Co-op Housing Taster Tour

Thursday 21 November 2019, 11am – 2pm

Note: This event is part of the BCCM Leaders’ Summit and Industry Dinner and free for Summit attendees. Anyone else is welcome to join. 

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Curious about housing co-operatives? Interested to see and learn more about existing housing co-ops in WA?

Hop on the bus and come along for a unique taster tour of Housing Co-ops. During this tour we will visit the following three housing co-ops in the Fremantle area:

  • Inanna’s House – is a women-managed housing co-operative that was created to house low-income-earning women and their families. Inanna’s House began in 1992, when a group of women met in a local coffee shop to discuss their vision of providing secure, low-cost housing for women where they could also explore their spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, economic and other needs.
  • First Fremantle Housing Collective – comprises of 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.
  • Pinakarri Community – an award-winning, intentional cohousing community of around two dozen people. 12 architect designed houses; each house is fully self-contained and residents share the common facilities.

Meet some of the residents, listen to their stories, and see how they live in and operate their housing co-ops: co-ops in action!

This is a unique opportunity and will be a popular event. To avoid disappointment and assist us with the organisation and preparation, we ask you to register early, by 15 November at the latest.  

On the day we will meet at the Pan Pacific between 10:30 and 10:45am.  The bus will leave at 11:00am sharp. The tour will finish by 2pm; you will be dropped back to the Pan Pacific.

The event is free for attendees of the 2019 BCCM Leaders’ Summit and Industry Dinner. The event fee includes the bus tour, tour guides, and lunch. We will cater for vegetarians and gluten free. Any other dietary requirements, we ask you to please bring your own.

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