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De Nieuwe Meent is building affordable, sustainable, not-for-profit housing in Amsterdam. Visit the webshop to purchase bonds or make a donation.

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Invest in the New Commons

by Lilia Kai

  • 450.000,00

    Funding Goal
  • 450.009,00

    Funds Raised
  • 0

    Days to go
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The campaign is successful.

Lilia Kai

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Campaign Story

Our mission

We believe that houses should be for living, not for profit-making. Two years ago we came together to do something about it.

dNM is a housing cooperative rooted in the housing rights movement, and branching towards an integrated urban commons of the 21st century.

This is why we call it de Nieuwe Meent (from the old Dutch word for Commons): because it is organised entirely around the principles of commoning.

Combining affordable housing, shared living, social care and solidarity economy, we intend to contribute to a sustainable, inclusive and fair society.

Our journey towards building a 7-story wooden complex to house a 60-people community, will hopefully become an inspiration for further experiments in Amsterdam and beyond.

Invest in de Nieuwe Meent, support a growing community, and together we can build a welcoming city based on sharing.

Call for action

The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is to raise €450.000 before the end of 2021! This amount is essential to cover 8% of our €6M total investment. See our financing section for more info.

It is easy to support our cause. On our webshop you will find two options for contributing: Donations or dNM Bonds (Obligatie).

If you decide to buy a bond, you can choose from three maturity options: 5 (annual interest 2,2%), 10 or 15 years (annual interest 1,8%).

If you have any question or if you want to arrange your contribution personally with us, please feel free to write us to

By supporting us you will become an official ‘dNM Neighbour.’ As a dNM Neighbour, you will receive personal updates about the status of the project and invitations to celebrations for the closing of the crowdfunding campaign, annual “dNM Neighbors” events, and most importantly the dNM big opening party at the beginning of 2023!

For all legal details and frequently asked questions about the campaign, you can download our Bond Regulations and FAQ.

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These are the Crowdfunding milestones, the goals we want and need to achieve for a successful campaign. Each step is connected to project progresses, you can see the full project timeline here.

15th December 2020 0% €0 Public launch of the crowdfunding campaign
31st January 2021 22,22% €100.000 Reaching the 1st ton while we start the admission month to select new members
21st  March 2021 40% €180.000 City approves Definitive Design (DO).
Spring starts!
30th April 2021 50% €225.000 Top of the hill reached
31st October 2021 80% €360.000 Approval building permit. We start the last mile of the crowdfunding campaign.
31st November 2021 100% €450.000 Complete the campaign before the end of the year. We need this in order to get the mortgage from GLS
31st December 2021 Extras ? After 100% is reached we will set micro goals to finance extras such as furniture for the collective spaces, interiors of the unit for undocumented people, recycling station, more plants, etc.
January 2021 End ? Start construction
March 2022 Party ? Move in party with all supporters!

Share with your friends

Your support is essential to reach our goal, so please share our call with your network! Here you can download the dNM Project Brochure on the dNM mission for circulation among your contacts. You can use the buttons below to share everything on social media.