Frank Clinton's home by Ghislain Luthers
Architect Dominic Stevens gives tours of the Mimetic house
Children's Mud workshop - creating homes and buildings from Leitrim mud!
Award-winning 'Landscape Room'
'Made' Exhibition of architects' models at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre
On the roof at Susan and Diego's home
Welcome to Inspirational Homes
Inspirational Homes Leitrim documents and makes accessible the diverse ways of building tucked away in our landscape. We hope to facilitate the sharing of experiences, knowledge and skills amongst builders, homeowners, architects, self-builders and anyone with an interest in making sustainable the future of building in Ireland.
GREEN-DOOR is an occasional festival that Inspirational Homes organises. Last held in 2012 we are delighted to be running again this year over the weekend of August 28th-30th. Not long now!
We have an amazing programme of events lined up, open-homes, talks, tours, workshops and exhibitions. Please click here or on the GREEN-DOOR tab, see the on-line brochure, or request a hard copy here.
We have extended our range of homes and buildings into some of Sligo as well as finding more gems in Co Leitrim so there will be something new for everyone. We are very much looking forward to delivering an exciting and stimulating weekend.
This is all possible thanks to: Arts Council of Ireland, Heritage Council of Ireland, Design Ireland 2015, Leitrim Arts and the Community Diaspora Leitrim and the Government Policy on Architecture scheme.
Out charity partner this year is the North West Simon Community - we are delighted to be working with them.
The biggest thanks though goes to all the generous home-owners who are prepared to open their doors this year and share their experiences with you: THANK YOU ALL.
If you would like to volunteer for the weekend then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Green-Door programme was launched last Tuesday at the Dock in Carrick-on Shannon. The programme was uploaded to the website and the brochure has gone to print. It is now available. Read more...
We are delighted to say that funding has come through for Green Door from many different places and we would like to thank the following: Read more...
"Mud and Wood showed us that anyone can build their own house! Féile and Colin are full of enthusiasm, knowledge and inspiration. We spent 8 days with a great group of people; having fun, using unknown muscles and developing our imaginations. My family are now setting off to Mexico to start to build our own Mud and Wood-style hostel. If you are interested in building naturally don't hesitate in coming on the 8-day intensive course!'' Read more...