Building a House in Gambia

28th October 2020
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A lot of people dream about owning their perfect property when it comes to buying a property you may discover it is very hard to find your ideal home. Have you ever thought about building one? It is an exciting thought. Land for sale in the Gambia is available for reasonable prices and the process could allow you to build your dream home. 

Building your dream home is not going to be easy or be a quick project but, if done correctly you could receive a great return on investment in the future whilst living in your perfect home. There are a lot of things you have to do and should do in order to complete a project of this size and we will cover them inside this article.

If you have been thinking about taking part in a home-building development project then perhaps the Gambia could be a great place to situate your property. 

Why the Gambia?

The Gambia is a small country located in West Africa that offers plenty of real estate investment opportunities and value for money. 

There are many areas in the Gambia that provide beautiful homes, land scenery and an array of things to do, whilst living amongst wonderful Gambian culture.

If you are looking for more information into why now might be the time to take a leap into the Gambia real estate market, we have an article that could help.

There are some important factors to consider when building a house within the Gambia.

Permits & Fence Building

Once you have acquired your architectural drawings the next step would be to get your housing plan approved by the planning department which is located within Banjul. This will come at some cost however it is a necessity to get these documents fulfilled. 

Also, it is important that you secure your land. Setting up a structure that covers the circumference of your land will allow you to set boundaries in line with your plans. You need to make sure that you’re building in line with the land you have purchased, making sure not to go out of the boundary.


One of the main factors to consider would be the cost. Buying land in the Gambia may be considered great value, but perhaps you risk running up the cost if you do not manage your resources properly. When it comes to the construction industry at The Gambia prices of materials are always rising, so try to buy in bulk where necessary.

The cost will also depend on the amount of man-power you will need to employ. If you have a great eye for DIY you may not need to pay for as many labourers.

Homes Under Construction

At Blue Ocean Gambia we have select luxury properties under construction right now. Take a look at this three-bedroom luxury villa under construction in Brufut. This property has a modern design, which includes: an open floor plan living room with a dining and kitchen area, as well as 3 large en suite bedrooms with accompanying balconies. This property has a one-car garage and ample parking space is available in the estate.

Find out more information about this property, including the full floor plan and imagery of the prospective design of the property.

Also, if you’re looking out for a bigger property, we have a four-bedroom luxury villa being built in Brufut. Property has a very modern design with large bedrooms and ample parking space. The property comes with 4 en suite bedrooms with the three 1st floor bedrooms having balconies and the master bedroom having an inbuilt closet. The villa has an open floor living area ideal for dining while also featuring a large kitchen and a garage.

Find out more information about this property, including the full floor plan and imagery of the prospective design of the property.

Blue Ocean Gambia

Find your perfect Gambia property with Blue Ocean Properties. No matter the kind of home you’re looking for, we have a fantastic range of houses for sale in the Gambia. We have new builds under construction right now, if the task of building your own property seems a step too far, why not get in touch to see how we can help?

Whether you’re looking for something traditional or modern, we have a great selection of property for sale in the Gambia. Get in touch with our dedicated team of real estate experts. If you’re looking for something a little more flexible, why not rent a property in The Gambia instead? For help finding a property in The Gambia, get in touch with our dedicated team of experts. Contact us here: (+220) 3972583

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