A future space of work and life for Edgeryders.

  • A tolerant, safe space to nurture p2p collaboration and trade across cultural, geographic and disciplinary borders.
  • A permanently sustainable support system for individuals working to tackle socioeconomic, ecological and political problems in their communities. 
  • A laboratory for gently exploring new ways of living and working together in diversity.

It would allow us to have in the same place permanent homes for a core group, temporary accommodations for others and shared spaces for working. 

A good situation is one where we are not paying more than 3000 Euros/month and can accommodate 5 bedrooms (or more), an appropriate number of bathrooms and large open spaces.

The space would be financed in part by permanent residents, temporary residents and the Edgeryders company (which would sign the lease). .

Locations: Well connected cities close to major transport hubs. First location under consideration is Brussels.

The decisions about choice of location for The Reef, and other practical details will be made by the board of Edgeryders. That said, we are keeping an open mind and take any and all suggestions by community members under serious consideration.

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What Makes The Reef Different?

Different than, say, a live/work space with the addition of a kind of BnB timeshare.  Or different from a big house full of eco workers or hackers or any number of cohabitating cohorts.

Maybe nothing. Maybe everything.  It depends on what comes out of doing it.  And that's the point.

What I see is opportunity.   Your own ideas or projects in pursuit of helping the common good might just find the synergies at the Reef that get it off the ground.  And from that might come more of the same.  All of it driven by the extra energy that comes from living well together.

Proposed text for launch of Reef track

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A few years ago we started paying close attention to care. Available, affordable health and social care was – and still is – unavailable. Not for some unknown person in some distant land, either. For friends and family members, people in our communities, right here. Something had to be done.

Members' Contributions and Resources

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About this initiative: The Reef is a platform for supporting adults working on projects tangibly improving living conditions in their communities by providing them with room and board. It consists of a permanent physical space managed by Edgeryders. As well as an online platform that connects individuals with spare room, a stimulating work environment and an online collaboration environment with 3000+ members in more than 40 countries.

Not quite The Reef: some lessons from ROAM

Nadia and I are at ROAM Ubud. ROAM is a company that runs several sites worldwide (Miami and Ubud are fully operational, London and Tokyo are just kickstarting, more are supposed to follow). At least here in Ubud, it offers an experience which is about 3/4 hotel and 1/4 co-living. It has 21 en-suite rooms, a rooftop coworking space, a café, and a communal kitchen opening onto a a courtyard dominated by a small swimming pool ("the chill room"). It's not cheap, especially by Bali standards: a room costs 500 USD a week, or 1,800 USD a month.

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What Makes The Reef Different?

Different than, say, a live/work space with the addition of a kind of BnB timeshare.  Or different from a big house full of eco workers or hackers or any number of cohabitating cohorts.

Maybe nothing. Maybe everything.  It depends on what comes out of doing it.  And that's the point.

What I see is opportunity.   Your own ideas or projects in pursuit of helping the common good might just find the synergies at the Reef that get it off the ground.  And from that might come more of the same.  All of it driven by the extra energy that comes from living well together.

Not quite The Reef: some lessons from ROAM

Nadia and I are at ROAM Ubud. ROAM is a company that runs several sites worldwide (Miami and Ubud are fully operational, London and Tokyo are just kickstarting, more are supposed to follow). At least here in Ubud, it offers an experience which is about 3/4 hotel and 1/4 co-living. It has 21 en-suite rooms, a rooftop coworking space, a café, and a communal kitchen opening onto a a courtyard dominated by a small swimming pool ("the chill room"). It's not cheap, especially by Bali standards: a room costs 500 USD a week, or 1,800 USD a month.

No documents have been added to this group.

Proposed text for launch of Reef track

Alberto's picture

A few years ago we started paying close attention to care. Available, affordable health and social care was – and still is – unavailable. Not for some unknown person in some distant land, either. For friends and family members, people in our communities, right here. Something had to be done.

Members' Contributions and Resources

Nadia's picture

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About this initiative: The Reef is a platform for supporting adults working on projects tangibly improving living conditions in their communities by providing them with room and board. It consists of a permanent physical space managed by Edgeryders. As well as an online platform that connects individuals with spare room, a stimulating work environment and an online collaboration environment with 3000+ members in more than 40 countries.

The Reef | What, Why and How

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About this initiative: The Reef is a platform for supporting adults working on projects tangibly improving living conditions in their communities by providing them with room and board. It consists of a permanent physical space managed by Edgeryders. As well as an online platform that connects individuals with spare room, and volunteers to not-for-profit organisations who's work they wish to support by hosting them.

OpenVillage Festival | Memberships

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OpenVillage Membership Overview

Introduction

The openvillage is modelled on the coral reef.  Reefs are a connective layer that consists of physical structures in different places built by small entities embedded in water. These “rainforests of the sea” are some of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. They flourish in ocean waters that provide few nutrients. What makes coral reefs especially interesting as a model are two attributes:

Specification of The Reef and a template for fundraising and space-scouting

A template for The Reef

Fundraiser Story. Tell the story about why you're running a fundraiser. Be sure to address these three points:

  • What situation prompted you to start a fundraiser?
  • How does this situation make you feel?
  • How can people help?

Prepare a team

Additional materials:

  • a video (add a script)
  • visuals 

Suggestion list:

Write 10 to 15 different 3-sentence descriptions of your project