LILAC: A Model for Truly Affordable Green Cohousing

The triple bottom line for business is people, planet, profit. What is it for housing? A group of people in Leeds, England have built a cohousing project that sets a triple-benefit bar for housing projects by prioritizing three core tenets: the environment, affordability, and community. The first affordable, ecological cohousing project in the U.K, Low Impact Living Affordable Community (LILAC) addresses three major issues of our time: climate change, current financial challenges and the fragmentation of communities. By building low environmental impact homes using a prefabricated straw bale building system, having homeowners pay a set 35 percent of their income for their housing, and focusing on building a strong, healthy community, LILAC is a model for cohousing of the future... read more
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