Group set to create 'first' self build housing community in Wales

A group of self builders stood next to a poster
The Gŵyr Community Land Trust from the Gower are made up of volunteers (Image credit: Gŵyr Community Land Trust)

A revolutionary housing development is set to take shape in the Gower, Wales, driven by community effort to help provide more houses locally.

Thanks to a grant from the Welsh Government, the project will mark the first self built housing community in the country, called Gŵyr Community Land Trust (Gŵyr CLT), where residents contribute their labour or "sweat equity," to build their homes.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.