How long must I wait for a response after I apply?

Once you have submitted your application, we commit to responding to you within two weeks to let you know whether your application has moved to the next stage, or been declined. Please note: there is no guarantee that your application will be approved, even if it has moved past the first stage. There are a number of factors we consider during the approval process.

Do I need a title deed?

Unfortunately, the law requires formal approval from the building council, who requires that the applicant has a title deed to their property. This means that, for now, we require a title deed to be able to build. An important part of our long-term ambition is to be able to overcome this barrier and we are constantly engaging with the council and looking for innovative ways to solve this problem.

Do you build in my area?

At the moment we are only building in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. We have received applications from all over Cape Town, as well as other parts of South Africa and abroad, which helps us determine where we should expand to in the future. Due to limited capacity, however, we will only be able to respond directly to applicants who have applied for properties in Khayelitsha. Applicants from other areas will be kept in our system so that we have your details and can contact you if we begin operating in your area.

Do I qualify?

We are committed to expanding our reach to as many people as possible, so keep checking back here in case we have updated our criteria list. We are actively working to expand our presence to new areas of Cape Town and beyond, as well as to be able to work with people without title deed. At the moment, to be considered, we require: - Title deed - Property in Khayelitsha, Cape Town - Space in your backyard for rental flats