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.

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What living in a Nightingale building is like

Refinery29 chats to resident Meron about life in the first Nightingale Housing building in Brunswick, Melbourne.

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Putting people and planet first

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

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.

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.

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.

A place to belong

Hear what residents say about their experience living in a Nightingale community.

They say it takes a village to raise a child and this village has been phenomenal. We are very lucky!
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