Founder members of Island CoHousing will give a short introductory talk about their vision of creating a cohousing project on the Island. The talk will start at 1pm and be followed by a Q&A session. At 2pm, we plan to go for a walk in the woods behind the fort and give people the chance to meet current members of the group and ask further questions in an informal setting. There is no need to book in advance – just turn up on the day.
Island CoHousing was established in 2018 to plan and build a co-housing development on the Isle of Wight. The project aims to deliver affordable, sustainable homes in a community-focused development consisting of around 20 homes and a range of shared common facilities. It aims to showcase an alternative form of delivery of new homes and a proactive approach to “building in community”. The development will be based around 7 core values:
It will help address a significant shortfall in house building on the Isle of Wight, and a large affordability gap between household incomes and market house prices.