The Assemble Model

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

How it works
The idea is simple: lease your home while you save to buy. Your rent is agreed up front and your purchase price is fixed, giving you stability while you save. All while having the freedom to leave the lease or decide not to buy.

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

Designing for full lives
Assemble is founded on a philosophy of small footprint living. It’s not just about size; it’s a way of life that treads lightly on the planet and fosters community – helping our city grow more sustainably. With a commitment to great design, we believe a vertical life is one well-lived by all sorts – families, friends, pets, bike-lovers and green thumbs alike, across generations.

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

If you’re interested in learning more about Assemble and would like to stay up-to-date regarding 15 Thompson St, Kensington and our future projects, please enter your details below. We look forward to helping you on your pathway to home ownership.

Got questions?

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E: [email protected]
P: 1300 181 295

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.