Laughton Lodge

Contact
Steve Hoare

Location
BN8 6BY

Electronic Mail steveh@laughtonlodge.org
Telephone
07714660887
Year started
1998
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
70
Number of under 18s
36
Ideological focus
none
Legal structure
company limited by guarantee
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
yes
Work in Lieu
no

Laughton Lodge is a co-housing community set up as a non-profit company limited by guarantee, where all lease holders are directors of the company.

We are 70 adults and children, living in 21 houses and sharing 23 acres of fabulous Sussex meadowland – once a rural, residential hospital. Homes come in all shapes and sizes and are held on a 9999 year lease. We also have 11,000 square feet of communal space in the form of a community centre for our own use and for occasional and regular rental.

The community centre comprises offices, large hall, training room, sun lounge, music room, games and playrooms, dining and cooking facilities and guest rooms. We share the land and our expertise, whether it be DIY, gardening, IT, cooking skills, events organising, animal care, yoga, or car sharing; and much more. We also welcome volunteers on our monthly busy weekends to help with indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks and project work.

Members are involved in a range of trades, professions, businesses or creative industries and are employed and self employed or parenting at home. The age of residents currently ranges from babies to those in their 7th and 8th decades. A generation of children has grown up and moved away since we began, and now there is a new generation of youngsters building dens and rampaging in the undergrowth.

community does not share income
community requires 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 not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has organised system for car sharing
community is not 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 involved in land management
community does not grow vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community does not have 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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Laughton Lodge is currently looking for new members

WE HAVE TWO PROPERTIES FOR SALE AT LAUGHTON LODGE
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DETAILED INFORMATION OF THE PROPERTIES FOR SALE CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE https://www.laughtonlodge.org/live
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No.16 – Spacious 5 bedroom period home over three floors with views over 23 acres of beautiful gardens, woods and meadows in a thriving co-housing community. £650k Contact Tom 07711 265642 or email tomsw19@hotmail.com
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No.18 – Recently refurbished 4 bedroom period home with South-facing open plan living area and access to gardens and grounds. O.I.E.O. £695k Contact Steve 07714660887 or email steveh@laughtonlodge.org

Send them a message:
steveh@laughtonlodge.org

Laughton Lodge is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
steveh@laughtonlodge.org