collective live+work spaces
for people going places with purpose

a community-owned gathering place and base for purposeful professionals seeking dynamism and diversity

pledge from €2000… to join us for a month every year at-cost ~€275
yes! for the cost of a month or two staying at a coliving you can own part of one and only pay costs
(more or less, whatever suits you) or invest for a ~10% yield


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What's a coliving hub?

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A shared home and workspace, where we also share some of our purpose and learnings.

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For a workation to escape routine, as a retreat to dig into projects, or as a base.

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Be you an entrepreneur, remote worker, digital nomad, a creative, or anything else!

With your own independent lifestyle you need a house and workspace offering great common spaces and friendly faces all crossing paths. By embracing diversity and serendipity as a community we create vitality in our lives.

Learn about coliving at some of our favourites, Sun and Co in Spain, Nine in the Canaries and Playworking in Montenegro. So what if we owned one collectively to use at-cost…?!

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We're creating amazing new spaces—reinvigorating old ones!

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Benefit from shared facilities (cinema, bikes, workspaces, ice-cream maker, …).

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Get closer to nature whilst remaining connected to the wider world.

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Stay affordably, buying into use of properties as you are able.

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Be part of community respecting innovation and independence.

Facilities to accommodate all of us…

Our purpose as a member owned co‑operative will be providing affordable co‑ownership, giving us use of spaces, growing across multiple locations.

As participants in a dynamic ecosystem we share its opportunities whilst generating rental revenue as a social enterprise — reinvesting in hosting workshops, talks, and activities, enriching not just ourselves, but the wider community.

By doing it collaboratively, we reduce our footprints and enhance the effects.

The original campaign

The plan—part deux!

Some candidates…

If you want to join any visits and to see more, do pledge and vote to join our Whatsapp group. We'll see how things go… we have options so if we don't have enough backing for what we all think will work best, we'll just downsize and do others in future.

  1. larger and pricier

    impressively rare
  2. mid-size

    good compromise?
  3. small and cheap

    wider choice
Could be acquired easily if as dedicated units at €30k ×7, and 4 months basic at €10k ×10, later fractional members with smaller stakes would then cover renovations.

Bellevue

91% €297k 800m² hub

  • lovely spot above stream
  • lots of studios
  • easy access from Barcelona
  • great weather
  • pleasant village
  • beach and city 45mins
  • mainly fitout works
  • significant acquisition
  • nature somewhat lacking variation
  • drought risks (ongoing)

Why France?

It's cheap for acquisiton and there's no surprises. Property sales have fallen through the roof, 900 agents closed last year, and many notaries can't pay themselves — combine with just introduced renovation requirements for rentals which owners don't want to do thus prefer to sell. More to the point, I'm familiar with the country having done renovation here. Infrastructure is good, and everything runs like clockwork. Well, except when they're on strike…

Catalogne nord / Perpignan

The lead candidate above is in France's last valley before Spain (no rain!) below the famous peak of Canigou. Less to offer yet 45mins from both the city and coast, and big enough to be great.

The lower Cévennes / Saint-Ambroix

Super appealing with tons to explore – the excellent Cèze and Ardèche river gorges, and (if pushing a bit far) the Pont du Gard, plus up into mountains. Not to mention the towns of Andouze, Uzès and Alès. Really offers everything. Good choice of different properties.

Hautes Pyrénées / Lourdes

This little town offers contrasts to other areas just 15mins train from two great little cities — Pau and Tarbes. There's funicular at the door up a little peak that's hosted MTB championships, with great hikes starting nearby, proper mountains and skiing from 30mins. Even an airport 15min. Properties are hotels closed following the pandemic.

Cote d'Azur / Toulon

Everyone knows how nice it is, so no pictures. It's very expensive, yet there's just one candidate, maybe 35% more expensive than the other areas and within striking distance of everything.

How might I use it?

The ideal use for Hub House co-ownership is as an annual retreat or base that you come back to between travels. Once we've more locations it'll be great for full time use too. 🥳

We're running it together—to all have a stake!

Whether you participate as a co-owner, an investor, or simply visit on rental, you do so as a member of our cooperative society, functioning within the space as a do-ocracy. To join us make a pledge then once we've agreed our plans, you'll be invited to apply for our community shares… Why work from one place? Don't get stuck — make a habit of wider horizons!

Operations

(The following are indicative.)

Operational costs cover our recurring expenses for utilities, volunteers, and (importantly!) maintenance/renewals:

Capital costs are what we're raising to purchase, renovate and fit-out the property, split between multiple shareholders:

If you stay longer than your share or have none, you pay the standard rental rates. Shares are flexible, if you take a different type of room the time is adjusted. If you don't use your time, you can give to a friend, or trade it with other members.

For this to be worthwhile, you should expect to use it most years over the next ten years or so. We are expecting to add more properties thus allowing you to use any!


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Your founder is…

(right) up in the Alps with Pelé of Coliving Frilingue and Nomad Fest

Jacob Jay — I created the first ever coliving hub offering public-access coworking with both short and long term accommodation (10 rooms plus bunks) at the same space in Delhi, operating for 4 years from 2010. When the lease was hiked and we moved out, the idea of co-ownership came to me. Location independent almost since birth(!) I understand the value of both having a base, and escaping to new places.

You can reach out to jacob@hub.house anytime, and the questions page has a pile of other details.

I'm looking for founding members! If you're interested you'll join me in forming the co-op, ratifying its articles, and buying-in first alongside me. See the pledge page or do reach out. The board will initially be formed of the founding members, as I'm not proposing a board of coliving peers this time around.

How can I join-in?

  1. pledge and confirm with €1
  2. vote on properties to visit and have plans — or simply wait for the final candidate
  3. founding members will form the co-op making share purchases towards a deposit
  4. a group visit should be arranged
  5. when pledges and plans match, the founding members will vote to open membership
  6. you will be able to buy into the co-op with a deposit on your shareholding
  7. an offer will be made for purchase
    (this process may repeat, with members able to withdraw deposits)
  8. the remaining shareholdings will be paid to conclude purchase and get the keys
  9. any final members will join, closing funding for renovations

Our values… we don't believe in believing too much!
🕴 Diversity and 🕵️‍♀️ dynamism.

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