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, selfbuilders and anyone with an interest in making sustainable the future of building in Ireland.
GREEN-DOOR 2015 : We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our third Green-Door Festival this year. The dates have been chosen as August 28th-30th. So put that weekend in your diary now! We are planing to extend 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 planning some exciting collaborations with the Dock arts centre, The Glens and the Leitrim Sculpture Centre with our aim of putting architecture and design for rural living firmly into the sphere of the arts. Watch this space for updates.
We are currently updating our website with the events for Green-Door, this should be completed by the end of July. By then all the homes and events will be online so that you can begin to plan your weekend. Please be patient until then!
Also, we are delighted to be supported by a number of organisistaions this year: 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. So, many thanks to all of them for their support and we look forward to delivering an excting an stimulating weekend.
Out charity partner this year is the North West Simon Community - we are delighted to be working with them.
If you would like to volunteer for the wekend 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 will be available rom the 20th 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...