Stepping Stones Housing Co-op


Postal Address
Highbury Farm
NP25 4LX

Electronic Mail
01600 713942
Year started
Number of over 18s
Number of under 18s
Ideological focus
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

Stepping Stones Housing Co-op was formed in 1999 with the intention of providing secure, ecologically friendly housing to its members in a rural setting where people could live in a non-hierarchical community.

Highbury Farm is a 30 acre smallholding with a large farmhouse, extensive outbuildings, mobile homes and the possibility of low impact structures. The land comprises mainly pasture, which has greater conservation than agricultural value, though we have an historic, productive orchard and space for vegetable production. We also host camps and gatherings in our fields.

We are situated above the incredibly beautiful Wye Valley, surrounded by woodland nature reserves, but are not isolated from local amenities and are integrated into the local community.

Members spend about half their time on average working at the farm, restoring our old farmhouse and maintaining the land.

You are welcome to visit during one of our visitors’ weekends. We ask for a small contribution towards food and bills. Arrival by public transport is encouraged.

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 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 does not have any 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 not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Stepping Stones Housing Co-op is currently looking for new members

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Stepping Stones Housing Co-op is currently looking for volunteers

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