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Summary

Co-living is a means of living AET’s values and vision  and a material example of this vision.  Co-living is a path to strengthening our community and transforming ourselves and our society through the fostering of a shared culture. It helps us maintain and live our values and transmit them in our daily life. It is a way to demonstrate that a different path is possible.

We propose to develop co-living at AET using three complementary models:

  • Co-governance – for permanent communities at locations where AET is living alongside and as part of an existing community in an existing space (e.g. at La Cheraille.)
  • Co-ownership and Co-op – for permanent communities where AET is the primary creator and developer of the space
  • Residency – where community members (and others) stay in spaces on a temporary basis (e.g. 2 days to 1 year)

The “Lakes and Stream”: Permanent Hubs (“Lakes”) are connected, expanded, and enriched by Residency “Streams”

Summary 2

What is our interest in co-living? 5

What have we done to address this situation? 6

Fig 1: Communities as Lakes and Streams 7

The Co-governance model in La Cheraille 7

Next steps for La Cheraille 9

French Translation of the Co-governance model in La Cheraille 10

Prochaines étapes pour La Cheraille 12

AET & Co-ownership + Co-ops 12

Fig 2: Co-ownership + Co-op model 13

Structure 15

The Real Estate Ltd 15

The Co-op 16

The Residents 16

Next steps for Co-ownership 17

Residency model 18

Management and structure 18

Costing 18

Harmonious and manageable 19

Appendix: Research on AirBnB prices in London 20

Next steps 20

Appendix: Community space property features 21

Appendix: FAQs of Co-ownership + Co-ops model 22

Appendix: SCQH 24

SCQH 24

Issue Tree 25

Appendix: SCQH Background 26

What we don’t have now 26

What have we done to address this situation? 26

La Cheraille co-governance model – French version 27

What is our interest in co-living?

Co-living is part of AET’s mission because it is a vessel and reification of our big vision.  Co-living  is a path to strengthening our community and synergistic in transforming the self and our society through the fostering of a shared culture. It also helps us maintain and live our values and transmit them in our daily life. It is a way to demonstrate that an different path is possible.

We believe that co-living is essential for sustaining our community both philosophically and materially. Living / working with people with whom we share vision, values and mission nourishes our humanity and stimulates our creativity. Connection to the meaning of life and to other human beings is a deep good. Although there are challenges in co-living with others, we believe that it is also how we develop the most as human beings as it will often require us to overcome our ego and fears. Our vision of co-living will also involve profound commitment to something bigger than ourselves and fostering courage, love, trust and vulnerability as part of this commitment. 

Finally, co-living allows for economies of scale. As a co-living community, we can create shared spaces that breathe beauty and wellness, and create a lifestyle that otherwise would often be unaffordable.

What is the current state of affairs?

At present, there are  4-6 members of AET who are committed to long term coliving as well as a much broader set of people interested on shorter term basis. 3 members of the community are already living more permanently in the London Hub (owned by Rufus and Catalina and leased to Art Earth Tech) and 3 members of the community are already living more permanently in La Cheraille (owned by the Godefroy and rented directly to community members on a case by case basis).

However,  we had not agreed on the specific arrangements that the actual people involved would prefer, so we can’t communicate opportunities to other potential community members and we can’t co-live in a stable way that could grow.

What have we done to address this situation?

We have worked on three different co-living models and as well as the immediate next steps so that we can have certainty and clarity to establish a growing coliving community within A/E/T. The three models are:

  1. The co-governance model (in La Cheraille)
  2. The co-ownership model (in tbd)
  3. The timeshare model (in London Hub). 

The motivation behind the co-ownership and co-governance model is to provide a more permanent sense of home, security and agency to residents, owners and investors so that the AET community can flourish both philosophically and materially. 

The motivation behind the timeshare model is to allow community members to travel, and to have access to urban and rural nodes, and to stay in places that are not their permanent address while feeling a sense of home. 

