Gallery: The Yard is an Ambitious Self-Build Estate Constructed to BREE...

When a former industrial manufacturing yard in Bristol was put up for sale in 2000, a determined group of locals banded together with a plan to purchase the land and construct quality, self-built houses with neighborhood resources allotted to benefit the community. The result was the creation of the Ashley Vale Action Group (AVAG), which successfully built an estate of unique houses that conform to BREEAM standards. The homes sit alongside play areas and the project even boast a city farm within its boundaries.

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