Ploughshare Housing Co-op

Postal Address
16 Westhall Gardens
EH10 4JQ

0131 229 1051
Year started
Number of over 18s
Legal structure
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

We have no real shared ideology, though we hold vaguely similar attitudes in terms of environment, social justice, politics etcetera. The co-op was originally set up to accommodate people on low income in a traditionally wealthy area. Ploughshare Housing Co-op is based in a Victorian terraced house with small gardens to front and rear. It is in a quiet street in the heart of Bruntsfield, close to the Meadows and a short walk from the centre of Edinburgh. Members of our Co-op, eight in total (at capacity, four men and four women, plus one cat) are both tenants and directors of the limited company that owns the building – we have no landlord. We also have no right to the proceeds if the co-op is wound-up. We have a organic box scheme, a ethical milkman and bulk-buy food for communal evening vegetarian meals from Green City.

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community does not share income
community does not require 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 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 does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is not involved in land management
community does not grow vegetables
animals kept communally
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

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Ploughshare Housing Co-op is currently looking for new members

There is one vacancy for a male member. We also welcome applications from transmen and non-binary people.
Ploughshare Housing Co-op is based in Edinburgh. We have capacity for eight persons (4 female, 4 male) and we have a cat and a garden.
We work democratically, and new members are approved by consensus so the process might take a wee bit longer than expected, but we will get there!
If you’re interested then drop us a line for an application form:
Deadline for applications: 1st September 2020 to move in around the end of October. This is subject to change depending on what is happening with the Corona Virus.

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Ploughshare Housing Co-op is currently looking for volunteers

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