Brambles Housing Co-op
Brambles is a home for an eclectic mix of people and urban wildlife and a stop-over point for many more. We come from a mix of genders and social backgrounds with a wide range of skills to share and between us explore and promote co-operative ways of living.
The co-op itself has been running for over 10 years and has housed over 40 people during this time with members staying from months to many years.
We share two neighbouring houses, vegetable patches, fruit trees, wildlife garden and frog pond in a vibrant multicultural but economically poor area of Sheffield. Brambles provides its members with a secure, supportive environment from which we both work together and do our own stuff too.
The co-op acts as a focal point for resources and information and as a free meeting space for local groups.
We are working on plans to open as a resource centre and radical library for use by the local community.
Brambles is ecological and anarchic in focus with no rotas and very few, but fair boundaries and a lot of learning under our collective belts.
Solar water heating is being installed, communal meals generally happen and the recycling and compost systems are pretty funky and efficient.