Cohousing Bristol

Postal Address
Lower Knowle Farm
Berrow Walk, Bedminster

Electronic Mail
Year started
Number of over 18s
Legal structure
company limited by guarantee
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

CoHousing Bristol is a small,urban cohousing project

We are currently in the process of creating a cohousing community on our site, providing socially, environmentally and financially sustainable housing and shared community facilities for our members.

Our current membership is 8 directors, 4 of whom live in the farmhouse and 3 new directors, who live elsewhere. There is also a changing cohort of twenty-somethings who rent rooms on a shorter term basis, they are encouraged to be involved in the life of the community, but are not part of the main decision making processes. They do add a great deal to the variety and energy of the place.

Building is expected to start May 2020 on 7 housing units for sale to members. We are in the process of allocating these to new members, and we are not looking for any more applicants at this time.
The houses will be 2 or 3 bedroom, and build to passivhaus standards.

There will also be access to shared gardens with bike stores and sheds and facilities in the farmhouse. These are currently a big shared kitchen, a big living room and a flexible room used as an office, for exercise and as an informal guest room.

Some background:
CoHousing Bristol is a company limited by guarantee and was originally set up in 2001. The group bid for various properties or parcels of land unsuccessfully before acquiring our current site.
In 2010 we bought a property consisting of a stone-built farmhouse and just under an acre of land. It was in need of extensive renovation, and we moved in in 2011 after working on it for a year.

community does not share income
community requires capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community does not use 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 does not have 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 does not grow 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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Cohousing Bristol is currently looking for new members

2 families sought to join CoHousing Bristol.

We are in the process of creating a cohousing community on our site and have recently put out tenders to builders to for 7 housing units for sale to our members.
CoHousing Bristol Ltd members are also directors of the company and need to be able to commit time and energy to developing the project over the next 1 – 2 years.
Please contact us and we’ll send you some more details about our project, how we are organised and how to take it forward if you’re interested in joining us. Or look at our website and download application documents.

Diane tel:07730557657

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