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Welcome to the website for the Threshold Centre

The Threshold Centre at Cole Street Farm is a unique, pioneering cohousing community and sustainable education centre, which aims to demonstrate a way of life, which is more green, affordable, and neighbourly. Cohousing, combines small, self-contained homes with shared facilities, which are a key part of this.Threshold Community 2015

The Centre runs regular courses on cohousing and other subjects.

Having operated on a pilot basis since late 2004, the Threshold Centre won planning permission and grant funding in 2008 to create a cohousing scheme at Cole Street Farm. It consists of fourteen dwellings, seven of which are affordable rent and shared ownership with a local housing association - a first in the short history of cohousing in this country. There is also a common house with shared facilities and guest rooms, green energy systems and a community market garden.

The Threshold Centre shows how to achieve major cuts in the three main aspects of domestic carbon emissions: home energy, food and travel. Read about our sustainability credentials.



We have two rooms vacant in our Farmhouse, a one bedroom cottage for rent and a one bedroomed cottage for sale.

Please see our Vacancies page for more information.

We are crowdfunding to raise money for our permaculatue project.

To donate please follow the Crowdfunding for Permaculture link.

Want to know more about Cohousing?
Come to one of our regular Cohousing Courses or events.

The next event is:

The Easter Retreat
3rd - 6th April

Details on our retreats, cohousing courses and events can be found here

Our Publicity
See the BBC's video on Cohousing which featured Threshold

Read the Co-operative News article

See us on 4OD's Home Truths

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