Community housing

SELF-SUFFICIENT HOUSING COMMUNITY

This scheme is to explore ways of developing a rural community of houses with shared land and facilities.  Land use has become a important issue to us, and this way of developing in rural areas aims to make the most of the land without over developing it, to benefit the soil, increase biodiversity, reduce energy consumption and strengthen existing rural communities.  The shared land that is allocated to this community of houses is secured for food and fuel production, allowing the community to be self-sufficient, even in a post peak-oil world.  The design includes high quality communal spaces and facilities including a hall, playground, storage, workshops, offices, gardens and greenhouses.  Creating a community like this is Janna's life-long ambition, and she is currently gathering a group of interested people in the south of the UK and developing the scheme further in her spare time.