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.