Induction Event
17 July 2017

Invitations to the event will be emailed shortly to survey participants.

If you haven't already, please take our survey to be eligible to attend.


Baugruppen at WGV

To learn more about this exciting project  watch our introductory video.

To join the building group please click below to take our survey.

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15% Saving

The Baugruppen at WGV will target a 15% saving on market value by removing the developer's profit. In a baugruppen the future owner-occupiers join together to become the  developer.

House & Land

The process is similar to "house & land" - buying land and engaging a builder to construct a house. The building group will together buy land and engage a builder to construct their new strata titled homes.

30% Equity

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 studio size).

Single storey and double storey modules can accommodate 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom homes and can be "stacked" in different configurations to accommodate the needs of the building group (baugruppe).

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 facilities.

Baugruppen is a "zero profit" housing model that has 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 modifications and car bays.

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All homes  will be climate responsive by 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 lower operating costs.

Water efficient appliances and fixtures will reduce potable water use and gardens will be irrigated via the WGV community bore.

Car bays are optional and there will be a charging facility for electric cars, bicycles and scooters.  All homes will have super fast fibre to the premises nbn.

Download the sustainability matrix.

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