An interesting article in The Guardian asks ten people about their views on the current state of social housing and to look into their crystal balls for thoughts on the future. Here is what environmental activist Anna Lecky, who is helping to establish a tiny house community in Belfast, says:
Over the course of 11 months last year, 148 people who were homeless in Northern Ireland died while waiting for social housing. There’s a massive need for housing, but the shortage of single-person dwellings is a big problem. Tiny houses – sustainably built homes measuring approximately 35 sq metres, rented at low cost, like those designed here by the Holding Project – could be a solution. Other residents might be trying to get on the property ladder or have children who’ve left home. We want to prove there is a demand for change, for the chance to live small and live differently.Image courtesy Tiny House UK.