Home­less vil­lage opens in cap­i­tal

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

A vil­lage has opened in Ed­in­burgh to pro­vide sta­ble ac­com­mo­da­tion to home­less peo­ple as part of cam­paign to erad­i­cate the is­sue in Scotland.

So­cial Bite Vil­lage launched at Gran­ton yes­ter­day to pro­vide places to live and sup­port for up to 20 peo­ple.

The project, be­lieved to be the first of its kind in the UK, is made up of 10 two-bed huts with a cen­tral hub where res­i­dents can so­cialise and ad­mire views over the Firth of Forth.

Josh Lit­tle­john, So­cial Bite co-founder, said: “It feels amaz­ing to see it come to life like this. To see the whole thing come to­gether, it’s re­ally hum­bling.

The trans­portable NestHouses were de­signed by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland, com­pris­ing of a kitchen liv­ing area, bath­room, two be­d­rooms and shrub­bery out­side.

They are built on a 1.5acre site of coun­cil land.

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