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£2,295raised of £7,500 target by 75 supporters

Weʼre raising £7,500 to finish building our affordable eco-home prototype. REACH is a non-profit social enterprise making sustainability available to everyone.

Location
Sheffield, England, S2 3EE
Time left
21 days to go

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There’s a crisis in housing. Whole generations face the prospect of never being able to own their own home, Not enough houses are being built, and those that are are way too expensive.
The answer lies with REACH Homes. Our unique and beautiful shipping container conversions offer a 1200 sq ft 2-bed solar-powered, highly insulated, cheap-to-run eco home - from just £65,000! And YOU can help us!

Secure, versatile, customisable and carbon-neutral, our homes will be built on brownfield land by apprentices learning a trade alongside experts and the new owners. Set in beautifully landscaped grounds, with a AAA energy rating and using up to 80% recycled materials in the construction, our homes are good for you and good for the planet!

But even better, we are non-profit, so the money we make from building or renting these homes will be put back to work. We will be helping to address homelessness and energy poverty and building more homes to house others who need to get out of sub-standard rented property, first- time buyers currently priced out of the market and the huge number of single person households. We can help those people build up equity and keep more of their money!

We are building this project on a shoestring! We need to finish our prototype home and market it effectively so that we attract the right kind of ethical investor to take the project forward. All funds raised will be directed to that goal. You can help us make this vision a reality and possibly change the housing market. Please help by donating today!

Everyone joining us on our journey by donating will receive a unique interactive game at the end of the campaign. Created especially for us, it will allow you too to experience the roller-coaster pleasures and perils of starting a game-changing housing social enterprise! Not to be missed!!!

Come and see the prototype home at Heeley City Farm, Alexandra Rd, Sheffield S2 3EE
www.Facebook.co.uk/REACH Homes for further details.

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  • Jon Johnson

    Jon Johnson

    a day ago

    Jon Johnson

    Hi all, we continue to edge closer to target, with progress on the build still very much in the finishing off phase. How about clearing hop all those awkward present loose ends with a donation to REACH instead of socks or hankies? Just put the donation in as before and send me the details of the recipient and we will post/email a beautiful hand-crafted energy-efficient certificate of thanks and a message on your behalf! This is available for everyone so if someone you know wants ideas for a loved one far away point them in our direction!

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  • Jon Johnson

    Jon Johnson

    a month ago

    Jon Johnson

    As we progress with the project, and our next visit from the Council gets closer (Friday) and we expect the Homes and Communities Agency on 15th it will be great to tell them that this support is out there! If you have donated thank you so much, and please share with anyone you know who believes in a fairer housing market (or who has kids in their 30's living at home!). If you haven't had chance yet there's still a fortnight to go so please dig deep and match our commitment to making this project happen for those that really need it!

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  • Jon Johnson

    Jon Johnson

    a month ago

    Jon Johnson

    Thanks to everyone who has put their hard-earned money in so far! You are fabulous people and will soon be getting your exclusive REACH Homes gift! Please spread the word - we know everyone supports the supply of affordable housing and we want to be the only company meeting that need on a not-for-profit basis! If you know anyone with any interest in supplying insulation, timber, wood and more importantly time - please ask them to get in touch Together we can change the housing market!

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    Dec 9, 2016

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    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2016

    £20.00

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    Nov 21, 2016

    £50.00

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Jon Johnson

Jon Johnson

Sheffield, England, S2 3EE

REACH Homes is a social enterprise based in Sheffield. We’ve grown from another recycling business where our founder, Jon, spotted an opportunity to do something cool with shipping containers that metamorphosed into a plan to change the housing market - in favour of the buyers!

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