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 group in 2016 it draws 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.



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Workshop on Cooperative Housing | 27 August, ATHENS

(ακολουθεί ελληνικό κείμενο) CoHab Athens, the Collaborative Housing ENHR working group and the Co-Lab Research team invite you to a knowledge exchange workshop to discuss different models of collaborative and cooperative housing in Europe and their potential implementation in Greece. The workshop will give the opportunity to experts and researchers involved in collaborative housing initiatives…

Εργαστήριο για τη συλλογική κατοικία Β’ κύκλος 2018-2019

To Co-Hab Athens συνεχίζει για δεύτερη χρονιά το εργαστήριο για τη συλλογική κατοικία και σας καλεί να συμμετάσχετε και να γίνετε μέρος της ομάδας. 1η συνάντηση Παρασκευή 2 Νοεμβρίου στις 18.30  @Α36 (Αισχύλου 36, Ψυρρή, 1ος όροφος) Μετά τον πρώτο κύκλο σε συνεργασία με την Πρωτοβουλία κατοίκων Εξαρχείων,  ο οποίος…

Ολοκλήρωση εργαστηρίου στα Εξάρχεια & Χωροεσπερίδα | Πέμπτη 14 Ιουνίου

Το Co-Hab Athens και η Πρωτοβουλία Κατοίκων Εξαρχείων σας προσκαλούν στη χΩροεσπερίδα του εργαστηρίου για τη συλλογική κατοικία, Πέμπτη 14 Ιουνίου στις 5:30 στον χώρο της Πρωτοβουλίας Καλλιδρομίου 50   Ολοκληρώνουμε τον κύκλο συναντήσεων που ξεκινήσαμε πέρυσι τον Νοέμβρη και βρισκόμαστε μαζί αυτή την Πέμπτη για να επεξεργαστούμε ένα συγκεκριμένο…

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