Older Australians are keenly aware of the housing challenges they face, but most are wary of co-housing due to the negative associations of shared living spaces.
Great Get Togethers are being held to mark the anniversary of the Labour MP's death.
While some forms of co-living seek to match modern lifestyles and a desire to downsize, other profit-driven models simply exploit a lack of affordable housing alternatives.
With a booming life expectancy, there is a need for collective, intergenerational discussion and ideas around how to better design housing in Australia’s communities and cities.
With a few tweaks to planning or land title laws, co-housing could help to reduce the costs of buying, owning and renting a home.