Cannock Mill Cohousing

Contact
Joanne

Postal Address
Cannock Mill
Old Heath Road
Colchester
CO2 8YY

Year started
2019
Situation
urban/semi-rural
Number of over 18s
16
Ideological focus
Good neighbourliness, active ageing, eco awareness with equality, inclusion, diversity & democracy
Legal structure
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
no

We are a mutually supportive cohousing group, sharing values and aims, building our own low energy and environmentally friendly homes with a shared ‘common house’, land and facilities at Cannock Mill, Colchester. Our website provides information on us, our project and on cohousing generally.

We publish ‘Cannock Mill News’, our email newsletter, so if you are interested you can subscribe via our website.

Cohousing enables a caring, sharing way of life that eliminates the social isolation that threatens many today, especially in later life, and recreates the neighbourly support of the past.

In cohousing, we know our neighbours and look out for each other; we choose as much privacy or as much socialising as we want; we decide collectively what shared facilities we want to build — a common house where we can cook and eat together, say twice a week, where there will also be guest rooms, a workshop, library, laundry, space for music … dancing … a gym … the possibilities are endless.  We can share gardening, cars, skills, carers in old age — with common facilities and functions jointly owned and run by us.

As a cohousing group, we do not have any central religious or social agenda, we are just individuals who see the benefits of an intentional community.  We have agreed, however, that we all aim for maximum eco-efficiency: low energy homes, water efficiency, solar power generation, growing fruit and veg — in other words ‘living lightly’. We will also integrate with and contribute to the wider community in Colchester.

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 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 at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
London
WC1N 3XX
United Kingdom

info@diggersanddreamers.org.uk

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Cannock Mill Cohousing is currently looking for new members

Send them a message:
enquiries@cannockmillcohousingcolchester.co.uk

Cannock Mill Cohousing is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
enquiries@cannockmillcohousingcolchester.co.uk