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 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.
A Community Survey in February 2016 highlighted that 94% of 339 respondents felt more affordable accommodation was needed at The Park; and 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.
2017 Project: West Whins, Findhorn
ETKeys-in-hand end November 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.
Check out the construction update blogs!
Being a Landlord
PET aims to bring the Common Ground of the Findhorn Foundation Community and the recognised standards of Scottish landlords (Landlord Accreditation Scotland) to our Housing work.
PET’s Housing Group is CAREd for by
- Cornelia Featherstone, Housing Director
- Paddy Atkinson, WW project manager
- Marcus Lindner, Finance and Advisor for Senior Housing
- Stephen Couling, Director and Housing Manager
- Roger Doudna, Chair of the Board
- Anna Lutz, Housing Support