https://www.collaborativehousing.org.au/ This website explains how it all works with a focus on community building.
Inspiration can be found in a wide variety of situations. This American example started in one of the smallest places a 33 sq ft dumpster. It is now one of the better examples of Tiny House design around.
Whilst they are separate pieces of art they share a common theme & are very well done!
This is a new development in WA but apparently is happening in QLD & elsewhere. The price of land is still relatively expensive but if planned well can help first home buyers who prefer lower maintenance with nearby facilities like parks etc.
http://tinyhouseswoon.com/uhu/ This is Boston’s approach. There are other examples such as IKEA’s flat pack design for refugee housing done in conjunction with the UN. There are a variety of different approaches around the world which can become part of the Australian approach too
I have read other articles on the experience of people overseas with this option some also have a combined living/ workspace! Back when I was a uni student living in one of the colleges on campus 30+ years ago it was a lot more affordable.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/a-plague-on-both-your-houses-fairfax-ipsos-shows-minor-parties-prospering-20161127-gsynjt.html Roughly one third Coalition, one third ALP, one third minor parties & Independents. If this trend continues how much impact will it have on the House of Reps at the next election. The Senate has been this way since the Australian Democrats began. Over the years it has only been in certain seats where an Independent candidate has a strong local following or a minor party is the compromise like the Greens in the seat of Melbourne.