Sidmouth has an ageing population:
But it needs homes for young families too:
We clearly need to be looking at ‘new ways of living’ in the face of changing demographics and high prices.
One way ahead might be to relax housing regulations:
Another might be self-build:
Or we all just live in tiny homes – aka ‘hobbit homes’:
The Financial Times’ Lucy Watson tried out the latest development – and she wasn’t too impressed:
My night in a millennial hobbit home: Co-living development Mason & Fifth has everything a Londoner could want — except space
Nor was the Guardian:
‘Co-living’: the end of urban loneliness – or cynical corporate dormitories?
With communal space and amenities all shared in what are sometimes vast complexes, co-living is billed as a solution to the housing crisis – but others say it’s simply an attempt to cash in on it
Earlier in the year, the FT looked at the idea of ‘co-existence’, which was much more impressive:
Space comes at a premium in megacities — community does too: New models of living encourage social inclusion and blending generations
Which included a trip to Denmark:
Co-existence village, a new urban development being worked on in Odense, Denmark, integrates a dementia village into a residential neighborhood with family housing, youth housing, day care, cafes, playgrounds and several businesses.
FInally, here’s “a dialogue with New York City’s leading experts on the intersection of green building design and social equity, energy efficiency and zero waste goals”: