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Frequently 
Asked Questions

Cohousing

What is cohousing?


Find out about cohousing.




Who owns what?


Angel Yard’s residents will own their own home. Shared facilities such as the common house, workshop, laundry and guest rooms are collectively owned by the group.




How are decisions made?


We believe that everyone's opinion is important, so decisions are made 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 absolutely no expectation that residents commit to group meals every week, 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 to promote our events.




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 commit the time required to living in a cohousing group? Can you compromise with people who may have different views from yours? Can you live with people of different ages and from different backgrounds? Can you afford to own your own home or pay a mortgage? Do you have any additional needs to discuss? Would you be comfortable to share some facilities and possessions?




What are the benefits of cohousing?


Discover the benefits of cohousing.





 

Get involved

Who is Angel Yard for?


Our cohousing community is for anyone, of any age, from any background, who wants to live as part of a sustainable neighbourhood. We also welcome members of the community to our open events and gatherings.




How and why should I get involved?


The earlier you get involved, the more input you’ll have into your final home. We are still in the planning stages, so new members will be able to make customisations to the design of Angel Yard and have a say in the way the community develops. Become a member




What does membership involve? And how do I join?


Membership is for those interested in living as part of the Angel Yard community. All members are invited to meetings to help plan the development, and to social events with our growing community. You can become a member here.

Or if you'd like to contact us directly please email hello@angelyard.org.uk




What sort of people are members?


Angel Yard’s community is a growing, intergenerational mix of working and retired people from Norwich, Cambridge and further afield. We are seeking to build a diverse, multigenerational community of families, partners and individuals, who are socially and environmentally-minded.




How do you benefit the local community?


Our residents are likely to be fully participating members of the local community, working or volunteering in Norfolk, attending events and making use of the city on our doorstep. Once it’s built, we hope to share our common house, offering it for public events and gatherings, such as yoga classes, repair cafes and community open days.




Do you host meetings or events?


We certainly do! We host welcome events for people interested in becoming members and, once Angel Yard opens, we hope to host community events in our common house. We list upcoming events here. If there are no events listed and you’d like to meet our group, please do get in touch.





 

Properties and facilities

Where is Norwich?


Our home is in Norwich, a medieval city in the East of England, UK. There’s a reason that Norwich is known as a ‘Fine City’. It’s regularly listed as one of the ‘happiest places to live’ in the UK. Its unique history, thriving culture and enviable location make its residents fiercely independent. Find out more about Norwich




Is it a safe city?


Yes! Norwich is regularly listed as one of the safest cities to live in the UK.




What are the local schools like?


There are numerous primary and secondary schools very close to Angel Yard, which have received good or outstanding Ofsted reports.




What jobs are available?


Norwich is establishing a reputation as a major digital hub, with a vibrant, fast-growing community of tech businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. It’s also home to a huge number of independent makers, creators, business owners and freelancers, who bring a uniquely creative vibe to the city. Some of the city’s largest employers include the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norfolk County Council, Aviva, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the Norwich Research Park.





 

Norwich

Where is Norwich?


Our home is in Norwich, a medieval city in the East of England, UK. There’s a reason that Norwich is known as a ‘Fine City’. It’s regularly listed as one of the ‘happiest places to live’ in the UK. Its unique history, thriving culture and enviable location make its residents fiercely independent. Find out more about Norwich




Is it a safe city?


Yes! Norwich is regularly listed as one of the safest cities to live in the UK.




What are the local schools like?


There are numerous primary and secondary schools very close to Angel Yard, which have received good or outstanding Ofsted reports.




What jobs are available?


Norwich is establishing a reputation as a major digital hub, with a vibrant, fast-growing community of tech businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. It’s also home to a huge number of independent makers, creators, business owners and freelancers, who bring a uniquely creative vibe to the city. Some of the city’s largest employers include the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norfolk County Council, Aviva, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the Norwich Research Park.





 

Media and information

Who is Angel Yard for?


Our cohousing community is for anyone, of any age, from any background, who wants to live as part of a sustainable neighbourhood. We also welcome members of the community to our open events and gatherings.




How and why should I get involved?


The earlier you get involved, the more input you’ll have into your final home. We are still in the planning stages, so new members will be able to make customisations to the design of Angel Yard and have a say in the way the community develops. Become a member




What does membership involve? And how do I join?


Membership is for those interested in living as part of the Angel Yard community. All members are invited to meetings to help plan the development, and to social events with our growing community. You can become a member here.

Or if you'd like to contact us directly please email hello@angelyard.org.uk




What sort of people are members?


Angel Yard’s community is a growing, intergenerational mix of working and retired people from Norwich, Cambridge and further afield. We are seeking to build a diverse, multigenerational community of families, partners and individuals, who are socially and environmentally-minded.




How do you benefit the local community?


Our residents are likely to be fully participating members of the local community, working or volunteering in Norfolk, attending events and making use of the city on our doorstep. Once it’s built, we hope to share our common house, offering it for public events and gatherings, such as yoga classes, repair cafes and community open days.




Do you host meetings or events?


We certainly do! We host welcome events for people interested in becoming members and, once Angel Yard opens, we hope to host community events in our common house. We list upcoming events here. If there are no events listed and you’d like to meet our group, please do get in touch.