Quaggy Housing Co-op

Year started
2020
Situation
urban
Number of over 18s
5
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
no
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
no

We’re a small housing co-operative of 5 adults living in a shared house in south east London, which we bought in 2020. We’d describe ourselves as left-leaning, and most of us are involved in political or community activism. We aim to balance a certain degree of communal living (e.g. sharing communal space and some meals) with the freedom for each of us to live our own independent lives.

We are using a form of housing co-op known as a mutual home ownership society, which means that some of our rent goes towards building up an equity stake in the house (as if we were each paying off our own mortgage). This means that when one of us leaves, they would be entitled to take this money with them.

This type of co-op isn’t currently common in the UK, but we feel that this is a better model in London at the moment because it helps to compensate for the fact that our rent is unfortunatley not cheap, and because it will hopefully put people in a better position to secure decent housing if they have to move on in future.

We’re not currently looking for new members, but we are very happy to provide advice and assistance to anyone thinking about starting their own small housing co-op – please feel free to contact us if you are interested in this.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community does not have 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 not accessible by public transport
community does not share utilities
community does not have tool sharing system
community does not have 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
no communal animals
no regular communal meals
community does not have 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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Quaggy Housing Co-op is currently looking for new members

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Quaggy Housing Co-op is currently looking for volunteers

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