For the last 10 years the need for affordable housing has been highlighted in many ways:
- Young people, especially families, leaving The Park for a ‘suitable’ home
- More Foundation core-workers commuting into The Park
– the costs of running a car places additional strain on minimal wage earners
- Older Community members seeking to move back to The Park as present accommodation doesn’t admit the social inclusion they want in their more dependent years.
In a Findhorn Community survey in February 2016 94% of 339 respondents felt that more affordable accommodation was needed at The Park;
108 of these respondents said they would be interested in renting such housing.
25 (minimum) Community Owned affordable homes by 2025.
A diverse range of properties in
- size — from family homes to ‘tiny houses’
- tenure — short-term and long term secure tenancies, shared ownership, co-housing &c.
- design re. contexts — ranging from dense co-housing clusters to more secluded individual housing — and re. architecture.
2 projects are being investigated at this moment.
East Whins, affordable co-housing
West Whins, affordable co-housing
Keys-in-hand 1st December 2017.
A co-housing development comprising 6 one-bed flats for community members
~ rent levels controlled by Moray Council/Scottish Government (Section 75)
~ owned and managed by Park Ecovillage Trust.
Being a Landlord
PET’s Housing Group
- Stephen Couling, Housing Director
- Paddy Atkinson, Project manager
- Marcus Lindner, Finance Director and Adviser Housing
- Cornelia Featherstone, Director Community Care
- Roger Doudna, Chair of the Board
more information about Affordable Housing