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.
25 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.
A project by Duneland Ltd. to develop land adjacent to the Findhorn Foundation as a natural extension of The Park Ecovillage. The development process for approx. 38 homes plus commercial units (of which 10 are Section75) is happening now—the first community consultations and the S75 proPET choice for 8 units having already happened. [Click here for updates] Please consider this project for your charitable donations.
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Being a Landlord
PET’s Housing Group
- Marcus Lindner, Housing Director
- Cornelia Featherstone, Director Caring Community
- Roger Doudna, Chair of the Board
more information about Affordable Housing