About Us

We’ve been in operation since 2016, and during that time we’ve looked at sites in various places around the city of Nottingham. In particular, we submitted a bid for the library site in Sherwood (2018) to establish 22 homes and rebuild the library. We pulled out when the bid profile was altered and new costs were beyond our reach, but we continue to look.

Our aim is to enable community – led housing to take root in Nottingham and the surrounding area, and we have experience of the process to effectively deliver this. We have successfully engaged experts in developing the ideas and galvanised community groups to make it happen.

See our blog and Facebook page for the up-to-date things we are working on. 

Our guiding principles

For us it means the creation of permanent affordable sustainable independent homes led by a self supporting community in which residents can hopefully live close to where they work or work from home. A diverse intergenerational and multicultural community who live in a mix of tenures and sizes of homes and engage in the shaping of that community through engagement with the building and maintenance of their homes and environment  

Communal spaces indoors engender social eating, support for each other and reduce isolation. Access to gardens and allotments drives wellbeing. 

Positive impact on the environment is driven by:

  • Eco build principles providing clean warm low cost homes
  • Sharing resources like tools, washing machines, cycles, cars
  • Establishing no waste and water recycling water principles
  • Growing food for ourselves

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