Without this project we wouldn’t have had a house in the area. I grew up a couple of miles away on Rothiemurchus but there was just no chance of us being able to move back. When you see the house prices just now on the open market, it’s just not achievable for people who actually live and work in the here, particularly since it’s become a National Park.
Communities Housing Trust helped us by combining a discounted self-build plot with the Rural Housing Burden, a model we really believe can help other people too. The property also has low running costs, which massively impacts affordability.