Lancaster Cohousing


Our multi award winning eco cohousing community at Forgebank consists of private homescommunity facilitiesworkshops/offices/studios and shared outdoor space. We are around 65 adults and 18 children. We eat some meals together, make our decisions by consensus, and enjoy meeting our neighbours in our pedestrian street and the Common House. Our cosy and comfortable homes meet Passivhaus and Code for Sustainable Homes (level 6) standards, and we benefit from renewable technologies (solar, biomass and hydroelectricity). Living at Forgebank also enables us to live a lower impact lifestyle in many ways e.g. through our travel plan and car club, cooperative food store, shared meals and other shared resources.

  • Group Status: Established
  • Location: North West
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Group Types

Eco, Intergenerational, New build

Group Tenure