Random Camel Housing Co-operative

Postal Address
27 Foundation Street
Ipswich
IP4 1BQ

Electronic Mail randomcamel@phonecoop.coop
Telephone
01473 583710
Year started
2012
Situation
urban
Number of over 18s
8
Number of under 18s
2
Ideological focus
progressive social change, ecological, diy
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
no

Random Camel Housing Co-op of Ipswich, Suffolk, purchased 23-27 Foundation Street, Ipswich in 2012. It’s a terrace of 3 2-up 2-down properties, two of which have been knocked through, one remaining as a self-contained entity. In all, it can house up to 9 tenants. The house is versatile, spacious – big rooms and lots of storage spaces – rather worn in terms of decoration, or in the midst of eco refurb. Our co-op is a great opportunity for a group of people to create a base of community action and live as an intentional community.

The houses have calm and quiet days, bustling renovation days, crazy parties and regular guests, visitors and events. It’s in the middle of town but standing in the rose and honeysuckle back gardens it feels like a secluded oasis. The rooms are different sizes and types and most need some level of work.
We try to live sustainably, in as low impact fashion as possible in an urban environment. We are veggies and vegans. We recycle allot, compost, re-use, help run a food co-operative we founded in 2007 where we get our wholefoods, help out at a Community Supported Agriculture Scheme we helped start a few years ago, run work days to do work on the houses, and work with a few different local environmental and other groups. We have had events at the houses including film screenings, prisoner letter writing groups, hosted bazaars, music gigs, women’s groups, neighbourhood tea parties, massage sessions and more.
Future plans include linking up with the Energy Co-op that the Transition Town group is starting, we’d like to build a compost loo and run training courses on the eco-renovations that we’ve learnt, an info centre and zine library, band practice space, passive solar extension and lots more events.
We like to meet like-minded people and like nothing better than when our house is buzzing with people, being inspired and informed.

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 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
no communal animals
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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Random Camel Housing Co-operative is currently looking for new members

Random Camel Housing Co-op of Ipswich, Suffolk, owns a terrace of 3 2-up 2-down properties, two of which have been knocked through, one remaining as a self-contained entity. It currently houses 8 tenants when full. The houses are versatile, spacious, rather worn in terms of decoration, or in the midst of eco refurb. Our co-op is a great opportunity for a group of people to create a base of community action and live as an intentional community. The houses have calm and quiet days, bustling renovation days, crazy parties and regular guests, visitors and events. It’s in the middle of town but standing in the rose and honeysuckle back gardens it feels like a secluded oasis. The rooms are different sizes and types and most need some level of work. We try to live sustainably, in as low impact fashion as possible in an urban environment. We are veggies and vegans. We recycle allot, compost, re-use, help run a food co-operative we founded in 2007 where we get our wholefoods, help out at a Community Supported Agriculture Scheme we helped start a few years ago, run work days to do work on the houses, and work with a few different local environmental and other groups. We have had events at the houses including film screenings, prisoner letter writing groups, hosted bazaars, music gigs, women’s groups, neighbourhood tea parties, massage sessions and more. Future plans include linking up with the Energy Co-op that the Transition Town group is starting, we’d like to build a compost loo and run training courses on the eco-renovations that we’ve learnt, an info centre and zine library, band practice space, passive solar extension and lots more events. We like to meet like-minded people and like nothing better than when our house is buzzing with people, being inspired and informed. We are currently updating our new members process so please check out our blog or give us a call or email to find out more and arrange a visit.

Send them a message:
randomcamel@phonecoop.coop

Random Camel Housing Co-operative is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
randomcamel@phonecoop.coop