Housing Innovation

Housing innovation from the bottom up: Creating co-housing and co-living for economically vulnerable groups

There is a severe lack of affordable housing in Sweden impacting on living conditions for groups with weaker economy. With this initiative, we will learn from and further develop these projects and their collective knowledge, in order to concretely create affordable co-building and co-housing. 

Project leader: Jaan-Henrik Kain, Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI), University of Gothenburg.
Funder: Vinnova.
Budget: 3,8 million SEK.
Time period: Nov 2021–Oct 2025.
Participants: Jaan-Henrik Kain, Jenny Stenberg, GRI-GU; Söderhamn municipality; Maria Nordström, Andreas Helgesson, Stenbacken housing and work cooperative; Jesper Bryngelsson, Union of Tenants; Tinna Harling, Egnahemsfabriken Tjörn; Association for collaborative building; MICOLL-housing network in Bergsjön.
Case study area: To begin implementation of programs for co-building housing for economically weak groups in one or more Swedish municipalities.
Contact: jaan-henrik.kain@gu.se