Man builds dream house over 10 years with his hands

David Zim had no plan and little money, but plenty of determination

27 January 2021 - 10:51 By Promise Marupeng
David Zim's log house in Hector Peterson section of Zamdela township in Sasolburg, Free State, is a sight to behold. He built the house with his hands.
David Zim's log house in Hector Peterson section of Zamdela township in Sasolburg, Free State, is a sight to behold. He built the house with his hands.
Image: ANTONIO MUCHAVE

State-issued houses, better known as RDPs, are often not enough to meet the needs of the recipients.

It is for this reason that many of these houses are upscaled into comfortable homes as soon as it become financially possible for the owners to do so.

One such owner is David Zim, who took 10 years to upgrade his RDP house in Zamdela township, Sasolburg. It took him 10 years, because it was a big and unique project for which he did not have enough resources, save his willpower and loads of determination.


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