Utajärvi, GeoHouse Älykylä -smart village 

World's first Älykylä® will be established to Utajärvi, Northern Ostrobothnia. GeoHouse Älykylä® is a complex of approximately 40 residential construction, consisting of 21 detached houses, four double houses, loft house, and shared communal production and living spaces. There are, among other things, plans to build a village house together with a local village association.

The project is in the process of selecting companies for competitive tendering. Next, tendering and planning will be carried out. In the spring of 2020, house models, deductibles and housing prices will be calculated.

 The establishment of a cooperative is carried out when enough reservations have been made to start the construction. The construction work can be started immediately after the establishment of the cooperative. Make your reservation immediately as the building site selection will be made in the order of the reservation.

 

Construction location: Utajärvi, Alakylä, plot 889-407-7-93/1, and 889-407-7-93/2 

Construction site scope: 42 420 m2 + 60 250 m2 = 102 670 m2 

Construction site owner: Municipality of Utajärvi (handed over to the cooperative to be established as the project progresses) 

 

Happy life in Utajärvi 

Utajärvi is studied to be a municipality of happy people.  Indeed, in a municipality, people are really taken into account in decision-making. In daycare, children will even be petted to their afternoon nap. Communality is indeed present throughout the municipality. In the GeoHouse Älykylä®, the happiness of residents is also an important part. Communality, economic sustainability, and ease of living enhance happiness. With the GeoHouse Älykylä® project and a municipally approved family package for children, the municipal population has begun to grow after 30 years of decline. Become one of the happy citizens of Utajärvi too.

Utajärvi municipality has decided to build a new multifunctional center and day care center. The vibrant municipality is indeed growth-oriented and inspiring. Jobs are also available in many sectors and there are good conditions for doing business. The location near Oulu also offers plenty of opportunities for work, hobbies and culture.

As the average construction costs of the GeoHouse Älykylä® are more moderate, we calculated a cost of constructing a detached house of EUR 172,000. The deductible is 10% of the total construction costs and investments distributed to the shareholders. The 10 % deductible will be about EUR 19,000 per shareholder. These prices will be specified as the design progresses.

 

 

GeoHouse Älykylä® produces the necessary electricity and heat itself. Investment in shared energy production and distribution network brings substantial savings to monthly costs. In a hybrid solution, energy is produced most of the year from the sun using solar panels and cells. In winter, the need for energy is greater, and no sun is available. At wintertime, energy will be produced with a CHP plant, which uses wood to produce electricity and heat. Energy efficiency is ensured by the smart technology that optimizes the energy use of buildings, home technology, and the entire area, which also brings care-freeness and easiness to all operations. According to our calculation, savings in living costs can exceed EUR 300 per month, i.e. EUR 3.600 per year.  

The municipality of Utajärvi supports from the beginning of life 

Already at birth in Utajärvi, a baby receives a gift from the municipality. Furthermore, even after this, the municipality is also heavily involved in the baby's life. The municipality of Utajärvi offers families with children a family package and free high school. 
 
Support package for families with children: 

-Free early childhood education. Savings up to 3179 euros/year (1st child). 
-Municipal home care support allowance of 300 euros per month (the youngest child under 2 years old). 
-Free morning/afternoon club for schoolchildren 1-3 classes (snack in the afternoon). Saving up to 630 euros/year/child. 
 
Free High School: 
-Free textbooks. Saving approx. 1300 euros. 
-Free school transport of more than 5 km. Savings of 1032 euros. 
-Rental Apartment 150 EUR/month (if needed) 
-EUR 400 discount on driving license 
-Internationalization course. Savings of 40% on the cost of a study trip included in the course.  
-Study trip to Helsinki (school pays) 
 
If a child of a single-child family is in home-care for two years, attends three years for early childhood education, participates in morning/afternoon club activities until the third grade, and completes a high school and driving license in the Utajärvi, a total saving is 20.327 euros. 

Therefore, if a single-child family lives in the GeoHouse Älykylä -smart village in Utajärvi for 20 years, it has saved computationally 92.327,00 euros compared to the traditional housing model. ((€ 300 / month * 12 * 20) = € 72,000 + € 20,327).


 
For more information about the services offered by the municipality of Utajärvi, visit www.utajarvi.fi. 


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