Guest post from Bryn Davies:
Tuesday 22nd October – Five Rivers Co-housing and SSOA Live Projects
Five Rivers co-housing, a Sheffield based group who are currently looking to build their own co-housing scheme together, came to visit the Open House Project last week. For the past month Five Rivers have been taking part in a Live Project in collaboration with students from Sheffield School of Architecture (SSOA). Last week members of Five Rivers and several students from SSOA were given a guided tour of Open House Project by resident and architect Leo Care.
Visiting the project provided the group with a fascinating insight into the workings and logistics involved in delivering a successful scheme, a great example of how co-housing can be delivered here in Sheffield. Particular highlights of the scheme included the innovative ground-source heat pump system that services the scheme, and the wonderful growing spaces that have been cultivated by the group. The Open House Project truly showcases how anybody, even without any prior experience in the field or in project management, can play a pivotal role in delivering progressive and exciting housing.
You can find more information about Five Rivers here: https://www.diggersanddreamers.org.uk/communities/forming/five-rivers-cohousing
For more information about live projects you can visit the website here: http://www.liveprojects.org/