To use the metaphor of a river and a lake, we want a lake to allow for stability and growth but we also want a river passing through the lake so that the community does not become insular, and is continuously being revitalised and energised. 

Fig 1: Communities as Lakes and Streams 

The Co-governance model in La Cheraille

The co-governance model in La Cheraille is a way for the AET community to have security and agency in the hamlet they are already investing their time and emotion  in while creating synergies between La Cheraille and AET, so that the spaces are co-optimised by both the long-time inhabitants of La Cheraille and AET community members and all lifestyles are nourished by a deep collaboration between all the parties.

At present, there are 3 identified founding members/couples interested in living more permanently in La Cheraille. The plan is to reach a capacity of at least 6 units in La Cheraille with security of tenure and where the members are co-resident for a minimum of 2 months of the year all together at the same time and 4 months in La Cheraille overall (it is likely most live full time). The proposition of AET to La Cheraille is as follows. 

AET would request that:

  • AET members who live permanently will like to have a tenancy agreement between AET and La Cheraille over the spaces AET uses. Over these spaces, AET and its members will decide over who uses it and how, subject to consultation and veto by the Godefroy family.
  • AET members who live permanently in La Cheraille are consulted first when the Godefroy are making decisions or investments involving:
    •  A new resident coming to live in La Cheraille
    •  A new space available in La Cheraille 
    •  A plan to renovate an existing space(eg: how to design the rooms for the new wedding room so it can also be used by AET during the low season and so that the rooms can be potentially repurposed in the long term for other use of the community).
  • AET Ltd would also like the ability to rent spaces that are not used/not yet renovated and to be able to invest in these spaces, meaning that there would be a preferential/ deducted rent over a defined period of time. Of course, the Godefroy will have a say and veto over how the space is designed and done and what type of activity will take place. ( eg:  AET invest 48.000 euros in creating a co-working space in the barn, instead of paying a rent of 800 euros a month, AET pays 400 euros a month over 10 years.)
  • [New] AET would have the right of first refusal should the Godefroy family wish to sell.

In exchange, AET will commit to deep collaboration with the Godefroy and with the La Cheraille community. This means that: 

  • AET member residents will learn and contribute to maintaining the shared gardens which are a center of La Cheraille culture (eg: plant trees, 1h a week minimum where the permanent resident garden collectively with Christophe)
  • AET members and residents will contribute to cleaning of the shared spaces it uses (co-working spaces in the Ferme Auberge for example)
  • AET members and residents  will  bring life and activities to la Cheraille (eg: gathering, school, corporate retreats and others…)
  • AET will create a regular monthly meeting with la Cheraille to discuss mutual interests and concerns.

Next steps for La Cheraille

At the current moment (1 September 2018) AET has discussed with Christophe the possibility of: 

  • Having a tenancy agreement between La Cheraille and AET for the spaces it would use more permanently. 
  • Having more regular communication about the future residents of La Cheraille and the decision making process in the development and the renovation of the space
  • Having regular conversation about AET’s needs.
  • That the Godefroy family will be always consulted and has a veto right  if AET where to do some renovation work or bring new residents. 

French Translation of the Co-governance model in La Cheraille

Le modèle de co-gouvernance à La Cheraille est un moyen pour la communauté AET d’avoir une sécurité et une participation dans le Hamaux de La Cheraille avec lequel ils collaborent et investissent leur temps et émotion. Le but est d’etablir plus de synergies entre Cheraille et AET, afin que les espaces soient co-optimisés à la fois par les habitants de longue date de La Cheraille et les membres de AET et que les differents styles de vies soient  nourris d’une profonde collaboration entre tous les parties.

À l’heure actuelle, 3 membres fondateurs / couples identifiés souhaitent vivre plus en permanence à La Cheraille. L’objectif sont:

  • D’atteindre une capacité d’au moins 6 unités à La Cheraille avec sécurité d’occupation. 
  • Que les membre de AET qui sont des résidents permanent de La Cheraille soient ensemble 2 mois de l’année et de passer un minimum de 4 mois dans le Hameaux ( il est probable que la plupart vivent à temps plein a La Cheraille). 

