“How communal do you envisage the Island Cohousing project will be?” “ Will there be a vetting process for potential members?” “ What kind of decision making process will you adopt?” These were some of the question asked by the twenty people who came to the first open social of ICoHo.
It was held on Wednesday 9th Oct 2019 at the Monkton Arts and
Coffee Lounge in Ryde – a place that was so welcoming that many of us thought ‘This is the kind of look and atmosphere we want our commonhouse to have’.
Martin Gibson gave an introductory overview to explain how the Island CoHousing (ICoHo) group came into existence and how we have progressed from the group’s inception to its present position. Sue Bailey said “It made the whole project feel more real, seeing other people’s reaction and enthusiasm to the idea of creating a cohousing project on the Island. At the end of the evening I felt positive that we can see this come to fruition”.
However, Sue’s optimism may need tempering a little as the group is still looking for about 0.7 hectares of land on which to build the 20 houses/flats. Do you know of any suitable land? Let us know of your suggestions.
Plans are already afoot to have a second social event to continue conversations and open the door to new members. If you would like to be added to the email list for regular updates, please join as a friend. It’s free for the first year, at the moment, so it won’t cost you anything to be kept in the loop. Go on, do it! You won’t regret it!