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.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.
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/jun/20/how-we-live-now-inside-revolution-urban-living?CMP=fb_a-cities_b-gdncities From London to New York & LA, Tokyo & Constitucion, Chile some interesting examples!
http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/05/17/chancellor-uk-housing-crisis-isnt-supply-problem/?utm_content=buffer3407a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Low interest rates combined with foreign investment the main causes according to this article
http://www.lifeedited.com/we-review-minimalism-a-documentary-about-the-important-things/?utm_source=LifeEdited+Newsletter&utm_campaign=af027dafc7-Minimalism_A_Documentary_About5_12_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f3bbaec7ba-af027dafc7-303852197 Whilst the documentary will screen later this month in the US it will be available online in early August worldwide. I believe it will have a similar impact to the Economics of Happiness and the review here puts it in the same air as An Inconvenient Truth.
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/thousands-of-empty-homes-adding-to-sydneys-housing-crisis-experts-say-20160323-gnpc52.html Sydney isn’t alone in this Melbourne is mentioned too and is likely to be happening in all mainland capitals and major regional centres. Due to a combination of tax incentives and overseas based ownership.
He toured Australia last week speaking in Adelaide and Sydney. With the growth and diversity of alternative affordable housing options in the past decade or so this is another to consider.
Compared to alternative currency BitCoin in this article headline I would describe it as a grassroots development without any core principles other than majority wins.
Homeless people helping themselves once the local city council realised it was pointless to continually move them away from under the local bridges. The article details how they built their own tiny houses and now have a community kitchen and bathroom facilities along with internet and power.
He describes himself as a radical centrist and believes Xenophon is the closest in the current parliament. He also thinks Tim Costello and Natasha Spott-Despoja would also sit there.