A special village for homeless people is being built in the UK, which will provide ten beautiful mini houses for those who are currently living in temporary accommodation, shelters and B&Bs.
The homes – which look absolutely lovely – are expected to be ready just in time for Christmas, with each one containing two loft bedrooms, a shared bathroom,a lounge warmed with a wood burner, mini mini kitchen and dining area.
Organised by social business Social Bite, this pioneering village allows up to 20 homeless people the chance to live in a safe ‘community’ based environment for a temporary period of around 12-18 months, in Edinburgh.
During this period, residents will be supported to develop skills and get their life on the right path, while also benefiting from work placement opportunities and practical employ-ability support.
Architect Jonathon Avery, from Tiny House Scotland, designed the light, airy houses, which are based on his insulated ‘NestHouse’ model.
A prototype house is currently being displayed at the Edinburgh Festival,where members of the public can see what will be built.
With materials supplied and put together by sustainable-minded timber manufacturer Carbon Dynamic, these houses are cost effective, low energy and fully transportable.
Sometimes all you need to turn your life around is the kindness and support of others and hopefully, this will be a happy new start for those in need.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.