You are invited to the launch of Skylark Cohousing Wooler
Tuesday 12th June 6 - 9pm at The Cheviot Centre
Plans have been submitted for a single storey development in a quiet corner of the market town of Wooler. The building will provide independent new homes for 4 people with shared space to meet and share meals and ideas with fellow residents.
If you are just curious, want to find out more or want to live in a cohousing community come and join us for light refreshments anytime between 6 and 9pm on the 12th June. There will be an exhibition about cohousing, photos of the site and architect plans plus a short presentation at 6.30pm.
Skylark Cohousing Wooler was started by local woman, Kathy Pittilla. She is aiming to build a housing community of four self-contained apartments for women over the age of 45 in Wooler. The cohousing will have space for people to meet, socialise and eat together and will have guest facilities, allotment gardens and green space.
Cohousing is becoming popular in the UK because it provides excellent affordable housing and a happy vibrant place to be. For many people it is the ideal mix between the privacy of living alone and the friendship and support of others while still being part of the wider community.
Are you a woman over the age of 45 and interested in living in a small housing development in a beautiful part of Northumberland with friendly neighbours?
“The concept of co-housing is not new, there are well established co-housing in Denmark and across Europe where people have lived for many years in an environment that encourages neighbourliness.” Said Tom Johnston from Glendale Gateway Trust who is assisting with the project “There are some good examples of co-housing in the UK the nearest being Leeds and Lancaster, this could be the first one in Northumberland”
If you are interested in the project, or would like further information, please contact Tom Johnston: