Arts & Lifestyle This shack will change everything you think you know about design

This shack will change everything you think you know about design

A self-taught Capetonian builder living in a township has stunned people with the incredible interior design of his shack.

Photographer Joshua Rubin met a man named Fernando Mkhabela while he was looking for a builder and what he found inside Mkhabela’s house has amazed social media users.

What looks like an unassuming, informal shack from the outside is a stunning three-bedroomed apartment on the inside.

According to a video posted to social media, Rubin had been in need of a builder when he met Mkhabela, who originally hails from Mozambique. The video takes you on a journey of Mkhabela’s inspiring home in Joe Slovo township.

You can watch the full video here:

We went back to his shack on the second floor of a container and when I saw it I was blown away. It has running water, electricity and the architecture is amazing. The best part about it is he did it all himself. We became good friends and I can’t wait to do more work with him!

Joshua Rubin

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