North of England

Chapeltown Cohousing

Forming Community

Chapeltown Cohousing is creating sustainable and affordable homes for up to 33 households. Transforming derelict land into a vibrant neighbourhood with low-energy homes, shared facilities and gardens, recreational space, opportunities for inter-generational connections and a diverse intentional community grown from the local area.

New Brighton Arts Lab

Inspired by the countercultural arts lab movement of the 1960s, the New Brighton Arts Lab is a beautiful six bedroom house in New Brighton, opposite the Gorsehill Water Tower.

We are a five minute walk away from New Brighton train station, and ten minutes from a 3.5km promenade, the longest in Britain. By car, we are 20 minutes away from Liverpool, 30 minutes from Chester and an hour from Manchester, where some of us work.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult
Not currently seeking new members.

Lunesdale Community

The Lunesdale Community is a new ecumenical Christian community, currently welcoming new members. We intend to be a diverse, international community of families, individuals and couples, sharing life together through prayer, meals, work and study.

We moved into a large house in October 2015 in the village of Halton, near Lancaster, in the Lune Valley. This is becoming our Ecumenical Centre for Contemplation and Study.

The components of our commitment to sharing life together include:

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult
Not currently seeking new members.

On the Brink

Forming Community

Our vision is to establish a Cohousing Community in Netheredge; Sheffield. We intend to refurbish and build, and subsequently to use resources, in as ecologically sustainable way as possible. We have just received planning permission on the building that we have purchased and the refurbishment is about to start! Because of this we are actively seeking new members (Nov 2016) as the project takes on a pace.

Firelight Housing Co-op

Firelight is a small, friendly housing co-operative in Woodhouse, Leeds.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult
Not currently seeking new members.

Rose Howey Housing Co-operative

Rose Howey Housing Co-operative, is a member co-op of Radical Routes, and is a large house on the edge of a beautiful park near the centre of Liverpool. Its tenants are living together to foster a supportive home which encourages communal living and supports its members to engage with radical social change and ecologically minded living.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult
Not currently seeking new members.

Five Rivers Cohousing

Forming Community

We are a group aiming to launch and manage a cohousing project in Sheffield, and active in promoting cohousing more generally. Our vision/mission is to live on a site that is multi-generational, of mixed tenure, and eco-friendly. For this purpose, in 2012 we set up a company limited by guarantee – Five Rivers Cohousing Co. Ltd. – and we are meeting regularly, investigating sites (including with Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Housing Company), and developing our collective ideas for location, architecture and site layout, collective facilities and gardening, and so on.

Nutclough Housing Co-op

Nutclough Housing Co-operative purchased the Nutclough Tavern in December 2002, set in Hebden Bridge, in the beautiful Calder Valley, West Yorkshire. Current residents are seven adults, two children, one cat and thousands of bees (all called bee). We live in a terrace row of four old cottages, with a long corridor knocked through upstairs. We each have a private bedroom. The rest of the building, which used to be a pub, is communal and we encourage neighbours, guests and the local community to enjoy the studio and large terraced hillside gardens.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult
Not currently seeking new members.

Oakleigh

A spacious shared house with a friendly and light-touch approach to communal living.

community does not share income community does not require capital from members community does not have broadband internet access community does not generates any of its own electricity community does not use solar energy community buildings not insulated to a high standard bicycles not used a lot no systems to encourage carsharing community is not particularly accessible by public transport community does not have systems which encourage sharing of utilities
community does not have tool-sharing system community does not have organised systems for recycling community does not have an ecosewage system community is not involved in land management vegetables not grown by the community as a whole no communal animals no regular communal meals community does not have policy which restricts smoking wheelchair access is difficult
Not currently seeking new members.

Shangrileeds

Forming Community

Shangrileeds is a co-housing project based in Leeds which aims to build (within 4 miles of the city centre) a member-led housing neighbourhood, maximising social interaction between its residents whilst making a positive contribution to its surrounding community. We aim to build a community of 10 to 20 homes (from 1 bed flats up to 4 bed houses) and the project will include a ‘co-house’ which will include features for residents such as laundry, shared kitchen and meeting space, and will offer facilities for the local community.

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