Pendragon House

Roger Dow

Postal Address
Pendragon House
Butleigh Road

Electronic Mail
01458 830135
Year started
Number of over 18s
Number of under 18s
Ideological focus
Legal structure
private ownership
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

Pendragon House is located close to the heart of Glastonbury, 5 minutes from both the High Street and the bottom of the Tor, yet right on the edge of the countryside. The house has rooms and suites for residents and guests. We live together communally as family, sharing in one another’s lives; living here involves being prepared to work on the things that arise when living closely with others. We aim for low impact living and zero fossil fuel use, although we are not fanatical about it. Long-term community members mainly have outside jobs, pay into the not for profit community fund, and do not work at the community other than the normal house cleaning and everyday chores. We usually eat communally, and all take part in cooking or clearing up when necessary. Such work is currently organised on an ‘organic’ cooperative basis rather than with a formal schedule. The commune has a cat. Children may be home educated or may go to the local schools. We have a large meeting room and art studio that are used for everyday commune activity and events and workshops. The organic garden and orchard is maintained by volunteers, we often have wwoofers who look after light maintenance that arises through everyday activity and gardening; sometimes help out with children etc. We are omnivorous but there is a vegetarian fridge and vegetarians or vegans are catered for. We often cook huge organic apple pies with apples from our orchard, which we freeze and use year-round. We are 5 minutes’ walk from Glastonbury town centre, 10 minutes’ to the schools and ten minutes’ to the base of Glastonbury Tor. The town is an eclectic place with a lively music scene, alternative culture and tourism. We occasionally have concerts in our event room and our midday Sunday ‘Dance Church’ (not religious) with visiting DJs has been going every week for more than 4 years. The house has 3 family size suites and several other rooms for individuals. There are wood burning stoves, a biomass boiler, a wood burning Aga, plus electric hob and oven in the kitchen and other electric necessities powered by a combination of Solar and grid. Big south facing windows let the sun do a lot of warming in winter. We have no gas connection or oil burner, and electricity is not used for heating. We are currently looking for individuals and also a family with ideally young to early teens children, but the most important thing is to be motivated for communal living. A long term goal is to transfer ownership of the house to a Trust.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community generates some of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings 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 does not have 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
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Pendragon House is currently looking for new members

We are currently looking for individuals and families, ideally a single parent with 4 – 12 year old children, but also individuals, who are motivated for communal living. We would need you to come and visit us once or twice prior to joining.

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Pendragon House is currently looking for volunteers

We enjoy when Wwoofers visit us in Glastonbury Somerset, at the moment we are looking for help in the garden. 5 hours per day nominally. Please get in touch if you are interested. 

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