Golem Housing Co-operative

Hannah Buddle


Electronic Mail golem.coop@gmail.com
Year started
Number of over 18s
Number of under 18s
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

We are a group of 7 big people and one small one who have set up a housing co-operative in Swansea. We started getting together to talk about the idea in March 2010, and have been working on it ever since. We finally got the keys to our Very Own House on 30th May 2012.

We have had an offer accepted on a second house and are looking for 6 new members. It’s just across the road, in a very central, urban location and 5 minutes stroll from the town centre. We have a cat (moving to the second house) and a dog (staying put). Please contact us if you are interested.

We are part of the Radical Routes network, which offered a lot of help getting established, and which we work to support. Radical Routes has an amazing amount of collective experience, and offers skills to other people establishing co-ops and working for social change.

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 shares utilities
community has 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 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

Golem Housing Co-operative is currently looking for new members

After 9 successful years we are expanding and have had an offer accepted on a second house (6 bedrooms) just across the road. We are now looking for 6 new members, 3 for our current house and 3 for the new house. Please get in touch if you are interested and we can arrange a chat over coffee to talk about how we run and our joining procedure.

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Golem Housing Co-operative is currently looking for volunteers

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