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AS I LOOK AT THE RURAL LANDSCAPE AND UNDERSTAND ...

The countryside and rural change is already a trend. According to surveys, about a quarter of city dwellers would like to move to the country. For its part, the crisis period has further accelerated the new housing trend. Demand for rural housing solutions is growing as cities move to rural areas at an increasing rate. However, the supply of existing housing does not meet demand. Arctic Smart Village Oy has a solution for this.

In order to meet the growing demand for our Smart Villages in rural areas, we are seeking growth funding. You too can make a difference! Participate in our crowdfunding campaign and be involved in enabling change. At the same time, double your investment. Click soon on our crowdfunding site and take part in our bond campaign.

Älykylä® is a pioneer in the market of the future!

The Älykylä® concept developed by our company is the only housing model that actively develops a sparsely populated area, which lowers the threshold for moving and makes the already trendy countryside an enviable comfortable place to live.

The smart village is suitable for everyone. In particular, it is suitable for:

For households interested in economical, resource-efficient, carbon-neutral and communal housing
For those for whom the threshold for owner-occupied housing is high
For those who are worried about the depreciation of the housing investment
For municipalities and cities that want to develop the vitality and attractiveness of their area
For associations of local actors and village associations and other parties interested in establishing villages.

Älykylä® is a pioneer in the market of the future!

The Älykylä® concept developed by our company is the only housing model that actively develops a sparsely populated area, which lowers the threshold for relocation and makes the already trendy countryside an enviable comfortable place to live.

The smart village is suitable for everyone. In particular, it is suitable for:

For households interested in economical, resource-efficient, carbon-neutral and communal housing
For those for whom the threshold for owner-occupied housing is high
For those who are worried about the depreciation of the housing investment
For municipalities and cities that want to develop the vitality and attractiveness of their area
For associations of local actors and village associations and other parties interested in establishing villages.

HOW HAPPY CAN HE BE ...

Älykylä® has been designed from the resident’s point of view from the very beginning. We want to make living easier, cheaper and more comfortable by all means within our control. We design housing-related value chains so that residents get the most out of it. We want people to be happy and good to have.

The open-minded crew of ASV is making the impossible possible with a big heart. The goal of a social enterprise is ambitious and yet also necessary. Strengthening the vitality of rural areas and increasing the affordability of housing. According to the company’s ideology, the vitality of the countryside can be secured by doing the right thing.

Our company

core purpose: “ASV increases rural vitality, prosperity and people’s quality of life, as well as sustainable housing worldwide”

vision 2030: “30 smart villages have been established in Finland and thousands of people live in smart villages. We have also created 100 new jobs.

A desired and well-known partner in sustainable housing in Finland
Export the best Finnish sustainability know-how to significant international markets ”
mission 2030: “We will create the conditions for increasing the rural population, modernizing the housing stock and building new ones with cost-effective, sustainable and attractive low-threshold solutions, and provide a diverse platform for developing sustainable housing”

The Finnish Labor Association awarded ASV Arctic Smart Village Oy both the Avainlippu label and the Social Enterprise label as proof of our commitment to supporting Finnish work and developing society. In addition, the company is a member of the ARVO Association and the Green Building Council Finland. Here you can read our Articles of Association and the 2019 Annual Report.

Smart village in the media: Yle, Talouselämä, Lapin Kansa
Releases: ePress

benefits

ÄLYKYLÄ® – CONCEPT

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ECONOMY

Housing savings consist of the cooperative model, energy production and distribution, and resource wisdom. The circular and distribution economy in the Smart Village reduce the need for raw materials, vehicles, equipment and machinery.

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CLIMATE POSITIVITY

Climate-positive housing in the Smart Village arises from energy-efficient construction, smart home technology solutions and the production, distribution and optimization of renewable energy. The goal is to sequester carbon and produce energy without emissions.

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GLOBAALI VIEW

Global megatrends are making self-sufficient and independent communities even more attractive. Climate change globally requires the development of climate-positive housing, which is one of the key goals of the Älykylä® concept.

