Man Builds Luxurious House Worth R417k in Village, Thanks Wife for Supporting Him

Man Builds Luxurious House Worth R417k in Village, Thanks Wife for Supporting Him

  • Ken Muthuri's dream to be a homeowner was deep in his heart, and he would screenshot photos of beautiful homes whenever he saw them online
  • In November 2021, he finally started the process of building his own home, and more than a year later, he thanks God and his wife for standing by him
  • He encouraged those, especially average-income earners to pursue their dreams of owning a house as it is possible with proper planning

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A Kenyan man from Meru County has detailed his journey to becoming the newest homeowner, which has cost him R417,519.

Man shows off his house.
A man stands proudly in front of the luxurious house that he has finished building. Photo: Ken Muthuri.
Source: UGC

Ken brings his dream to life

Ken Muthuri said his desire to build a house for his family began a few years ago, and he would often screenshot pictures of his dream house whenever he came across them on social media.

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Muthuri, who works in the security sector, said in November 2021, he began the process and though he did not have enough money, he had faith and determination that the project would be completed seamlessly.

"I did not have much money then, but I trusted God that everything would be okay. So I would take screenshots of my dream houses. So in November 2021, I contacted a friend of mine and told him of my plan to build a house and he helped me come up with a plan," he said.

Muthuri said he chose affordable building materials for his new house and devised building stages that fit his budget.

"I had a good plan and strategy, and I think it was how I made it to build the house," he added.

Muthuri thanks wife

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The man, who is also pursuing a Master's Degree from the University of Nairobi, also thanked his wife for supporting him during the process.

"I have got a very supportive wife and kids. They have been a pillar of strength as I built the house. Whenever I went down on cash, she always chipped in and helped out," he said.

He encouraged average-income earners to pursue their dreams of owning a house.

"I thank God, and I would like to tell you that there is power in starting. I cannot tell you where I got all the money needed for the house, but somehow, I did it. Building a house as an average income earner is possible with proper planning and budgeting," he said, saying the house has so far cost him R417k

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In a similar story, Briefly News shared that a man went on social media to show off his newly built house in Limpopo, and the post was a hit. Building a house from scratch is no easy feat and it seems the guy's hard-earned money was well spent.

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Mzansi people praised the man for his accomplishment and raved about the beautiful home in the comments.

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