CoHousing|Berlin for Cooperative Building and Living


Who is behind CoHousing Berlin?

Not only are CoHousing Berlin's two cofounders, Michael Lafond and Winfried Haertel, engaged in cooperative forms of living on a professional basis, they also live it out on the private level. They are convinced that cohousing offers the best and most innovative possible concepts for societal coexistence within today's urban context and hence also for the cities of tomorrow. In their strong respective emphases on both theory and practice, their collaboration brings together the best of both worlds.

Winfried Härtel, cohousing project initiator and manager, draws on a broad basis of practical experience advising projects. [More on Winfried Härtel]

Michael Lafond, academic researcher and networking expert in Berlin, has broad-based and in-depth knowledge spanning a familiarity of both old and new forms of cohousing. [More on id22.eV. Michael Lafond]

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CoHousing Berlin GbR
c/o Winfried Härtel
Oranienplatz 5
10999 Berlin

+49 (30) 695 693 80

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The CoHousing Berlin GbR is a cooperation between:
id22 e.V. and Winfried Härtel Projektentwicklung

Winfried Härtel Projektentwicklung
Oranienplatz 5
10999 Berlin

id22: Institut für kreative Nachhaltigkeit e.V.
Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 10 – 14
10179 Berlin

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Tomas Ullman
Christin Buse
Ragna Spargel
Kristian Wulkau
Jon Richter
Christine Suckow
Eike Thormann
Anja Gaidzik
Sarah Fischer
Hannes Fritz
Rachel Lee
Robert Knobloch
Lena Kurt
Olivier Haustrate
Adam Furman
Brandon Armstrong
Ragna Spargel
Daniel Lee
Angelika Drescher
Gernot Tscherteu
Mathias Heyden
Jörg Mauer
Ralf Schott