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, technology and re. contexts — ranging from dense co-housing clusters to more secluded individual housing.
A land development project by Duneland Ltd. adjacent to the Findhorn Foundation: a natural extension of The Park Ecovillage. The development process for approx. 38 homes plus commercial units (of which 10 are Section75) went smoothly, from community consultations to the S75 proPET choice for 8 units; the pandemic however slowed the permit process down considerably. But January 2021 saw ground breaking work start.
Click here for updates and here for construction photos
Please consider our community-owned affordable housing program for your charitable donation; you will help us repay our loans faster, which frees up cash for building more affordable community housing stock.
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Being a Landlord
PET’s Housing Group
- Paddy Atkinson, Housing Director
- Marcus Lindner, non-exec.Director
- Fasil Bogale, Finance Director
- Roger Doudna, Chair of the Board
more information about Affordable Housing