“I still can’t quite believe that the same architects who designed Terminal 5 and the Cheesegrater have designed my house,” says Wendy Omollo. “To have people as grand as that doing low-cost housing projects is really quite amazing.”
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The unit has been nicknamed “the Monopoly hotel” due to its shape and color. Overall, it took just eight weeks to build the Y-Cube in the factory and one more week to install it on the site. The units will be available to rent for £140 per week, and the YMCA expects the project to have paid for itself in 15 years with a 5% return for investors. (Humble-Homes)