A busy six months

Sorry it’s been so long since the last update. A whole lot has been happening:

  • We’ve had a number of social events – summer and winter solstice, a walk in the woods, and a housewarming party, among others.
  • We’ve attended a couple of industry events – one on modern methods of construction, and the Grand Designs event. It’s good to get our minds pre-loaded for when we come to working with designers, etc.
  • At one of those events, a representative from a local uni architecture department expressed interest in working with us to develop our ideas.
  • We opened a bank account, and received a grant from Homes England, via Community-Led Homes, to help us get incorporated.
  • We provided feedback on existing MHOS Rules (constitution) to the head of the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, who is writing up a standard set, ready to be “pulled off the shelf” and used.
  • We’ve clarified our ideas about membership.
  • We’ve contacted a refugee support group, to clarify how our offer of a free place to refugees might work.

We look forward to a happy and productive new year.

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Cohousing West Midlands is (surprise) a cohousing project for the West Midlands! Cohousing is where everyone has their own front door, but there's also a community house for weekly shared meals and activities, and other shared spaces. More than a Housing Association, and less than a co-op!

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