Young Canberrans call for co-housing as home ownership solution

A group of Canberrans are spruiking “co-housing” as an alternative to home ownership.

Kingfisher Co-Housing is calling on the ACT government to incentivise investment in co-housing to get the ball rolling.

Kingfisher’s Michael Bones said he became interested in the concept after being unsatisfied with the housing options available to young professionals looking to own their first home.

“It looked just like a really innovative way that people could kind of blend community living with independence in a low density way,” Mr Bones said.

Originating in Denmark, cooperative housing or co-housing is a community of private homes centred around shared space, including a large kitchen, laundry and recreational spaces.

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