Transformation of houses can be said to be well associated to modernization forces where people desire to adopt their houses to better suit their needs in time and place. Transformation of houses can also be seen as an aspect of human settlement development because during the other house types emerge. Understanding this phenomenon may contribute to the knowledge on urban housing evolu-tion. Transformation of houses also assumes greater significance in view of demonstrating how developmental aspects and dynamic qualities of houses in informal settlements could form a basis for a low -cost housing development.