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Fiesta! Winter common meal

Submitted by Urban Coup on Sun, 14/06/2015 - 12:56

In readiness of our plans to share meals in our own Urban Coup, a common meal was organised again this year so members could come together informally to get to know each other a bit more, especially since the influx of new members from the Richmond info session. It was also an opportunity to take part in the preparation and sharing of a wonderful meal. The theme was Mexican fiesta! And the food was delicious.

Social Saunter – Getting the measure of apartment living

Submitted by Urban Coup on Sun, 31/05/2015 - 16:40

The group at the roof top garden at Carlton

What does 50-55m2 look like in 3D? Although the architect’s drawings for multiple story/multi dwelling plans look great on paper, it can be hard to visualise the size of the rooms, the feel of the space and where those last 200 books are going to be stored. So a social saunter was organised to visit several apartments to give members an appreciation of compact living.

Commonground weekend April 2014

Submitted by Urban Coup on Mon, 21/04/2014 - 09:01

Great food, friendly faces and exciting plans were key features of the Urban Coup’s recent ‘weekend away’ at the Commonground Cooperative near Seymour. This was in a series of regular events that sees the Urban Coup community spend the weekend together –building our own community by spending time together within another community.

Kangaroos around Commonground fields - 2014

Sustainable Living Festival 2014

Submitted by Urban Coup on Tue, 04/03/2014 - 14:40

The weather was kinder this year at the Sustainable Living Festival and the Urban Coup community had a great few days talking cohousing over the Big Weekend (14th to 16th February).

Sustainable Living Festival 2014 -- Our tent

Urban Coup shared a stall with Cohousing Australia, which allowed lots of cross pollination about different cohousing projects around the country.

Our first newsletter

Submitted by Urban Coup on Fri, 13/12/2013 - 11:40

Who are we?

Annual General Meeting 2013 - Outside South Melbourne Town HallUrban Coup is a group of people who are preparing to purchase land close to the Melbourne CBD and build a sustainable inner urban cohousing community. We intend to build a community of 30 households, six of which will be social (affordable) housing and the remaining 24 will be private dwellings.