Two families sought to join a small urban co-housing in Bristol.
Lower Knowle Farm has been the home of Co-housing Bristol since 2009, and the four directors of the scheme who live there have been working to make this happen for far longer.
New build homes (near passivhaus standards) will be built in the grounds of the old farmhouse where the shared facilities are located.
Completion is expected autumn 2021, and in the meantime we are aiming to build the community through shared meals, work days and activities.
Some things you need to know...
Lower Knowle Farm is a farm in name only, the land was sold off years ago and the 0.9 acre site is surrounded by typical modern housing. There are no farm animals and only a small area for vegetable gardens,
We are a small group, and the length of time it has taken to get this far means the existing members are all 50+ with any kids grown and flown - hence our specific wish to bring in families to balance the community's make up.
Houses will be sold at the market rate, which in Bristol can be prohibitive, we are looking at possible ways to make this more affordable by renting.