[ Meet the inhabitants ]
Hailed as a pioneering design in 2006, we returned to Great Bow Yard 17 years later to speak to the inhabitants about community building, eco-living and inspiring a generation
[ Read Clair & Alan's Story ]
For us, it was a bit of a leap of faith because the houses were quite different and people would say, "Oh, I wouldn't buy one of those. They won't last 20 years." We don't get that anymore.
[ Read Duncan's Story ]
I think the imaginativeness of the design is what always gets me. So many different ideas come together to make it such a habitable place.
[ Read Chrissie's Story ]
I came across articles about this project and I just fell in love with it. I saw the drawings and I thought, yeah, I'm going to make a big change and I'm going to jump in.
[ Read Beth's Story ]
It being an eco-development, I'd say it has attracted a particular kind of 'nomad.' People who think about their impact. That's what we need on this planet, people making better decisions.