Cohousing Northern Ireland
This project was started by a group of friends in October 2011. We had all been thinking in our own way of how it could be possible to live in an environment that would be nurturing and supportive, full of interest with different people and activities while at the same time ecologically sound and with moderate running costs. Cohousing seems to offer all of this (and more) and with nothing available in Northern Ireland we are setting up our own project.
Our aim is to create a housing community that works for the world we live in now and into the future:
A place designed for neighbours to create, share, work and play together while retaining space for household privacy.
Run by the members, for the members, with a supportive and friendly environment.
Inclusive and diverse (by age, background, religion, politics, nationality etc.)
Saving on living costs by sharing resources (childcare, car sharing, communal meals, bulk purchasing, communal garden...) and ecological housing design.
We have looked at a couple of sites within commuting distance of Belfast that would have good potential for a medium sized development, and they seem to be economically within reach. If you are interested in co-creating this project with us, please contact us through our website.
This group is not yet living together on site so some information may be aspirational rather than actual