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COMMUNALITY

Communality improves the well-being of the individual, the community and society. In the smart village, community is part of the natural everyday life, from planning to construction phase solutions as well as housing phase procurement and doing things together.

FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

Utajärvi GeoHouse Älykylä

We are constantly looking for companies to implement Älykylä® construction projects with us. A large number of factors from different sectors are needed to meet the growing demand.

We support locality and want to provide even a small route for small businesses to submit bids. Companies can also define the geographical area in which they provide their services. Free registration is the first step to competitions, new customers and building the future. The implementers of each new Älykylä® project will be put out to tender.

There are only benefits to signing up as a service provider. Registration as a service provider does not yet oblige you to participate in any Älykylä® project. But it offers the only opportunity to enter competitions in the areas where your company can offer its services.

Only registered and approved companies have the opportunity to participate in Älykylä® construction projects and tenders.

Destinations
Check out our current destinations. The targets are at different stages of development.

GeoHouse dating in Älykylä, Utajärvi. The world’s first model of a new type of rural housing based on the Älykylä® concept.
Mynämäki
Fill out the registration form, and be involved in creating a new direction for living.

Known as a happy municipality, Utajärvi further strengthens its appeal with the power of GeoHouse Smart Village!

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Kuva: Toni Yli-Suvanto Archtitects Oy
SERVICES TO MUNICIPALITIES

Resident acquisition services for municipalities

ASV Arctic Smart Village Oy offers population acquisition services aimed at developing sustainable housing for relocated communities suffering from population loss.

With the help of the Älykylä® concept, the municipality’s traction and holding power, as well as vitality, will be given a new impetus. The new, modern, communal and sustainable Älykylä® attracts new permanent residents to the municipality and offers those considering emigration a new option to remain a resident of the municipality.

The Älykylä® concept offers municipalities in sparsely populated areas sustainable population development, more tax revenues, a stronger regional brand, direct and indirect vitality effects, new business, more purchasing power and jobs.

We offer municipalities a comprehensive service design in accordance with the Älykylä® concept, which includes

Residential planning
Energy and Smart Grid design
Residential community planning
Viability planning (sharing economy, circular economy, mass entrepreneurship, etc.)
Competition
Marketing and acquisition
Management consulting
Organization, formation of a cooperative, rules
Financial advice
Operational support
Are you interested? Feel free to contact us and we will discuss how we can help your particular municipality.

ÄLYKYLÄ.FI-PORTAL

The Älykylä.fi portal offers more information about the housing cooperative model, among other things, and serves as a meeting place for residents, developers and service providers interested in Älykylä.
In the service, you can register as a resident or service provider.

Registration is risk free and free!

Check out the service!

Mika riipi

Maakuntajohtaja, Lapin Liitto

“The future of rural communities will depend on how well we manage to attract new residents to the area. Interest in living in Lapland is growing all the time. The number of jobs is growing and workers need housing. Mining projects, forest sector growth and growing tourism need more workers. temporary work housing, or whether a home is offered to workers and their families as an alternative.The service network in a sparsely populated area also needs a new, more sustainable operating model.

ASV Arctic Smart Village Oy focuses on acquiring residents and developing housing from construction to the future. A holistic and resident-oriented housing model offers a new option for those who dream of rural housing. I see the ASV Smart Village concept as good conditions for increasing the vitality of municipalities and the entire Lapland region, as well as meeting the challenges of many regions. “

jaakko ylinampa

Ylijohtaja, Lapin ELY-keskus

“The future of rural communities will depend on how well we manage to attract new residents to the area. Interest in living in Lapland is growing all the time. The number of jobs is growing and workers need housing. Mining projects, forest sector growth and growing tourism need more workers. temporary work housing, or whether a home is offered to workers and their families as an alternative.The service network in a sparsely populated area also needs a new, more sustainable operating model.

ASV Arctic Smart Village Oy focuses on acquiring residents and developing housing from construction to the future. A holistic and resident-oriented housing model offers a new option for those who dream of rural housing. I see the ASV Smart Village concept as good conditions for increasing the vitality of municipalities and the entire Lapland region, as well as meeting the challenges of many regions. “

CONTACT

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Questions and answers

In the smart village, the residents set up a cooperative that is responsible for construction. The cooperative applies for a state guarantee and a construction loan from a credit institution, insurance company, pension institution or municipality. Residents must pay a contribution fee of approximately 10% of the cost of construction. The membership fee will be refunded at the end of the membership, if there are no obstacles.

