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Using the Home for Income Generation:-Home Based Enterprises and Implications for Housing Policy in Nigeria

Adeokun , C. O. and Ibem, Eziyi O. (2014) Using the Home for Income Generation:-Home Based Enterprises and Implications for Housing Policy in Nigeria. Using the Home for Income Generation:-Home Based Enterprises and Implications for Housing Policy in Nigeria. pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

Several housing types were surveyed in Osun and Ogun States, South West Nigeria, in two studies focusing on housing design and domestic space use. These types- public and private sector housing (multiple and single household dwellings) - provided real opportunities to investigate the prevalence of the use of dwellings for commercial activities. The results of the analysis of 612 households showed that despite differences in the educational and cultural ‘capital’ that generally result in distinct differences in domestic practices, the use of the domestic dwelling for small scale commercial and business activities remains a prevailing component of Yoruba housing. This was most prominent in dwellings occupied by low and average income residents. The findings suggest the need for architects/designers, planners and policy makers to focus on its implications for housing policies and architectural and urban design solutions; particularly in relation to housing schemes aimed at lower income earners. Consequently, this paper proposes policy options and design solutions that accommodate home based enterprises within the domestic domain

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: home based enterprises, housing design, housing policy, Yoruba domestic architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 14:14
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 09:49
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3101

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