Bridging the gap between renting and owning your home
The Assemble Model is a new pathway to home ownership – which bridges the gap between renting and owning your home. It’s our response to the very real challenge of home ownership in Australian cities.
Home buyers, not property investors, are at the heart of the Assemble Model, to deliver projects where good design, community and sustainability go hand in hand.
The design of our next community is starting to take shape, located at 15 Thompson St, Kensington. To stay up-to-date with Assemble news and register your interest in 15 Thompson St along with other future projects, please fill in your details below.
We’d love you to join us in building our next community!
How it works
1. Before you move in
Participate in our presentations to give us feedback on the design and help build a community you want to live in.
Secure a 5-year lease with the opportunity to purchase your home at the end of your lease.
Your home’s purchase price is fixed giving you a set goal to save towards.
Your rent is agreed up-front and is calculated at a market rate giving you stability while you save.
Get a head start and begin saving while your home is being built.
2. Live in your home and community before choosing to buy
Once the build is complete you move in, get settled and make yourself at home.
Enjoy communal spaces where social and collective culture can thrive. Whether it be the communal room, multi-purpose workshop, laundry facilities or an edible herb garden.
Save for your deposit with the help of our financial coaching and bulk-buying initiatives (e.g. internet, utilities or farm-direct groceries).
Free up time for work and play with the support of our services (e.g. parcel pick-up and drop-off, dry-cleaning, dog walking or apartment cleaning).
Have the freedom to exit the lease after the first 12 months if work, life or love takes you elsewhere.
And the flexibility to sublet a room to a house mate for a minimum of 12 months or sublet the entire apartment for up to 2 years.
3. Choose to buy your home
After 5 years, you’ll have the opportunity to buy your home and make the keys your own – hooray!
Designing for full lives
We adopt a less-is-more approach, where quality is the defining factor. What do we mean by quality? To us, it’s much more than abstract notions of luxury. It’s about liveability – setting a clear set of standards that promote a better lived-in experience, creating homes that are functional and beautiful – ones that we genuinely want to live in ourselves.
Assemble buildings will improve with age through durable materials, flexible spaces, good access to natural light, cross-flow ventilation, strong connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, high quality fixtures and fittings, robust energy systems and integrated landscaping.
Design that is kind to and treads lightly on the planet, is not a nice-to-have, it’s a non-negotiable for Assemble. An environmental conscience guides each of our projects from the outset – we work closely with our consultants to ensure sustainability is embedded throughout the design.
Register your interest
Assemble is located on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to elders past and present, and extend this respect to other Indigenous Australians.