Earth Heart

Location
DE6 1NS

Electronic Mail earth.heart@hotmail.co.uk
Year started
1997
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
15
Number of under 18s
6
Ideological focus
ecological, natural parenting, home-based education
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
no

Earth Heart Housing Co-operative is an intentional co-housing community based in Atlow Moat, home to an English Heritage scheduled ancient monument. We are located in beautiful, rural Derbyshire close to Ashbourne, Carsington Water and the Peak District National Park.
We formed in 1997 as a group of parents having similar principles in attachment parenting, and over the years have welcomed a diverse group of people. We currently have singles, couples and families with children, home-owning members as well as tenants and lodgers.
We have worked closely together to pursue our common aims of living within a sociable and mutually supportive community but having the advantage of being able to enjoy our independent lives with privacy when we want it.
Members of the community own 900+ year leases on the 8 individual homes and each home has use of an allocated section of garden. Households have independent incomes with most people being employed off site, but some are based from home or do a bit of both.
Earth Heart owns the freehold of the Grade II listed converted farmhouse and barns. The east wing of the barns is partially converted to create a communal area for meetings and gatherings, as well as workshop space and storage.
We are as ecological as we can be having a communal woodpellet boiler for heating, a reed bed waste-water treatment system and using a green electricity company.
The surrounding 21 acres of organic land is managed primarily for nature conservation including secluded woodland, large parkland, small pastures, community orchard and an allotment.
We collaboratively plan and manage community work days and business meetings once a month and occasional ‘sharing’ meetings. Important decisions are made by consensus and general management is carried out by us, in our land, maintenance, finance and administration teams. We have a minimum co-op work requirement for every resident with an expectation of everyone doing a fair share, and we understand that nothing gets done unless we all contribute. We expect people to participate regularly in co-op meetings but they are not compulsory.
We host and run various camps during the spring and summer providing compost toilets and solar shower facilities as well as a beautiful Marquee. We are happy to consider hosting new camping groups.

community does not share income
community does not require 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 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 has tool sharing system
community does not have organised systems for recycling
community has some kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
no communal animals
no regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly 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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Earth Heart is currently looking for new members

WE ARE NOW DOING HOUSE VIEWINGS UNDER SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES
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MORE INFORMATION OF THE PROPERTIES FOR SALE CAN BE FOUND HERE ON OUR WEBSITE -https://www.earthheartcoop.co.uk/
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THE ROOFTOPS – A 3 bedroomed top floor apartment in grade 2 listed farm house. Full of character in beautiful peaceful location. £250k Contact Anita 01335 372777 or email murphy.anita0@gmail.com
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ATLOW MOAT HOUSE – for sale £330,000 – Georgian Grade II listed 4 bedroom farmhouse in sought after beautiful location. Please contact Dan 077921 33883 or email darbyfurniture@hotmail.co.uk
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THE END BARN – A 2 bedroom Barn conversion set within a beautiful courtyard – £165,000 – More info and pictures on our website – please email Andy and Emma on joskowski@hotmail.com or call 01335 371920

Send them a message:
earth.heart@hotmail.co.uk

Earth Heart is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
earth.heart@hotmail.co.uk