La proposition d’AET à La Cheraille est la suivante.

La requete de AET sont :

  • Les membres d’AET qui vivent en permanence aimeront avoir un contrat de location entre AET et La Cheraille sur les espaces utilisés par AET. sur les espaces que AET loue ses membres seront responsable de la gestion et décideront l’usage, sous réserve de consultation et de veto de la famille Godefroy.
  • Les membres de l’AET qui résident en permanence à La Cheraille sont consultés en premier lieu lorsque le Godefroy prend des décisions ou investit dans:
    •  Un nouveau résident venant s’installer à La Cheraille
    •  Un nouvel espace disponible à La Cheraille
    •  Un projet de rénovation d’un espace existant (par exemple: comment concevoir les chambres de la nouvelle salle de mariage de manière à ce qu’elles puissent également être utilisées par AET pendant la basse saison et de telle sorte que les salles puissent être ré-utilisées à long terme pour un autre usage de la salle de mariage, etc. communauté).
  • AET Ltd souhaiterait également pouvoir louer des espaces inutilisés / non encore rénovés et pouvoir y investir, ce qui signifie qu’il y aurait un loyer préférentiel / déduit sur une période définie. Bien entendu, les Godefroy auront leur mot à dire et son veto sur la conception et la réalisation de l’espace et sur le type d’activité qui se déroulera. (Par exemple: AET investit 48 000 euros dans la création d’un espace de travail collaboratif dans la grange, au lieu de payer un loyer de 800 euros par mois, AET verse 400 euros par mois sur 10 ans.)
  • [Nouveau] AET aurait le droit de premier d’achat si la famille Godefroy souhaitait vendre.

En échange, AET s’engagera à collaborer étroitement avec le Godefroy et la communauté de La Cheraille. Cela signifie que:

  • Les résidents membres de l’AET apprendront et contribueront à l’entretien des jardins partagés qui sont un centre de la culture de La Cheraille (par exemple: planter des arbres, 1 heure minimum par semaine par personne lorsque le jardin résident permanent collabore avec Christophe)
  • Les membres de l’AET et les résidents contribueront au nettoyage des espaces communs utilisés (espaces de coworking à la Ferme Auberge par exemple)
  • Les membres de l’AET et les résidents apporteront vie et activités à la Cheraille (par exemple: rassemblement, école, retraites d’entreprise et autres…)
  • AET organisera une réunion mensuelle régulière avec la Cheraille pour discuter des intérêts et des préoccupations mutuelles.

Prochaines étapes pour La Cheraille

A l’heure actuelle (1er septembre 2018), AET a discuté avec Christophe de la possibilité de:

  • Disposer d’un contrat de location entre La Cheraille et AET pour les espaces qu’elle utiliserait de manière plus permanente.
  • Avoir une communication plus régulière sur les futurs habitants de La Cheraille et le processus de décision dans l’aménagement et la rénovation de l’espace
  • Avoir une conversation régulière sur les besoins d’AET.
  • Que la famille Godefroy soit toujours consultée et dispose d’un droit de veto si AET doit effectuer des travaux de rénovation ou amener de nouveaux résidents.

AET & Co-ownership + Co-ops

The AET Co-ownership + Co-ops model is specifically designed to address the desire:

  • For members of AET to live in a community with social and economic security – for example, through a combination of security of tenure, pre-determined rents, economic ownership stake etc.
  • To attract investments to create and develop these spaces

Fig 2: Co-ownership + Co-op model

Below is a fuller description of a co-living & investment model. Some key features (with intentions these related to in brackets):

  1. There is a separation between the owners of capital and the residential community members. Owners of capital organize through an “Ltd” and residents through “Co-op”
  2. The Ltd will legally own the space and the residential community will have long-term certainty of tenure via long-term leases. [I.1, I.2]
  3. Residents can purchase shares in the Ltd if they wish. [I.1]
  4. Shareholders in the Ltd may buy and sell shares at approx market prices. [I.2]
  5. In overall value terms (not just money), rent should track market rents. In other words, less than market rates in dollar terms can be sustained through time invested in the community. [I.1.a]

