Collective Housing Case Studies in Asia
MYANMAR - Mae Myit Thar - 2020
This large housing project for 264 poor families of squatters and room-renters, in Yangon's Shwepyitha Township, was the first to be built under the new collaborative Mae Myit Thar housing scheme, in which the government provided free land to allow the collective and community-driven housing model already developed in 12 other projects to scale up, with support from the local NGO Women for the World.
THAILAND - Collective rice farm and land bank in Chum Phae - 2020
The community network in the small Northeastern city of Chum Phae has found ways to make their cooperative housing projects do double duty as vegetable farms and fruit orchards.  They have also put their resources together to collectively purchase a big piece of land on the outskirts of the city, where they have developed a collective rice farm and vegetable garden, which provides cheap, good, organic rice and produce to community members and also serves as a land bank for future housing needs.
THAILAND - Kalae Tapae - 2008
This case study describes a seminal upgrading project planned and carried out by an old but vulnerable Muslim fishing community on the Bang Nara River in Narathiwat, in southern Thailand, during a very difficult time of civil conflict in the area.
THAILAND - Koh Mook - 2008
This case study describes the collective housing project designed and built by 94 landless fisher folk families on Koh Mook Island, after the 2004 Asian tsunami destroyed many of their houses.
THAILAND - Poo Poh - 2007
This project, in which 112 families from three squatter areas in the southern Thai city of Pattani came together, formed a housing cooperative, found land to buy nearby and designed and built a new community for themselves, with support from CODI's Baan Mankong program and a team of young community architects.
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