An innovative scheme for older homeowners to reconfigure their family-sized homes
Working to build community and inter-generational living in existing neighbourhoods
Providing support and expertise to help older homeowners plan for their future
The Abhaile Project
Innovative Smart Ageing Solution
An innovative new scheme for older homeowners to reconfigure their family-sized homes, creating a new rental unit within the house.what we do →
Security & Less Isolation
- · Home is tied up with memories.
- · Designed for evolving needs.
- · Can revert back to a family home.
- · Uses the whole house.
- · Brings young and old together.
- · Boosts retirement income.
Support Ageing In Place
- · Supports the homeowner.
- · Avoids unintended consequences.
- · Optimises existing rules.
160,000 over 50’s currently living alone in family sized houses. [ESRI]
500,000+ people classified as “retired” in 2016 census – up 19% on 2011 [CSO]
Aged 55+ expected to increase from 0.5m in 2011 to 1.4m in 2046. [Housing Agency]
CASE STUDY 1
Pilot Project House 01
A four bedroom detached home in North Dublin. The design incorporates the homeowners wish to share their home while still living comfortably and privately in their own space. There was also a wish to have space for visiting family and to maintain the cosy comfortable features of a family home. The design is a little different from our base design with the inclusion of an additional stairs to allow for both residents to have access upstairs and downstairs. We are working on this project at the moment with a projected completion date of mid 2018view project →
CASE STUDY 2
Pilot Project House 02
A three bedroom semi-detached house. This house is similar to the base design and is a house typical of mature neighbourhoods in Dublin. The existing garage to the side of the house offered further room to create a very comfortable living space downstairs for the homeowner while allowing the upstairs to be an independant space for a person to share. We are working on this project at the moment with a projected completion date of mid 2018view project →
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