A popular housing model around the world, and is ideal for providing affordable, secure rental housing in a collaborative way.

Collaborative retirement

Bringing the principles of collaborative housing to more conventional retirement living options, or tailoring any of these models to suit the needs of older people.

Building groups

A collective of future residents joining together as the proponents of a new development, often with input into the design.


Resident-led design and ongoing management of their housing community, with an emphasis on shared space and social interaction.


Co-living provides managed rental accommodation in buildings that also include significant communal spaces.

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Small blocks

Collaborative housing at the smallest scale – redevelopment of single or adjacent blocks, or small walk-up apartment buildings.

Intentional communities

A broad term that is typically associated with larger and more rural collaborative housing models such as ecovillages.

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