Is it possible to change path of the .gradle project folder?

Hi, I’m facing the problem: I’d like to use a copy task to unzip an archive in the main project folder (due to older build convention I cannot change) but it fails on windows machine (which is our main development environment). The only way I can handle by now is loosing up-to-date check on output files, but we’d like to maintain it.
I was wondering: it is possible to change the .gradle folder that resides in the project? I know I can set the user gradle home but I’ve not read anything yet relating this folder.