We’re not the only ones who are busy at the moment (did you catch our recent project round-up on Facebook?), our friends in the Broadhempston Community Land Trust (CLT) have been hard at work continuing their development of six affordable, self-built eco-homes. The scheme is enabling local residents, in housing need, to create and own a house within their local community – creating a solution to the ever rising, and often unobtainable housing market in this area (and the skills they’re learning during the building process are giving us a run for our money!) – Did you catch the news coverage on the BBC earlier this year?
All Timber Frames are really happy to be involved in this community-led project. To date, four of the houses have been erected and we are due to deliver the last two houses later this week. After erecting the structural timber frame, the community of builders will take over to finish the work, including internally lining the external wall panels with straw bales.
Keep up with the project over on the Broadhempston CLT Facebook page!
Over the coming months, there will be a number of similar Community Land Trust projects, providing much needed affordable housing in rural communities across Devon and Cornwall.