Affordable homes for locals
in a legendary music festival location

11 April 2017

Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival’s founder, has gifted land to Guinness for the development of 13 new affordable, rural homes.

Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival's founder at new building site.

The new homes in Pilton, near the famous Glastonbury Festival site, bring us closer to our target of building 2,000 new homes by 2018.

Constructed by EG Carter & Co Ltd, each home will have a wood burning fire and feature natural stone from Mr Eavis’s quarry.

The Glastonbury founder has given us the land so the homes will always be available for local families to rent. Michael Eavis said:

“This is one of the best things I’ve done. The homes will be part of my legacy that will still be standing in a thousand years’ time.”

Mendip District Council and the Homes and Communities Agency are also helping us to fund the project. The homes will be ready for their new families this summer.

A need for rural housing

The scheme is a fantastic opportunity to address the need for affordable homes in the south west.

Jeff Astle, our Director of New Business, said:

“We’re delighted to be working with Michael Eavis on this project, and are grateful to him for donating the land. This is a fantastic example of how we can use its investment capacity to work with landowners to provide much-needed affordable homes.”