For general information about structure, membership and ownership go to Sharing
Shares, with or without a house, cannot be bought without the prospective purchaser being approved to become a Member by the Directors.
There are several steps to undertake before a share can be purchased:
Friend of the Co-op
Being a Friend of the Co-op is for people who are interested in and support our aims. It is also a stepping-stone to associate membership.
An annual fee is charged. Friends are encouraged to participate and receive our Calendar of events, emails about work parties, meetings and social events.
To enquire about becoming a Friend of the Co-op, complete this contact form.
If a “Friend of the Co-op” decides they want to seriously pursue Membership (i.e. purchase a share), they can apply to become an Associate Member.
Prospective associates will be provided a copy of the Rules and Lease and will meet with Directors to discuss the Membership process before embarking on the journey and paying the application fee (currently $400).
Associate Members receive an outline of the membership process, a list of contacts and detailed information about the Co-op’s structure, management, and financial options for buying a share. (Note: because of the structure of the Co-op, bank finance is generally not available.)
The membership process is a structured process designed to ensure that prospective members are fully informed about the Co-operative and what it means to be a member. This includes:
A series of meetings with Directors,
Participation in Co-op activities including work parties and committees
Attendance at Co-op meetings
Meeting with other Co-op members
At an appropriate time (and on the advice of Directors) the Associate may make a formal application to become a Member. Directors and Members consider the application at a meeting with the Associate in attendance. Directors vote on the application.
Once approved by Directors as an accredited purchaser Membership is achieved upon the purchase of a share. The status of accredited purchaser has a limited duration of 12 months.
Shares for sale
Site 2 - site and house (under contract)
Site 6 - site and house (under contract)
Site 13 - site only
Site 16 - site and house
Site 17 - site only
Site 21 - site only