Co‑ownership Crowdfunding
for a Cooperative Coliving Hub

52.0% pledged
phase 1

Pre-launch
membership opening in the new year!

Just 223 more pledges at €1,700…
to join us every year for a month
(more or less, as you wish)
or gain a yield up to 9%.

What's a coliving hub?

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

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For a short 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 to match. At a coliving hub you have great common spaces and friendly faces crossing paths doing all sorts of stuff.

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 with regeneration of 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 plus 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.


Location #1: Covilhã, Portugal🇵🇹

We'll add more properties in future so we all get choice amongst varied locations. 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.)

Seeking balance…

It's not just about having an amazing space to get our work done, but also popping out for a break to welcoming towns and villages, escaping into a natural park and great wilderness, with hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, kayaking, wild swimming, skiing, and more(!) within reach.

We're running it together—to all own a bit!

phase 1
410 500 pledged €379 500 remaining

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!

Capital costs are what we're raising to cover our acquisition, renovation and fit-out for the property, split between two groups of shareholders. This will be undertaken in multiple phases over several years. 😅

Operational costs cover our recurring expenses for utilities, volunteers, maintenance and renewals.

Running the project together, we can all make proposals for use of our community fund, always voting to make it happen.

We may also have cohousing giving exclusive rights to a 55m2 studio, at a share cost of €34,000 (excluding fitout and decoration) and potentially dedicated rooms from €15,000. Please contact Jacob if you might be interested. You're free to rent it, keep it for your own use, or exchange time at other locations as you wish. It's an opportunity to downsize without loosing your own place nor your own style.

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Facilities that accommodate all of us…

A choice of private rooms, from large dedicated studios to standard rooms all with ensuite showers. There's also 'pod' dorms for teams and groups. Plus of course more than a dozen different shared spaces throughout the property…

We're currently performing due diligence on our candidate properties, you can review the full property report for our lead candidate and signup for email updates.


Interlude

This video explores the annual streetart festival, and also gives some great glimpses around the area.

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 over 8 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 for less surprises
  • community fund from revenue surplus allows us to invest in good surprises — events and new facilities
  • we expect to be able to have our own ♻️green energy with hydro and solar generation

Rental rates

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.

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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

Our founder

Jacob Jay 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. I'm investing ~7% of the total funds, and anyone wishing to make a significant investment alongside me (e.g. for a cohousing unit), is invited to become a cofounder.

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.

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 and my stage of life 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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