Thoughts on the future of housing.

Cooking in a WikiHouse

Firstly an apology, It's been far too long since we updated this site, sorry about that. We have been doing a lot of work on the maps behind the idea and not so much on the build. Thankfully the structure is a lot more finished than the last image we left you with. As you can see we have a working kitchen which is awesome and have enjoyed several sunny days with the big bifold doors open. Everything is now up, installed and operational with just the external rendering and a few snagging bits to finish off.

As we approach a year since we started this journey we feel like it's time to reflect what we have learnt along the way. About building, about processes and about people who want to push housing forward and those who don't. We will be sharing more of our insights over the next few weeks. As well as this we will also be sharing updates on the broader ambition to enable more people in Birmingham to be part of a self-build revolution across the city. 

We have met with the great, the good and the not so good from the city council to understand where the best opportunities lie as well as speaking with a few other large landowners keen to make more of their land holdings. It feels like we are on the cusp of an exciting few years for housing in the city and we want to make sure that the custom, self-build and community build sector can contribute to this. 

In the meantime, head over to Medium to read a piece which Alastair from WikiHouse and myself have submitted to the All Party Parliamentary Group on new sources of Housing Supply.  And sign up to register your interest in self build so we can show there are lots of prospective home builders out there just waiting for their chance to contribute.