Accumul8 is an incredible organisation that are empowering homeless people through creativity. Founded by Marice Cumber, winner of the Social Entrepreneur Leader Award 2016, here's their inspirational story...
I've grown up with architecture in my blood (my dad's an architect) and I've had the privilege of working with some truly brilliant architects.
But, as a design-led developer, I fundamentally believe that the way developers and architects interact needs to change – and that will only benefit the end customer!
Finding land for sale to start your self-build in London can be nigh on impossible. With your help, things could start to change.
Since April 2016 it has become law for councils to assess the number of people who want to build their own homes. We know this is something a lot of people would love to do.
This is your chance to let the politicians know that there is a demand and that you and people like you want to build your own homes.
If enough of us sign up, we will be able to lobby parliament and councils to release land to people like you.
Now you can easily in the area of London you would like to live in!
There seems to be unanimous support for the idea that we are in a housing crisis. There also seems to be a shared belief that we can simply build our way out of the problem.
But here at Inhabit Homes, we’ve always felt uncomfortable with the idea that simply building 250,000 new homes is a panacea to the pain.
After all, would you be happy to settle for living in a low quality new build with a hefty price tag?
No? Us neither. And neither would most people, a recent RIBA study suggests 75% of us would never wish to live in a new build home.
So what’s the answer? Collaboration!