With DIY you can save up to 50% on the cost of the house.
Is there a way to make war on the prices of brick and address the crisis: it’s called DIY. A reality that the house-do-it-yourself are already established in the other (Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Holland) but rapidly spreading in our country with the objective of saving up to 50% on the final price of the house.
How does it work?
There is bound in a cooperative, bought land, and then the prospective owners, led by professionals, embraced the tools of the trade, buying the materials, and carried out their work for future homes.
This is therefore a collective group of construction project involving the direct recipients of the future property.
Any person involved in the project does not require any specific knowledge as assisted and directed by professionals (architects, surveyors, engineers), and advisory body, to hold the solution to all legal and bureaucratic issues such as certification of all plants.
The advantage over the purchase of traditional houses is that, in the case of a dwelling “self made” real estate purchase can be made through payment of a “soft loan” a sustainable fee (based on income), plus access to their finances and then you may have to decide whether to buy the house by paying the entire amount. In this way it gives the opportunity for families, Italians and foreigners, who could not afford to buy a house on the property market at acceptable prices.
“With the DIY saves four times – said Gianpietro Bonomi, president of the cooperative ‘Air’, – the cost of land, which has been assigned with proper invitation by the city at a lower price than the market, workforce, because do almost everything themselves; materials, because together we can get discounts on large quantities, and because there are no markups, no one has to earn. We expect – he concluded – to close the site by next summer, at a cost of 1,000 euros per square meter. ”
In Italy are nearly 300 families who have built a house by themselves and that they’re doing it, united in more than 60 cooperatives. Especially in Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna. But even in Umbria and Lazio. The model, who was born in Northern Europe, is taking root even in the institutions, which in recent years have begun to make available for this type of activity, through the launching of the competition, areas for social housing. And to provide funds to encourage this practice.
Among the most recent, the Province of Parma, who performed an experimental plan for 48 new housing for 400 thousand euros financed by the Emilia-Romagna.