Bowden House Community

Postal Address
Bowden House

Electronic Mail
Year started
Number of over 18s
Number of under 18s
Ideological focus
“the alchemy of living together”
Legal structure
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

Bowden House Community is a thriving intentional community which has been established since 2005 one mile from Totnes in rural Devon. We are a group of families and individuals enjoying learning to live consciously together and with our environment. We don’t have any ideological or religious focus in common and accept the diversity of backgrounds and beliefs reflected in our members. Our land includes an orchard, walled garden, large herb and vegetable gardens and 2 polytunnels, newly planted woodland, a tree house, ornamental gardens and lawns. We also share facillities like a wood workshop, community centre, clay pizza oven, tractor, events/workshop spaces etc. Some of the things which are important to us include: Singing, music, arts and crafts; developing our communication skills with eachother; Collaborating on community projects and the day to day running of things: celebrating and sharing food together; Sustainability, organic gardening, Forest gardening, biodiversity; Deepening our cennection with eachother and the land we live on. Most of the properties on the grounds are privately owned and lived in by individual/family members of the community. We have also set up a housing cooperative to own the Manor house (pictured) which includes a more communal household as well as some self contained accomodation. Please feel free to contact us to find out more about any aspect of our community.

community does not share income
community requires capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community generates some of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Bowden House Community is currently looking for new members

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Bowden House Community is currently looking for volunteers

We take volunteers usually over the summer months only to help mainly in the vegetable garden but also with care of the community shared buildings and other land. We tend to have only one volunteer at a time ad usually ask for a week to start to ensure it fits for both the community and the volunteer.
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