UBU provides innovation around the housing challenges that face the people of Cape Town, South Africa, with a strong focus on an informal settlement community in Philippi East, called Sweet Home Farm.

We work with local communities to create housing solutions using processes and self-build technologies tried and tested by the UBU team and communities they work alongside. UBU Facilitate aids in the process that leads to community led participation and design, and UBU Build activates the building using sustainable and appropriate materials.


Habitat for Humanity South Africa have been monitoring our progress in Sweet Home Farm over the last few years and have produced this lovely booklet, 'Successful participatory informal settlement upgrading in Philippi' which gives a greater insight into what has been happening, and our particular involvement. We thank Habitat for Humanity South Africa for this incredible contribution.