And now for a commercial break…

10 Jan

We often get emails asking us what we get up to when we are not being naked or cooking. We also get a fair few emails asking us if we are single… (!) Well, vegan fans, its your lucky day – we will be answering one of these questions!

Most recently, we have been focusing a lot of our efforts on setting up The Burrow, a housing co-operative in Manchester. Our vision is to purchase a property and turn into a (naturist-friendly) communal house for us and others to live in whilst providing an accessible meeting space and base for local activist groups and community projects. We will also be running a bulk buying food co-op out of the house to provide the local community with cheap, good quality vegan food.

A housing co-op is a legal entity that allows people to live communally without the hassle of landlords or the financial commitment of buying a house off your own back. The Burrow is a member of Radical Routes, a mutual aid network for co-operatives which gives advice and financial support to co-operatives. Here’s a good article written about our friends at The Drive Housing Co-op, if you want to learn a bit more about other people who have successfully set up housing co-ops (they are housed now) and how they work.

If our housing co-op project is going to succeed than we need private investors. We are offering investment opportunities from any value from £200 to £25,000, over a negotiable period from 5 to 25 years. Interest on the loans will be paid annually with the entire sum returned at the end of the term. Investors can choose a rate of interest between 0 and 4%. Housing co-operatives are relatively safe investments, with no Radical Routes co-op ever having defaulted on loanstock in the organisations 20 year history. To learn more about investment, please  download our loanstock pledge pack .

Sorry for blatantly advertising on the blog. To make it up to you, we were going to post a recipe for “gingerbread housing co-op’s” (pictured) which didnt turn out that well, but did give us a newfound respect for the adhesive power of sugar syrup. If you are interested in finding out more about co-ops, drop us a line to theburrowcoop[at]gmail.com

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10 Responses to “And now for a commercial break…”

  1. Star lee January 11, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Hi
    Keep us up to date love to hear how it works out

  2. Lottie Taylor January 12, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    First of all, you are all seriously cool. Like wow. I am just watching you on channel 4 so it’s kind if live blogging I guess. Secondly none of you are fat or gross or whatever theses awful small minded people are saying. Bravo x

  3. Andy & Niki Daniels January 13, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    Well done all of you! A credit to society – truely!

    Both of us were raised in naturist families and to be honest, not too bothered about CCBN or BN as they just seem to make rules (and not love 🙂

    We prefer the latter!

    Very best wishes from both of us

    Niki and Andy Daniels

  4. Pamela January 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    I’ve just watched the channel 4 documentary and all i can say is bravo, if people were more open minded and accepting of others and there differences then this world would be a very different place. I used to work in the city centre and this last year close to august i think there was a naked bike ride go past where i used to work and although it was a shock at first, i then thought bloody good on you people of all colours and all different shapes and sizes bloody brilliant. I heard what some of you were saying in the documentary (NakedVeganCooking) and i think what though’s people were saying was horrible none of you are “Fat” “ugly” or any other horrid things they were saying your all beautiful in your own unique way. Keep up the good work, Pam xx

  5. Eric April 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    I just wanted to say thanks for being “real,” so much of are world is fake, specially over here across the pond. I watched the show, “My Daughter The Teenage Nudist,” a few times through, and its such a ray of sunshine to see, I just had to seek out this blog. Please keep going, maybe this is a start of something that will help change the hearts and minds of many people.

    Eric

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