City councillors backed iKosie’s plans for 16 single-person homes to be built on a brownfield site in the city centre. It will be the UK’s first community of iKosie’s micro-homes.
The design of the homes was inspired by yacht interiors and first-class airline suites. The company’s director Kieran O’Donnell hopes that the development could be a template and inspiration for similar housing solutions across the country. The iKozie micro-home, which was designed by O’Donnell and Andrew Eastabrook of Eastabrook Architects, has an area 17.25m2. The iKozie has a bedroom, shower room, living area and full kitchen including all appliances.
The Worcester scheme will contain five affordable homes – which will be allocated to individuals put forward from Worcester City Council’s housing list – with the remainder being rented privately. Of the 16 homes on the plot, two will be disabled friendly, while a proportion will be double-stacked.