http://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/tiny-flat-packed-grid-homes-aim-be-bridge-between-renting-and-owning.html A paradigm shift in affordable housing through easy to assemble flat pack prefabricated homes. They are based in Sydney & will be at the Sydney Architecture Festival in Chippendale over the October long weekend.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/weekend-australian-magazine/the-ecovillage-people/news-story/cec37af71d0722b53d7f83678bb0e154 Whilst the origins can date back to the 1960’s with around 300 in 1990 there is a desire for greater community & sustainability all over the country.
https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/aug/23/creative-co-living-in-australia-did-beethoven-knock-off-at-six-oclock Aimed primarily at the creative millennial this international trend is planned to happen in Melbourne by April 2017. Currently they are still looking for an appropriate property.
http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/15/in-the-future-we-will-all-be-homeless-says-co-living-entrepreneur-the-collective-james-scott-housing/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Dezeen%20Mail%20315&utm_content=Dezeen%20Mail%20315+Version+A+CID_88ba7b90bce63c0fdab8653cb7fb01dd&utm_source=Dezeen%20Mail&utm_term=Read%20the%20story%20and%20comments This is a game changer in the property market as is the Tiny House Movement & associated off grid alternative housing options.
German ingenuity from Berlin using prefab cabins on apartment building rooftops or other unused space. Cabins are 20 sqm. They hope to price them below 100k Euro or approx $150k AUD
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/federal-election-2016/federal-election-2016-accurate-instant-result-is-no-dream/news-story/3248fa9ee9e3e3fade35281288a65a10 These young Perth entrepreneurs may have cracked the necessary security needed for an electronic voting system to work properly. I think a hybrid system would be needed for up to two decades as older voters tend not to be as savvy with technology. If combined with a community focus then schools & churches can still hold fetes on election day.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-24/pop-up-housing-to-combat-housing-price-rise/7541430 Great to see this initiative using Tiny Houses to help in this region.