Be part of Cambridge’s first cohousing community

K1 is a planned cohousing community in Orchard Park, Cambridge.

We are a group of households (currently consisting of 40 adults and 10 children) that have recently gained planning permission to build Cambridge’s first cohousing community; with support from Cambridge City Council, our developer partner ‘TOWNhus’ and our professional advisor ‘Instinctively Green’. Forty two customisable properties will be built ranging in size from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom houses in a design that promotes sustainable living and community cohesion.

Cohousing means that the community is central to the design, both of the site as a whole and of the individual homes. We will have a common house where we can share meals, get our post, watch films, have parties or just get together and chat. We’ll have communal gardens where there will be space for residents to relax, children to run, food to be grown, games to be played, and gardeners to get creative.

Cambridge City Council, in collaboration with K1 members, has chosen ‘TOWNhus’ – a partnership between UK developer ‘TOWN’ and Swedish house builder ‘Trivselhus’ – to build our properties. We will have warm, comfortable and sustainable homes, built using the tried and tested, highly efficient Trivselhus system. The estimated completion date is Autumn 2017.

We’re looking for new members to join us on this adventure – take a look at our stunning designs, read our brochure and most importantly, meet us. Become part of something that will transform the way you live!

Is this for you?

What’s involved

We are looking for potential buyers to become members of our community, who will:

  • be actively involved in the creation of a new sustainable community;
  • influence the design of their new homes;
  • own a new-build home that is well made, green and economical (low energy consumption);
  • purchase a unique home within average market prices for Cambridge CB4;
  • take part in community activities;
  • enjoy the benefits of being part of a community.

What to do next?

  • You can find out more about us on the About K1 page.
  • Listen to an interview with long-standing member Miranda here.
  • If you have questions, please check the Questions and answers page.
  • To explore further,  please contact us.
  • To join the K1 project, please see the Joining K1 page.
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