Formed: 1981 Established: 1981
This page last updated:9/15/2010
Peterborough Housing Co-operative
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Situated in inner-city Ōtautahi (Christchurch, New Zealand), Peterborough Co-op is six households in a row with joined-up back yards.
The houses are standard 1930's bungalows. Three households are family homes, and three are flats, providing accomodation for ten adults and seven children.
Peterborough Co-op is a project of the Ōtākaro Land Trust.
Ōtākaro Land Trust is a charitable trust that began in 1981. The trust aims to support community development through co-operative housing. Ōtākaro is the nearby river, commonly known as the Avon.
Ōtākaro runs the Peteborough Housing Co-operative as a successful working example. Peterborough provides an alternative ownership structure to the tenant-landlord relationship, as the residents self-manage the co-operative.
The trust runs the Neighbourhood Cohousing Fund that provides funding and advice to set up new housing co-operatives from a group of neighbouring houses.
The trust also makes small grants to local community groups each year. These are for community development projects that enhance social and economic participation through encouraging self-sufficiency and sustainability.
Ōtākaro Land Trust meets monthly at Peterborough Co-operative. The trustees are appointed at the Annual General Meeting. The trust's membership is open and welcomes new members.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Pete Street co-op
This page last updated:9/15/2010
Visitor Process: We welcome visits from other community minded folks (e.g. for a cup of tea), but please contact us at least a month in advance to ensure someone is available.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
((houses/flats come up occassionally))
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(7 hours per month working bee)
Land and Buildings
1 acres (0.4 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(individual organic gardening)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Weekly community meal is vegan)
(Individual family choice)
(Always work to do....)
N/A 'designed' from standing houses
Otakaro Land Trust
Westpac bank NZ
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