Bunker Housing

Brighton families commence work on self-build project

Bunker Housing Co-operative has started self-building its first affordable and environmentally friendly homes for low-income families.

The self-building housing co-op hosted a celebration event on 8th December, which included a site visit.

Bunker was co-founded by Martyn Holmes and his partner Agata Bogacka, who live in Brighton with their two children.

They had spent five years searching for ways to secure affordable housing in the city.

“Our celebration event was a big success and shows the interest out there in new affordable, self-built housing in the city,” said Martyn.

“Bunker has given us a way out of the private rented sector, which is increasingly unaffordable for so many people in Brighton.

“We believe that building our own community-led and owned housing is the best housing solution for our families and will allow us to stay in the city that we have helped to build.

“It’s been a tough journey in many ways, but it’s definitely been worthwhile, we are really excited to move into our new homes later this year and get cracking on the second site.”

Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust is encouraging people who support projects such as Bunker to join the local self-build and custom housebuilding register with Brighton & Hove City Council.

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