HOMER & THE SOCIAL BITE VILLAGE
UPDATE: There are now six residents, with more due to move in later this Summer. They have settled in well, and contributing much to the growth of this exciting new community. Homer will be fully fitting out the remaining tiny houses later this July, with the bits and pieces that make a house a home. A big thank you to the many customers who have helped out by donating purchases. Some items still need to be bought, so we would be delighted to guide you to buying those last few things, to complete this round of the Social Bite project. Please ask in either of our shops, send us an email, or ring (0131 225 3168 / 01887 820802).
A special mention to Natasha in our Edinburgh shop, who has been spending most of her shifts for the last few weeks cutting, pinning and sewing, to fit out each home with curtains. Each home has seven windows, so she has been VERY busy!.
WHAT DROVE US TO BEING INVOLVED? Well, everyone deserves a home. It doesn't have to be a palace but it needs to be safe, robust and bedded into a community. This project has grown from grassroots. It is not a substitute for state responsibility, more a demonstration that many of us want to help and feel that not enough is being done. You can keep apace of developments via the charity's dedicated website social-bite.co.uk