Coed Hills Rural Artspace

Postal Address
St Hilary
Cowbridge
CF71 7DP

Electronic Mail giles@coedhills.co.uk
Telephone
01446 774084
Year started
1997
Situation
Rural
Number of over 18s
8
Ideological focus
Sustainability, Permaculture, Ecology and Education
Legal structure
company limited by guarantee
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
yes

Pronounced ‘coyd’, a Welsh word meaning “woods”, Coed Hills Rural Artspace is one of Wales’ leading centres for sustainable living and the creative arts. We aim to become a centre of education focused on nature, sustainability and traditional woodland skills and crafts, contributing to local tourism, employment and the rural economy. We are working towards self-sufficiency in energy production: this will reduce our costs and our effect on the local and global environment, and serve as a living experiment in what is possible. We do not claim to be perfect, but we are constantly exploring and sharing what we learn both from cutting edge technology and from the knowledge and wisdom of previous generations.
We grow food following Permaculture principles and aim to demonstrate ecological land use, low-impact living and artist creativity, as well as giving people the opportunity to experience and practise all these things for themselves. As a social enterprise we offer a range of opportunities to people in the area: local organisations, schools, colleges, and a diverse range of individuals and families use our facilities for pursuits ranging from family camping weekends to wedding receptions and charity events.
We offer a unique conference venue, with artists’ workshops, art gallery, Permaculture gardens, sawmill, green woodwork area, metalworking forge, full size solar-aligned stone circle, the first composting toilets in the Vale and keep goats and chickens. The internationally renowned Sculpture Trail is currently undergoing woodland management and improvements. Following a period of complete renewal there will be a phased reopening.
Please Note: Coed Hills Rural Artspace is closed to all visitors.

community shares income to some extent
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 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 not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
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London
WC1N 3XX
United Kingdom

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Coed Hills Rural Artspace is currently looking for new members

Send them a message:
giles@coedhills.co.uk

Coed Hills Rural Artspace is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
giles@coedhills.co.uk