ITINERANT CITIZEN

Let me tell you the story of Laila, a freelance journalist with two children. Her domicile in Amsterdam was providing more of a financial burden than it was comfort, the government was charging her tax on a property that she spent minimal time in. The momentum in her life was only being restricted by the system around her. It was time for an alternative…

 

 

Laila registered to the Itinerant Society. This meant major changes, but it would allow her to build a home that was dispersed across multiple cities, rather than a centralized one revolving around a 2 bedroom apartment in Amsterdam. She now pays Itinerant Tax that goes to converting all the community’s previous residences into communal spaces; accommodation, educational facilities, lounges, study spaces… The Society is tailored for those who desire a more fluid ‘home’, a home that crosses neighbourhood streets and national boundaries, a home that acts as a live organism constantly growing and adjusting in response to the user’s dynamic lifestyle…

 

 

She bid her Amsterdam apartment farewell, and watched as they painted the exterior in black. This apartment is now a property of the Itinerant Society. She would now stay updated on available homes on their online schedule, to reserve her usual one for her visit to London in February.

 

 

Upon arrival, she drops her children off at one of the Society’s kindergartens in the neighbourhood, this is the one she prefers as she could pay her new friend Dalia in Flat 2 a visit in the morning. Dalia’s previous neighbour in Flat 1 also joined the Itinerant Society, providing the community with this property to convert into a kindergarten for all those on-the-go and often in London.

 

 

To be continued…

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