The building team
Our skilled building team has many talents necessary for renovating properties, either on-site or from our offices. Not only are they skilled, but also very engaged, as they manage more than approximately 20 renovation sites at any given time. The are masters of keeping the wheels in motion.
Because the building team often visits the properties during the renovation phase, to ensure the objectives and quality standards are met, they do add quite a few points to their frequent flyer milage.
Successful management of a property renovation project requires either a great deal of luck and/or a great deal of competence. Luck is not a sustainable approach, so we are fortunate to have an incredibly skilled and hard working group of people.
In 2019 we surpassed 100 properties in operation in the 21-5 associations.
Renovation is an important part of our concept
Early on we knew that adding value to the properties was key - value through finding properties ripe for renovation. This realization also came about as it became clear, that it is not always easy to find a property that lives up to our high standards regarding quality, look and feel, and if it does, it is often beyond the financial framework of our owner associations.
So it makes a lot of sense to renovate. Not at least at locations where you have the know-how and support systems to manage long distance home renovations, because it’s a task that only the few can overcome.
Hence most of the vacation homes we’ve found and renovated for our owner associations have seen added value that far exceeds the investments done.
Below you'll find a few examples of our renovation projects on behalf of our owners/families in our European owner associations and locations.
Functionality, aesthetics & sustainability
To 21-5, acquiring unique properties around the world is a delicate matter. Every building project undergoes detailed planning and involves the local origin, culture, materials and craftsmanship.
When 21-5 chooses building materials, we therefore evaluate functionality, sustainability, aesthetics and costs.
Preservation of materials as solid wood, stone, shingles, granite, etc. contribute to the circular economy. Just like restored quality materials, the 21-5 sharing concept is strongly related to the circular economy. It simply makes sense.
We do not replace materials just because it is easier. For instance, where we can easily order a new replacement, we will rather sand and repaint an old wooden door if it is unique.
21-5 is partnering with local suppliers of recycled building materials, which we prefer to implement when possible. Surprisingly, recycled materials are not always less costly – they are not – but aesthetically, environmentally, and in terms of quality, it is often the right thing to do.
We are thoughtful and responsible in every detail, also in our ambition to minimize our carbon footprint and act environmentally responsible. We intend to continuously strengthen our sustainable and circular choices as we are moving forward on our journey. There are many initiatives we can take to reduce our impact on the global climate. Selection of building materials, many interior choices, use of better technology, etc. The list is long and no stone is left unturned. We are continually evaluating to improve.
Our goal is to create long term durable and beautiful homes, with healthy indoor climate, and all of the convenient comforts of a modern home, combined with being a positive contributor to the climate challenge.
Extreme makeover - Home edition. Owner association DK3's villa in Tuscany, Italy
The property was in terrible condition when we found it, but we could see the potential and initiated the renovation project after the owner association had approved the purchase. We are extremely happy with the final result and, more importantly, so are the owners. Click on the photo for a full screen presentation and click on the arrows to scroll back and forth.
Extreme makeover - Home edition. Owner association DK6's condo on Mallorca, Spain
The condo was tired and needed some serious TLC. The renovation evolved around taking full advantage of the ocean exposure and abundant sunlight. Click on the photo for a full screen presentation and click on the arrows to scroll back and forth.
“For us, 21-5 is unique because for the price of an ordinary vacation property, we are able to co-own five amazing homes with first-rate locations around the world. We really feel at home every time we are on vacation and there is no hassle like we would have, if we had to take care of it all on our own.”
– Annette Banke & Niels Hermansen
“It makes so much sense to me that I can share my vacation homes with my family and friends, besides sharing them with my like-minded co-owners. 21-5 finds the most beautiful locations and transforms the homes with such great taste and care. This, combined with a professional and friendly property management, makes 21-5 the optimal vacation home concept for me.”
– Pernille Foss
“Our expectations were very high when we decided to join the 21-5 concept. Well, they’ve all been meet, and more so. We love having five vacation homes with no worries. Each of the homes are a gem. The locations are fantastic, the furnishings and decor are spot on and everything just works. A great bonus is the 21-5 team, always nice, engaged and incredibly professional.”
