Cordata Co-operative

Year started
2013
Situation
urban
Number of over 18s
6
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
no

Cordata Co-operative is the first of several new co-operative house projects that enable groups of people to live in a more sustainable way in large urban houses.

Cordata co-operative is in Withington in south Manchester. The house is is owned by a secondary co-operative and run by members of the co-operative house, who have complete control over who lives there, how the space is used, what it looks like. This model also allows for a complete low energy refurbishment, so we have fitted solar panels, a complete insulation envelope, rainwater collection, and other energy reducing features.

Current members are a diverse group of people: musician, lecturer, chef, student, dance teacher, freelance film-maker.
Summer 2015: After an intense year of finishing off the internal work on the house and developing our principles, we are now focusing on living together, and supporting other houses using the same model.

We are registered co-operative and we meet about every month to make bigger decisions and develop our group. Some of our principles incllude a commitment to cooking and eating together, managing energy use, and being creative with a small amount of food growing space.

We occasionally have places available in the house and are happy to help other groups who are interested in something similar. You can contact us at mailcordatacoop@gmail.com or look for our page on facebook, The Cordata House (co-operative). We are part of a small network of co-operative houses supported by the co-operative living freehold society.

community does not share income
community does not require 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 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 has 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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Cordata Co-operative is currently looking for new members

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Cordata Co-operative is currently looking for volunteers

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