Our Vision

In response to the challenges facing our local communities, we are developing new ways to enable communities to become more sustainable and resilient, by creating new ‘living village’ developments

Our first living village developments will be located in Herefordshire, where we are based, and where the challenges facing rural communities are particularly acute.

We will work with existing local communities, through open and engaging consultation, to create appropriate developments of high quality energy efficient houses, and develop ways of enhancing existing, and creating new community facilities. Continue reading

The Challenge

Villages are facing a variety of challenges.

Many facilities are under threat – including the shop and Post Office, the school, pub or village hall.

Many young people who wish to stay are moving away due to lack of opportunity, leaving a big gap in the population.

With people living longer and the number of households increasing there is an growing demand for more houses.

There is a lack of housing that is suitable and affordable for older people or younger families. Continue reading

Who are we?

ArchiHaus is a new company with a different approach to sustainable development.

ArchiHaus has been established to promote a new an innovative approach to working with local communities to help them meet the social, economic and environmental challenges they are currently facing.

Our vision is to create new ‘living village’ developments, within existing towns and villages, to enhance the long term viability and resilience of local communities, and transform the quality and energy efficiency of housing provision in the UK.

We are based in Herefordshire, where we live and work, and will initially develop our vision by working with Herefordshire communities that are local to us. We are also currently exploring potential projects throughout England and Wales

Archihaus has been formed by Jonathan Hines and Lars Carlsson, in partnership with one of the UK’s leading sustainable architects, Architype (www.architype.co.uk).