What I need : to bring some existing pieces of solution together
Thanks for your interest.
I managed to develop some of the solutions,
including ( verbal engagements for ) money to buy a first building ( equal to 10 times one thousand five hundred euros - each corresponding to the purchase of the personal property shares of one appartment ),
and an understanding of paths regarding legal frameworks I wish to explore.
The issue I face, is that the different solutions still need to be put together,
and either I can ( technically ) not do it on my own - for example, setting up a legal framework requires the engagement of several people -,
or either I do not want to be alone ( no point for me to be going to Leipzig on my own ).
Regarding the money, I found people wanting to invest, but they usually do not have time, and do not live nearby.
Furthermore, I prefer to set up a not for profit first, and a bank account related to such not for profit, to enable people to transfer the money on this account. After this, further procedures for a loan can be set up.
Regarding presence of people living there, I found interested people, often without money.
So the idea, if the legal frameworks and processes to purchase a building are enabled, is to create a synergy : have people without money living in the empty places bought by people willing to put a few thousand euros.
Yet ideally, I need at least a few core engaged people for each house project, and the combination of house projects enabling a larger local economy project.
And more importantly, although I have been to Leipzig several times to explore, I will need to spend more time in Leipzig to choose which building to buy. I have till now focused my attention on one neighborhood, comparing it with other options.
I need to get closer to Leipzig - either live in Leipzig itself, or in Berlin, to work on such preparatory phases. There is the possibility to live in the house ( in renovation ) of a friend of mine in Leipzig, but having lived a precarious life for many years while being on the road, I would prefer having more autonomy, and rent a more comfortable place in leipzig as headquarters for further project development. I actually thought of starting by renting a place in Berlin, as I feel there are more networks of people I can connect with in Berlin to build up project development potential. I will explain this further …
By focusing on Leipzig instead of, lets say, some nice resort along the beach, I wanted not only provide access to good infrastructure and to nearby social networks in Berlin,
but also provide access to affordable and economically scalable approaches ( without getting into severe debt ) , so that each can become owner of its own flat.
I want to enable “personal property” ( as compared to private property ), with a house cooperative being the owner, and individuals owning shares related to their own usership. Shares they can resell without speculation to the cooperative if they wish to dis-engage.
I am also in touch with people in Leipzig, interested in such approach, and I wish to converge people from Berlin to support such approach :
I have the hinch that , as Berlin becomes more expensive, and some people wish to have access to a living space while staying connected to their existing social networks and/or urban social environments - yet build something new without requiring to work full time to pay back some debt - , that Leipzig can be ideal for people sharing a specific set of memes, and that people with such memes in Berlin may, due to proximity, have a less big threshold for feeling interested , involved, engaged, and organize with each other.
For the moment, I am based in Brussels, and hence the easiest for me is to start from where I am.
I am limited as I survive with social support, which enables me to pay my rent ( a single room / flat ),and do not have any extra money for travels, unless I hitch hike ( but having done this for several years, I prefer not ending up in a no-choice other then living in the in between mode.
So what I wish, is to use my presence in Brussels to set up a international not for profit under belgian law, and use this international not for profit to free myself from social government money.
I do not necessarily need a salary, but I wish to cover my living and project related costs.
Hence, as strategy, I first imagine the set up of a international not for profit based in Brussels.
This requires the engagement of several people, willing to set up such platform for a moral person with limited liability.
I want to use this legal framework to apply for project funds, which in turn can finance a temporary collective, which itself can converge people ( and cover their costs ) while setting up a larger project, such as the leipzig housing project.
So it has different “steps”…
Setting up a “Verein” / a german not for profit, is one of the steps useful in purchasing a first building in Leipzig. This first building can then further support the next steps…
I would need to spend more time in Berlin to set up such kind of Verein ( and/or find people willing to set it up ).
I hope to be able to use Brussels, to create a bridge with Berlin, and use Berlin to create a bridge with Leipzig.
I found friends from Brussels willing to spend some time in Berlin, and willing to pay for renting a place there, but none ready to guarantee for rent / taking the contract.
There is no point for me going to Berlin to search for solutions there unless I find someone willing to take responsability for the contract, or unless I myself can guarantee myself some form of income, or unless we have a structure to guarantee for covering expenses.
So its somewhat of a catch 22 I wish to find a way to find a solution…