CoHoWM aims to build 20-30 eco-friendly, affordable, accessible homes on around 1½ acres. Individuals’ homes will have their own front door, and there will also be communal facilities such as kitchen, lounge, allotments, and play areas. We aim to build a community that reflects all the rich diversity of the West Midlands region. We expect that the community will be in a suburban setting, and hope that it will have non-car access to the usual facilities and to green areas.
We aim to benefit the local community, wherever that is, as well as ourselves. Some housing will be reserved for locals, who will become an integral part of our community. Locals will also be consulted about further ways we can benefit the wider community.
The community will be built on diversity, equality, trust, respect, friendship and understanding rather than rules and regulations. We want it to be a place of creativity, fun and relaxation, even through all the hard work that is necessary to build a community. Our people will want to, and be able to, get along in groups.