Coflats Stroud is an established retrofit cohousing community. All the units are within the main building of what was once a Unitarian Church, built in 1835. The common house, on two floors, is in the apse of the church.
The project was completed in 2007. Stroud is in the west of England and is the location of Springhill Cohousing, the first new-build cohousing in Britain. Stroud has four organic cafes, great shops, art venues, community assisted agriculture, and the only "green" town council and mayor.
Coflats consists of 14 self-contained units. The common house has a kitchen, dining area, and a laundry with two washing machines and a dryer.
All residents are members of the car share club. It has two automatic Peugeot 107's for the exclusive use of Coflats. The cars are very efficient and do about 60 mpg (imperial gallons, not US gallons!)
Coflats is a three-minute walk from the town centre, where there is 90-minute train service to London and local bus and train connections.
There is a sunny courtyard and garden with secure parking for 20 bicycles; each flat has a locker by the bicycle space.
Members make decisions by consensus.
As at November 2008, there are two flats for sale--check the website for details.
Nearly all the residents happen to be over 50; this was not designed, that's just the age group that were attracted to Coflats. We are open to those of any age.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)