Get thee to the singles colony!

Housing was a big subject in the politisphere last week, with lots of numbers being thrown around. This Dutch project sounds interesting as part of a possible answer.

The Heijmans ONE is a prefabricated home meant for residents who are young, single and just beginning to build their careers. This “not quite” generation, as the company describes them, has a steady job and makes a decent living, just not enough for them to live on their own in an expensive city.


The idea is that the ONE houses will be constructed outside of city centers as a way to make use of underdeveloped plots of land.

It does conjure up visions of singles ghettoes, hidden away out of town. Which could be terribly sad, or ridiculously debauched.

Report Empty Homes

Does exactly what it says in the url- reportemptyhomes.com allows you to inform councils of empty and abandoned buildings. They have teams and powers dedicated to bringing empty homes back into use, but often just don’t know about properties they should be dealing with.

There are estimated to be over 840,000 empty homes in the UK and bringing even just a few of them back into use would save millions of pounds and cut the waste associatd with building new ones.