The Cohousing Company
Site layout agreed on
11th November 2000
New Cohousing project in Stroud: 14 flats 1 common house, units still available www.CoFlats.com.
NB Springhill Cohousing Community has now been built and lived in since 2003. check www.springhillcohousing.com This site is archived and a reminder of how we started.
The Cohousing Company bought the above site in Stroud,
4th September 2000
. This will be the first new build Cohousing Community
? It is a very
exciting housing project, which was 30% pre-sold (by our members) before we
completed on the land purchase. ?Building
work started on
August 5th 2002
. As of February 2005, the whole site is complete and
all residents have moved in. The Common House is being painted. The kitchen
group is designing and fitting the kitchen. We have a few ?residents meetings. A large birthday
party is planned for last w/e in February.
The site received detailed planning
permission for 35 houses/flats on 12th June 2001. The purpose of the Cohousing Company is to obtain
detailed planning permission for a cohousing community, to sell building plots
to its members, arrange and manage the building works. The design is based on
and informed by the 2 books, Cohousing by McCamant
and The Pattern Language by Alexander. Both can be bought via www.amazon.com. On completion of the building
work, the Freehold will be transferred or sold to the Springhill Cohousing
Company Ltd. Each householder will be an equal shareholder in the Stroud
Cohousing Company. That company will manage and own the common land and the
communal house. Decision making will be by consensus.