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
GREEN-DOOR 2015 was a huge success!!
Held over the weekend of August 28th-30th Green-Door attracted hundreds of people to Co's Leitrim and Sligo for a weekend packed with open-homes, talks, tours, workshops and exhibitions.
This year's Festival of Rural Architecture was an extremely exciting and stimulating weekend which all started with our fantastic panel at the opening debate on Friday night and continued through to the last home open on Sunday afternoon and the safe return of all the cyclists. A full report on all the events and a photo gallery will be up on the website in the next few weeks.
This was all made possible thanks to the : 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 eagerly awaiting the final totting up of the monies collected.
The biggest thanks though goes to all the generous home-owners who were prepared to open their doors this year and share their experiences with you: THANK YOU ALL.
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.
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...