The price of construction is determined by the whole to be built. Just like in other construction, the price is affected by the size and quality of the buildings and the level of equipment. When building a smart village, certain factors differ from traditional construction. For example, there is no need to pay for a local company for the electricity connection, but the share can be used for an investment in a joint energy plant. A smart home system costs a little more than a traditional electrical system, but brings savings during housing and significantly increases living comfort. In addition, it enables energy-efficient housing. The biggest savings in construction come from being able to make multiple houses at the same time, duplicate plans, intensify site supervision, tender for larger contracts and orders, and otherwise operate more efficiently. The total savings can be as much as 20% of the construction cost.

There are always risks in owner-occupied housing. So in the Smart Village. However, you do not own an apartment, but the cooperative is the owner. As demand declines, the demand for houses decreases and the value may fall. Of course, we would like to think that people who come to live in Älykylä invest in the future with the intention of living in Älykylä for a long time. But not everything can always be predicted and a situation may arise that needs to be changed. In this case, you will receive a refund of the contribution you paid in accordance with the terms.

You can also earn income if you work for the cooperative. By working, you get paid and support the cooperative’s business. Jointly owned companies can make huge profits. As with business in general, companies are meant to make a profit. In a smart village, the services or commodities produced can also be seen as a profit. Because you live in a rent, you also have the option of receiving housing allowance for rent.

When building a smart village, investments are made to achieve financial savings. After 10 years, the loans taken out for investments have mainly been repaid and the financing costs have decreased. For example, energy production becomes very affordable when financial costs are eliminated. The financial costs of housing also decrease over time (depending on the loan agreement) and run out. In ten years, companies established by a housing cooperative can grow into even high-profit units, the result of which will benefit the members of the cooperative as savings in housing costs or even as income. This makes housing very competitive compared to other solutions.

You have the right to apply for a refund of the cooperative fee up to the amount you paid when you joined the cooperative. The refund of cooperative fees is agreed in more detail in the cooperative’s rules. In principle, the contribution fee will be refunded upon change if the conditions are met.

Residents provide services in the smart village. They can do it voluntarily and on their own, as well as for the pleasure of others, employed by the cooperative, as a light entrepreneur or even through their own company. The most important thing, however, is that the services are easily accessible. The entity may also outsource services to third parties if the desired services are not produced in-house. For example, a masseur or hairdresser may visit at agreed times to provide their services to community members.
ASV Oy cannot promise services because we do not know in advance what kind of know-how to move to Älykylä or whether they are willing to provide services. However, we can target marketing to groups that could provide the desired services in the community and thereby try to influence the production of services.

We cannot give such a guarantee. Communality comes from people and doing things together. We hope that people who value community and want to work for the community will move to Smart Island. We have built things that support community within the Älykylä® concept at different levels, from ownership and governance to trying to motivate community members to make a better future for themselves and their neighbors. Community is an important value that is seen as improving the quality of life and to which we want to contribute.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact

Arctic Smart Village Oy

Ainonkatu 1, 96200 Rovaniemi
s-posti: info @ arctic2020.fi
p. 040 514 5000

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Toimitusjohtaja

Juri Laurila
s-posti: juri.laurila @ arctic2020.fi
p. 040 514 5000
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Yhteisöllisyyspäällikkö

Petri Kittilä
s-posti: petri.kittila @ arctic2020.fi
p. 040 952 8907
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Arkkitehti, asuinyhteisövalmentaja

Johanna Kerovuori
p. 0400 579 969
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Tekninen asiantuntija, Energia

Jani Kaaresto
p. 050 320 5871
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Circular Business & Technology Manager

Elja-Ilari Suhonen
p. 040 354 5165
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Ekosysteemikehittäjä

Jouni Järvinen
p. 050 529 8299
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Neuvonantaja

Seppo Virtanen
p. 040 706 8312

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