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Intergenerational solidarity housing

Author: Lorna Muddiman - Published At: 2013-05-15 13:54 -

Intergenerational solidarity housing initiatives enable young students to be hosted cheaply by seniors in exchange of a small presence and services that can in no way however be a substitute for professional care services.

Self-constructed communities

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-15 13:09 -

Self-construction can be part of a community project where the members of a community help one in each other to build their own houses

Occupying abandoned buildings

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-15 12:18 -

The reusing of abandoned housing may be provided by through law or policy. In other cases, the occupation of buildings is done without the consent of the legal owner of the premises, despite it lying vacant and unused, and is therefore considered illegal.

Mapping abandoned buildings

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-15 09:55 -

As hundreds of buildings contine to lie abandoned and unused all across Europe, creative initiatives have appeared in several European countries that aim at mapping abandoned buildings in the hope that they will be later used in some shape or form.

Sharing a building

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-15 08:38 -

Shared housing experiences, such as neighbours living in the same building, may result in better organisation and sharing of resources, thus facilitating greater access to all involved. Take for example, the sharing of food through the establishment of a group-purchased building, or organising shared care of loved ones.

Recovery of Meals

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-15 08:32 -

Local initiatives of this kind involve the recovering of edible food before it ends up in the rubbish bin.

Gleaning and dumpster diving

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-15 08:13 -

Gleaning is an ancient practice which consists in allowing third parties to collect the produce remaining in the fields after harvest (potatoes, carrots, etc.). Another form, grapping, consists in recovering fruit from the trees (grapes, apples, etc.). The practice of retrieving food from rubbish bins that has been thrown away, but which is perfectly edible, is also common.

Community gardens

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-14 13:27 -

Community gardens are those that are shared, cultivated and managed by a community of residents.

GAS (Gruppi di Aquisto Solidale)

Author: Anne-Iris Romens - Published At: 2013-05-14 13:22 -

Most notably developed in Italy, GAS ("solidarity purchase groups") bring together consumers who wish to buy products as a collective from one or more producers.

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