These features support the overall intentions (expanded from above):

  1. To live in community with social and economic security
    1. But without this leading to stagnation and dependence and unnecessary loss of flexibility. We want to provide safety and security for the residents but for security to not be the main reason people join or remain in the community. We want “people to be free more than comfortable” (“people to be attracted by freedom rather than comfort”) as maximizing comfort can lead to stagnation
      1. This will also be helped by selecting carefully those who join the community
    2. The  community acting through a cooperative entity, retains the autonomy to decide who joins, leaves, how rent is allocated, how the community is managed etc. (=> select carefully on joining)
    3. Community members may acquire equity in the property over time and/or have security of rental including rental insurance (basically, the equivalent economic security you get from owning somewhere)
  2. To raise capital
    1. The Real Estate Ltd is an attractive financial investment so it can get loans and generate capital.  
    2. AET can scale and create amazing spaces that are attractive to existing and new members
    3. The residents of the Co-op can gain a large satisfactory space to live in a community which would otherwise be capital / loan heavy for them to generate

Structure

The Real Estate Ltd

Below is a description of the responsibility and rights of the Real Estate Ltd: 

  • Investors will own shares in Real Estate Ltd
  • Real Estate Ltd will own the title to the space and buildings. 
  • Real Estate Ltd will provide a long term lease to the Co-ops which are renewable (eg: 20-100 years)
  • Real Estate Ltd would receive rent from the property.
  • If an investor from Real Estate Ltd want to sell their interest they can do so. Residents of the the Co-Op have  first refusal, other investors from the Real Estate Ltd have second refusal, and lastly he/she can then sell outside. 
  • Real Estate Ltd is responsible for major repairs of the building.
  • Investors are required to sell up to a maximum of 10% of their original shareholding every 4 years at market rate to residents of the Co-op. NB: these sales cannot be at a loss and market rate is defined by the rate of the area over the past 3 years to avoid speculative behavior.
  • Residents of the Co-op who acquire a number of shares more than is required to offset their rent of the unit that they reside in through dividends (i.e. resident investors)  are required to sell up to 6% of the historical maximum of this “excess interest” every 4 years so long as an excess interest is maintained (but never compelled to sell at a loss, market rent is defined by the rate of the area over the past 3 years to avoid speculative behavior)
  • If overall demand for purchase of interest by the community does not meet the legal obligation for total supply, investors shall be required to sell their interest before residents.
  • Right to purchase the shares available will be alloted between residents so that each resident one who does not have excess interest may purchase in each year an equal interest as any other up the point of offsetting their rent through dividends.
  • The price of the rent to the Co-op is to be reviewed and adjusted every 6 years according to market rate index  (E.g., if you started at 5% below market rate then you continue with 5%, or at the value of the building [sic]. )
  • If Co-op does not pay debts or rent then investment body can terminate the lease after 6 months (to be discussed).

The Co-op

Below is a description of the responsibility and rights of the Co-op: 

  • The Co-op has a long terms tenancy (Eg: 20-100 years) with the Real Estate Ltd.
  • The Co-op is responsible for paying bills and for the daily maintenance of the property.
  • The Co-op is free to choose it’s residents without consulting the Real Estate Ltd.
  • The Co-op is responsible for managing the residents.
  • The Co-op is governed and managed by the residents.
  • The Co-op will pay a deposit of 6 months equivalent of rent to the Real Estate Ltd (this can be accumulated over a period of several years)

The Residents

Below is a description of the responsibility and rights of residents: 

  • The resident needs to go through a trial period of 1+ year before being able to apply to the long term tenancy with the Co-ops. (This period may not be of fixed term but is up to the Co-Op members cf Plum Village acceptance)
  • The resident will pay a deposit when joining the Co-ops
  • The residents will pay the rent every month +5-101-5% extra up to a maximum of 8 months rent (which will act as a insurance in case they have a period of time unable to pay their rent to the Co-Op)
  • If the resident fall short after X months, the Co-ops can terminate the tenure with the resident and ask them to leave.
  • The residents have the opportunity every 4 years to buy shares of the space from the Real Estate Ltd at market rate. 

