Springhill Cohousing is near the centre of Stroud in Gloucestershire. It is the first new-build cohousing scheme to be completed in the UK. There are 34 units, ranging from one bedroomed flats to five bedrooomed houses. There is a three-storey common house with a kitchen where meals are cooked and served three times a week – other shared meals and community-based social activities happen there too. Springhill Cohousing has been "recognised by The Deputy Prime Minister's Award":http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1002882&PressNoticeID=2059 for making an "outstanding contribution" to Sustainable Communities. The pedestrianised main street meanders around the site parallel with the contours, creating a characterful village feel. * "Springhill home page":http://www.springhillcohousing.com * "For sale or to rent at Springhill":http://www.springhillcohousing.com/properties.html * "Pictures of Springhill":http://www.springhillcohousing.com/picturesofspringhill.html * "Springhill Case study (Right click to download)":/files/SpringhillCaseStudy_12.12.08.doc
Joanna Moorhead, from the Guardian, reports on the growth of cohousing in Britain.
There are sometimes properties available for rent or sale at Springhill Cohousing
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