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The Baugruppen at WGV will target a 15% saving on market value by removing developer's profit, agents fees and marketing. In a baugruppen, the future owner-occupiers join together to become the developer.
The process is similar to "house & land"; buying land and engaging a builder. The building group will buy land together and engage a builder to construct their customised and individually owned homes.
Each building group member will invest approximately 30% of the "cost" of their new home. On completion, the homes will be strata titled and transferred to each participant on payment of the balance owing.
Baugruppen at WGV has been designed by multi-award winning Architect, Michael Patroni of spaceagency.
The concept introduces "stacked homes" with no common walls except the studios that share one internal wall.
Single storey modules will accommodate 1 and 2 bedroom homes, double storey modules accommodate 3 and 4 bedroom homes The concept permits different configurations to accommodate the group.
All homes feature cross ventilation, abundant natural light and generous private outdoor space. Shared facilities include a guest apartment, community garden and outdoor living space.
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Baugruppen (building groups) is the German term used to describe the process by which people join together to be the developer of their own separately titled homes.
The process creates instant community with members prioritising their own needs while working together to design the shared spaces.
Baugruppen is a "zero profit" housing model that has the potential to deliver higher quality, more sustainable homes, designed for long-term needs rather than profit.
Homes from around $260,000 (studio) to under $700,000 (3 bedroom 2.5 bathrooms) depending on location within within the development, modifications and number of car bays.
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All homes will be climate responsive, using passive solar design and innovative construction materials, resulting in homes that are more comfortable and require less energy.
A shared battery storage ready solar panel system will generate renewable energy for lower operating costs.
Water efficient appliances and fixtures will reduce potable water use, while community gardens will be irrigated via the WGV community bore.
Car bays are optional and there will be a charging facility for electric cars, e-bicycles and e-scooters. All homes will have access to the fastest fibre to the premises nbn.
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