A home is your own intimate and familiar space. It allows you to create a boundary - between the inside and the outside, between the private and the public between "us" and "them". Your home is a protective space in which privacy, security, comfort and freedom are possible. It provides you with a sense of identity. And today, probably more than ever before, your house is a solid investment. Your physical shelter is your financial shelter as well. Buying a home is truly a symbol of success.
But in today's India, for increasingly large numbers of people, the dream of owning a home is rapidly receding. While the rich have retreated to the comfort of their gated communities and the slum dwellers have accepted the squalor of their slums in return for the security that their permanence provides, spiraling costs are putting housing out of reach of a large section of the population in the middle.
It does not have to be so. PA Ananthanarayanan, Founder of Universal Dwellings says, "The dream of a owning a house is not about luxury nor is it about life style. It is not about world class amenities or high end specifications. It is not about home automation nor is it about green buildings. At the most basic level it is about living in and calling it, a home of your own."
Universal Dwellings is dedicated to building a new generation of homes - homes that are within reach of each one of us, homes that are well built and that are easy to maintain, homes that we will be proud to own.