It has been built by the social enterprise Social Bite, and aims to offer support and opportunities to residents as well as accommodation.
It is a really beautiful community environment here...Ultimately when it's fully fledged there will be 20 people who have all come from a situation of homelessness...Josh Littlejohn, Co-Founder, Social Bite
The homeless village was developed on vacant land in Granton and is made up of 10 two-bedroom houses. The houses were built off-site before being erected in Granton ahead of the residents moving in this summer.
Social Bite said it hopes this will provide a new approach to homelessness, where people can have a steady base, rather than rely on hostels and B&Bs. As well as having a place to stay, there will be a hub where residents can meet socially and get support and advice on issues such as job opportunities...