Co-housing with newly arrived refugees, young and elderly

Reference number
Coordinator FÖRENINGEN FÖR BYGGEMENSKAPER VERKSAMHET I SVERIGE AB - Föreningen för byggemenskapers verksamhet i Sverige AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 515 564
Project duration December 2017 - November 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Social innovation - Challenge-driven innovation
Call Social innovation - Challenge-driven innovation 2017

Purpose and goal

The purpose is to build cheap housing for new arrivals as well as young and older, in a way that integrates the those groups in society, in cooperation between the municipality, society and civil society. The aim of the project is to create a house factory and meeting place where new arrivals and others outside the housing market, together with civil society, business and public actors, develop and build houses. The goal is also to investigate and evaluate how cooperation between municipality and other actors has worked during the process of application, construction and innovation.

Expected results and effects

During the project, the concrete goal is to build 20 small houses, but also to build a partnership and organization as well as a physical location where more houses can be built after the end of the project. Tjörn already has a collaborative work with new arrivals and the networks that are being built will be used in the project. The method for doing this is to set up a construction center. The project will help solve some of the housing shortages for new arrivals and also other groups in need of cheap housing (young and older) and as well as creating both education and employment.

Planned approach and implementation

The construction center will be developed at a farm owned by the municipality. In this center, housing is being built with new arrivals in the form of houses of 50 or 25 sqm, which can be placed on both municipal land and private land. They can be either be rented or purchased at cost price of the target group. Moreover, they can be purchased by private individuals who undertake to rent them for a ten-year period to a predetermined rent. Some of the members in the project are from the board of Building- Communities, and has an idea that co-building can be a part of the solution to get cheaper housing.

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