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Cohousing Public meeting Free

Tuesday 2 6.30pmMay


Riverside Centre

Riverside Centre
PO30 2QR

01983 539377

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Cohousing Public meeting Free

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Schematic from uk cohousing network booklet lg

Island Cohousing has been developing plans for an intentional cohousing development on the Isle of Wight. We have identified a viable plot of land, had discussions with an architect re. designs, gained outline support from IWC and have undertaken a Qualified valuation of the land.

Briefly, Cohousing is:

  • Affordable – smaller, energy efficient homes, shared meals & laundry

  • Safe - largely pedestrian with shared recreation space & growing areas

  • Social – meet to eat, clubs and activities on-site in the common house, shared tools and tasks, landscaping food growing, inter-generational, make friends, share pastimes

  • Sustainable – energy efficient houses, car-sharing, bulk shopping, growing food for all, composting, reduced ownership of white goods

Some quotes from people living in cohousing communities

“We socialise with other children and adults without having to organise, pack a bag or tidy the house, enjoy healthy meals everyday yet I only cook once a fortnight”

“ great it feels to live in a supportive community who all pull together in difficult times.”

“I now live in an ecohome which reflects my green values and gives me freedom in terms of my income needs and livelihood choices.”

The plan is to build 25 homes on the site with car parking by the entrance, a common house – administration centre, large room for shared meals & activities, some office space and accommodation for visitors, a range of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom houses each with a small garden, paved/tarmacked access road for pedestrian use, recreation/play area, quiet spaces and a ‘growing area’ for home produce.

Come and join us to discuss the project and share your thoughts.

Contact: Sue Bailey/Neil Oliver [email protected]