he soon came to the realisation that they would not fulfil their promise.

The young father, who lived with his baby mama and their child in a small shack in Ikageng, decided he was going to take matters into his own hands.

So, in 2015 he started to collect building materials, which he would use to build a double storey dream house.

Fast forward three years and Kolodi's dream is nearly completed. Briefly.co.za learned the double storey house consists of seven rooms, a porch, balcony and a garden- where kids usually like to play.

Young dad builds his own double storey dream house

Thabo Kolodi in front of the dream house he built. Photo credit: Potchefstroom Herald.

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According to the Potchefstroom Herald, Kolodi uses two of the rooms as bedrooms and then another one as a guestroom.

The report added the house also has a kitchen, bathroom and lounge. Despite all the hard work he has put into the house thus far, Kolodi is far from done.

He plans to replace the crooked metal stairs with wood and he still needs to cover the walls inside the house with wood as well.

Young dad builds his own double storey dream house

Kolodi and his girlfriend on their porch. Photo credit: Potchefstroom Herald

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Every night Kolodi would work on his house to make it better. However, there is still a lot of work left and he needs building materials such as wood and corrugated iron sheets.

Kolodi would do peace jobs to provide for his family and buy stuff he needs. But, sometimes he would ask other people if he could have the materials they have thrown away.

Young dad builds his own double storey dream house

Kolodi on his balcony. Photo credit: Potchefstroom Herald.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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