Talamh

Contact
Talamh Housing Co-op

Postal Address
Birkhill House
Coalburn
ML11 0NJ

Electronic Mail talamh@riseup.net
Year started
1993
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
6
Number of under 18s
2
Ideological focus
DIY/Environmental
Legal structure
industrial and provident society
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
yes

Talamh is gaelic for earth, and it’s 50 acres form a green haven in Lanarkshire just south of Glasgow.  The thousands of young native trees planted over the past two decades are growing into woodland, and the pond we created teems with life – the historic land and buildings here provides a mixed habitat for wildlife and people. The current members and an extensive wider community of all ages call this amazing place home. Talamh Housing co-op  is Landlord free and organised by the current members. At weekly meetings (as a group) we manage the affairs and aim to achieve decision making by consensus. Day to day living functions in an informal, unstructured way, and there are always various projects ongoing that everyone can get involved in. Successfully self-organising in this way relies on cooperation and communication. The motivation comes from sustainable and low-impact living by creating, building, making, mending, growing, tattie digging, chip eating, healing, cooking, waste reducing , brainstorming, finding solutions, supporting one another, restoration, cycling, recycling, upcycling, reusing, repurposing, relaxing, discussing, making do, music, dreaming, dancing,  problem solving, caring, art, gardening, laughing, learning, sharing, feasting, merrymaking, baking, brewing, celebrating and other stuff. We host indoor & outdoor events, workshops, discussion groups, skillshares & gatherings. There is lots of space for camping and visitors. Volunteers are welcome to visit by arrangement, to get involved with the various projects here and experience community life and day to day goings on.

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 has some kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community does not grow vegetables
animals kept communally
regular communal meals
community does not have policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is involved in campaigning

Talamh is currently looking for new members

We are looking for new members to join our co-op please contact us for a visit! 

Send them a message:
talamh@riseup.net

Talamh is currently looking for volunteers

Volunteers are welcome to visit by arrangement, to get involved with the various projects here and experience community life and day to day goings on.

Send them a message:
talamh@riseup.net