Auckland 'Cohaus' project by member Studio Nord seeking Resource Consent
For the last couple of years NZSBA members Tom Gill and Helle Westergaard of Studio Nord has been helping put together a multi-unit cohousing residential development in central Auckland based on the Danish 'bofællesskab' model. Now the client group is really trying to make it happen on a site in Grey Lynn. We've put in for Resource Consent (town planning) but there's solid pushback from parts of Auckland Council and some vocal neighbours. We are trying to raise people's awareness of alternative housing models and how they could help the housing problem in NZ. It would be amazing to see local variations of bofællesskaber become available in New Zealand.
We've just been covered in the Herald
We are also the subject of this discussion on RNZ
Our Cohaus has a website
And we have started a twitter feed
Danish website for a company doing multiple cohousing projects:
If you support the principle of what we are trying to do, please take a minute to like / share / subscribe to the above. Popular support will help Council officers and politicians find the resolve to enable this.