Category: Making a Space a Home

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.

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.

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.

5 ethical ways to decorate your property

On October 13th we’re celebrating Social Saturday, a nationwide day promoting social enterprises – businesses that trade to bring about positive social change. We’ve put together a list of our favourite social enterprises that could help you add your own unique touch to your property, and also help you reduce your impact on the planet.

Property guardianship 101: top tips from Dot Dot Dot guardians

Every few months we ask our guardians to share their top tips for anyone thinking about becoming a guardian. This month their helpful hacks focus on turning a space into a home, getting that community feel and having a positive mental attitude.

Making a space a home: The Palace Courters room revamp

This week Martina, a current guardian, talks about being part of the Dot Dot Dot guardian community in West London. Together they put an empty room to use as a communal space; all chipping in with painting and various DIY skills. About a year ago, just before the summer kicked off, I was one of… Read More

60 minute makeover Dot Dot Dot style

Last week we donned our latex gloves and anti-bac spray and went out to one of our East London properties in Bow, to turn an empty space into a communal area for our guardians to use. The space was previously being used as an office but had now been vacated so we wanted to make… Read More

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