People forming a Group

Here is just one message on our noticeboard intended for individuals, small handfuls of individuals or families that would like to find others to get something going. To see the rest click here. People are likely to be at a very early stage and so not big enough or thought-through enough to go into our Forming Groups section. We would always urge people to consider whether they really want to "reinvent the wheel" all over again. Existing communities are often looking for new members (take a look here) and there are usually several forming groups who've already got some way down the line here.
If you're wanting to place a message or reply to one that's already posted then you must either register or sign in. We restrict noticeboard messages to one per person at any time and your message is part of your profile (click "Your account" then the Edit tab). We reserve the right to move the message to another category if it seems more appropriate.

Setting up a Housing Co-op

Adding another dimension to Co-Housing and Housing Co-ops. Hi, Below is an ad I am using to try and get people wanting to set up a housing co-op to join me. I wonder if you might know anyone ? I am looking for other people to join me in setting up a new housing Co-op in Kent/Sussex initially and later with homes anywhere else in the UK, probably funded mostly by grants & crowdfunding. The purpose of the Co-op is to enable members to build up a financial stake in the Co-op using their rent so that they can save a sum of money to be used for them to buy their own home. The Co-op’s aim is to acquire a variety of homes to rent, from shared ‘Co-Housing’ homes to individually rented homes. It is intended the Co-op would continously seek funding to buy further homes to rent to increasing numbers of members to enable more and more people to use some of their rent to save deposits to buy their own homes. Put simply, instead of a private landlord making a lot of money out of his tenant who is effectively buying that landlord the house the tenant pays through the nose to rent, the Co-op will return some of the rent to the tenant to enable tenants to get onto the housing ladder by buying their own homes if that is what they want to do. Contact me if you are interested. My email is: nickwindrum@gmail.com

message posted by Nick Windrum