DemoDev are using the power of data to help build communities. They are exploring ways to make finding land easy, quick and transparent. They want to give people the opportunity to build their own home and have a real impact on the housing crisis. Find out more about DemoDev and WikiHouse in a Learning Lab conversation with Andy Reeve. Following this Andy will lead a mini-wikihouse build in our Festival Hub.
As a recent winner of the Geovation prize, DemoDev are working with Land Registry and Ordnance Survey data in collaboration with Birmingham City Council to unlock underused land and turn it into open designed, sustainable, adaptable homes. Utilising the revolutionary WikiHouse system to bring the people who live in the houses into the building of those houses and turn them into homes. To help introduce a real movement towards enabling a new sector of house builders and realise the potential of #citizenbuild. Homes which are in areas people want to live in, which can be self built and can grow and change as their owner’s lives evolve. A platform to dramatically lower the barriers of custom build housing.