– Lise & Jacob Struckmann
“We don’t want to be tied to a single location. With 21-5 we have the freedom to choose, and we have all the joys of ownership, but none of the hassle - it’s excellent.”
– Lotte & David Holm
“The five vacation homes in our owner association have different themes and therefore perfectly covers the vacation needs of our family for - city, sun, hiking and skiing.”
– Lise & Jesper Nerlov
“The variation among the vacation homes, their destinations and thereby the experiences are completely unique.”
– Niels Korsholm
"We got five great vacation homes in five fantastic locations, that we can share with our children, family and friends. Together with our co-owners we have homes that by far exceeds the quality we could have hoped for if we had bought on our own. We so enjoy that 21-5 takes care of the practical stuff, and we also like that our vacation homes are being used most of the year. It was a big decision to join an owner association, but 21-5 has all the way delivered as promised - great homes, professionally run renovations and top notch service. 21-5 has certainly lived up to our high expectations!"
– Ingrid & Klaus Harbo
"We spent a long time looking for our own vacation home but could not find the right place at the right price. With 21-5 we have achieved a much higher vacation home standard five places around the world giving us much more flexibility and no hassle."
– Lene & Danny Feltmann Espersen
"SCEPTICAL??.. we were. But 21-5 has fully lived up to their promises, and more so. It's a fantastic concept that we can highly recommend to anyone who dream of having five beautiful vacation homes in great locations."
– Gitte & Hans Gotke
The 21-5 concept is a simple and brilliant idea that makes so much sense. Especially when the idea is brought to life, as we've seen, in such an exellent way by the company's staff and executive team.
– Karen & Knud
To participate in a 21-5 association is by far one of the best decisions we have ever made. It has brought us joy and wonderful experiences from the day we signed. Even on an everyday basis it brings us joy just thinking about the 5 fantastic homes we own...
– Bente & Per
We absolutely love our wonderful homes on 5 very attractive destinations. It is an incredible solution because we feel at home in each of the properties at the same time we are avoiding all the hassles and worries that comes with ownership. 21-5 takes care of everything in a very professional and dedicated way....
– Helle & Carl
We are impressed by 21-5's ability to locate the unique locations. All our 5 homes are so wonderful and we would never have been able to find this level of properties and explore the opportunities in them like 21-5 does. The 5 homes have been renovated and filled with gorgeous interior and exterior design which we enjoy to the fullest...
– Anne Marie & Niels
We are so impressed with the dedication and skill with which we have been met by the 21-5 team. Joining 21-5 DK2 is the best decision we have made in many years.
– Bente & Sven
It is very special and joyous to be able to offer friends and family vacations in the wonderful 21-5 homes on beautiful destinations. I am thinking that it must be great for the team behind 21-5 to have SO happy customers. I believe that this concept will become a big and widely popular in the market.
Immediately, we knew 21-5 was something for us. We love to travel and are really happy about the sense of true ownership of each property we have. The 21-5 homes absolutely surpass our expectations, the concept works flawlessly and we are very happy to being a part of 21-5.
– Susanne & Snaebjörn
We are so happy that we said yes and joined 21-5!
– Elisabeth & Kurt
We never regretted joining 21-5. We have gotten much more than we had ever expected. Thank you to the entire team for the second to none service we have received in all of the possible and impossible situations which have arisen. We can only and wholeheartedly recommend 21-5.
– Tine & Elo
We heard about the 21-5 concept the first time from some of our good friends who had read an article...immediately we got excited and only a few weeks later we attended one of 21-5's information meetings in our area. The 21-5 company, with their super charged and always friendly and responsive team has made the 5 beautiful vacation homes the perfect spoiling gift to us and our children.
– Nille & Bo
We are very satisfied having joined 21-5. What we are talking about here is awesome properties on the best locations and homes which are so cozy. We enjoy taking family and friends with us when we visit. We experience a high level of service from the 21-5 organization - no matter who we talk to. We have no concerns as 21-5 handles any challenge. Besides, the acquisition price was very attractive - so far it has also turned out to be a great investment.
– Berit & Leif