The Courtyards

Contact
Paul Haith

Location
BA15 2PB

Year started
1996
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
10
Number of under 18s
6
Legal structure
company limited by guarantee
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
no
WWOOF host
no

Are you interested in living in an established co-housing community and building your own home? The Courtyards Community has 2 building plots with planning permission for 2 semi-detached 3 or 4 bedroom houses for sale at a price of £125,000 or more each. We are currently 6 households consisting of 10 adults and 6 children. Our home is situated on the outskirts of Bradford on avon near Bath in a converted school building, which used to be a large manor house. We have around 8 acres of land, an orchard, plenty of room to grow some veg and some old mature trees. Other amenities include a large communal hall, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and a sauna. We also have solar panels to provide community electricity and a reed bed sewage system that treats all our waste. Many of us have been living together since 1996. At the moment we get together one day a month to work and share meals. We have meetings when there is a need and there are regular events such as dancing and book and singing groups that often run from our communal hall.

community does not share income
community requires capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community generates some of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community does not have an 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
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community does not have policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
London
WC1N 3XX
United Kingdom

info@diggersanddreamers.org.uk

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The Courtyards is currently looking for new members

Are you interested in living in an established co-housing community? The Courtyards Community has 2 building plots with planning permission for 2 semi-detached 3 or 4 bedroom houses for sale at a price of £125,000 or more each. If you are interested or want more information please email courtyardscommunity@outlook.com
Send them a message:
courtyardscommunity@hotmail.com

The Courtyards is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
courtyardscommunity@hotmail.com