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“I am very keen to see this model proven not just here in Gippsland but right throughout Australia. It gives people with disabilities and their families a great deal of dignity.”
- Darren Chester MP
Federal Member for Gippsland - Australian Parliament 
"We are a family. We shouldn't be separated. This place really helps us out."
- Tony Kleefsman
Elderly father of a daughter who has disabilities, and Freedom Housing resident
Watch the video of the official opening.
Drone video view of the Freedom Housing Nest.

Fusion of Private Housing with up to 24/7 High-Care

The revolutionary non-institutional design of Freedom Housing enables persons with disabilities - and persons who require aged-care - to reside in a privately-owned conventional house or apartment with family, friends, or alone: where they may access up to 24/7 in-house professional high-care and the latest on-going therapeutic treatments, including physiotherapy and deep bath therapy from the Key: the central building which is connected to the four private homes. Freedom Housing is also available in an apartment model. 
The houses may be purchased by owner-occupiers or by property investors, just like conventional houses. The Owner's Corporation is responsible for the maintenance of the Key. The Key Committee - comprising of a representative from each household (4) - is responsible for the governance, management, and advocacy functions, and to ensure that the Key delivers on-demand high-quality care, therapy, and recreation. The Key Committee may be assisted - when required - by Freedom Key Pty Ltd.
Freedom Housing is able to provide all that SDA and SIL (Supported Independent Living) models can provide, and a lot more, and at a far lower cost.
Keeping Families Together
Freedom Housing is designed specifically for our needs, and also for the particular requirements of our family or housemates. It facilitates from early-intervention low-care up to 24/7 high-care and is also able to provide palliative care. We do not have to be relinquished to a nursing home, to a group accommodation home, to a respite home, or to a hospice.

A Freedom Housing nest is created by conjoining four private homes by internal space via the Freedom Key: the care hub. Home carers are stationed there to provide care on-request 24/7 and to attend to other homemaking tasks. Deep bath therapy and physiotherapy is provided in the Key as required.

As young persons, we are free to continue living a lifestyle of our choice, with persons of our choosing, in our preferred communities, in private housing, where we call the shots and live a supported yet self-directed life. 

We are able to live in Freedom Key dwellings through every phase of our lives: as children, as young single adults, as parents, in old age, and for the end of life stage. We may be assisted to work from home, in our chosen career outside our home, and to operate a business from home. 

When we say that we want to live independently, it does not necessarily mean that we want to live alone. It usually means that we don't want to be dependent on our family or our friends. Freedom Housing allows us to live with them, without being dependent on them. 

Each property is uniquely designed according to our preference for fabric, appearance, lifestyle, and inclusions. Our homes are private residences, and our privacy is strictly respected. 

In this video, Ortenzia who suffers from MS reflects on her personal experience as a mother of two young boys and explains why family unity in Freedom Housing is the way to go. 
If you think Freedom Housing will meet your needs, talk about it with your family, friends, case manager, and your NDIS Local Area Coordinator.
You may wish to print out the Freedom Housing brochure for your next meeting. A member of our team will be happy to 'attend' your care plan meeting via phone or Skype to present the concept and to answer questions. Contact us to arrange a suitable time. 
Social Enterprise
Our primary mission is to make life better for persons with disabilities and for persons who require aged care, by providing a housing and care platform which empowers them to sustain their quality of life and to thereby promote their prospects for health and happiness.
It is also our mission to provide a care and housing platform for the family and friends of the person with disabilities to do the same. 
The design of Freedom Housing deliberately and respectfully recognises that a person who requires personal care is not - and ought not to be - defined by that fact alone. He or she is also a member of a family, a member of a friendship group, and a valued and respected member of our community. 
Meeting the Highest Standards
Freedom Housing complies fully with the Objects and Principles of the NDIS Act 2013 (Parliament of Australia), and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
In this comparative report you will find an analysis of the compliance levels of Freedom Housing compared to the traditional custodial models.
Freedom Housing promotes human rights, is efficient, socially cohesive, more affordable, economically productive, and respects our dignity and the dignity of those who live with us. 
Registration of  Interest
If you would like to live in a Freedom Key house or apartment as an owner-occupier, as a tenant, to share with others, or to invest, we invite you to contact us to discuss your particular requirements, and to determine whether Freedom Housing will meet them. If it does, you will be invited to submit your Registration of Interest for inclusion on the Freedom Key Registry.
The Registry acts as a priority waitlist. First on the Registry is given the first option. Options to share, rent, buy, and invest in Freedom Housing are offered only to registrants. Call 0438 356 145 or send us an email to get the ball rolling: or download and submit the Freedom Key Registry Form.
Listing your location preferences makes it possible for us to identify the four prospective households that are required in order to begin a particular house or apartment development. Retro-fitting to existing groups of four houses is also available, for those who do not wish to relocate. 
Ethical property investors are invited to contact us for details about the social and financial benefits of investing in Freedom Housing property. 
We invite expressions of interest from individuals, corporations, and government departments from Australia, New Zealand*, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, and the nations of the European Union.
Freedom Housing is developed under licence. Developers are invited to express interest in including Freedom Housing Nests in apartment developments and in housing estates.
Patent and Registered Trademarks
Freedom Housing is a patented invention. Freedom Housing, Freedom Key, Kumanu Housing* and Kumanu Key* are registered trademarks. All rights - including copyright - are reserved by Freedom Key Pty Ltd (Australia): the licensor.

*New Zealand

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The prototype Freedom Housing Nest in Sale, Gippsland, Victoria: The Pamela Maree Nest

The two houses (above) are connected via the Key to the two houses located in the opposing street (shown below). See also the aerial view below.


The design, and the fabric, of the houses, is up to the buyers to determine. Each house is uniquely designed so as to suit the household's taste and the specific care requirements.

Freedom Housing Nests are available in house and apartment form. Freedom Housing Nests may be included in conventional high-rise apartment developments. 
Register your interest in buying, leasing, or sharing a Freedom Housing home (house or apartment) - in the location of your choice - on the priority waitlist: the Freedom Key Registry.
Call 0438 356 145 or send us an email to get the ball rolling: or download and submit the Freedom Key Registry Form.