Category: Making a space a home

Life as a Dot Dot Dot property guardian: Kechinaeke from High Wycombe

Kechinaeke talks decorating on a budget, how she began the search for a volunteering opportunity she loves, and why being a Dot Dot Dot guardian has positively changed her life. 

17 April 2020 | Making a space a home

Six tips for staying sane whilst staying in

Whether it’s finding a sunny patch of floor to bathe in, or using up the dregs at the back of the food cupboard, small moments of joy are going to become increasingly more important in the coming months, and it’s never been more valuable to take care of your mental health. Here are our six tips for staying sane whilst staying in.

6 March 2020 | Making a space a home

4 ways to make your space a home for under £100

Property Guardians have the freedom to paint and renovate their space. Read how you can quickly and easily make your space a home for under £100.

6 November 2019 | Making a space a home

Settling in tips from Dot Dot Dot guardians

Once you’ve secured your new home, it’s helpful to get some friendly advice to help you settle in. Luckily our guardians are on hand with some tips to get you started so you can make the most of your new home and surroundings! From where to find paint and furniture to helping out in your local community, these hacks will make moving in a doddle.

A partnership: Community Links and Volunteer It Yourself

We teamed up with Community Links and Volunteer It Yourself to bring a formerly disused building back into use as an affordable property guardianship home. The result was eight volunteers gaining crucial qualifications and skills, and a low-cost home for two property guardians who will contribute positively to their community in Canning Town.

Helpful hacks: Top tips from Dot Dot Dot guardians

We asked our guardians to share their useful tips, for new and prospective Dot Dot Dot guardians, on settling in to their new home. This month they spill the beans on getting to know other Dot Dot Dot guardians and how to add those all important finishing touches to your new space.

30 April 2019 | Community, Making a space a home

Whitechapel Roof Garden

Keen gardeners in our Whitechapel property are turning the rooftop space into a lovely roof garden. Now Spring is here they’ve been working hard on the transformation – check out their progress so far.

Being a Dot Dot Dot guardian in Newham

Newham is one of our biggest guardian communities, with over 60 Dot Dot Dot guardians from all walks of life living in and around Custom House and Canning Town. Sam has recently moved into the area in East London and shares his experience so far of what it’s like to be a Dot Dot Dot guardian.

12 March 2019 | Community, Making a space a home

The Whitechapel Workshop

Check out what our guardian, Jooles, is getting up to in his workshop in our Whitechapel property.

10 January 2019 | Making a space a home

The guardian’s guide to property guardianship: top tips from Dot Dot Dot guardians

If you’re looking to become a property guardian with Dot Dot Dot this year, or want to make the most of your new guardianship, check out these recommendations from our guardians.

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