The dwellings on Groupie lots are designed to be a very sustainable small home with low ongoing living costs, suitable for someone with a lower asset base or income. We have spent a lot of time and effort researching, designing and doing deals with suppliers to ensure we can offer our residents the best possible design and efficiency outcomes coupled with the best price for a complete home. This is a very special product indeed.
As a premium holiday destination, Margaret River real estate has historically maintained regionally high property and rental values, placing housing stress on many low to mid income households. Although not a planning requirement, each stage of the Witchcliffe Ecovillage will include a dedicated, developer-funded affordable housing component, as well as providing opportunities for affordable living initiatives to reduce the cost of living throughout the whole Ecovillage.
Groupie Local Development Plan
- Download the Groupie Lot Local Development Plan.
Local Development Plans (LDPs) prescribe the specific design requirements for each lot type such as setbacks, driveway locations, rainwater tank sizes, etc.
Small house designs for Groupie lots
There are six homes in our suite of Ecovillage House & Land Packages that have been specifically designed for Groupie lots. They’re two bedroom one bathroom and ideally suited to singles, couples or small families with a total occupancy of no more than three people. This is set by the available roof area, which determines the amount of rainwater that can be captured and on which the household is dependent.
Groupie Lot Eligibility
The dwellings on Groupie lots are designed to be a very sustainable small home with low ongoing living costs, suitable for someone with a lower asset base or income. They feature the same high standard of building quality and sustainability as houses throughout the Ecovillage and will have access to all of the benefits of Ecovillage life, including connection to the community microgrid and battery bank and dedicated food growing areas in the adjacent community gardens. The Groupie houses are limited to a 100sqm floorplan and due to roof/water tank capacity, they are suitable for 1-3 person households.
Our intention when including these smaller lots in the Ecovillage masterplan was to provide lot diversity and create opportunities for people who might otherwise miss out on being a part of the Ecovillage. To that end, we have created five Groupie lots in each cluster, of which one lot in each cluster is a potential investment property, to ensure that some small and affordable rental opportunities are available.view the house & land packages