Following the philosophy of Author and physician Gabor Mate, addiction has its roots in pain and trauma. He states that addiction is not a choice or a moral failure, it is not a ethical laps or weakness of will. Addiction is a response to human suffering. Mate claims that this healing is possible, but not under any condition. Today s society is approaching addiction from the wrong perspective. The most inveterate, most entranced addicts, are the ones struggling the most, and they are also the ones society is giving the hardest time. They are not given the help they need and are instead actively punished. By criminalizing, judging, treat them as less human, these people are being re-traumatized. The aim of this project is to create the framework for a better life. There is no expectation of rehabilitation, but rather a pain relief that does not need to be injected. The new communal housing, located in Oslo, will be a space of temporary housing for adult suffering from substance abuse. It will offer addicts a dignified home for a short period of time, and gradually inspire to a way into society, and a more temporal living situation.