An applied research project on cohousing & collective ownership models
for reclaiming affordable  habitat quality in Athens


CoHab Athens  is an open group, an exchange platform for urban researchers, activists and anyone interested in claiming housing as a right and exploring alternative housing models through self-management and collective ownership. It was created as a research-advocacy group in 2016, drawing inspiration from successful cooperative housing models that have been implemented abroad. CoHab Athens uses participatory workshop methods and holds and ongoing workshop since November 2017 in order to diagnose local needs related to housing, as well as to explore the possibilities for the creation of the first project of cooperative housing/collective ownership in Athens.



Based on knowledge our team has acquired over the past four years through research, workshops, open discussions, informal talks, working groups and visits to housing cooperatives abroad, we describe what cooperative housing and collective ownership is and how it works, how it is organised and how it can be funded, and we propose two possible scenarios for its implementation in the city of Athens. We have worked with a range of possible scenarios, -dispersed cohousing, real estate market building, donated and exchanged buildings, publicly owned buildings- and we have tried to address a variety of needs in each economic and architectural model.



Toolkit for Cooperative and Collaborative Housing in Greece
Developement of a business plan tool and an informative booklet on how to initiate a coop housing project in Greece.
Supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Greece

CoHab meets MOBA
knowledge exchange program with MOBA housing coop members.
Supported by FundACTION 2020

Workshop on Cooperative Housing
ENHR 2019 conference, with the collaboration of the Collaborative Housing ENHR working group and the Co-Lab Research team
August, 2019, Athens

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Εργαστήριο συνεταιριστικής κατοικίας στη Θεσσαλονίκη | 25 Σεπτέμβρη 2022

ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗΣτο συμμετοχικό εργαστήριο θα επεξεργαστούμε σενάρια για ένα εγχείρημα συνεταιριστικής κατοικίας στην Ελλάδα. Μετά από μια σύντομη εισαγωγή θα χωριστούμε σε τρεις ομάδες εργασίας που θα δουλέψουν για την διαμόρφωση του καταστατικού, του προγράμματος χρήσεων και του  business plan, προσαρμοσμένα στα δεδομένα δύο υφιστάμενων κτιρίων (ένα που ανήκει σε δημόσιο…

All-day participatory workshop and presentation of “CoHab meets MOBA project | 4 June 2022

[English text follows] Ολοήμερο πρόγραμμα- εργαστήριο από την ομάδα CoHabΣάββατο, 4 Ιουνίου // 10:30- 19:30 (EEST)στον χώρο του ΕΤΕΡΟΝ, Λεωκορίου 38, Αθήνα (κοντά στον σταθμό Θησείου, γραμμή 1) και διαδικτυακά μέσω zoom link. ΜΕΡΟΣ Α’Στο συμμετοχικό εργαστήριο συνεταιριστικής κατοικίας θα επεξεργαστούμε σενάρια για ένα εγχείρημα συνεταιριστικής κατοικίας στην Ελλάδα. Θα…

Participation in the conference ” Participatory Design: City, Environment & Climate Change, Experiences, challenges & potentials”, 20 November 2021

CoHab Athens participates in the scientific conference : PARTICIPATORY DESIGN: CITY, ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE. EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGES & POTENTIALS organised by Participatory Labthat takes part 19-21 at Serafio, Athens Our presentation “CoHab meets MOBA: knowledge exchange on cooperative housing in Central and SE-Europe” will be on Saturday 20/11/2021, 17.00- 18.30,…

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