According to Political Science economists
Paul C. Cheshire, Max Nathan and Henry G. Overman "Housing affordability in the coastal regions of Australia is utterly unviable in the long term. Cohousing is an alternative development model that can deliver more affordable housing, low impact living and resilient, happy communities. The composition of Australian households is changing: our population is ageing and over 30% of households will be single person households by 2026. There are signs of new, more collaborative paradigms for semi rural living arrangements."