- Virtually every Pole can afford his own house. You can have a detached apartment for the price of a used mid-range car
- Of course, there is a catch – such a house is the equivalent of a “micro-apartment” from a big city
- However, if we spend a little more, about 160,000, we can already have a house with a usable area of 42 meters
- One of the popular companies offers yet another solution. House with instructions, for self-assembly. Everything is possible in the price of the new VW Golf
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Credit is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain, the prices of materials and labor are skyrocketing and we have uncertainty about what the future holds, unprecedented for years. In other words, now is not the perfect time to build your own home.
However, for many Poles, moving to their own home outside the city is the biggest dream of their lives. Is it really impossible to implement in difficult times?
While building a “classic” home, especially near major cities, tends to outpace the middle class today, there are quite a few alternative options. We looked at it and tried to find the cheapest detached house in Poland.
A modular house for up to 65,000 zloty
Modular homes have been a real hit in recent years. They are not classic constructions that need a foundation. On the other hand, companies come with ready-made factory-made components and simply assemble them on site.
Of course, such a house will not be as durable and comfortable as the “classic”. But it can be set up cheaply and quickly. How cheap?
Of course everything depends on the background. Modulovve company states that it can build houses up to 35 m² at a price of 70 to 90 thousand. zloty.
The Hocomo company, in turn, offers a detached equivalent of a “micro-apartment” from the major cities. It offers a house with a usable area of only 16 m², but with a terrace. The price is less than 80 thousand. zloty.
On classifieds sites you will find offers from builders who ensure that they build a small modular house for up to 65,000. zloty. Construction will take 2-3 months, although of course it all depends on how busy the company is.
The house is a house, but of course the property has to be built on the plot. It all depends on the size and location. Keep in mind, though, that a year-round home with heating and access to basic amenities can be bought for the price of an average used car.
Modular houses are built without foundation and parts of them come from factories
However, it is not the case that modular homes are only for those with smaller budgets. There are also properties for several hundred thousand. PLN, and there is no shortage of projects with swimming pools or other luxury.
Build your own house
This is another trend seen in recent years, although it is certainly more niche than modular homes. Well, many people do not want to use the services of builders and build a house from scratch.
There are also companies that sell manuals for building such houses. The most popular of these is “Build a Home Yourself”, which means it has already helped build 20,000 properties. people. Such a project with a manual usually costs PLN 450-500.
Labor costs are falling, but of course you have to buy building materials. The company “Zbuduj sam dom” calculates that a frame house with an area of 70 m² in the developer standard will cost us a total of 136 thousand. zloty. However, it is worth noting that these are the prices from the end of 2021, now you have to prepare for slightly higher costs. In any case, this is a price that is comparable to a well-equipped VW Golf straight out of the salon.
However, is building your own house really a challenge that an ordinary Kowalski can handle? There are “support groups” on social media for those who have undertaken this. There’s no shortage of people making sure they’re successful – usually with the help of their relatives. However, this is a demanding and time consuming task. This way we save a lot of money, but we certainly have to prepare for a huge challenge.
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Paradoxically, however, the daredevils are being helped by the crisis. Well, in the current situation, many people give up building a house at some point, even if the foundations are already there. You can “take over” such a house and build it yourself.
Cheap house in a cheap municipality?
Do we dream of a house, but do we live in an expensive region of Poland? You can of course consider moving. This isn’t advice for everyone, but if you have a remote job such a move could mean moving into your own home relatively easily.
Also see: These are the richest and poorest municipalities and counties in Poland. The differences are huge
A good quality house in Warsaw, Wrocław, Krakow or the Tri-City often means a cost of several million. It’s not much cheaper in the suburbs. In the least prosperous municipalities, such as Stream Gorny in the province. in Lublin or Przytuła in Podlasie you can find detached real estate at prices from 2-2.5 thousand. PLN per m² In Potok Górny, for example, we found a house of 100 meters for 230 thousand. zloty.
Author: Mateusz Madejski, journalist at Business Insider Polska