Scraptoft Housing Co-op

Postal Address
105 Scraptoft Lane

Electronic Mail
Year started
Number of over 18s
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

We have been living in this generous house and garden since 2015 as a housing co-op, with two co-housing neighbours to one side and all our gardens joined up. The founder group collapsed after a year and we are still rebuilding – slowly! – our core. The current inhabitants are a young autistic couple and 3 older women.

We don’t have a group ideology (apart from a commitment to support Aspies). We’re trying to enjoy living together, meeting everyone’s needs, living as lightly on the earth as we can. Enjoying working the gardens and hoping for more creative time together. It’s all about co-operation! We could make space for more people. Who we had got to know well……….we have visiting room.

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 has 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 has some kind of ecosewage system
community is 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 not involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
United Kingdom

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Scraptoft Housing Co-op is currently looking for new members

Leicester Housing Co-ops seek new members.
One house close to Leicester city centre, handy for railway station. One in the suburbs with exceptional outside space including allotments. Prospects for access to rural land. At least one space immediately available for trial membership. Both Co-ops are fully mutual and non-equity sharing. Capital is not a requirement but Loan Stock subscriptions welcomed (Prospectus upon request. Usual democratic joining process to full membership.
To enquire: 0116 254 1403 07734 883146

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