One-for-Two Homes

One-For-Two Homes is a Social Self-Build model, designed to unlock the potential of unused sites in London, and provide affordable housing for self-builders and social renters.

Created by Toodio and in partnership with The Micro-Developments Bureau


We are in the process of creating a model for self builders and councils to develop small plots of council land on a leasehold basis to create new unique One-For-Two Homes, affordable and social.

We work with self-build principles to create two homes costing less that the price to buy one on the open market. One of those homes for the self-builder and the other for a local authority social rent. This system creates incentives for both local authorities and first-time-buyers looking to get onto the housing market.

These infill developments are aimed at existing social residential communities to densify estates, providing more affordable housing and social rented properties without the normal disruption of larger scale and private developments.

At One-For-Two we are working to create a model for the self-builders, councils and financial funders to work together to get the best out of existing residential communities. We are developing a system of homes built for the circular economy.

We are looking for councils to collaborate with and plots of land to run pilot schemes for this project.