Next steps for Co-ownership

This is a long term plan, we would take the time to find more people who would like to join the AET co-living community and then find a place to do a first pilot of Co-ownership + Co-ops.

  • Create MVP and look for properties in the UK, France or elsewhere 
    • 1 hour from a capital by train or car
    • 1h30- 45min from a local airport
  • Create budget and know who has capital to deploy and how much
  • Have a list of AET people and friends who would be interested and ready to take action within a year (as renters or investors)

Residency model

The Residency model is a complementary “stream” to the “lake” of the permanent co-living approaches above. It has two specific purposes:

  1. It enables community members to stay in other places that are not their permanent residence while feeling a sense of home, and, in particular that the Community has access to both rural and urban spaces (urban environments to access work, ideas and culture, rural nodes for more permanent establishment, reflection, etc).
  2. It provides a “stream” that enriches the permanent co-living communities, create an exchange between the different spaces and any one of them from becoming too insular.

The timeshare model should be:

  • Simple to manage for the host communities and AET central
  • Cover its costs which is: base cost (as if it was rented permanently) + 30% for management etc. 
  • Harmonious with the community already occupying the space. there 

Management and structure

Each space can designate a subpart of its space for use under the timeshare approach.

Each space maintains a book sheeting and a contact point for booking.

Costing

Base rent = annual rent of that space if rented normally at ~ market rates

Add 30% = additional overhead and management cost

Per night rate is calculated for different lengths of stays roughly based on linear interpolation between occupancy rates (60% for 2+  nights, to 90% for 3 months)

London HubLa Cheraille
Full time£10725 (£29)£6750 (£18)
3 months£2938 (£33)£1849 (£21)
1 month£1102 (£37)£693 (£23)
2 weeks£588 (£42)£370 (£26)
2 nights+£98 (£49)£62 (£31)
AirBnB (1 night)£59 (£59)£37 (£37)

Calculation spreadsheet

Harmonious and manageable

For London

  • Minimum stay (if one-off) of 2 weeks
  • Minimum subscription of 7 nights

For La Cheraille

  • Ditto

Appendix: Research on AirBnB prices in London

Looking around we estimate for our area the average price for a private room is around £50-75 per night.

Next steps 

  • A timeshare model will be developed for the ferme auberge apartments at la Cheraille. 
  • Questions to answer:
    • Who gets to set the overall rules? Ans: the community running the hub.
    • How to manage overbooking? Have some kind of overflow e.g. couch at London Hub
    • How to deal with booking / allocation? Trial a spreadsheet and see how it goes.

Appendix: Community space property features

Relevant for both La Cheraille and the Co-ownership model

ItemStarter-kitMVPLonger-term
Communal Kitchen✔️✔️
Communal Dining✔️✔️
Co-working, conference room, phone booth✔️✔️
School (nursery, kindergarten, primary school)✔️
Meditation/yoga space✔️
Vegetable garden✔️✔️✔️
Flower garden✔️✔️✔️
1 Bedroom apartment some with kitchenette333
2 Bedroom apart some with kitchenette338
3 Bedrooms some with kitchenette 2
Dorm room 11
Internet✔️FibreFibre
Manual workshop✔️
Swimming pool✔️
Hot tub✔️
Sauna✔️
Car park✔️

