20 Wattle Way
Denmark WA 6333
Resident Led Development
Legal Structure: Pty Ltd
Project Status: Completed/Lived In
Green Fabric endorses projects that demonstrate, or are currently in the process of demonstrating, sustainable community building & living in their Social Fabric; by providing opportunities for community to be involved during the project as well as after the project is completed, and in their Built Fabric; by achieving a minimum &/or average energy rating of 8+ stars with Life Cycle Design Analysis showing a saving in carbon emissions of at least 70% &/or accredited Sustainability Certification.
Denmark Ecological Collaborative Housing
Deco Village, Denmark 6333 WA
The innovative features of this co-housing paradigm are: strata titled home units on a constrained property size, small duplex homes augmented by common facilities, innovative building materials, very high energy ratings, integrated power/water/communications system, and building through a development company limited by shares owned by future residents.
While collaborative housing is not new, particularly in cities or on large rural properties, and such housing has taken a more sustainable focus over the years, the context DecoHousing demonstrates is ecological housing within the heart of a small town, an eco-village within a village.
The opportunity to develop the project on a smaller area of land than would be expected in rural Australia allowed the possibility of siting the project close to the centre of the town. This enhances sustainability in that the resulting community is walkable to shopping, schools, medical facilities and entertainment, and readily contributes to the social and environmental fabric of the town.
Although individual dwellings are designed to be self-contained – each having its own kitchen, bathroom and living areas – they are unusually small for rural Australia, and duplexed; this improves footprint, energy efficiency and effective aging in place. The substantial common house and common gardens held by the Strata Company complement the autonomy of private dwellings with the social health advantages of community living.
Modest home sizes in a small building envelope, shared facilities and no profit margin to development costs has made the project more affordable than the build quality and sustainability features would suggest.
Denmark WA 6333
Common Spaces/facilities & Services
To Rent: $ 390
Visitor Bays: 4
At A Glance
|Kind Of Build:||New Build|
|Looking for Residents:||Yes – Type of Residents:Families|
|Number of Dwellings:||Proposed: 12 / Available: 1|
|Form of ownership:||To Own|