A compound house in Ghana usually consists of a number of single rooms and chamber and hall rooms on the same compound with shared toilet and bathroom facilities.
The houses are built in such a way that the room faces each other leaving a compound in the middle.
In compound houses in Ghana, tenants share basic facilities such as washrooms, kitchens and electricity meters.
Even though compound houses help to foster a good relationship with people and you can rent one on a low budget, it has its disadvantages. Some of these include ;
Lack of privacy. Privacy is something we cherish a lot. But having privacy in a compound house is next to impossible. You might have someone gossiping about you for no reason.
Due to how tenants in compound houses share basic facilities such as washrooms, electricity meters and others.
Your security and safety are at stake. A compound house is made up of people from various backgrounds. You do not know who would be a neighbour, this poses a high risk due to fear of the unknown. The safety of an individual in a compound house is at stake since you cannot know everything about your neighbours.
Noise is another disadvantage of living in a compound house. You might want to rest after a long or hectic day at work but might be disturbed by noise emanating from the house.
We can’t deny the fact that most compound houses have kids and they disturb a lot. Neighbours might also disturb by loud music.
There are ways we can live a stress-free life in a compound house.
We should avoid entering other tenants’ rooms because it breeds gossip which will eventually lead to misunderstandings and fights.
Complete tasks assigned to you. As an individual in a compound house, in order to prevent misunderstanding you must fulfil all your responsibilities like sweeping and scrubbing.
Avoid unnecessary noise. Playing music at high volume is a major trigger of fights among tenants. The fact that you are happy doesn’t mean your neighbour is. Another tenant might be going through difficulty and needs a quiet environment to think.
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