From Iceland — Political Party Treasurer Crowdfunding First Apartment

Political Party Treasurer Crowdfunding First Apartment

Published May 19, 2017

Elías Þórsson
Photo by
Hildur Margrétardóttir

The treasurer of the Left-Green Movement has started a crowdfunding campaign to finance the buying of her first apartment.

Una Hildardóttir told Vísir that she started the campaign to satirise the absurd difficulties facing young people in the housing market.

“I recently moved out of my parents’ house and started renting,” Una said. “I’m young, just started working, and I’d like to buy my own place within the next three years, but it’s incredibly difficult for young people. You really need support from parents or relatives.”

Getting there

As of this writing, Una has racked up a total of 6,566 ISK, but we are certain that since you are reading this that Una will get at least double that before the fundraiser ends.

“I decided to keep the campaign going for three weeks, because I mainly wanted to see if something like this could work, and then maybe people in an even worse position than I could use the same method,” said Una. “I’m very happy that I’ve started renting my own place, but at the same time I find it difficult to see how I’ll be able to save up enough to buy an apartment while I’m on the rent market.”

Grand rewards

Should you want to support Una in her quest to become a homeowner you’ll be greatly rewarded.

For a small donation, supporters can be invited to the housewarming party, or be invited for dinner. More generous donations, however, will get you a picture on her wall, and the most magnanimous will get a room named after them in the apartment.

Should you not be comfortable with people walking in and out of structural representation of yourself, then you can name the room what you want. Which is why we have decided to donate the maximum amount so that we can create the Grapevine Grand Wine and Dining Guildhall. 

Here is a link to the campaign.

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