Homes built for people, not profit.

Nightingale Housing is a not-for-profit organisation building apartments that are socially, financially and environmentally sustainable. We believe that homes should be built for people, not profit.

Upcoming projects
Find out where and when the next Nightingale project will take shape.
How to purchase
The process to your very own Nightingale home explained.
Your questions answered
Find answers in our growing archive of frequently asked questions.

Living Together at Nightingale Evergreen

RMIT PlaceLab sits down with residents Katherine and Andy to hear what life is like at Nightingale Evergreen, giving us a sense of their home and common spaces at the project.

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Putting people and planet first

Learn more about Nightingale’s principles: putting community, the environment, and affordability before profits.

Community
To encourage social connection, Nightingale apartments are sold to local residents and community housing providers — not investors. Every building includes shared amenities, such as communal laundries and rooftop gardens, to provide opportunities to meet neighbours and build thriving communities.

Sustainability
We recognise the environmental cost of housing (in construction and operation) and minimise it wherever possible: Nightingale apartments are designed with material reductionism in mind; focus on energy efficiency; are fossil fuel-free; are built near public transport; offer ample bicycle parking; and include rooftop solar and water harvesting for productive gardens.

Affordability
As a not-for-profit, we build apartments ‘at cost’, without adding meaty profit margins. Reducing the long-term cost of ownership is also a key consideration in every Nightingale building. Rooftop solar, an embedded GreenPower network, no gas connection, and a shared, super-fast commercial internet connection mean lower ongoing costs.

What residents say

Nightingale is guided by lived experience. Read our interviews with residents about their journey from buying to now living in a Nightingale home.

Tenille and Jam
Tenille and Jam
about
coffee with a side of impact
— at
Nightingale 1
.
Read the interview
Ako
Ako
about
opening two businesses at the same time and plans for the future.
— at
Nightingale Skye House
The Village
.
Read the interview
Alex and Ta
Alex and Ta
about
a fourteen-year journey and spaces for formal and informal gatherings
— at
Urban Coup
.
Read the interview
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