Futures Forum: Help to Buy: housebuilders and homeowners benefit...
Futures Forum: Building between 240,000 and 245,000 homes a year
Social Rent total
Affordable housing supply plummets 26% in a year | News | theguardian.com
Families priced out as number of affordable homes drop by 26% | Money | theguardian.com
Should more house-hunters be looking to build for themselves?
Futures Forum: Self-build: part two
There are more government initiatives:
Futures Forum: Self-build: latest government initiative
But there are alternatives:
Houses don't have to be bought to be 'affordable':
Build-to-rent tenants jump queue for family-size homes
Build-to-rent tenants jump queue for family-size homes | Society | The Guardian
Houses don't have to be built by one family for one family
▶ Intro film to collectivecustombuild.org - YouTube
Collective Custom Build
Video Examples We want to make a film that can be used as an advocacy tool to raise awareness of the real need to promote custom build as part of the solution to the UK’s housing crisis – and show that it is possible. Below is a list of videos that are a useful reference for us as we develop this film in terms of style, tone, use of music, characterisation, length and content. Please get in touch with recommendations. here. – Great format for talking an audience through a complex concept in 2 minutes. Talking person, zooming in and out, looks simple to achieve technically. – here. - Crowd-sourced selection of lo-fi video created on camera phones and collated by the producers. Currently in cinemas. Good music selection, happy, positive. Potential production method to get videos from people who have self-built? – here. - Low Impact Living Affordable Community (LILAC)’s story of how their collective self-build project evolved. Nice happy graphics, soft-fades, simple film. Bright white background evokes clarity and freshness, as does the crystal clear audio (plucked strings and reverb…) – here. Aimed at the same kind of audience we have / simple use of characters (2 or 3 on the design side, 2 or 3 on the resident side – each with a mix of characters in case as a viewer you don’t like one of them) / kids are important / titling people is important (like ‘resident’ – this says ‘electorate’ to local authority politicians). Backdrops, soft-focus, nice light on site. Highly resourced. Film crew camped on site to get just the right shots, they know techniques, they have equipment. Its more BBC-like, but its still creatively put together. More about the project here. – Film made by Design for Homes for the Housing Design Awards 2012 – here. Film made by Ash Sakula. With a good storyline, this is achievable with our resources. – here. Film made to clearly and concisely describe the wikihouse concept and its application in Rio de Janiero. Simple technology, camera phones, skype video calls, but a good storyline and well scripted. – Applewood – here. Short film updating progress on the Applewood development in Cashes Green, Stroud. Led by the Cashes Green CLT group.
Motivating Collective Custom Build | AHRC funded practice-based housing research
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