Brambles Housing Co-op

Postal Address
80-82 Andover Street
S3 9EH

Electronic Mail
Year started
Number of over 18s
Ideological focus
anarchist and ecological
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

Brambles is a Housing Cooperative based in Sheffield that began as a Radical Routes Co-op in 1992. We share two adjacent houses in a vibrantly multicultural but economically poor area of Sheffield called Burngreave. We usually home between 6-9 members, a variety of urban wildlife and act as a stop-off point for many more folk.

We have an amazing ‘Permaculture’ garden, dubbed ‘Paradise in Pitsmoor’ by one of our previous members, complete with fruit trees and bushes, vegetable beds, up cycled hot-tub, rainwater harvest system, greenhouse, community workshop, fire pit, frog pond and integrated compost system.

We also have an integrated heating system in one of our houses, which incorporates water heated from solar thermal panel on the roof and the wood-burning stove. In additional to this we have photovoltaic panels on one of the houses, that generate electricity.”

The main aim of Brambles is to give its members control over their housing in order to create an affordable, supportive and secure space to live. This enables our members to not simply work for profit but to pursue more creative and socially responsible jobs and activities. Brambles also aims to act as a springboard for social change work – offering a nurturing and energising home space as a foundation for personal inner change and meaningful outer work, which we engage with through political action, mutual aid and our work in various fields such as healthcare and education.

We recognise that we live in a society, which has been negatively shaped by patriarchy and capitalism. We strive to create a world based on fairness, respect and mutual aid. We believe that living communally allows us to share resources, have a lower impact on the environment and try to move away from the individualistic nature of a capitalist society.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community generates some of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community does not have an 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 not involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community does not have policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

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Brambles Housing Co-op is currently looking for new members

Brambles Housing Cooperative is currently looking for new members! // We are looking for enthusiastic, communally minded women and non-binary people who are interested in joining our friendly vegetarian housing co-op. // As a member of Brambles housing co-op you will: • live in secure, affordable housing, managed cooperatively • be part of a friendly and supportive community • learn and share skills whilst helping with the development of the co-op. // We want to improve the diversity of our co-op. For this reason people from underrepresented groups in the co-operative movement will be prioritised in the application process. // For more information please visit: // //Deadline for applications: Tuesday 22nd September 2020

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