Empty Homes network event Thursday 18th February 12pm

Come and join us for the Wales Co-operative Centre’s empty homes event on Thursday 18th February. We’ve teamed up with experts to see how groups in Wales can turn empty homes and other buildings into viable community led housing schemes. We’ll have three speakers, Q and A’s and break out rooms as usual. Our speakers…

Communities Creating Christmas

Join us on Thursday 17th December for our final network event of the year (12-1.30pm). We’ll have live music, talks on African permaculture projects and German Christmas traditions, a Cooperative Christmas quiz and digital gifts from across Wales. The network events have been a highlight in what has obviously been a very difficult year. So…

Wales first ever Community Led Housing Festival!

Very excited to be taking part in the first ever Community Led Housing Festival in Wales next week! We have a great set of workshops. All online. All free. All bookable via Eventbrite. Look forward to seeing you there. Why towns matter, Regenerating rural communities, More than housing: the role of CLH. More details and…

Join me tomorrow for my next Our Stories digital business models webinar

Excited to say that I’m interviewing Beth Maiden of Little Red Tarot and Lizzie Spikes and Becky Barratt of Driftwood Designs tomorrow. This follows on from the interview and Q and A I did last week with the amazing Shann Jones of Chuckling Goat. Each interview looks at the experience of local entrepreneurs who have…

Join me on the 19th June at the RSA Virtual Coffeehouse

If you want to have your say about equitable housing join me and Good with Money co-founder Becky O’Connor at the RSA Virtual Coffeehouse event on the 19th June. Usually these events are held in London in the RSA offices so it’s very exciting to be able to take part from Wales. Becky and I…

The moths of Machynlleth

I turned 50 in April and my house mates in the housing coop I live in bought me a moth trap for my birthday. This was an incredibly special moment for me as fifteen years ago I wrote a book about moths called Curious Incidents in the Garden at Night-time. Yes, I was under the…

Cycling the Liberation Coast

On this special day I wanted to share a short film I made during the second day of my first cycle tour of Europe, which started along the Liberation Coast of Normandy. This seemed to me the right place to start an exploration of our relationship with Europe and I spent many subsequent days exploring…

UK Cohousing Network launch online ‘cafe’

The UK Cohousing Network have started up an online cafe and are going to be serving up some food for thought every Monday lunchtime during May. First one will be on Monday 11th at 12.30pm. Details on their website. I’ll be there excited to hear what Simon Bayly from Copper Lane Cohousing has to say.

What happens after Lockdown? My new RSA blog offers some ideas.

Everyone is saying the world will never be quite the same again after Lockdown but its still up to us to make the changes we want to see. I’ve written a blog for the RSA about the role community housing can play in the new reality. You can find it here.