A housing co-operative is a model of housing whereby tenants, who make up the members of the co-op, have control over the property they call home. Through the co-operative’s ownership of the property, members are directly responsible for running it.
SEASALT Housing Co-op follows the 7 co-operative principles.
A Short History
The very first student housing co-operatives started in 1930’s America. They quickly expanded to become a nation wide network forming North America Student Housing Co-operatives (NASCO) in 1968.
More recently student housing co-operatives have started up in the UK. Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative was the UK’s first opening in 2014. Shortly followed day Edinburgh the largest in the UK with 106 members.