Homeless village opens in capital
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.