We at coHousing Barcelona have designed a new model called ‘mixed’. It combines exclusively owned homes with collective rights-of-use of the common areas, their management and maintenance. Like in the right-of-use model, transfer or sale of properties is limited in price and restricted to co-op members who are still in need of housing.
Once financing has been paid back, families become owners of their own homes while the common areas are owned by the co-op. If a family decides to leave the Cohousing community, their privately owned home is sold to another co-op member without profit but recovering their entire investment.