Very interesting article on the Dutch self-build housing movement, taking Almere's Oosterwold as an example. Leah McLaren gives a description on how the self-build movement created opportunities for acquiring affordable private property for middle- and low incomes. Could this philosophy offer solutions for current housing crisis in other Western countries like Canada, the US and Britain?
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