There is a future out there where Solidarity Economy works, where houses become little hubs of transformative culture. There are so many abondened houses in the villages of east europe. Only in Bulgaria are already around 600 villages with zero inhabitants and 126 in Romania. WTF tries to fill a gap and found purpose in finding ways to reverse this dramatic depopulation process. So many people left those beautiful villages and migrated to cities and foreign countries with the intention to get a better life and make money so why not look for ways to make the villages attractive again and bring an inspirational life back to where there is space.
Many of those houses are owned by people who are even not alive anymore (with all respect), or either by people who don’t have the possibility to live there. We The Future wants to turn the tide and seeks out to help owners and people who wish to make a life in the village again with a win-win-win situation so that owners see there houses being maintained and people who like the idea of stewarding a HOME with SoFa and PILLOWS gets a temporary space to do so with the willingness to give a boost to a positive change.
Many people nowadays are stuggling to get by and there is a dramatic need for another story to be born as our current system is outdated and people dont return to a village if they first have to grab in their wallets to do so. Those villages need freshness, new ideas, young people to help the old and get out of a reality where there are only some shops and a cafe where you mainly can get unhealthy things. Lets be honest, generation now doesnt have money and tries to get by in a system that is degrading day by day.
WTF believes that the time has come to make a radical shift and get life back in the villages by means of solidarity practises where all parties benefit.
“For both the poor of the world living in largely degraded ecosystems and the so-called wealthy in the developed world, transformational change is desperately being required. Humanity cannot survive without functional ecosystems, and the actions of all people are needed to act together as a species on a planetary scale.” — John D. Liu