Redfield is an Intentional Community situated in North Buckinghamshire, England. The house is a large old mansion with 17 acres of gardens, woodland and pasture surrounded by farmland. Our legal structure is that of a Fully Mutual Housing Co-operative, where members are effectively both Landlord and Tenant. The legal structure merely forms the bare bones of a culture of collective living that has developed since 1978.
And continuing in their own words…
There is nothing spectacular about the story of Redfield House. Its evolution from farm … to Victorian country house… to use by the armed forces… to welfare state institution… is replicated in hundreds of cases throughout Britain.
What is perhaps less common is its use now – as the home of an intentional community of 20 adults and their children. Early members of the community became aware that a strong relationship had existed in the past between “The House” and the local townspeople; and that with the closure of the County Welfare Home this relationship had been abruptly terminated.
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