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Last updated: March 4, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
(Castle Douglas, Scotland, United Kingdom)
- Status: Established
- Formed: 1972 Established: 1972
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Contact Name: LHHC
- Phone: +44-(0)1644-450-277
Castle Douglas, Scotland, DG7-2NB
Visitors accepted: Yes
Write a bit about yourself. Write to us giving your preferred dates, and preferred length of stay – usually one week to three months. Be prepared to contribute labour, and money. You are likely to be kitchen-sharing. Please give us a couple of months notice.
From Easter to October we run a programme of events (music, self-help, creative, gay, etc.), called The People Centre, which brings up to 70 extra people a week. We grow as much fruit and vegetables as we can, keep cows, pigs, hens and bees, and do most of our own maintenance. All of us pay a large portion of our rent in unwaged labour for the co-op. This means ideally spending about two and a half days a week doing what we call “workshare”.
Issues that affect everybody come to a weekly co-op meeting in which decisions are made by consensus. Co-operation is our common ideology; under that umbrella we lean this way and that, are generally better at dealing with tomorrow than next year, are supportive of each other as individuals as well as co-op members… and we try to have a good time!
There are several ways of visiting us. You can book on a People Centre event; you can come on a Maintenance Week, (there are only three per year, so book early to avoid disappointment!).
Information and booking on either is via the newsletter – see below if you would like an e-copy.
You can also come as a working visitor. For a maximum of two weeks the first time, but longer once we know you. If you’re interested, email us at email@example.com.
For any other enquiries, or for an e-copy of our newsletter (which comes out in early January), please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not actively seeking new members, but are not closed to them either. Joining this community can be a long process.