First Fremantle Housing Collective
The First Fremantle Housing Collective (FFHC) is located in Fremantle (on the border of White Gum Valley), and comprises 14 co-located homes and a community facility.
It was formed in 1985 after a meeting called by the City of Fremantle, which had set aside some land for a housing co-operative. The founding members built their homes and moved in in June 1987.
FFHC is built on the site of an old limestone quarry on the border of Fremantle and White Gum Valley. It comprises 14 purpose-built homes and a community hall where meetings and other group activities are held. The buildings have a natural quality that complements their environment, lending the community a quiet, peaceful feeling. The landscaping features local natives combined with fruit trees, providing a welcoming habitat for birds and other fauna.
Members include single people, couples, children and young people. Since FFHC was established, its members have celebrated several weddings and two births.