The rapid commodification of student housing goes hand in hand with the rapid commodification of higher education. And luxury student accommodation is BIG business. … Continue readingVillains and Heroes: who has control over student housing?
This summer, I was fortunate enough to visit the UC Berkeley student housing co-operative in California. The BSC (Berkeley Student Cooperative) was established during the Great Depression in the 1930s and has now expanded to become the largest student housing cooperative in the US, with … Continue readingUC BERKELEY STUDENT HOUSING CO-OP – A TOUR
A couple of summers ago I spent a few weeks in Hastings and very nearly moved there so it was great to have the opportunity to go back to hear about how much has happened over the last few years. Resilient Communities: A Learning Journey … Continue readingRESILIENT COMMUNITIES: LEARNING JOURNEY
Earlier this month two members from SEASALT, along with members from Out of Town & Bunker Housing Co-operative drove to Monkton Wylde, Dorset. Monkton Wyld is a sustainability centre set in the beautiful Dorset countryside. The 3 day Co-operation Jackson residential was organised by Stir … Continue readingCo-operation jackson
With 106 members Edinburgh Student Housing Co-op (ESHC) is the largest in the UK. Operating out of two properties the co-op is split into four ‘working groups’ to complete basic functions. The two buildings are split into flats made up of four or five bedrooms … Continue readingEdinburgh Student Housing Co-op Visit
Living in Brighton and Hove the notion that there is a housing ‘crisis’ is not a difficult one to believe. A walk in any busy street will quickly make evident the numerous amounts of people sleeping rough on the streets come summer or winter. Yet … Continue readingA Housing ‘Crisis’?
Brighton is known nationally as a hot spot of co-ops and their history goes back a long way right to the very start of the co-operative movement. In 1828 The Brighton Co-operative Benevolent Fund Association, based on the communal ideas of social pioneer Robert Owen, … Continue readingPeople before profit! Brighton Co-ops
One of our members moved into a private rented house and here are their thoughts from the first day: “Can we paint the walls?” asked my housemate whilst looking at magnolia walls graced with multiple marks, stains and chipped paint. “No’’ answered the estate agent … Continue readingPrivate rental: Moving in Thoughts
In the hottest summer in years and even with many students going home for the summer SEASALT Housing Co-operative have been busy getting everything ready for Freshers whilst simultaneously putting an offer in on a former 15 bed care home. Being in Brighton has also … Continue readingSEASALT Summer 2018 updates
On another super sunny July morning a group of us from various projects in Brighton thanks to Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust travelled up to Bramley, near Leeds to check out the LILAC co-housing project. (Low Impact Living Affordable Community). Interestingly I went to a … Continue readingTrip to LILAC Co-Housing, July 2018