Sharing with Friends – co-housing initiative launched

5 March 2021

Sharing with Friends is a new foundation with an innovative plan to address older women’s housing needs and the risk of homelessness.

The foundation recognises that older women are the fastest growing group of Queensland’s homeless. It’s co-housing strategy proposes affordable home ownership in an environment where women can share friendships and support.

DR Director Eloise Atkinson launched the foundation recently and has also involved DR in developing an initial design concept for the Sharing with Friends co-housing proposal.

‘The design concept is for up to five studios, with private outdoor space, and a common house with shared spaces for cooking, dining and being together.

‘There are planning, financial and legal challenges, but the foundation members have done their research and are ready to progress their ideas.’

A facilitated workshop tomorrow (Saturday 6 March) will provide an opportunity for interested people to find out more.  Details are available via the link below.

Images: Barbara Landsberg Photography. Feature image – Founding Sharing with Friends member, Susan Davies, speaking at the launch.

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