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.
Talamh Housing Co-op
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