The Community Project is a co-housing scheme set up in 1997 in former hospital buildings comprising 21 households and 75 people, half of whom are children. We combine the privacy of individual homes with living cooperatively. There is no one specific ideology. The Community Project is a company limited by guarantee and owns the freehold of the buildings and land. Members purchase individual properties from the company by leasehold. All leaseholders are directors of the company. Major decisions regarding the community are made by members at main group meetings. Wherever possible, decisions are made by consensus although there is a fallback voting procedure. The daily workings of the project are managed by sub-groups covering a range of areas including finance and maintenance. The 23 acres include allotments, poly tunnel, wild flower meadow, horse club, chicken club, and woods and play house. There is a large Common House with kitchen and dining room, hall, music room, games room, playroom and office suite.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)