https://www.collaborativehousing.org.au/ This website explains how it all works with a focus on community building.
Category Archives: Fairness
The story behind one of the more innovative tiny houses Kasita
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.
Perth artists get creative with alternative housing!
Whilst they are separate pieces of art they share a common theme & are very well done!
The rise of micro lots!
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.
Another approach to affordable housing
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
Another option in response to Australia’s housing affordability crisis!
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.
Australia’s political divisions exposed in new poll
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.
Big World Homes an Australian builder with a difference!
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.
The Australian property system needs a complete overhaul!
http://citymag.indaily.com.au/commerce/paying-for-it/ This is from South Australia but applies across the rest of the nation. Negative gearing is only one part of the problem the whole banking related system needs a complete renovation!
Why it is lonely at the top of politics & big business!
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/44266 We undoubtedly have a difference of opinion on some of the topics in this article but we should be able to agree that there is a vast canyon of difference between the political & big business leaders & the everyday person.