About Us

The Burrow moved into our permanent building, a former hostel, in 2015. It is a 13-bedroom house, home to nine adults, one child, one cat and one tortoise. Several organisations and small businesses operate from The Burrow.

The Burrow is guided by a set of rules and principles outlined in our Secondary Rules, which you can read here.

What is a housing co-op?

A housing co-operative is a group of people who live in a property they own and democratically run together. Each member of the housing co-operative becomes a director of an organisation which owns the house. As such, we collectively manage the property – setting the rents, organising repairs, etc. Each member has a say on what we do with the place without the cost of owning a house.

The Burrow is an associate member of the Radical Routes network.

Radical Routes is a network of radical co-ops whose members are committed to working for positive social change. The network is made up mainly of housing co-ops of various sizes (none with more than 17 members), a few workers co-ops and a couple of social centres.

Four times a year, the member and associate member co-ops get together at “gatherings”. These weekend events have a social function, but are also the places at which all important decisions are taken. They are open meetings and anyone is welcome to attend.