OUR SHARED VISION
The time is now. The place is Amsterdam.
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 building a 7-story wooden complex to house a 50 people community, will hopefully become an inspiration for further experiments in Amsterdam and beyond.
Join de Nieuwe Meent, support a growing community, and together we can build a welcoming city based on sharing.
We’re building something big!
Our community will be based on a structure of co-living with shared use and management of resources. There are many ways to be part of the dNM community: both individuals and collectives are encouraged to help us shape the project by joining one of our workgroups or public events.
dNM is among the first housing cooperative pilots initiated by the City of Amsterdam. After a tender competition, we have been granted the Archimedesplantsoen plot in Watergraafsmeer and we are currently in the fundraising phase. Construction begins in 2021 and residents move in 2023!
De Nieuwe Meent will be the first sustainable self-built housing cooperative in Amsterdam structured entirely around the principles and practices of commoning. We intend to offer affordable housing to those who could otherwise not find housing that meets their needs in the city.