Rosa Bridge is a small co-op of 5 members, set up in 2014 with the help of a grant from the DCLG’s Empty Homes Programme that was running at the time. Our aims in setting up were to take housing, especially in the city centre, away from private ownership and to be part of creating different alternatives to notions of ‘home’. We are a queer, feminist co-op.
Our house is an old dairy, in the Tarner area of Brighton. It is a lovely (if on the small side) 5 bedroom house with a large garden for the centre of town. We aim to be communal and share food, tasks, books, dvds, tools and so on. We want to create a home and live with people we care about and want to spend time with.
We meet once a month for co-op meetings and also have a work day each month, as well as carrying out some co-op tasks in between these. As it’s still a relatively new co-op, there’s always quite a lot to do. Our new members don’t need to have knowledge or experience of co-ops but should have active interest as well as willingness and ability to commit time to it.
We only accept new members when we have vacancies in the co-op. We publish details of any vacancies widely, including on this site. Our joining process involves several meetings and time spent together.