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  • Why are the housing groups turned into Housing Communities?
    Since 2019, Hermanas Housing groups have been a safe space for thousands of women to share their homes efficiently, access to unique opportunities, sometimes make new friends. All without any cost. Throughout this journey, we have collected thousands of beautiful stories, learnings and feedbacks. Today, the housing groups face certain limitations regarding their safety, scalability and sustainability. Transitioning to Housing Communities solves those frustrations and provide more val The groups are part of a larger ecosystem, a movement created by and for women, based on strong values such as trust, collaboration and reciprocity. These values extend in all directions. As every part of our evolution, this transition is driven by what excites and creates value for our members.
  • How are the Housing Communities different to the current Hermanas Housing WhatsApp Groups?
    Same Platform: Housing Communities are umbrellas for all the WA groups within the specific regions. The principles within these groups remain the same as what you are already used to : share opportunities and talk about anything related to housing, in a friendly, trustworthy and efficient manner. Better Navigation: Seamlessly navigate all housing groups (cities) in your region. Enter and leave groups following your travel plans, without fearing to loose your spot while you’re not there. Open new locations: Suggest new locations within your region(s), in a single click. Participate to our global expansion and start new group where there’s a need. Refined guidance: Enjoy a harmonious space by adhering to our refined Housing Communities Ethos & Guidelines, which align with the rest of the Hermanas ecosystem. Enhanced security: Each participants has registered basic information, which allows us to verify each user, and promote more accountability within our exchanges. More reciprocity: Hermanas is an ecosystem built by and for women. Since 2019, our Housing groups have allowed thousands of women to share their homes efficiently, without any cost. Behind the scenes, curating those groups has required considerable energy and passion. We are a full team of dedicated women, working together to make sure the needs of the community at large are met, and real impact is created. In order to keep adding quality to our exchanges, grow globally & sustainably, we need your contribution: a fair, one-time investment that gives participants direct, measurable benefit.
  • Will there be a new platform or are you opening a new WhatsApp Chat?
    Hermanas Housing Communities are hosted on WhatsApp Communities. Same WhatsApp app, different feature that answers our nomadic housing needs better. There are four regional Housing Communities: Europe, USA & Canada, LATAM, APAC, Middle East, Africa. You have the option to choose between local (one community) or global (all communities). Each Community is further structured by location (city / area). EUROPE: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Ibiza, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mallorca, Milan, Paris, Porto. USA & CANADA: Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC. LATAM: Baja California, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Medellin, Mexico City, Oaxaca City, Puerto Escondido, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo. Tulum APAC, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA: Bali, Beirut, Cape Town, Dubai, Marrakech, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Tokyo
  • What type of payment methods do you accept?
    We accept any type of card payments. For the moment we do not accept any other payment methods such as PayPal or others.
  • How long does it take for me to be let in the Housing Communities?
    During weekdays it takes up to 24h to be approved. During the weekends it can take up to 48h to be approved.
  • How do I access Housing Communities as a Mycelium member?
    As a Mycelium member you are directly granted access to the Housing Communities. Please go to the Mycelium, make sure you are logged in and from the menu bar navigate to ‘WhatsApp Groups’.
  • How do I access Housing Communities as a Pollen member?
    Once, you have successfully submitted your application form and processed the one-time entree fee, you will receive an email with the subject ‘Welcome to Hermanas Housing’. Please request access to the WhatsApp Communities using the access links in the email. Within the next 24h you will be accepted
  • How do I navigate the Housing Communities on WhatsApp?
    Please follow the navigation steps as demonstrated here
  • What happens if my location is not listed?
    Within each Hermanas Housing Community, you can request to open new group in the location of your choice. If it suits the needs of the community in this region, this new group will be open. If you are interested in communicating about accommodation that is close to a specific city or area, you’re invited to post in that group.
  • What happens if I leave a group for a specific location?
    At any time you can enter, leave and rejoin any group within the same Hermans Housing Community. This will not remove you from the general Hermanas Housing Community of the specific region you have joined.
