John Whitehead and the Bottega project

The Bottega Project aims to generate a model for change to a sustainable, compassionate way of life at a city scale.

It works on a joined up thinking, whole systems basis, , driven by conversations and collaboration at a community level.

We are a not for profit business building unique practical solutions for communities , micro housing, innovative design and construction.  Working closely with partner organizations we aim to help strengthen, widen and integrate positive social change.  

During the past couple of years with a small team of skilled crafts people and young apprentices we have completed several successful projects and installed social spaces in the city, providing these at minimal cost for our partners and Cardiff City Council.

John is a whole systems design and development consultant.  John conceived the award winning Talgarth Mill Project.   Together with a small team of volunteers he made detailed architectural designs for the build, integrated the small local business project elements, community inclusion and thorough community consultation.  This resulted in winning the BBC TV Big Lottery bid and an hour long prime time BBC Program.