For the last 10 years the need for affordable housing has been highlighted in many ways:
- Young people, especially families, leaving Findhorn Ecovillage for lack of a ‘suitable’ home
- More Foundation core-workers commuting into the Ecovillage – and vehicle running costs add strain on minimum wage earners
- Older Community members seeking to move back to The Park as the Ecovillage offers 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.
Here’s a podcast featuring 2 eco-home dwellers in the Park.
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. architecture and re. contexts — ranging from dense co-housing clusters to more secluded individual housing.
PET’s Housing DiVision consists of Community volunteers standing ready to help where necessary — especially in providing affordable housing – it does not bid for jobs. If any Ecovillage body finds itself needing a developer for a Section75 requirement, it may certainly contact us, the Findhorn Community Benefit Charity, and offer it for our consideration.
Being a Landlord
PET’s Housing Group
- Marcus Lindner, Housing Director
- Cornelia Featherstone, Director Community Care
- Roger Doudna, Chair of the Board
more information about Affordable Housing