This thesis talks about the developement of a protoype for affordable housing in the Ashanti region of Ghana. The building, which is realised with a budget of 6000 US$, provides a living space for a low-income family consisting of 4-5 members. In the course of this thesis traditional architecture of the region is introduced and forms, together with an analysis of the current housing situation, the context in which this design takes place. Building in the hot-humid tropics as well as the introduction and analsys of various building materials and techniques are also discussed. The most important topic however, is an efficient management of the given budget. Lastly ways to expand and adapt the design are suggested.