Braziers Community

Postal Address
Braziers Park
Ipsden
Wallingford
OX10 6AN

Electronic Mail volunteers@braziers.org.uk
Telephone
01491 680221
Year started
1950
Situation
Rural
Number of over 18s
14
Number of under 18s
1
Ideological focus
Social Research and Educative Sustainability
Legal structure
community benefit society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
yes

Founded in 1950, Braziers is a non-religious community and a college. The main house is Strawberry Hill Gothic in style and is set in 50 acres of unspoilt Oxfordshire countryside. Longer-term residents with a variety of backgrounds and interests live here and, in addition, there are usually three or four foreign students who come to improve their English and help run the house and grounds. We also have WWOOFers and HelpXers. Braziers is broadly evolutionist in outlook and has a particular interest in group process and group communication. We have paying guests most weekends and are a popular venue for wedding parties, groups and courses such as yoga, meditation, Forest School Camps and the annual Wood Festival, Supernormal and Sacred Arts Camp. We also run some of our own courses including beekeeping, organic gardening, spinning and community building. Visitors may either stay in the house or opt to camp in the meadows. There are 28 guest bedspaces in the house, but camping allows us to accommodate up to 1000 self catering. Our cooking has a seasonal, local and organic emphasis, mainly vegetarian dishes are served. Many of the vegetables come from our own organic kitchen garden, our meat is reared on site and served occasionally. Our land management is sympathetic to nature with commitment to sustainable life. The atmosphere at Braziers is informal, relaxed and supportive. If you would like to know more about Braziers, our courses and events or to find out about hiring Braziers as a venue, please visit our website here: http://www.braziers.org.uk/

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings not 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 has some kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
animals kept communally
regular communal meals
community does not have policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Braziers Community is currently looking for new members

Hello there! We currently have vacancies for a resident maintenance person and academic and creative lodgers:http://braziers.org.uk/vacancies

Send them a message:
volunteers@braziers.org.uk

Braziers Community is currently looking for volunteers

Volunteers from the UK and around the world stay with us for between one month and three months to learn and share skills, improve their English (good basic English essential) and experience living in community. Work includes 2 days house keeping, cooking and cleaning with 2 days a week working outdoors or on building projects and maintenance, land management, organic kitchen gardening and animal husbandry.Detailed information are on our website:https://www.braziers.org.uk/living-and-working-at-braziers/volunteering/We also have occasional weekend volunteer projects and regular midweek opportunities on Wednesday & Thursday staying overnight Weds if needed. A donation towards room/food is requested.

Send them a message:
volunteers@braziers.org.uk