New article on house-sitting and ‘home’-making among older people published in Australian Geographer by Sara Alidoust and Fahimeh Khalaj
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New article on house-sitting and ‘home’-making among older people published in Australian Geographer by Sara Alidoust and Fahimeh Khalaj

The growing housing unaffordability is forcing people to take on unconventional pathways and experiment with alternate means of ‘home’-making. This research explores opportunities for making ‘home’ that emerge from practices of house-sitting among older people, particularly those with no permanent housing. Findings from semi-structured interviews suggest that house-sitting is an affordable shelter that provides rent-free … Continue reading

Community forum on housing injustice – coming up in West End
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Community forum on housing injustice – coming up in West End

Housing Justice in Unjust Cities on Friday 24th September, 5:30PM, AHEPA Hall in West End, Brisbane.  The forum intends to explore different angles and perspectives on housing, with a particular emphasis on the perspectives of marginalised people, including First Nations peoples, disabled people, and refugees, and will look at tenant’s rights and anti-eviction movements. Contributors include … Continue reading

New paper on NIMBYism in JHBE co-authored by Dorina Pojani
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New paper on NIMBYism in JHBE co-authored by Dorina Pojani

We explore the participation levels of NIMBY (‘Not In My Backyard’) proponents versus other voices at public hearings San Francisco, a city with an exceptionally dire housing crisis. Once very diverse, radical, and bohemian, San Francisco has become the most expensive city in the US, which caters to a wealthy minority—heavily connected to the tech … Continue reading

A ray of sunshine in the housing market – Tiny Houses
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A ray of sunshine in the housing market – Tiny Houses

After reviewing the media again this morning related to the housing trends…more un-affordability, rising house prices, demand exceeding housing availability, deposit needed increased to 20% instead of previous 10%…there was a ray of light that again showed there is possibilities available when looking at housing from a different view – the Tiny House which lends … Continue reading