AFFORDABLE HOUSING

"Empowering People to be Self Sufficient"

Affordable Housing Solution Australia

A Discussion paper by John Sparks February 2018

SUMMARY

There is a vast difference between ‘housing affordability’ and ‘affordable housing’.

Our current political, social and economic systems have caused unaffordable housing, homelessness and poverty and therefore cannot solve the problems they have created.

Politics based on control, society preoccupied with material possessions and economics run by competition and greed ignores our most basic human needs to live, work, play and love on this amazing planet that naturally provides everything for us in abundance.

The answer to affordable housing is easy. All you do is get a 100 acre (40.5 Ha) block of land and put 300 prefabricated modular houses on it ranging in size from studio to 3 bedrooms and rent them accordingly for $200 up to $260 per week.

This rental is based on people living full-time onsite and giving 6 hours per week of their time for ongoing community activities and maintenance.

As a bonus we can make this totally self-sufficient in energy, water, waste and food and zero carbon using current proven technology and rehabilitate the land as a natural environment that provides all the needs of those who live there.

The only thing lacking to achieve affordable housing is the political will and taking time to support, love and care for each other.

This study sets out how we can solve the problem by empowering people to band together and create the community where we were meant to live, in harmony with nature and each other.

We can and we will do this because this is our future and the future is now.

116,427 people were counted in the Census as being homeless (on Last Australian Census night 2016 - up from 102,439 in 2011)

homelessness Australia
AFFORDABLE HOUSING

THE ANSWER

The answer is to empower each individual to work with nature in providing our basic needs of shelter, warmth and food so we can interact within our society to fulfil our purpose and grow together.

This study sets out a method to achieve this by creating a new model that will make the old paradigm obsolete.

We have many examples of sustainability to learn from indigenous cultures, especially Australia’s Aboriginal peoples working with country and preserving the land, the ‘hippy’ movement and the Bentley effect.

At a local level this has given us multiple occupancies and there are many worldwide examples of co-housing, eco-villages, transition towns, localisation, permaculture and organic farming that promote the sharing, caring and support of all involved, including the natural environment.

The essential ingredient is working together for a common purpose with love.

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