The aim of this program is to encourage and promote the implementation of the right-of-use cooperative housing model and community land trusts.
We provide technical, organizational, financial management and training support tailored to each specific group of people interested in living cooperatively. We further the empowerment and participation of members and future users in the development of their projects.
We support the promotion of the cooperative model by local governments and other institutions by designing implementation programs.
We also facilitate the transformation of heritage into cooperative housing projects.
The "Healthy Habitat" program aims to make people aware of the fact that housing is more than a social right.
Our aim is to promote and develop a clear commitment between environmental conservation and sustainability: a natural habitat involving architecture, construction, urban planning, landscaping and the recovery of architectural heritage.
Our goal is to combine awareness architecture, healthy buildings and respect for the environment. This is a life’s opportunity, nurtured by sharing moments with the group that allows you to grow as a person while helping others, cooperating with everyone and reaching consensus that impacts the entire community.
Current models of urban planning and housing development, and the traditional home ownership model, are becoming obsolete. Cohousing poses a viable alternative to this outdated dichotomy because collaborative housing projects are developed by groups of people who want to live in the neighbourhood, combining private homes with community areas and various sustainability criteria that depend on the interests of the group.
This way of organizing housing was developed in Denmark more than 50 years ago, as a specific form of housing cooperatives, planned, developed and self-managed by residents, with the name of “bofaellesscaben” or “communities for living”.
Then it spread to Scandinavia, the Netherlands, the German-speaking countries where it is called "Wohnprojekte", “housing projects” and also to Canada and the US where it is called "cohousing”, cohabitation or co-housing.
They are people-friendly models for raising children, for single-parent and single-person families, multigenerational and for the elderly.