  • How can I engage in the Housing Communities?
    The communities are to share opportunities and talk about anything related to housing, in a friendly, trustworthy and efficient manner. There you can find, rent, exchange, sell, swap accommodations, as well as share recommendations for anything housing related. Each participant is asked to follow the Housing Ethos & Guidelines, designed to make housing easier, safer and more accessible for women globally. In these spaces, we’re all friends of friends, sisters who treat each other as such.
  • What will happen to the ‘old’ Housing WhatsApp Groups?
    The existing WhatsApp groups will be resticted on the 1st of December, and moved to the Hermanas Housing Communities (on WhatsApp communities) of its related region.
  • Are all other groups still available and free to use/access?
    Yes. You can enjoy the Hermanas groups as you wish. Hermanas is a movement with a ambitious vision and a mission. A global ecosystem, of which the WhatApp groups are of a part of. Beyond the WhatApp groups, Hermanas offers a wide range of features and benefits, including the Collaborative Calendar, Partners’ perks & benefits, a library of projects, among other advantages - coming soon. We invite you to become a member of the Mycelium to enjoy all the benefits, connect with inspiring women globally and play a crucial role in our evolution.
  • Why charging a fee?
    Hermanas is an ecosystem built by and for women. Since 2019, our Housing groups have allowed thousands of women to share their homes efficiently, without any cost. Behind the scenes, curating those groups has required considerable energy and passion. We are a full team of dedicated women, working together to make sure the needs of the community at large are met, and real impact is created. The housing groups provide direct, monetarily tangible value to all its users. In order to keep adding quality to our exchanges, grow globally & sustainably, reciprocity must come our way too. This fair, one-time investment is meant to sustain the meaningful growth of our sisterhood. *different exchange rates and bank fees may apply.
  • More information
    You can learn more here: https://www.hermanas.earth/housing-communities For Founding Members of the Mycelium, access to the Hermanas Housing Communities is gracefully included.
  • How do I become a member of the Mycelium?
    To become a member, complete the membership application form. Our team will review your application to ensure alignment with our values and mission. Once approved, you will receive your credentials to access the Mycelium and start enjoying the benefits.
  • What are the benefits of being a member?
    As a member of the Mycelium you have the opportunity to build out the future of Hermanas and co-create our vision in an intimate way. You will gain full access to a supportive and empowering community of like-minded women from all around the globe. You can participate in engaging discussions, connect with fellow members, attend exclusive online and in-person events, and access valuable resources tailored to your personal and professional growth. You’ll also be able to share your projects, events and access a vast network of women. More information about our offering is here.
  • Is there a membership fee?
    Yes. The cost is 2777 MXN (≈150 USD) and it will give you a year of access to our private community platform and membership perks.
  • How can I engage with other members?
    We are putting together online and in-person gatherings with women leading in all industries. This will be an open space to connect, ask questions, and network directly with our community. We’ll be covering a vast array of topics from finances, to sex, from identity to justice. You will also receive direct invitations to all of our in-person dinners and special events.
  • Are there any requirements to maintain membership?
    We expect our members to uphold our community values of collaboration, respect, equality, and diversity. By actively participating in discussions, contributing positively, and adhering to our community guidelines, you can help create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Read about our ethos here.
  • How can I get support if I have questions or issues?
    Feel free to email us at hermanas@hermanas.earth for any questions or issues related to your membership.
  • Can I share my expertise or promote my business within the community?
    Absolutely! We encourage members to share their expertise, insights, and experiences with the community. We provide opportunities for members to showcase their businesses in designated channels and a calendar of events. You can also contribute by providing valuable knowledge, engaging in discussions, and offering your feedback
  • Will my personal information be kept confidential?
    Your privacy and security are crucial to us. We adhere to strict privacy policies and only collect and use data as outlined in our privacy statement, so rest assured that your information will be handled with utmost care and confidentiality. If you are accepted, you consent to your profile being shared in our Member’s Ecosystem along with those of all other hermanas. We will also upload the tips you share in our library of shared resources.
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