’Coaliving’ is a brand new co-living concept inspired by the history of the mining Cité in Eisden Maasmechelen. A place where community & diversity thrives. A place where the feeling of being home is mostly felt when shared.
In a world where we see loneliness increasing due to the individualization of our society, we are convinced that concepts such as co-living can make a difference. It is our nature to live with and amongst people, to form communities.
Co-living invites us to connect with the environment. To learn from each other and support each other, in order to build sustainable futures for places and the people living there.
’Coaliving’ is inspired by the history of the mining cité in Eisden Maasmechelen.
We've translated its positive aspects and progressive qualities regarding diversity & community, into a co-living concept. A concept that aims to contribute to a multicultural society through an innovative way of living.
We've built our vision for Coaliving around 5 cornerstones:
Coaliving is a peaceful haven. A home based in a unique and enchanting green area where you can relax, retreat & recharge your batteries. We have a big garden with a field of wildflowers, room for a vegetable garden, a fire pit and an outdoor gym. Besides that we’re located right next to the National Park Hoge Kempen. Seriously, with more than 12000 ha of nature in your backyard, you won't even believe you're still in Belgium.
Unregarded age, culture, social class, life stages or life interests, here at Coaliving we believe that life can offer more joy, depth and enrichment, if we dare to go for curiosity and connection. Connection with all kinds of people and ideas, to get challenged in things we already know but also in things we have yet to discover.
We feel both the connection with yourself as the interaction & connection with others are important to feel balanced. At Coaliving you have your own private home including all facilities and on top of that, there are shared spaces where you can build and share life as a community. This way we’ve created the right conditions to find that balance.
Bringing together all different kinds of people in an environment stimulating connection, is the perfect soil for new ideas to grow. We want to be a vibrant place where residents, creatives, entrepreneurs and artists can meet. Where they can share skills, create new stories and challenge each other's beliefs to gain new perspectives.
Coaliving is a place where you can root and live permanently or just temporarily settle down in one of our furnished accommodations. We are a basecamp for adventurers and a destination for restless souls. We are a supportive environment for single parents and a dynamic place for singles, couples and families. Besides that, we are also an opportunity for the elder generation to remain part of a community that reaches further than people their own age.
The seeds of our story were planted in the city gardens of Eisden Maasmechelen, back in 1946. The year in which the construction of a big lodge was completed, to house Italian mineworkers.
In the 1980s after the mines were closed, the lodge got a different purpose. When in 2010, the building became the project of a mother with her four children, they added new values to the building. They wanted it to become a place where all people would be welcome. People who were in the midst of a (re)integration process, people who were searching for their place in this world, and people who were short on budget. Unfortunately, this came to an abrupt end when in 2018, due to a heavy fire, the entire building was declared uninhabitable.
It’s the history of the place that shows us the heart of the place. In honor of that, we decided to breathe new life into the building. According to the past, but with an eye for the needs of today’s society, we rebuilt not only the infrastructure but also designed a brand-new coliving concept.
A concept inspired by the roots of the cité in Maasmechelen. A place where community & diversity thrives. A place where the feeling of being home is mostly felt when shared.