Welcome to Our Neighbourship
At Larkrise members have come from all walks of life seeking a place where we share similar lifestyles and values, where we nurture a sense of belonging and support ~ creating a neighbourship. Sharing our interests and learning new skills, valuing solitude with ample opportunities for enjoying social gatherings. As individuals we contribute to the whole as well as our own personal growth. A place to fully celebrate life!
Larkrise cohousing is an exciting new community-led housing project. We are an intentional neighbourhood that aims to provide a space to live and work through conscious collaboration. It aims to build and provide homes that are both ecological and affordable, offering beautiful and sustainable housing in Much Birch, Herefordshire, for now and for future generations.
Larkrise ecological co-housing will be found on a south west facing sloping site with extensive views towards Hay Bluff, on the western side of the village of Much Birch, Herefordshire. We aim to live sustainably and supportively, embracing both individuality and community.
Permission has been granted for 20 vernacular style dwellings of 1 or 2 bedroom flats and 2,3 and 4 bedroom terraced and semi-detached houses, The houses are designed to high ecological standards achieving very low energy consumption for users and whole life carbon efficiency. Each house will have its own garden and over a third of the site will be open spaces.
The community hall is designed for multi-use and to support local cultural/community activities, office space, guest space and more.
At the top of this south west facing site will be a Quiet Space, commercial artisan workshops, a working vegetable garden, fruit cages, glass houses, herb garden, allotments, compost bins, tool sheds, a large barn, potting shed and workshops. The site will be surrounded by native hedging, interwoven footpaths and the glorious Herefordshire countryside.
Community Play Area
A newly landscaped and refurbished natural play area will be available to the extended community.
NO DIG Vegetable Garden
At the top of this south west facing site will be a Quiet Space, a working vegetable garden, fruit cages, glass houses, herb garden, allotments, compost bins, tool sheds, a large barn and potting shed.
Commercial Artisan Workshops
Commercial artisan workshops will be available firstly to the artists and crafters of Larkrise, then to the wider community. As with the dwellings they will be built to the highest sustainable standards and be supplied with utilities. They will be accessible to vehicles.