Green Wood Housing Co-operative

Postal Address
26 Roundhay Mount
Harehills
Leeds
LS8 4DW

Year started
2019
Situation
urban
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
no

Green Wood is a housing cooperative that bought its house in 2019. Some of the current group are the original members who formed and developed it together. We’re still in the early stages, so some parts of the house are lovely and other bits of the house need some work doing to them to get things looking and feeling warm and homely.

We have a 4-floored house accessed by steps at the front and back doors, with a sun-dappled kitchen-diner, garage, 6 bedrooms, plans (with funding) to convert the existing basement into a living room, and a design to join gardens with our neighbours – veg, fruit trees, insulated bath. So far we’ve done loft insulation, decorated rooms, run events to empower people to start coops, built beds and shelves, sanded floors, kept on top of our finances and had a party… Generally we live together; hang out, play games, sing, cook and eat together, craft, yoga, support each other, and have meetings.

community does not share income
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 not 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

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
London
WC1N 3XX
United Kingdom

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Green Wood Housing Co-operative is currently looking for new members

The room available is on the first floor, faces south and has a double bed plus plenty of floor space. The room is available from the 1st of March. Currently, we don’t have enough space to accommodate a couple or children. Rent is £298 a month including council tax and we each contribute £150 per month which covers food and bills. We would like membership to be accessible so if this is not affordable for you, please still apply and we will consider making suitable adaptations.

We’re looking for someone who:
wants to live communally and enjoys the company of others
enjoys taking care of their home (and housemates)
Is aware of their needs and sensitive to those of others
Is willing to engage in group reflection; giving and receiving feedback
has the potential to work and communicate well in a co-operative working environment
can be relied upon to put time and energy into the coop (inc. admin and practical work)
is (or intends to be) rooted in Leeds
and is nice to be around :)
If you’re interested, email greenwoodhousingcoop@gmail.com and we’ll send through an application pack with more information about the co-op and some questions to answer so you can tell us a bit about yourself.

Application Deadline: 14th February 2021

We will aim to contact applicants between the 14th February and 11th March to let you know if we’d like to take your application further. If so, we’ll arrange a phone call and possibly a meet up (CV19 dependent….). The room is available from early March and we’re looking for someone who can move in by mid April at the latest.

Send them a message:
greenwoodhousingcoop@gmail.com

Green Wood Housing Co-operative is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
greenwoodhousingcoop@gmail.com