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.
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—currently at the planning permission stage— the first community consultations and the S75 proPET choice for 8 units have already happened. Construction is planned to start in November 2019. Please consider this project for your charitable donations.
Section75 properties are made available to community members on a permanent basis via the Findhorn Ecovillage Community Land&Housing Trust Allocations Policy.
Currently available accommodation at the Park is listed every week in the Ecovillage’s own “Rainbow Bridge.” Electronic subscriptions are available from [email protected]. If you are looking for a property, we suggest you subscribe to get a sense of what’s possible.
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 requires a developer for Section75 housing, it may certainly offer it to PET for consideration.
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