On the Brink

S11 9BB

Electronic Mail otbcohousing@gmail.com
Year started
Number of over 18s
Number of under 18s
Legal structure
company limited by guarantee
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

We are a cohousing community in Nether Edge, Sheffield and have been living on site since May 2018. We converted a lovely old house which had been used by the NHS for many years into 11 beautiful and unique flats. We then built another 4 houses to complete the community. Our intention is to create a model for other cohousing groups and to engage with our local area to promote ideas of community and sustainability. Residents of On The Brink (OTB) have their own individual living space and there is communal space for the sharing of cooking, eating, gardening, meeting, relaxing and having fun together. We want to share, generate and support events and celebrations in the local community whilst being aware of larger social, environmental and political issues. We are a multi-generational community that is based on companionship, ecological awareness and mutual respect for each other in all our diversity. Currently we are 20 adults and 6 children. 

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 uses solar energy
community buildings insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community does not share 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 has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
United Kingdom


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