A Fairer Society Sussex and Kent

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

  • Last updated: July 22, 2017 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: July 22, 2017

Mission Statement

Placeholder statement (we adhere to the principles of consent so the mission is in formation): We aim to build a community of committed households between 18 months and 3 years from our start date (May 2017) supported by the expertise offered by A Fairer Society. Our position is that cohousing communities are not synonymous with inward-looking gated communities. We will always reach out to the wider community, and look to build connections with other intentional communities around the world through existing international networks and direct contacts, and we see this work as part of the global network for a fairer, sustainable society.

Community Description

We’re a cohousing community working in partnership with ethical property development company A Fairer Society Homes (AFS). Our vision is to create affordable, beautiful, ecological homes on a land plot in Sussex or Kent, and we’re looking for new members. Our unique community name has yet to be decided.

Our model of cohousing provides each household with their own private home, whether that is a studio apartment or a 5-bedroom house, situated adjacent to a community centre (‘common house’) with shared facilities. These could include a larger kitchen, an event space, guest bedrooms, a laundrette, and other amenities. This is a community-led development, which means we, the people who live in the property, are playing a leading role in developing it.

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: To be Determined

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Planned number of residences: 20
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership
  • Additional Comments:

    As we are still in formation details about residences etc are aspirational at present

Membership

  • Adult Members: 30
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Please contact us to discuss

Government

  • Decision Making: Sociocracy
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    We are building several groups as new members join

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

Lifestyle

Keywords

cohousing,sustainable,permaculture,collaborative governance,community,outreach,future