While planning our own co-housing neighbourhood, members of Still Green have visited a number of other projects to get ideas. Here is information about some of them.
Springhill, Stroud, UK:
An inter-generational co-housing community in Stroud. Completed in 2003, it was the first new-build co-housing development in the UK. Read more…
Visit their website, which provides details of their regular open days.
Forgebank, Halton, UK:
An inter-generational, eco co-housing development outside Lancaster, UK, completed in 2012. Read more…
Visit their website, which has details of regular tours.
There are as yet no established senior co-housing developments in the UK. We therefore visited three such schemes in the Netherlands, where there are many, together with one inter-generational community. We chose to visit a variety: different types of tenure (both owner-occupiers and renters) and developments which had been established for some years so that we could ask about problems and benefits that emerged over time. Read more…
Links to websites of the co-housing communities visited in the Netherlands:
Harbourside Co-housing, Canada:
A report on a visit to Harbourside, British Columbia, Canada, by two Still Green members: Harbourside Co-housing
Rainbow Co-operative, Milton Keynes
A local housing co-operative in Milton Keynes. Read more...
Visit their website