Trelay is a small cohousing community in North Cornwall. It is a wonderful place to live! We currently have nearly 20 residents but some are moving on, so soon there will be spaces available. We each have our own private living space and there are several community buildings and 30 acres of land. We aim towards environmental, social and financial sustainability.
Trelay is set in a beautiful location with sea views. There are wild flowers and butterflies in profusion. The peace and quiet, the ravens and buzzards, starry skies and occasional gales calm or stir the spirit.
Trelay members share the land and a number of communal buildings. The ground floor of the farmhouse, where we often meet for communal meals, has a large kitchen and dining room. The Games Room has table tennis and pool tables, and can be cleared for music and dancing. The Green Barn has a camping barn within it and a range of communal workshop and storage facilities. We have planning permission for a farm shop too. There is a large polytunnel with a second one planned, a garden shed, a lockable tool store and a laundry with shared washing machines and dryers.
We have several dozen fruit trees, an extensive soft fruit area, a large communal vegetable patch and other plots where people grow food. Individuals, couples or small groups take responsibility for animals in some of the communal fields. We have 12 pigs, 3 ponies and a Dexter cow and calf, as well as quite a few chickens. We have two acres of woodland and a shared log store. Trelay has a private sewage system which is being developed into a series of reedbeds. There is a small PV roof and more renewable energy projects are under discussion.
We really enjoy living here and have lots of fun together. We have many ideas for new projects too, which will involve some hard work! Would you like to come and join in with our lifestyle?