The 'Maleny Model'
Our innovative project The Small House Project can be replicated by other regional towns seeking to tackle homelessness, by fundraising to build community-owned homes and utilising secondary dwelling legislation, on leased land, in Queensland.
Donate or Lease Land
Land for community and social housing is needed. CHASM Housing is working with local landholders and Sunshine Coast Regional Council to assist in securing suitable land options, and enable the provision of low-cost housing. We are seeking beneficiaries, trustees, donations of land, or landholders interested in land leases.
We are seeking local landholders who want to be part of The Small House Project.
CHASM Housing tenants
Once CHASM Housing has built each home, we will advertise for applicants. Tenants will be selected according to an agreed selection criteria, and will prioritise:
Suppliers of small and relocatable homes are encouraged to talk to us about becoming a sponsor or advertising with us.
Maleny group CHASM Housing, taking housing affordability into their own hands.
The Small House Project aims to improve community awareness about the need and benefits of small and affordable housing, while normalising the idea of living in smaller dwellings through the provision of small homes for low rent.
Community Pilot Project: building a small home
Phase one of the project will produce the FIRST of TEN small dwellings, to be owned by the community as a community asset, under the governance of CHASM Housing.
CHASM Housing will fundraise, purchase and/or construct the first low-rent relocatable home located at the Maple Street Co-op's Community Garden.
Estimated Target: $50k
Community-run initiative: 10 x small & affordable homes
Phase two will include a feasibility study based on the findings of the Pilot project, ahead of its intention to deliver the rest of the project.
Fundraising to build Phase One
Chasm Housing's fundraising team have launched their Sponsorship initiative and seeking local inkind support to help deliver the final building.
How can you help?
CHASM Housing acknowledges the Kabi Kabi & Jinabirra people, the traditional custodians, present, past and future, of the land where we live.