Skylark is a Housing Co-operative. We bought our 7 bedroom house in Bevendean, Brighton in 2013. We are a group of activists, artists, educators, gardeners, carers and musicians. We’re involved in a range of social change work including supporting vulnerable women, trans activism and research, food-growing and community-gardening, resource justice and radical relating.
Skylark housing co-operative aims to provide a safe, stable and supportive environment for generations of politically and socially aware and active individuals. We believe this is even more important at a time when conventional (i.e. rented or individually owned) forms of housing are further out of reach. With the introduction of the squatting ban, austerity and continual rises in rent prices, many people in our communities are struggling to find suitable housing. Our home provides a productive living space for a group of diverse but like-minded individuals, to support its tenant members to be involved in vital social and ecological projects for an equitable and just society.
We hope to create a space that is low impact, consensually run, engaged with its local community, and actively working towards social change. On the border between city and countryside, we want to demonstrate a different way of living: taking control of our infrastructure, connecting to the community and ecosystem, whilst being practical, empathic, active and egalitarian.
Contact us at: info[at]skylarkhousingcoop.org.uk
To invest please see our ‘Invest in Skylark’ page.
Skylark Housing Co-operative Limited is incorporated under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978
Registry Number 30653R
Registered Office: 16 Railway St, Brighton, BN1 3PF