A car is essential to building a house, but there’s no need to leave your car behind if you want to make it more pleasant to live in Ireland.
Alston Construction, the Irish construction company behind a €40 million project to construct a new townhouse, is using a car-free townhouse on the island of Co. Donegal for a trial.
Alton Construction chief executive Patrick O’Neill said the car-less house would reduce the amount of time people spend at home, and the number of people in their homes.
The new house will be a temporary housing solution for the Co. Galway area.
Mr O’Donnell said the house will offer a house that is “free from cars”.
The company is working with a local company called Loughlan to put the new house in operation in the coming months.
Almondtown, the second-largest town in Ireland, is currently a small village of 5,000 residents.
Almondtown is the only town on the mainland to have a car free plan, with the remainder of the town, the Dublin area, being built with a mixture of public and private transport.
The Irish Times contacted Almond town for comment, but has not received a response.