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The Baugruppen at WGV will target a 15% saving on market value by removing developer's profit, agent fees and marketing. In a baugruppen, the future owner-occupiers join together to be the developer, assisted by their architect and project manager.
The process is similar to "house & land"; buying land and engaging a builder. The difference is that 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 a around 30% of the "cost" of their new home. (that is cost not value!). On completion, the homes will be strata titled and transferred to each participant (your long-term mortgage can be with a bank of your choice).
The Baugruppen at WGV concept 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 one or two bedroom homes, double storey modules accommodate three or four bedroom homes. Sixteen under cover parking spaces are provided.
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.
Download concept plans.
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 under cover 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 to ensure lower operating costs.
Water efficient appliances and fixtures will reduce potable water use, community gardens will be irrigated via the WGV bore.
Under cover car bays are optional and there will be charging for electric cars, bikes and scooters. All homes will have access to the fastest fibre to the premises nbn network with your choice of internet service provider.
Download the sustainability matrix.