AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, blik tin + huis house.
A house constructed of corrugated iron: either a prefabricated wood-and-iron structure, or a squatter’s makeshift home.See also tin.
1949J. MockfordGolden Land 250Nine miles south of Pretoria is General Smuts’s ‘blik-huis’ (tin-house) at Irene, where he farms. General Smuts calls his house a ‘blik-huis’ because, originally, it was a British Army cantonment of corrugated iron.
1987South 2 July 5They have now been further angered by..another rent increase expected in September for ‘blikhuise’ which the residents say ‘is not worth it’.
either a prefabricated wood-and-iron structure, or a squatter’s makeshift home.
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