We want to buy collectively an old industrial colony in Catalonia, currently unused and deteriorated, to use all the housing and industrial space (28.000 m² of land and 30 houses) to start a cooperative project that allows residence and work in the same space.
The way we will share the housing space will be through the model of ‘dret d’ús’ (right of use) of the cooperative: each house will cost a small rent of 100 euros per month that, once finished the payment of the credit we will ask to the credit cooperative Fiare and the owner, will allow the owner of the ‘right of use’ to make use of it undefinitely, along with a small community monthly fee for maintenance, allowing the transfer or sale of this right but with a much smaller value than the same house in the open market. The houses can be sold for the initial value (plus inflation). This keeps market speculators away and allows people to access to housing with a reduced price (between 16.800 and 24.000 euros, depending on the initial cntributioin: an initial cntribution of 16.800 euros will cover the whole right of use, and we don need to pay interests to the banks).
The industrial space will also have a cheap renting price: 100 euros/month to have right to use 100 m² of productive space.