Energy and water efficiency are at the core of a sustainable build, but sustainability comes from a much wider set of factors. These will incorporate social sustainability alongside economic and environmental considerations. Doing this will promote physical and mental health for us and a well planet to live on.
Our co-housing approach, where individual homes are private, but land, water and energy systems are shared, enables residents to do more with less. It also encourages social interaction and skills which can be lost in more insular housing developments.
- Food is grown communally, with households growing 50 – 80 per cent of their fruit and vegetables
- Chickens provide eggs for residents, and sheep are kept for grazing and meat bees help out with honey!
- The land provides food and a water catchment area, but also offers space for social activities