shared live+work spaces
for people going places with purpose

We're crowdfunding
a member-owned coliving hub
you too can join our 693-strong community!

95.9% pledged

Pre-launch
membership opens soon

Make a pledge of €2 700…
to join us a month, every year for life
(more or less, as you wish)
invest for a yield up to 9%,
or have your own studio?

What's a coliving hub?

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

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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!

By embracing diversity and serendipity we create vitality in our lives. You've got your own independent lifestyle and need a house with workspace to match. At a coliving hub you have great common spaces and friendly faces all crossing paths.

There's always folks to whip up a soufflé with, watch a movie or even learn some reiki… Yet with varied spaces you're always productive, to do your best work, collaborate with our community, support member's ventures or even start your own!?

Learn about coliving at some of our favourites, Sun and Co in Spain, Nine in the Canaries and Playworking in Montenegro. But these are just rentals, we need new choices

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

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

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

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Be part of a community that respects innovation and independence.

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Support stronger ecosystems through regeneration in overlooked places.

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Benefit from shared facilities (vehicles, cinema, tools, ice-cream maker, …).

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Connect, learn, and take advantage of serendipitous opportunities.

Our purpose as a member owned co‑operative is providing affordable co‑ownership and rental, giving us use of private accommodation inclusive of coworking and more! With many varied communal spaces, 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, activities and even festivals, enriching not just ourselves, but the wider community.

The regeneration of smaller towns and rural areas not only opens up affordable property for us, yet helps to restore life around. By doing it collaboratively, we reduce our footprints and enhance the effects.


Our first location 🔎🇵🇹🇮🇹🇪🇸🇫🇷

We're currently scouting for the right property! We aim to add more properties in future so we all get choice among varied locations. We're planning the first for Portugal, Spain, Italy or France. Don't worry about languages, there'll always be folks around to help. (If you're not an EU citizen you'll need a visa, but we plan to add places outside the EU.)

You can check the report for our prior (ginormous) candidate in Covilhã, Portugal, however we're now looking for something a little less ambitious. As everybody is in lockdown, new visits are pending, however there's a preliminary report on a very plausible property on the Ceira river also in Portugal. Check the announcements blog and signup for updates.

Ceira, Portugal (plausible) All properties

Seeking balance…

It's not just about having an amazing space to get our work done amongst great people, but also popping out for a break to welcoming towns and villages, recharging in the countryside.

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

Whether you participate as a co-owner, an investor, or visit on rental — you do so as a member of our cooperative society. To join us make a pledge then once we've agreed our plans, you'll be invited to apply for our community shares, else join us for the next… Why stay in one place? Make a habit to get away for a while!

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 two groups of shareholders.

We will also have cohousing providing a dedicated 45m2 studio, around €35,000 (excluding fitout). Please contact Jacob if you might be interested. You can furnish it as you prefer, rent it, even exchange time at other locations as you wish.

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 your time is adjusted (about one third less time in a premium room, or twice as long in a pod dorm).

Another way to consider how shares work, is simply as a lifelong discount on the rental rates for your share, beyond which normal rates apply. Show sample rates…

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Facilities that accommodate all of us…

With a choice of private ensuite rooms, or 'pod' dorms for teams and groups. Plus of course different shared spaces throughout the property…


Operations

  • incorporated as a Co‑operative Society in the UK for the mutual benefit of its members
  • fractional co-ownership with community shares, returning their original value if you withdraw them*
  • flexible booking with many rooms unallocated
  • stay longer than than your share use (at rental rates)
  • may expand as a network of multiple properties exchanging co-owner use
  • all rooms will be furnished with linens provided, and all common areas equipped
  • optional serviced rooms, laundry and full-board mealplans
  • minibusses for communal trips, plus bikes and electric scooters
  • year-round volunteers (with stipends) looking after maintenance, driving and some catering
  • storage of personal effects and use of address
  • maintenance fund covers costs into the future to limit bad surprises
  • community fund from revenue surplus allows us to invest in good surprises — events and new facilities
  • we expect to be able to have ♻️sustainable practices such as for heating, even growing vegetables

How does it compare?

A coliving hub offers many collective facilities, more flexibility and a dynamic community — versus sharing, renting or buying your own apartment. If you do not need these and can find community and workspace in other ways, then this kind of environment may not be a good match for you.

Tell me more

Say hi to some of our ambassadors and board 🧚‍

Gui Perdrix guiperdrix.com
crazy passionate about the coliving movement, organising meetups as global ambassador at the Co-Liv.org association, creator of the lifestyle.engineering spaces, and now writing a book about it all
River Ferdinandy cervo.house
splits time between Portugal and the Italian mountains where he's creating a coliving—whilst working to make our travel lives easier at Rome2Rio
Clément Roméas medium.com/…
has travelled and worked with a multitude of coliving spaces, whilst developing his own concept, yet now plotting to join and help us
Margaret Manning sixtyandme.com
created an online community bringing together boomers spanning the globe, whilst recognising and promoting (multigenerational!) coliving as a positive direction for us all

…and our founder

Jacob Jay jacobjay.com
created the first ever hub offering coliving with open-access coworking, in Delhi, India, and operated for four years from 2010, when the lease price was hiked, spawning the idea of co-ownership. Location independent almost since birth(!) I understand the value of both having a base and escaping to new places so I'm investing too.

You can reach out to jacob@hub.house anytime, and the questions page has a pile of other details including the different ways you can participate in the project, such as volunteering. Anyone wishing to make a significant investment alongside me (e.g. for cohousing), is invited to become a cofounder.

Our values… we don't believe in believing too much!
Let's learn from and support each other.

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We encourage diversity. In our roles, places we live and people we know. Without judgement. Dynamic ecosystems brim with serendipity.

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We enable deconcentration. Spending money where it makes a difference, away from big metros. Benefitting alongside our neighbours.

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We embrace dynamism. Investigating the unfamiliar, creating resilience in ourselves, uncovering opportunities for all. We won't be left behind.

Count me in!

My email address is

    or ASAP for the first hub


Pledges can be split between different shares at the time of issue. When pledges exceed their allocation (as currently for investment) you will be placed on the waitlist, for the next availability.

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