Being that flexible, The Hub is an ideal housing concept for people with a similar flexible or nomadic lifestyle. Users don’t have to buy this as a house, but they can lease The Hub. All materials are being provided and financed by the suppliers, who will remain owner of The Hub and ensure its quality and durability while being used.
The costs of living in a Hub are highly dependent on the size and price of the office spaces, but could potentially be around €500 says Danielle Rungs from housing association Havensteder, which rents out the newly created living spaces. In case the test results are positive, this living concept could be an interesting and cheap solution for two problems many Western European cities face: the overload of offices spaces on the one hand, and the lack of affordable housing in the city centre on the other. When opting for this form of housing, a complicated, expensive and irreversible transformation is not needed.
Pictures by Ronald Tilleman