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 : At last 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 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 also planning some exciting collaborations with the Dock arts centre 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.
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.
We are continually updating our information and, if you think your home or building project would fit into the Inspirational Homes website and you would like to share your experiences, then please do get in touch.
If you would like to volunteer or offer ideas for the wekend then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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...