Lifespan Community Collective

Location
S36 4JG

Telephone
01226 762359
Year started
1978
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
20
Number of under 18s
7
Ideological focus
ecological
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
yes
Work in Lieu
yes

Lifespan Community Collective (aka Townhead Collective) is made up of around 15 adults and 7 kids

We have 19 old railway cottages on 3 acres of land in rural Yorkshire.

Lifespan was formed in the early seventies as a rural community and has been through different stages of communal living.
At present, it is a housing co-op whose main aim is to provide housing for its members.
We have our own personal space, as well as communal areas comprising of rooms for visitors, living room, kitchen, bathroom and games room.

We try to live with as little impact on the environment as possible. We are off grid and produce our own electricity from solar and wind and compost our toilet waste.

Some organic fruit and vegetables are grown in the garedens and help is always appreciated.

If you are interested in visiting, please contact us via e-mail and we will let you know the date of the next work weekend. We hold around six work weekends throughout the year and all visitors are welcome.
Work weekends are a good opportunity to meet members, have communal meals and get to know how the place work.

We are open to new members and occasionally have vacancies;the first meeting preferably being at a work weekend.

We have a down to earth vibe and DIY culture.

Public transport is available but minimal.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community does not have broadband internet access
community generates some of its own electricity
community uses 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 accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community has some kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
animals kept communally
regular communal meals
community has 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

info@diggersanddreamers.org.uk

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Lifespan Community Collective is currently looking for new members

Send them a message:
lifespancommunitycollective@yahoo.co.uk

Lifespan Community Collective is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
lifespancommunitycollective@yahoo.co.uk