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The Other Way Home

Housing in our cities are in a state of crisis. With an ever greater proportion of people's incomes going toward their housing, many people today are experiencing either severe mortgage or rental stress. The little known model of rental housing co-operatives offers a democratic alternative to traditional private and public sector housing. This is the story of one such co-operative: the SouthEast [...]

CORIANDOLINE Friendly houses for girls and boys

The Andria Cooperative, active in the housing sector, was founded in Correggio (Reggio Emilia-Italy) in 1975. The 1990’s brought a development in the Cooperative’s approach: from purely building homes, it matured into becoming a reference point for people wanting to intervene in the territory to improve their quality of life. Therefore, by strengthening its relations with members and local communities, through a [...]

Housing co-ops build community

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a housing co-op? This short video will give you a taste of co-op life as seen through the eyes of co-op members and show you how co-ops build real communities. You'll also see how a membership association like CHF BC builds the community of housing co-ops in British Columbia. Video [...]

Lakewood fosters new beginnings (for its members)

This is the story of the birth of Lakewood Community Managed Co-operative, told by its builders, developers and members. Lakewood Co-Op is the first vertical community of its kind in Australia. It's a community of social housing built on the shared values of respect, tolerance and responsibility, offering its inhabitants a fresh start and the promise of ongoing, stable and affordable housing. [...]

Museum-Appartment for Coop’s Guests

The video shows a two-bedroom appartment in the Lindenhof-Gardencity of 1920. GeWoSued chairman Norbert Reinelt explains that having an own bathroom and a garden was a great achievment for carpenters and workers in Berlin of the 1920ies where overcrowded tenement-blocks were normal. Building historian Heinz Schauss detected the original materials and colors. They were reconstructed whereas modern infrastructure was implemented. The original [...]

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