We are a small, fully mutual housing co-op, housing 5 members in our home in Nether Edge (or is it Sharrow?)
Since buying our house in 2015 we have improved the energy rating from SAP band E to C - very good news for our bills! As well as a new gas boiler with sophisticated controls we have solar hot water, solar electricity, and renovated double glazed sash windows. We are gradually improving the insulation and draught-proofing of our home. We participate in Green Homes Sheffield 'open homes' events whenever possible.
We are members of the Radical Routes umbrella co-op and play an active role there. Our members are active in different ways to achieve radical social change - including around ecology, energy, gender politics, peace and solidarity. We do quite a bit of singing and dancing as well :-)
We aim to live up to our name and share resources instead of pursuing ruthless individualism! This includes buying and cooking food together and growing some too.
We are currently 'full' but from time to time we have vacancies and are always happy to hear from people who are interested in co-operative living.