WHAT – The Products

With the NxtGen Houses building system all types of buildings can be “produced”. We are, however, specialized in build-to-let apartment buildings and attached family homes.

Single-family homes and apartments
Build-to-rent homes are not a single product, they include suburban style single-family homes, they also include single story detached apartment style units, or horizontal apartments, small lot single-family homes, and even duplexes and row homes. Our small apartment buildings are built specifically for renting out, for any type of like-minded groups such as single person households, seniors or students. We also build care and elderly homes, villa’s and tiny houses.

Sharing Economy
The way that people are choosing to live, and work is changing. Some forms of living closer together have arisen from economic necessity but others have clearly emerged from sheer determination to create an alternative and more desirable ways to live. NxtGen Houses has designed several types of build-to-rent homes that allow people to share amenities in their living environment which improves their quality of life but also acts as a social activation. This type of build-to-rent homes for cohousing facilitates various residential community and coliving concepts and brings together people of different generations and encourages them to enjoy social interaction with their neighbors and friends.

Households have independent incomes and private lives, but neighbors collaboratively plan and manage community activities. Cohousing means living close to, but not with, each other in the same apartment. Activities feature shared meals, meetings, and sports. Neighbors gather for parties, games, movies, or other events. Cohousing makes it easy to form clubs, organize child and elder care, and carpool. Cohousing is for everyone that wants to feel as if they are part of a community – communities like those that used to exist in neighbourhoods. Anyone can do it. People still want their own space and appreciate their privacy, but like the idea that other people are looking out for them and one another.

Although there are different groups of cohousing in general residents have shared interests, intentions and values. Living in a group is a wonderful way to ensure that social connections are created, so that people live healthier and happier and participate in society. NxtGen Houses strongly believes that because of the various benefits the concept of community living will probably become for various groups a preferred type of residential living.

Senior Citizens
One of the biggest reasons for senior citizens to embrace cohousing is avoiding going to a conventional senior housing facility like a nursing home. Baby boomers are independent people who would not like the idea of spending their golden years in a traditional retirement/nursing home. They are looking for more enriching ways of living, where they can keep their independence and combine it with social activity and security. Cohousing reduces one of the most prevailing issues seniors face today – loneliness and isolation.

Families / Couples
Families look for support when it comes to raising their children, as both parents usually have full time jobs.

Singles
Single people, even though they often enjoy their independence, look for communal living to have a sense of support and/or community that they wouldn’t have when living alone.

Single households (divorced parents with kids)
Offers single tenants a housing solution that’s not only less expensive and more convenient, but also has a social dimension.

Coliving
Coliving is similar to cohousing but involves the communal use of shared bathrooms and common spaces such as kitchens and living rooms. Coliving means living in separate rooms but with each other in the same space. Living in close proximity allows to connect with the people around you by coming together for activities such as meals and hanging out in the common living areas. By pooling “community” resources and sharing living spaces the quality-of-life for residents improves. Exponential growth of lonely (elderly) people stimulates community-living. People want to escape from the isolation they are in and are increasingly looking for a “tribe” they want to belong to.

Millennials and young professionals
Through “sharing”, they can afford high-quality housing, despite rising housing costs in the city centers and also better addresses the expectations of younger generations. A more efficient use of living space will also better meet today’s sustainability requirements.

Mixed co-living
The mix is another variant in co-living is millennials, students, young workers and the elderly combined in one building.

Senior co-living
We also see senior co-living emerging: private homes combined with clustered living spaces. Everyone has their own personal living space, in addition to shared spaces, usually a kitchen, dining room and laundry room. All kinds of facilities are shared, such as care. With the aging of the population the care aspect and supporting each other.

Students
Student housing coliving projects comprising compact, but fully equipped housing units where students can live close by their university. The building can also house a restaurant, learning area, dining room, library and launderette.

Singles
Single people, even though they often enjoy their independence, look for communal living to have a sense of support and/or community that they wouldn’t have when living alone.

Eco-friendly people
Eco-friendly people want to reduce their footprint on the planet. The impact on the environment is significantly reduced when you live in a collaborative setting, as a lot can be shared and waste reduced.