Chickenshack Housing Co-op

Postal Address
Brynllwyn
Rhoslefain
Tywyn
LL36 9NH

Electronic Mail chickenshackcoop@gmail.com
Telephone
01654 711655/713886
Year started
1995
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
6
Ideological focus
permaculture
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
no

Chickenshack is home to an extended ‘family’ of people, with usually 6 or so permanent residents at any one time, but with many more family and friends visiting. As a group we are applying a slowly unfolding permaculture design at our home, Brynllwyn, where there are 3 adjoining houses set in 5 acres of land in Snowdonia National Park. We have half an acre of veg garden, a polytunnel, and an ever-improving and expanding forest garden, home to our chickens. We have also planted an acre and a half of coppice, hedgerow and woodland and are protecting a traditional wetland. The co-op is part financed by Triodos, an ethical bank, and we were assisted in setting up by Radical Routes, a national secondary co-op, and investment from members and supporters. Our eco-policy means that occasional surpluses from the co-op are reinvested in improving its environmental performance, such as our biomass and solar central heating system and a new PV array. We are actively exploring our commitments to low impact living, green and ethical business and community building. We welcome occasional, considerate visitors, however please give us plenty of notice prior to coming.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community does not have 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 has some kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
animals kept communally
no regular communal meals
community does not have policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not 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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Chickenshack Housing Co-op is currently looking for new members

Set in the stunning area of southern Snowdonia National Park, the ChickenShack Housing Co-Operative is home to an extended ‘family’ of people, with usually 6 or so permanent residents at any one time (including children) – but with many more family and friends visiting.

The Co-Op is part financed by Triodos, an ethical bank, and we were assisted in setting up affordable housing 19 years ago by Radical Routes and investment from members and supporters. Our eco-polic
y means that occasional surpluses from the Co-op have been reinvested, improving its environmental performance, such as our biomass and solar central heating systems.

We have 3 adjoining houses set in 5 acres of land, and there is half an acre of veg garden, a poly tunnel, meadow area, a large pond and expanding forest garden.

There is an exciting opportunity here for the right couple/family, to rent one of the 2 bed cottages, from the 7th December this year. We are looking for people who are honest, upbeat team members, who can help us bring back to life the permaculture design at our home Brynllwyn Farm, as well as be involved in other future projects eg. Setting up a wild camping space to bring some revenue into the Co-Op.

The potential here is huge – We want to make it a reality.

It is vital to us that the people who move in share our respect for nature and neighbors, energy for the land/garden and have an innovative and practical outlook. It is a great time to join us, at the start of a new phase here at the Co-Operative, and we would love to hear from you.

Please call Rebecca or Leon on 01654 713886 or email: rebeccarascal@hotmail.com

Rent will be £400pcm plus £25 per head pcm for wood allowance. References apply.

Send them a message:
chickenshackcoop@gmail.com

Chickenshack Housing Co-op is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
chickenshackcoop@gmail.com