Life at Lowfield Green

Lowfield Green aims to create a strong community of people interested in finding a solution to the problems of traditional housing models.

Communal features of Lowfield Green

  • Communal outdoor space and gardens
  • Plenty of secure cycle parking
  • Common house for resident shared meals and activities
  • Car, workshop, shed and tool share

Who's Lowfield Green for?

  • People interested in new ways of living that create strong communities
  • York connection, especially Y024
  • First time buyers, people in need of a larger home or those looking to downsize
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Housing with sustainability & affordability at its heart

Our houses are built along One Planet Living principles, meaning that while they’ll meet the needs of the people who live there, they also use resources in a way that our planet can sustain.

And unlike most houses, the homes we’re creating won’t ever be sold on the open market for quick profit. Residents will be shareholding members of the cooperative that owns the houses, paying a deposit and monthly contributions to give them security and equity.

Comparing costs

House prices for Lowfield Green are significantly reduced compared to similar-sized properties sold on the open market, resulting in a substantial increase in affordability.

Market valueYorSpace equity value
1 bed flat£135,000£91,031
2 bed flat£160,000£111,678
2 bed house£200,000£126,693
3 bed house£250,000£142,647
4 bed house£300,000£203,648
See a full breakdown in our cost comparison table.

Frequently asked questions

Is the development open to buy-to-let investors?

No.

How do I apply for a home?

Express your interest by becoming a YorSpace member, it costs £2 and allows you to join our housing interest register

What are One Planet Living principles?

One Planet Living is a sustainability framework used to design and shape YorSpace homes. It is different from other sustainability frameworks because:

What is mutual home ownership?

Mutual Home Ownership (MHO) is a new form of home ownership with affordability at its heart.

People living in MHO properties pay a deposit and make monthly payments under the terms of a long lease. In making payments, they accrue collective ownership of a cooperative society.

Ownership is long-term and secure. If a resident wishes to leave, their lease and occupancy rights are transferred to a new incoming member, and their accrued equity in the society is returned to them.

By dealing in equity shares rather than ownership, the property is held outside of the market, and the affordability created is recycled from one generation of occupants to the next.

The model creates a new way of owning equity in the value of residential property. Although relatively new, the model is tried and tested.