Architects sought for Flaxmere indigenous co-housing project

The worlds only indigenous co-housing, Waingākau Village Project in Flaxmere, is heading into its next stage of development as architects are being sought to bring it to life.

It’s a Māori village concept that aims to be crime-free and get more Māori into home ownership.

“At the moment we’re working on a request for proposals.  So, that’s going to go out to market in about three weeks and what that’s looking for is partners in the architecture and construction space.  Once that’s out we’ll be working through what comes back in to look for our partners for the future,” says Emma Horgan, Project Manager.

Next is working through the process for families to apply for the housing over the next 3 – 6 months.  The preference is for people who live in Flaxmere and the homes are open to everyone, not just Māori, for the 120 homes.

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