What’s different about mutual home ownership societies?

But the issue is, we’re stuck with the volume builders and unscrupulous private landlords. We can do what we’re doing, but we want to start a whole movement, where people can do this for themselves.

With Paul Chatterton of Low Impact Living Affordable Community (LILAC).

Highlights:

  • It’s all about laying down infrastructure / building alternatives.
  • The key thing with MHOS – mutual home ownership society – is that the value of your home is linked to wages, and not local house prices. It’s more like owning a car than a house. If you de-commodify your asset, you jump out of the housing market, into a social market, which is really exciting
  • There’s a massive appetite out there for people to live differently. But the issue is, we’re stuck with the volume builders and unscrupulous private landlords. We can do what we’re doing, but we want to start a whole movement, where people can do this for themselves.

Transcript on LowImpact.org.

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