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for a Hub House co-operative coliving project
☃️2–7–12° 🏖23–31° ☀️6 days 🌧13 days
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Environment ✧ rolling agricultural; in the Vallée de la Canche with several walking routes with paths, greenway and woods on doorstep; coast 1h drive
Services ✧ 2 restos, nothing else; small town 15mins bike, other 30mins bus twice daily
Access ✧ station 15mins drive or bus; Lille 2h, Paris 2h, Brussels 3h, London 4h, Amsterdam 5h
✦ Variously used as a paper factory, then wool and linen mill.
✦ 4000m2 of greenable land. 30 rooms (25m2), 16 studios (50m2) all with mezzanines. 1500m2 common spaces. 1600m2 conservatory(!). 1000m2 workshops.
✦ Wouldn't be too hard to phase, as can simply divide across.
✦ Most of the building has no internal division (150m long by 30m deep!). Would thus be divided by converting two roof sections into a conservatory with new solid brick walls between the two halves on the building. Would be very simple to acheive albeit quite costly.
✦ Room costs would be in target (~18k or 1500/month) as would cohousing (~25k).
✦ Includes a building on the canal, thus likely retains hydro rights, however the sluices have been ordered to be kept open (for fish and restoration of free water flows), thus could only be exploited by (new) water wheels, potentially on the riverbank. If exploitable the building (and conservatories!) would have low cost underfloor heating, necessary as 6 months are cold.
✦ Parking for rural coworking (~10 small towns within 30mins).
✦ Green spaces all around.
✦ Has a brick chimney.