What is cohousing?
Cohousing communities are intentional communities, created and run by their residents. Each household has a self-contained, private home as well as shared community space. Residents come together to manage their community, share activities, and regularly eat together.
Suvana Cohousing vision
We would like to live together ethically in a sustainable community of independence, beauty and creativity, caring for each other and sharing our lives and resources. Our community will be guided by Buddhist values. We plan to be open to anyone who shares the principles laid out in this vision statement, whether labelling themselves Buddhist or not.
Support for Suvana
I’m inspired by the new Suvana cohousing project. They’ve got what it takes to be an exemplar in creating community-led housing in Cambridge, with their vision and passion for building affordable and sustainable homes where people support each other and minimise use of the world’s resources.
With Cambridge’s high costs and huge profit-led developments, we definitely need more homes like this where there’s direct social benefit, So I’m happy to offer them my support in their efforts and creative thinking to find opportunities for land and funding.
The Windhorse Trust has facilitated Buddhist community housing in Cambridge for over thirty years and we very much support this new initiative. The new model of community within the Triratna Buddhist movement that Suvana Cohousing is exploring is very exciting and we will be lending them our support in whatever way we can.
Suvana Cohousing Board
The project is managed by a small number of members who have formed a Board.
- Tejasvini Rosie Bell (Chair)
- Imogen Tennison (Secretary)
- Kamalamati Mary Wild (Membership Secretary)
- John Turner (Treasurer)
- Cittamodani Jenny Henderson
- Ian Collins
- Jeremy Peters
Website image credits
Thanks to Tejasiddhi, Jeremy Peters, Walter Monticelli, Imogen Tennison, Slava Bowman, Christian Stahl, Toa Heftiba, Rawpixel and UK Cohousing.