An innovative home building pilot scheme is aiming to help first time buyers onto the property ladder.

Non-profit developer Naked House will build affordable homes on seven sites in Enfield.

Enfield Council’s cabinet agreed to sell the sites so 22 custom properties could be built, which will be available for purchase at approximately 70 per cent of the market value. The project is part funded by the Greater London Authority.

Naked House is a non-profit developer which builds well-designed minimalist properties.

Because they come with few finishes, fittings or partitions they are less expensive to buy than traditional properties and allow people to create their own home over time.

Enfield Council leader Cllr Nesil Caliskan said: “This scheme is a good example of how Enfield Council is now proactive in trying to address major issues such as housing.

“This innovative scheme makes it easier for residents to get on the housing ladder and purchase a decent home.

“The real beauty of this scheme is that the owners can fully customise their home both in terms of fixtures and fittings and layout and the format of the home can evolve to meet a family’s changing needs.

“I supported this scheme because we desperately need more homes that are available and affordable for local people. This scheme will play a small but important role in providing suitable family housing in Enfield.”