We are a thriving housing co-op of 7 adults and 3 children aiming to live as sustainably as possible in our large Georgian house and 20 acres of land. We are seeking new members (3-4 adults & up to 3 children) to join us in managing our woodland, growing and processing fruit and vegetables, eco-renovating the house and outbuildings, running our community-supported market garden, increasing our sustainability and supporting social/environmental movements through hosting events.
We’re looking for practical/resourceful people who are able to commit at least 2 days work per week and are child-friendly. We have several rooms available, potentially suitable for a range of different individuals, couples or families. You don’t need capital to join – we are tenants and pay rent. We share communal evening meals which are vegetarian/vegan.
If you are interested in exploring membership, then please get in touch and we will send you more details about the community and the opportunities available. We are holding a couple of prospective new members' weekends in January and February and we are also open to informal visits - but please contact us first before visiting.
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Two more spaces are available at Wild Peak Housing Co-op on the outskirts of Belper, Derbyshire.
The co-op was set up to provide a home for those working, volunteering, or “active” within the environmental “movement”. Our current residents include 8 adults and 3 children. We're also, among other things, a base for Wild Things Ecological Education Collective. We eat communally every evening. Diet wise we're a mix of vegans, vegetarians and omnivores, but all communal space is vegan, so you'd have to be happy with that. By the end of the Summer 2016, we hope to have finished the new extension, which will free up two upstairs rooms in the main house.
As we are a fairly new housing co-op with a lot of land to manage you'd have to be up for having a go at on-going DIY and land management. We're all learning on the job so an enthusiastic attitude is more important than an existing skill set. We also have a work weekend every other month, with a Saturday night social if you fancy coming to have a look & to pitch in ...more...
Contact Wild Peak Housing Co-operative, Lawn Cottage, Wyver Lane, Belper, DE56 2EF.
Tel: 01773 850493. Email: friendsofwildpeak @ gmail . com (without spaces)
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