Netzwerk Frankfurt für gemeinschaftliches Wohnen e.V. is a non-profit association involved in housing policy. Our goal is the implementation of innovative and community-oriented forms of living, such as Cohousing, cooperative housing and collaborative living.
Through educational and networking activities in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region we offer extensive expertise and see ourselves as a competence centre.
We are the platform for community-based housing initiatives and projects in Frankfurt. Our association was founded in 2005 and is financially supported by the City of Frankfurt since 2009. It consists of over 100 member groups from Frankfurt and the region as well as around 80 individual members.
By Cohousing we mean a chosen neighbourhood that is self-organized and socially-orientated. The members know each other, well ahead of moving in and design a concept of living together with guiding principles. Eventually they build, rent or purchase a building and secure the community through legal framework and contracts. Cooperatives preserve common goals best in the long run.
Cohousing goes hand in hand with innovative floor plans and architecture that support sustainable living. For example, residents require less space and share infrastructure.
Collaborative living in general is therefore an answer to the social and demographic challenges and thus an enrichment for the city.
We see Cohousing as an opportunity to help shape our housing for the future. We want to
As a coordination and consulting centre