Village Collective is a community-driven local company based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Its goal is to prototype, test, and implement sustainable and productive solutions in the local built environment. Village Collective is currently focusing on short and long-term residential rental properties. We recognize the potential for these types of properties to be more than just a place for locals to call home or for travelers to stay. Rather, they can serve as platforms for supporting local agriculture, small businesses, artists, musicians, makers, and more.
“Construct & manage productive local environments that promote wellness, create social and personal sustainability, and inspire creativity.”
Why Rental Properties?
We are choosing to peruse developing and managing rental properties for a few reasons…
- Long and short term residential rental properties are everywhere, in every city, and for the most part they are managed in a way that is outdated, driven mostly by profit, and well… it’s boring. We believe there’s massive space for innovation in the area of property management and development that is going unnoticed.
- busy short term rentals or “vacation” rental properties can be the short-term home for thousands of people every year. Our goal is that when an individual, family, group of friends or coworkers stays at a Village Collective rental, they leave inspired by what we have done and maybe implement some of the same ideas in their own lives or simply become supporters of what we are doing through following us, viewing our content, or making donations.
- There are a lot of rentals that could use a better manager, and it doesn’t take much overhead for Village Collective to take on a new property. From there we can cultivate a relationship with our new clients and start to suggest and implement sustainable solutions at our new property that benefit the local community.
- Village Collective has a long term goal of designing, developing, and managing sustainable neighborhoods, communities, and multi-family complexes. we believe managing individual rental properties now will help us acquire the specialized knowledge needed to make something like this happen in the future. If you are interested in working with Village Collective, let us know here.
These are the current projects that Village Collective is actively working on, explore each page below to learn more.
if you are a guest who is staying at one of our Airbnb's, you can find some fun and useful information for your stay in the pages below.
Get involved with Village Collective
The Micro-Makerspace is coming along and we will be sharing progress on this website and on our social media pages. Some of the big-ticket items are running power run from the house to the makerspace, building the workbenches and storage, and furnishing the space with tools and materials. If you would like to make a donation of funding or labor on this project - click here.
Planning and taking care of gardens is a lot of work, and is one of the first things we would like to find help with. If you are someone who is interested in intensive urban farming, hydroponics, micro-greens, or mycology, we would really love to hear from you and to possibly work together. Fill out the form here to get in contact!
The Garage Studio is currently available for local musicians to use as a practice and rehearsal space on days when the Airbnb is not reserved, if you are interested in using the space, find out more on its page.
We currently have a lot of our tools and materials stored in the space which will be moved to the Makerspace once it is complete, once that happens we will be painting, adding new lighting, acoustical panels, and other improvements to create an environment as conducive as possible to the creative process.
If you are a local who is interested in getting involved with any of our projects, becoming a featured artist or business, or want to share feedback, ideas, or anything else, you can use the interest form below to let us know. We would love to hear from you!
Additionally, if you are a guest from one of our rental properties, we would love to hear from you.
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