The housing model of shared housing (Cohousing) can be a solution for the elderly, a revulsive for the integration of people with disabilities, a major improvement for the care of people with dependence, and at the same time a form of access to housing, protected from speculation.
WHAT IS THE COHOUSING
It is about creating a community that will share housing uses and services. On the one hand, individual housing, that of each one, is designed according to the specific needs of each family, and on the other hand, the social part, shared, is agreed between all.
WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES COHOUSING CONTRIBUTE?
In any case, the community decides where and how it wants to live; They are going to form a small village, with a better coexistence, which is much better than the traditional way of buying or renting something that others have thought of. It allows us to plan ahead how we want to age, and avoid ending up parked in a residence.
TO GAIN QUALITY OF LIFE and HAPPINESS IS THE OBJECTIVE
The aids shared among several are cheaper; The mere fact of being a community and making us appear as a block gives us prominence and power. It allows us to face uncertainties about rentals; If you need help for ADL, in the case of dependent or disabled people, you can share aid which lowers costs.
WHAT ADVANTAGES DOES THE COOPERATIVE CONTRIBUTE?
The cost will always be lower than that of a private Cohousing when eliminating the benefit of the owners. The formula of cession of use, where the houses are property of the cooperative that gives the use to the partners, allows a better financing, at the same time as it prevents the speculation. In any case, if a member wants to leave the cooperative returns the money invested in the construction, updated to the IPC. Similarly, in case of death,
his heirs retain the right to use if they meet the requirements established by the statutes, or otherwise recover the money in the same conditions.
ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
The self-supply of clean energy, purifying and reusing water, exporting surplus energy to the grid, allows savings while improving sustainability and the planet.
Physical activities, mental activities, therapeutic pool, orchard, healthy and balanced eating.
All decisions are made by majority, always trying to be by consensus, which results in the personal satisfaction of partners. Small groups of management and work are organized, by specialties, so that everyone can participate, contributing their effort and experience
SELF-MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CONTROL
Telecare, constant vitality control bracelet, nurse, physiotherapy, therapeutic bath, control of diets, .. all this is easier in group and much more affordable.
Carry out maintenance, administrative management, cooking, caring for the garden, gardening. By converting the typical guest room into adapted apartments, and giving all the service of aids and meals, we lower the costs of living, and consequently we increase sustainability.
You can get jobs for the disabled. Obviously we can decide what profiles we need and give them an opportunity. Not only own services; the management of holiday apartments will generate jobs.
The person, when feeling active, brings their experience to the group, and the community benefits from the active professional contribution of its members.
THE COMPANY IMPROVES WITH THE COHOUSING
Better energy and waste management, lower energy consumption, that is, a more sustainable society
A healthier and happier society, with less risk of exclusion, since cohousing exerts a protective effect on its members. The most adapted environments, in an especially difficult island due to its slopes, will have an effect called, and example on the rest of society.
IMPROVES URBAN PLANNING
It redraws and changes urbanism towards cities – towns that are more sustainable, open and supportive. The replication of this type of solutions will change cities by offering a much more humane alternative to current structures
THE ADMINISTRATIONS SHOULD SUPPORT IT
There is savings in health services. When there is a first attention at home, a large part of the pressure that CAPs receive is discharged.
It is a solution to the increase in dependency needs. It is a caregiving environment, which largely replaces the inefficiency to date in the management of a better solution to the increase of dependents. By bringing them together in an environment, it facilitates the service and lowers costs.
It is a solution that improves the effectiveness of health. The grouping of people allows physiotherapy and group psychotherapy treatments with the consequent cheapening of services beyond those derived from proximity. It is a solution to the integration of disability. The environment itself is designed to favor the employment of people with disabilities. NOW IS THE MOMENT This is the key moment. Cohousing La Palma is in the initial phase: Building the community. It’s time to join, collaborate in deciding how the environment will be, how your house will be, how the common house will be. It’s time to dream, plan and start. A better life awaits us. Do you want to collaborate in a community that respects the planet, that recycles water, that uses clean energy, that has a sustainable and ecological, inclusive, active, participative and collaborative life model? Then get in touch, we are a group of people with your same interests and concerns that we want to build our new community with you. Now is the time