Gung Ho (Birmingham)
Gung Ho is a co-op of five living in South Birmingham. We bought our Victorian terraced house in Selly Park in 2009. Three of our members are also directors of RR member Birmingham Bike Foundry.
We spend quite a lot of time together as a house, enjoy each others’ company (most of the time!), cook and buy (vegetarian) food and essentials together and have regular meetings to keep on top of everything. Gung Ho is not a hippy commune though! We don’t pool underwear or bathe together. We feel like pretty normal people using an effective strategy to win us some control and dignity over our housing situation in a capitalist society where people who don’t have the money to buy their own place often don’t have those luxuries.