GEA Housing Coop: A new way of sharing and living.
We are GEA Housing Coop, we started this project to attend the well-being and needs of senior people developing physical, intellectual and relational quality activities, with affordable assistance services linked to small residential units.
Do you want to be a supporter in our cooperative?
Non-profit model to facilitate well-being and housing.
- To settle a senior people coliving community interested in culture, ecology, society, economy and health.
- To promote the transfer of use as a new way to solve residential and welfare needs.
Therefore, it is not only about satisfying these needs, but the project is born from the will to incorporate values and serve as experience and case example. An environment to facilitate new conditions and well-being, (EVEXIA in Greek) with services based on the constitution of a cooperative that promotes the construction of GEA Housing Coop under ownership or a life-long and transferable right of use.
This care project aims to address in a multidisciplinary and holistic way (comprehensive assessment: physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social) READ GEA+
What makes us different?
Each of the projects is tailored to and by its promoters and supporters, following their specific concerns and needs.
Each project is defined in its organization and its details by the group of promoters: design, spirit, common services, legal structure and values are shared by all its members.
Exclusive and limited
It is recommended from 12 to 25 members of different ages and vocations. The shared synergy will allow the advancement and the realization of the determinations in each project. The community is multigenerational.
These communities, through real-time trials and pilot projects, can provide insight into the influence of maintenance of intellectual activity and relational factors on cognitive evolution.
The community or healthcare unit will be a stable and consolidated reference to accompany the sequence from validity to frailty. Four are the vertices of the geometry of well-being that GEAhousing proposes: (ASG)
I. Growing up / maturing is an individual process determined by factors such as genetic inheritance, health, socio-economic status, education, social influences, personality, occupation. Active growth conditioned by actions of prevention and adaptation of the lifestyle.
II. GEAhousing will make possible social activities that avoid isolation, READ GEA+
III. Emotional and affective stability play a fundamental role in maintaining health. READ GEA+
IV. Maintaining quality social relationships throughout life is essential to prevent social isolation. READ GEA+
How is it?
– Legal and organizational structure
Legal and organizational structure
The first phase includes the the group constitution and definition of the project by the promoters. This phase may involve small disbursements, but it is not binding on the promoters. It is also a non-speculative real estate project, legally indivisible and with the possible transmission of restricted use.
GEAhousing partners may be:
– Use partners with the right to use the homes and common premises.
– Collaborating partners who provide services.
– Worker partners with an indefinite nature.
The second phase consist on:
- The search and acquisition of the site
- The elaboration of the projects
- Formal constitution of the legal and financial structure.
This phase is already binding. The promoters constitute the GEAhousing Coop of which they are partners.
It is the cooperative that acquires the site and seeks financing.
The cooperative READ GEA+
GEAhousing Coop. has developed as a TEST the capacity of an equipment floor in SITGES to define the Preliminary Projects that advance the definitions of housing and common spaces and services to achieve an economic resizing of construction and operating costs. It had the provisional name of Remanso.
The concept design includes 24 apartments with common spaces.
• They are 2-bedroom apartments.
• The common spaces include restaurant and kitchen, gym, workshops, library, classrooms, assistance services.
• A quarter of the project are common spaces and services.
Economic and financial approach
Less than half the market price
As it is a non-speculative project, without commercial margins, the cost of construction and maintenance can be reduced to half or a third of the market price of an equivalent property.
The financing of the project can be carried out under different instruments:
- Capital contributions from cooperative members
- Contributions from collaborators
- Investment loans
- Participatory titles
- Participative loans
- Non-repayable contributions
- Income from activities
- Income from commercial premises
- Income from parking spaces
Other informations and references
_ “Proceso de longevidad: de validez a fragilidad”(Marian Sanz)
_ “La vida los 100años” (Linda Gratton, Andrew Scott)
_ txt (José María Torres Nadal)
_ Borrador ESTATUTOS (Enrique Emo)
KITCHEN Scene-Jaques Tatí
_La quinta forca
We have known and visited L’ORFEBRERIA, a promotion outside GEAhousing located in PobleNou in BCN. It is an old factory from the 60s. It has been rehabilitated to house houses with characteristics and qualities similar to those we have defined for the SITGES DRAFT. It is a private promotion. Average prices are between € 5,000 and € 8,000 / m2, that is, between € 400,000 and € 800,000.
GEAhousing, as it is not for profit, can provide similar private and common spaces for a much lower amount. That is, by the sum of the construction cost (1,250 € / m2 approx.) + The cost of the transfer of land use.
How to participate?
In case you may be interested in participating in this project, we ask you to answer to yourself some questions for the scales of action and levels of trans-relationality, personal-community-neighborhood-city that you may want to answer…
1. Are you interested in the three scales of the project or does only one of them mobilize you?
2. Do you mind living in a project in which these three scales of activity are represented?
3. What is the specific condition that you think your activity and / or personality contributes to this project?
4. Do you accept to live in a community in which diversity, religious, sexual, or political is decisive? Do you put any conditions on that diversity?
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Sort the concepts in priority according to Culture, Ecology, Economy and Health.
Can you find a word that links each of these concepts with the scales mentioned (personal, community or neighborhood)
What is for you the investment range in which you think the project should move? Here we would have to give three possible values / forks.
Do you want to meet us or be a promoter in our cooperative.
Contact - Starting supporters
Jose Maria Torres Nadal, architect, former director of Alicante School of Architecture.
architect and university professor en Europe and USA.
teacher and writer.
Enrique Emo, lawyer, active member of foundations dedicated to dishabilities.
Marian Sanz, Doctor and art collector.
Monica Ramón Navarro, Art and Antichs Galery ower.
architect and designer.
Carlota Oliver, Graduate in Physics and TIC expert.