Following the very successful delivery of a 6 part series of linked workshops during July & August, Red Ochre will be repeating the series in October for the Directory of Social Change. The workshops will kick off on the 5th of October, each is 2 hours long and delivered online. Read more »
Never mind custom build, where’s the support for community build?
New Start guest columnist Paul Hackett of the Smith Institute has an interesting take on community, local and co-op home building.
The “volunteer-led” model leans towards the philanthropic Habitat for Humanity approach. This sounds great and I am sure is welcomed by those who are housed. I have doubts, however, about the the number of people that can be helped. How many citizens can be housed when you rely on the good will of volunteers?
Paul’s discussion of other mechanisms including co-operative, self help groups and land trusts strikes me as more realistic and likely to succeed in the long run.
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