Tom and I had the great fortune to represent our members on a recent Trivselhus factory visit to Sweden. It was quite something to see the size of the "hanger" that had our frames under construction, and receive a warm welcome from our hosts. This is house building like you have never seen before!
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Sunday, 26 November 2017
A recent trip to participate in a learning day at the Older Women’s Cohousing development (OWCH) in Barnet gave me food for thought. After moving in last year, the group are about to celebrate 12 months of cohousing. But with just 25 properties it’s a reasonably close group of women over 55years. We will have a very different dynamic!
Monday, 2 October 2017
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
From the beginning, the car-free lane has been a central (literally and figuratively) focus of the cohousing community. Physically, it runs across the development, and provides a space that encourages neighbours to interact, and a space for children to play without the noise and danger of motor vehicles. However, it is also a statement: that space for people is more important than space for cars; and part of our ethos to ‘live lightly’ and reduce the environmental impact of our travel.