How will this work practically?
At this moment we are looking into ways to legally enshrine the grounds, so that the domain is protected against disintegration in the long run. Concerning the purchase itself, we would prefer to do this with multiple/more interested parties, but to buy a relative big part as a couple is also an option, much without significant bank debts.
Concretely it comes down to a purchase of shares, because the biggest part of the hameau is included in a Belgian NV.
Afterwards this form with probably change, we are being advised in this matter by several bureau's, to achieve a solid juridical and administrative form, that is also favorable concerning taxes etc...
One possibility is to set up a SCI (société civil immobilière) in France, through which the sale of shares will continue.
Another option is to transform the NV into a BV and then turn into a SA (French BV).
The legislation of corporations stands on the verge of big changes in Belgium, which makes all this a difficult brain exercise.
Furthermore we are looking into the requirements and consequences
of the different possibilities for starting up own activities on a small scale,
so we can support future residents in this.
Our goal is to be facilitator and participate at the same time.
There will be different fases in the build up of Pierrefitte (see the subpages),
whereby the input of the residents each time will influence the ultimate result,
together we shape our village!
The subdivision of the barns into living units, the activities on the land and in the ateliers, the concrete agreements and the division of work,
all this will always be decided in conversation, starting from a shared basis vision.
Do you have questions or are you interested?
There will also be informative evenings and visiting times.
From 13-19th of August 2018 we will be in Pierrefitte and we can give you a tour of the grounds.
In September and October there will be informative evenings (dates will follow soon) in Diest.
In the fall-holiday there will be another visiting period: 29 October 4 November 2018
Would you like to visit, mail us at the latest four days in advance to make arrangements :)
Would you like an invitation for the informative evenings, also let us know by mail.
There will be the possibility to sponsor the project or become a sympathy shareholder!