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Frequently 
Asked Questions

  • Who owns what?
    Angel Yard’s residents will own their own home just like in any street. Shared facilities such as the common house, outside space, corridors and lift will be owned and managed by a Community Interest Company, which will be governed by our residents.
  • How are decisions made?
    We believe that everyone's opinion is important, so decisions are made, whenever possible, by group consensus, during regular meetings. This does take time, but also enables us to act in the interests of the community.
  • What time do residents commit?
    Whilst there’s no expectation that residents commit to every group meal or attend all community meetings, each household should be willing to play an active role in the community, perhaps by helping to cook some shared meals or washing up afterwards, or by tending to the allotment or helping with admin. Inevitably there will be meetings to take part in to help run the community.
  • Is cohousing for me?
    If you’re considering taking the leap to this alternative way of living, it may be useful to ask yourself some key questions: Can you afford to own your own home or pay a mortgage? Can you compromise with people who may have different views from yours? Can you live with people of different ages and from different backgrounds? Do you have any additional needs to discuss? Would you be comfortable to share some facilities and possessions? Can you commit the time required to living in a cohousing group?
Cohousing
  • Who owns what?
    Angel Yard’s residents will own their own home just like in any street. Shared facilities such as the common house, outside space, corridors and lift will be owned and managed by a Community Interest Company, which will be governed by our residents.
  • How are decisions made?
    We believe that everyone's opinion is important, so decisions are made, whenever possible, by group consensus, during regular meetings. This does take time, but also enables us to act in the interests of the community.
  • What time do residents commit?
    Whilst there’s no expectation that residents commit to every group meal or attend all community meetings, each household should be willing to play an active role in the community, perhaps by helping to cook some shared meals or washing up afterwards, or by tending to the allotment or helping with admin. Inevitably there will be meetings to take part in to help run the community.
  • Is cohousing for me?
    If you’re considering taking the leap to this alternative way of living, it may be useful to ask yourself some key questions: Can you afford to own your own home or pay a mortgage? Can you compromise with people who may have different views from yours? Can you live with people of different ages and from different backgrounds? Do you have any additional needs to discuss? Would you be comfortable to share some facilities and possessions? Can you commit the time required to living in a cohousing group?
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Properties, facilities, finance and sustainability
  • Who owns what?
    Angel Yard’s residents will own their own home just like in any street. Shared facilities such as the common house, outside space, corridors and lift will be owned and managed by a Community Interest Company, which will be governed by our residents.
  • How are decisions made?
    We believe that everyone's opinion is important, so decisions are made, whenever possible, by group consensus, during regular meetings. This does take time, but also enables us to act in the interests of the community.
  • What time do residents commit?
    Whilst there’s no expectation that residents commit to every group meal or attend all community meetings, each household should be willing to play an active role in the community, perhaps by helping to cook some shared meals or washing up afterwards, or by tending to the allotment or helping with admin. Inevitably there will be meetings to take part in to help run the community.
  • Is cohousing for me?
    If you’re considering taking the leap to this alternative way of living, it may be useful to ask yourself some key questions: Can you afford to own your own home or pay a mortgage? Can you compromise with people who may have different views from yours? Can you live with people of different ages and from different backgrounds? Do you have any additional needs to discuss? Would you be comfortable to share some facilities and possessions? Can you commit the time required to living in a cohousing group?
Norwich
  • Who owns what?
    Angel Yard’s residents will own their own home just like in any street. Shared facilities such as the common house, outside space, corridors and lift will be owned and managed by a Community Interest Company, which will be governed by our residents.
  • How are decisions made?
    We believe that everyone's opinion is important, so decisions are made, whenever possible, by group consensus, during regular meetings. This does take time, but also enables us to act in the interests of the community.
  • What time do residents commit?
    Whilst there’s no expectation that residents commit to every group meal or attend all community meetings, each household should be willing to play an active role in the community, perhaps by helping to cook some shared meals or washing up afterwards, or by tending to the allotment or helping with admin. Inevitably there will be meetings to take part in to help run the community.
  • Is cohousing for me?
    If you’re considering taking the leap to this alternative way of living, it may be useful to ask yourself some key questions: Can you afford to own your own home or pay a mortgage? Can you compromise with people who may have different views from yours? Can you live with people of different ages and from different backgrounds? Do you have any additional needs to discuss? Would you be comfortable to share some facilities and possessions? Can you commit the time required to living in a cohousing group?
Media and information
  • Who owns what?
    Angel Yard’s residents will own their own home just like in any street. Shared facilities such as the common house, outside space, corridors and lift will be owned and managed by a Community Interest Company, which will be governed by our residents.
  • How are decisions made?
    We believe that everyone's opinion is important, so decisions are made, whenever possible, by group consensus, during regular meetings. This does take time, but also enables us to act in the interests of the community.
  • What time do residents commit?
    Whilst there’s no expectation that residents commit to every group meal or attend all community meetings, each household should be willing to play an active role in the community, perhaps by helping to cook some shared meals or washing up afterwards, or by tending to the allotment or helping with admin. Inevitably there will be meetings to take part in to help run the community.
  • Is cohousing for me?
    If you’re considering taking the leap to this alternative way of living, it may be useful to ask yourself some key questions: Can you afford to own your own home or pay a mortgage? Can you compromise with people who may have different views from yours? Can you live with people of different ages and from different backgrounds? Do you have any additional needs to discuss? Would you be comfortable to share some facilities and possessions? Can you commit the time required to living in a cohousing group?
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