Appendix: FAQs of Co-ownership + Co-ops model 

  • Who “legally” owns the space?
    There is a LTD company that owns the space legally.
  • How does space rental get (re)set?
    Through an initial agreement between a cooperative entity and the Ltd. Company, reviewed every X years, and set with some relation to average rents.
  • What options are there for coop members to get long-term economic security and certainty? They can buy partial ownership in economic sense by buying shares in the LTD. We can also provide a kind of “rent insurance” [3 items: security of tenure; long-term certainty on rent level (rent control); ability to pass this to kids; transferable rents]
  • Can community members transfer their membership (and rental agreement) to children (or others)? Yes to their children but not to others [and even for children subject to children agreement with community guidelines and subject to veto by community, if veto children will receive a form of compensation that will not jeopardize the future of the community. 
  • How do community members have a sense of “home” and a sense of security and freedom? Community members have security within coop (after a certain period) and coop has long-term security of tenure (coop can’t be can kicked out of the space). Rent control exists qv.
  • How do investors get their money out / sell shares? Price capped of average market rate for the area over the last 3-5 years. 1st offer to community members; 2nd to other shareholders; 3rd to anyone.
  • Can the LTD sell the space? Only if the Community members agree OR the Community members (Coop) is in default for more than X time (2y)
  • What happens if some community members stop paying rent? Those people leave the coop [also require deposit] unless other community members cover their rent [via Coop]. The Coop can set a rental insurance for its members in addition to rent. 
  • What happens if the Coop fails to pay rent? Coop can be mandated to leave property if:
    • More than 60% of rent is overdue by 5 months
    • More than 75% of rent is overdue by 1 year
    • More than 90% of rent is overdue by 2 years
  • Who pays for utilities and day to day upkeep? The Coop (i.e. community members)
  • Who can decide about changes in the space e.g. painting the walls? Community decides.
  • Who pays for major repairs? The LTD (by default) but may be similar to major capital improvements at some point.
  • Who pays and decides on major capital improvements (e.g. a swimming pool) or new buildings? The community can decide [by consensus] but investment happens through the LTD and the LTD shareholders have a veto with majority of shareholders [default is that it is ok] (?)
  • Do we have to have a coop? No, esp if small number of residents, then could have a direct relationship with LTD.
  • Can community members also be shareholders in the LTD? Yes, absolutely. But shareholding does not confer any special status.

Appendix: SCQH

SCQH

Situation: There are a core of people committed to coliving within AET and a much broader set of people interested & supportive; there are major reasons that coliving is synergistic and supportive of AET’s vision and mission; there is rapidly growing interest in coliving in broader society.

Complication: We aren’t coliving in a stable way that could grow [it is very ad-hoc] and this instability uses up energy, creates anxiety, limits our wellness (and deep friendships) and limits our ability to pursue the big vision, and we don’t have certainty and security of a space and structure which makes it difficult to commit to colive, to put down roots, to invest energy in a place and in the big vision [people spend a lot of time sorting out basics of living]

Question: What is the ownership model, gating and governance process, location criteria, contribution expectations and immediate next steps so that we can have certainty and clarity to establish a coliving community with at least 3 identified founding members/couples and capacity of at least 6-10 units with security of tenure and where the members are co-resident for at least X time (tbd) and spend at least Y% time there (tbd)?

Question: What ownership model, what gating and governance process, what location criteria, what contribution expectations [what is base culture (values, practices) and connection with the bigger AET vision] and what are the immediate next steps so that we can have certainty and clarity to establish a coliving community with capacity of at least 6-10 units with security of tenure and where the members are co-resident for at least X time (tbd) and spend at least Y% time there (tbd)?

Issue Tree

Appendix: SCQH Background

What we don’t have now

We don’t have a big enough property where the AET nucleus can start putting  down roots. There are no details of the specific arrangement that the actual people involved would prefer, so we can’t communicate opportunities to other potential community members or owners/investors of spaces.

As a result,  we aren’t co-living in a stable way that could grow. The London Hub is too small to expand and even though there is space for growth at La Cheraille, Art Earth Tech does not have the sort of formal/legal long-term agreements or understandings here  that would allow community members long-term security. The current situation limits our ability to grow our co-living community and for our community to feel a sense of home. 

What have we done to address this situation?

