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Sustainable houses - the solution

Do you find it difficult to build 30,000 houses in 3 years? Well, it's possible to build over 200,000. The interior of the country has suffered a loss of millions of people in recent decades. We need to revitalize rural areas, starting with regions close to small, medium, and large cities. Rehabilitation is not a solution, so we must build a new housing aesthetic that is ecological and sustainable.


In Portugal, the fundamental basis for attracting people is the house. And then comes employment, education, and health. With people, everything happens. The first to migrate will be those who work in telecommuting activities, among other professions for whom distance is not an obstacle. Others will follow, eager for a better, healthier, and more eco-sustainable life.


The house has become a parasite that consumes most of the family's resources, impoverishing and limiting it throughout life.


High house prices are not fought with repression but with the construction of sustainable housing that does not mortgage the future of parents and children.


We need to build 200,000 houses in the next 3 years, and that is possible as long as the government and municipalities organize and make land available, with the guarantee that they will not be resold by opportunistic speculators.


308 municipalities building an average of 220 houses annually with 200 m2 of land make up more than 200,000 houses in 3 years and the trifle of some 40 hectares of land per municipality, if that much. We can achieve much more than that if we want to, because 220 small houses per year per municipality is little, very little. We would have to be too incompetent and stupid not to be able to do that.


Four people can easily assemble a 40m2 house in 15 days. A couple with one child happily lives in a small and beautiful 40 or 50 m2 house on some 200 m2 of land, designed to grow sustainably as the family grows. And with a payment of no more than 200 euros per month, for 12 years. After which they will be proud owners of their own home. Small but comfortable, ecological, and beautiful. And, above all, economically sustainable.

In the images, I show you a 40 m2 house assembled in 12 days, first, and then expanded to 140 m2 in 3 more weeks. It was the first, and today we know how to do it more quickly, on a larger scale.


It is not with the invasion of private property, repression against Local Accommodation, or temporary rent subsidies that we solve the housing issue. The problem is solved with the construction of hundreds of thousands of Sustainable Houses that provide security to families. And the future


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