Our community housing project is based on the solidarity principle. It could not exist without the support of many individuals – not without you!
We want our project to be created by people to serve people. We would like the general public to benefit from it as well, not just the residents of our houses. We aim to create a model project that will prove that even in the Czech Republic it is possible for an alternative form of stable and cheap housing to function. The project could open doors to others who dream about this kind of living but do not know how to make their dreams come true. Houses within the planned network will have more than merely residential use. We want them to play an active and positive role in their immediate vicinity and to be an important asset to local communities. These houses should serve as food banks supporting local farmers, “stores” to exchange clothing and other free goods or nice cafés with film screenings or discussions on current social issues.
What can you offer?
We are working out a legal structure of the project at the moment. Send any amount to our account. You will support legal research and consultations that will allow other people and collectives in future to realise their dreams about affordable community housing. Buy a tote bag or T-shirt with the logo of our collective. The minute we find the house, we are going to need funds, i.e. direct loans or donations from individuals who would be interested in supporting our project (more information soon).
Spread the word. Tell your friends, relatives and colleagues about our mission. It is always a great help to extend the circle of people interested in the cause and possibly willing to support us actively. Like our Facebook page and invite your friends to like it. Are you a journalist? Do you work in media or know anyone who does? Any media coverage of our project would be fantastic. Invite us over. Do you have a suitable space available and a group of people willing to listen? We will present the project and our plans in your town or in your neighbourhood.
Help (us to find a house).
We do not expect people to have an empty house they do not need at the moment. Not everyone is willing to sell a property. However, we need to give it a try. Do you know about a larger, empty apartment building in Prague? Do not hesitate and contact us – we will be eternally grateful!