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Lancaster Cohousing

Our multi award winning eco cohousing project at Forgebank consists of private homes, community facilities, workshops/offices/studios and shared outdoor space.  Forgebank is next to the beautiful river Lune in the village of Halton, 3 miles from Lancaster.  

We are around 65 adults and 15 children.  We eat some meals together, make our decisions by consensus, and enjoy meeting our neighbours in our lovely pedestrianised street and Common House.

Our cosy and comfortable homes meet Passivhaus and Code for Sustainable level homes level 6 standards, and we benefit from renewable technologies (solar, biomass, hydrolelectricity).  Living at Forgebank also enables us to live a more eco lifestyle in many ways e.g. travel plan and car club, eating, sharing resources.

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