East Whins Ecovillage

Category
Community Space, Housing, Sustainable Architecture

An innovative ecovillage of 25 homes – a mix of flats and houses – with co-housing facilities including common room, kitchen and workshops. The overall design is based on two clusters with social space where residents benefit from shared activities including cooking, health, arts and crafts.

Passive solar design is at the heart of the development. Homes have south-facing sunspaces and solar panels to maximise solar gain. Constructed using Scottish timber and insulation with recycled newspapers, the ecovillage meets Scottish silver standards for energy efficiency.

Natural materials

Scottish timber

Passive solar design

Award-winning project

Extensive community engagement