Corani Housing and Land Co-op Leicester

Postal Address
12 Bartholomew Street
Leicester
LE2 1FA

Electronic Mail woody@corani.org
World Wide Web http://www.corani.org/
Year started
1978
Situation
urban
Ideological focus
co-operative/sharing
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
no

Corani is a small housing and land cooperative established in 1978 and based in Devon and Leicester. On the edge of the town of Crediton in Devon 6 residents live in a semi-detached Georgian house bought by Corani in 2013. In Leicester two residents live in a terraced Victorian house bought by Corani in 1996. Three other members, not currently housed by Corani, live elsewhere in Leicester.
The Crediton house has a large garden around it in which we grow as many fruits, vegetables and herbs as we can, whilst leaving enough space to play football with the dog. Chickens will be joining us soon and we have a homemade beehive with a successful colony that produces delicious honey.
We aim to live as sustainably as we can in our current situation; The Leicester house has recently installed solar panels and the Crediton house have ongoing work making the house as insulated as possible.
The Corani members in each house share all communal living spaces.In Crediton we eat together every evening and have a casual cooking rota means that everyone cooks at least once a week. Decision making is essentially pragmatic: by consensus where all are concerned, otherwise with sensitive autonomy.
Things some or all of us like to do are: being outside, growing things, making things, carpentry, plumbing, playing music, dancing, climbing rocks and mountains, camping, bird watching, peer counselling, promoting sustainability, promoting devolved government.
We don’t currently have the capacity to take on new members, but may wish to do so in the future, so if you would like to learn more about Corani then please do get in touch.

community shares income to some extent
community does not require capital from members
community does not have 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 does not share utilities
community does not have tool sharing system
community does not have 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
no 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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Corani Housing and Land Co-op Leicester is currently looking for new members

Leicester Housing Co-ops seek new members
One house close to Leicester city centre, handy for railway station. One in the suburbs with exceptional outside space including allotments. Prospects for access to rural land. At least one space immediately available for trial membership.
Both Co-ops are fully mutual and non-equity sharing. Capital is not a requirement but Loan Stock subscriptions welcomed (Prospectus upon request.
Usual democratic joining process to full membership.
To enquire:
woody@corani.org 0116 254 1403
pam@phonecoop.coop 07734 883146

Send them a message:
woody@corani.org

Corani Housing and Land Co-op Leicester is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
woody@corani.org