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.