Living in a housing coop should be as mainstream as renting or buying a house

Our urban centers are facing a housing crisis. A growing number of people can’t afford to own a house or is overburdened by housing costs. We can do better, together. Housing coops open up the opportunity of owning and living in an affordable home.
But coops are not mainstream, yet. We want to change that. By building privacy aware and open source ledger technology.

OUR HOUSING MARKET IS BROKEN, BECAUSE IT IS OPTIMISED FOR RETURN ON INVESTMENT.

WE NEED AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL THAT IS OPTIMISED FOR THE HOUSING NEEDS OF THE MANY.

We are developing 2 products

Open source building blocks

We develop open source tools to make founding and operating a housing coop as easy and efficient as possible. With our tools coops can manage information, equity, and governance at every stage of the coop lifecycle — from founding to operation. Information is recorded on a distributed ledger to make operations verifiable for members and partners.

Turnkey housing coop

Using our open-source tools, we facilitate aspiring housing coops by doing the heavy lifting in founding and running a housing coop. Our services include vetting aspirant members, financing, project development, legal compliance and all administration. 

This service drives our revenue through a coop-as-a-service business model.

READ ABOUT WHAT WE'RE UP TO IN OUR BLOG

Our team

Passionate change makers

Harm van Beek

Coming from a background in design, Harm has 10+ years experience in translating the behaviour of users in their contexts to new products. Harm leads the research and design activities of House.coop

Gijsbert Koren

After running several ventures and 10 years of experience with crowdfunding, Gijsbert taps into his passion and experience to lead the business and community activities of House.coop

Marcel Schouwenaar

As a creative software developer, Marcel has experience in making apps and blockchain technology amongst other things. Marcel leads the software development and is the evangelist of House.coop

Advisory Board

An experienced and actively involved board of adivisors

Miquel Ballester, co-founder Fairphone

Helps us understand the challenges in running and growing a responsible start-up.

Wim de Jong, founder Young.nl, project developer

Helps us understand the commercial side of real estate and what it takes to cooperate and compete.

Alexandre Furtado Melville, culture-maker

Helps us shape our product and messaging to fit a broad and diverse demographic.

Clemens Mol, housing cooperatives expert

Helps us with deep expertise about housing coops and a European network in the housing coop space.

Mitzi László

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