The Smart Urban Villages (SUV) team are proudly pioneering a new urban housing development model to create next generation sustainable communities. After a decade of exploring sustainable living models globally, we have developed a solution which combines innovative design and community development processes with successful European long-term leasing models, to provide beautiful urban villages with outstanding shared facilities – all without the need for a mortgage or a lease that locks you in.
SUV is challenging the way housing is developed by pioneering urban ecovillages.
Designed to address major shortcomings found in contemporary western housing - the company's Smart Urban Villages Model incorporates multiple innovative features:
Effective community building and facilitation techniques have been refined by ecovillages and cohousing communities over the past three decades. There are now hundreds of examples worldwide of just how successful such communities can be when they are well managed and operated.
SUV will build multiple villages over time to cater for demand. In short, SUV will bring smart, sustainable communities to the wider populace.
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Your Home Guide - a great Australian Government sustainable housing design guide.
Melbourne site location and specifics will be announced once secured.
The health of community residents is a high priority and will be further enhanced by the social features of our villages.
The typical number of people in a community will range from 40 to 100, in around 25 to 60 dwellings.
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