Green Fabric: Promoting Co-operative housing in Western Australia
Green Fabric brings together people interested in sustainability and community outcomes and connects them with available and suitable places for their development.
The dream of a quarter-acre block with two cars in the driveway is becoming obsolete as more Australians aspire to community connection and zero impact living. The housing market, however, is not as fast-shifting as our aspirations.
8/10 – Tour of Housing Co-operatives
tbc – Movie night ‘The New Economy’
Benefits of Collaborative Housing
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Typical property development approach
Developer finds buyers to sell units to with aim to make a profit.
Architect & Contractor design and build to Developerʼs requirements.
Developer finds buyers to sell units at a profit.
Cooperative or “Baugruppen” approach
Like-minded people pool ﬁnancial resources to buy land and fund their own development.
Architect & Contractor design and build to cooperativeʼs needs.
Everyone gets a unit custom to their needs at a reduced cost.