We have worked on an ownership model, gating and governance process, location criteria, contribution expectations and immediate next steps so that we can have certainty and clarity to establish a coliving community with at least 3 identified founding members/couples and capacity of at least 6-10 units with security of tenure and where the members are co-resident for at least 2 months of the year all together and 4 months in the location overall (at least for now) time (tbd.)

La Cheraille co-governance model – French version 

Introduction

Le modèle de co-gouvernance à La Cheraille est un moyen pour la communauté AET d’obtenir de la sécurité et de l’autonomie dans le hameau où ils investissent déjà leur temps et leur émotion. Le but est également de créer des synergies entre La Cheraille et AET pouvant profiter aux deux partis. 

Actuellement, 3 membres fondateurs / couples identifiables sont intéressés à vivre de manière plus permanente à La Cheraille. Nous avons le souhait d’atteindre une capacité d’au moins 6 unités à La Cheraille avec sécurité d’occupation, et où les membres cohabitent au moins 2 mois par an, et sont au moins 4 mois au total à La Cheraille ( il est probable que la plupart vivent à plein temps).

 La proposition de AET à La Cheraille est la suivante. AET demanderait que:

  • Les membres de AET qui vivent en permanence à la Cheraille demandent de recevoir un contrat de location entre AET et La Cheraille pour les espaces qu’ils utilisent. Dans ces espaces, AET et ses membres décideront de l’utilisation des lieux, sous réserve d’un droit de veto par la famille Godefroy.
  • Les membres de AET qui vivent en permanence à La Cheraille sont consultés en premier lorsque les Godefroy prennent des décisions ou investissements concernant:
    – Un nouveau résident venant vivre à La Cheraille
    – Un nouvel espace disponible à La Cheraille
  • S’il y a un plan de rénovation d’un espace, AET peut etre consulté pour tenter de voir si l’espace peut également être rénové pour les besoins de AET (par exemple: comment concevoir les salles de mariage afin qu’elle puisse également être utilisée en basse saison par AET).
  • AET Ltd souhaite avoir  la possibilité de louer des espaces qui ne sont pas utilisés ou pas encore rénovés et de pouvoir investir dans ces espaces, ce qui signifie qu’il y aurait un loyer préférentiel / déduit sur une période de temps définie. Bien entendu, les Godefroy auront un droit de veto sur la rénovation de l’espace et sur le type d’activité qui se déroulera. (ex: AET investit 48 000 euros dans la création d’un espace de co-working dans la grange, au lieu de payer un loyer de 800 euros par mois, AET paie 400 euros par mois sur 10 ans.)

En échange, AET s’engagera à collaborer avec les Godefroy et la communauté de La Cheraille. Cela signifie que:

  • Les membres adhérents de l’AET apprendront et contribueront à entretenir les jardins partagés qui sont un bien publique La Cheraille (ex: planter des arbres, 1h minimum par semaine pour jardiner avec Christophe)
  • Les membres et résidents de AET contribueront au nettoyage des espaces partagés qu’il utilisent (espaces de co-working dans la Ferme Auberge par exemple)
  • Les membres de AET et les résidents apporteront vie et activités à la Cheraille (ex: rassemblement, école, retraites d’entreprise et autres…)
  • AET organisera une réunion mensuelle régulière avec la Cheraille pour discuter des intérêts et des préoccupations mutuels.

Prochaines étapes pour La Cheraille

 A l’heure actuelle (1er septembre 2018), AET a discuté avec Christophe de la possibilité de:

  • Avoir un contrat de location entre La Cheraille et AET pour les espaces qu’il utiliserait de manière plus permanente.
  • Communiquer plus régulièrement sur les futurs résidents de La Cheraille et sur le processus de décision dans le développement et la rénovation de l’espace
  • Avoir des conversation régulières sur les besoins d’AET.
  • Que la famille Godefroy soit toujours consultée et dispose d’un droit de veto si AET peut faire des travaux de rénovation ou amener de nouveaux résidents.