Turning dreams into homes; the art of the possible!
Our virtual Hampshire Homes Housing was a success with over 160 people joining throughout the day!
We were delighted to hear from speakers from around the country talk about their inspiring and varied community led housing projects. They shared how they turned their ideas and dreams into real homes for their community, and the benefits of developing these homes.
Don’t worry if you weren’t able join or you missed something!
Links to speakers/projects and their presentations
Shout Out to all those in the Winchester District and surrounding area.
WCC will be undertaking an online survey, targeted at young people aged 18-35 regarding the barriers to housing (Renting & Buying). If there is anyone out there who thinks they can help spread the word about the survey by circulating amongst your contacts and networks, please do get in touch via email here. The launch is planned for next Monday (25th January 2021) Thank you in anticipation.
We work with local community groups who would like to deliver homes for themselves!
Other useful links:
- Greetings from Cohousing in Southern Scotland (CHOISS Edinburgh)
They’ve been running fortnightly Cohousing Conversations – generally 6pm Wednesdays. Next one is about Cambridge Cohousing at Marmalade Lane. Book here
- Community Shares
Resorces about Communtiy Shares and a practitioner directory
- Housing Diversification campaign
NCLTN and UK Cohousing Network are part of a Housing Diversification campaign with NaCSBA, Federation of Master Builders to capitalise on this opportunity.
- Water lilies development
Water Lilies is the first eco-development of its kind in the UK, where you can design a sustainable home and shape your own blossoming community in Bristol.
- ‘New Ground’ Cohousing Community
Maria Brenton’s blog about how OWCH members responded to the first lockdow
- Community Building for Old Age
Papers Maria Brenton has written on community processes: New ground and community development
- Self Build Wales
The Welsh Government launched a self-build scheme last year
- ‘Right to Regenerate’ to turn derelict buildings into homes and community assets
The public will be able to convert vacant plots of land and derelict buildings into new homes or community spaces.
- Student Co‑op Homes is the UK federation of student housing co‑ops
Housing co-ops: an innovative model that puts students in control