Amancia + Toni’s home

A micro-home for a young mum and her daughter

Toni is one of WeCanMake’s pioneering residents. She is a young mum who likes photography and taking care of her garden. Her daughter Amancia is three and enjoys counting and jumping on beds. 

Toni and her daughter were living in the spare bedroom of her parents’ council house. They needed more space and a place of their own, but finding anything affordable was proving impossible. Toni’s parents came to a WeCanMake community event. They had a large garden and thought the approach could work for their daughter’s situation.

Toni was involved in every stage of the planning and co-design of her home, including helping to fabricate and assembly the parts in our community micro-factory, and working on site to lay the floors, paint, and plant the garden. Her new home has helped Toni to establish her independence while still having family close by to help with childcare. 

Build info


Complete June 2022
Size: 2 bedroom single storey home (61 m2)
System: BlokBuild OSB timber cassette system
Cladding: Larch
Energy: 100% electric, solar panels and air source heat pump
Architect up to planning: White Design


I was living with my daughter, at my mum and dad’s. Space was quite cramped. It was hard. I couldn’t imagine how we could ever get a place of our own. I’m so proud I’ve helped make a home for me and my daughter.