Spain: pensioners and sexual minorities are moving in the communal

Spain: pensioners and sexual minorities are moving in the communal

Joint housing (cohousing), successfully model in northern Europe, becomes more popular in Spain. According to El Mundo, some organizations (eg, Cover) pick up the sharing housing for several families. The advantage of such model is a lower level of spending, as people share the cost of washing machines, wireless Internet connection, car or mortgage in the case of its availability.

Property in cohousing model is cooperative. Tenants have the right to perpetual operation of the facility. For example, the project will soon be launched in Arrayya-Maestu (Alava), a few kilometers from Vitoria. Five families will move to live there soon.

Most often cohousing in Spain is chosen the elderly, who don't want to live in a nursing home and are accustomed to a high standard of living, as well as retired representatives of sexual minorities.