Equinox Housing Co-op
Equinox Housing Co-op was set up in 1994 and moved into a large house in inner-city Manchester. Its aims were to provide affordable, quality accommodation to people involved in social change work. We are a group of 7 (plus dog) living communally and trying to build a supportive community based on the principles which we believe will help to make a better world. Our members are involved in a wide range of activities and projects including local community groups, non-violent direct action groups on many issues, ecological renovation, climate campaigning, seed saving, vegan organiuc farming, herbalism, websites, woodlands, Radical Routes and many others. We also find time to enjoy the gardens, be sporty, play music and have (we are told) legendary parties. We have carried out extensive environmental improvements (rainwater toilets, insulation, community office) and are looking towards further renovations (solar heating/PV) which will make us more sustainable. We are also in the process of setting up a community allotment project, involving active workshops on vegan organic food production, permaculture design and eco-building (we will be building a cob kitchen). Exciting times ahead!! Visitors and helpers welcome. Membership waiting list in operation – contact us.