THE Chairman of the State agency charged with solving the housing crisis is set to turn a historic 19th century Georgian house into "co-living" accommodation.
Chairman of the Land Development Agency John Moran said the building in Limerick could hold up to eight people "who are happy" to share a kitchen and living room. He said it would be the first of its kind in the city.
Georgian buildings have been used for shared living before, although in more impoverished circumstances, in the 1800s and 1900s.
Speaking about the "co-living" of today, he said: "Georgian houses by their nature tend to be too large for single-unit homes, but what they're perfect for is being sub-divided into purpose-built co-living spaces.
"Our builders haven't finished our one yet, but it's not the same model that we've seen heavily criticised in recent days."