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Rare opportunity to join Hockerton Housing Project
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A rare opportunity to join a community of eco-homes in Nottinghamshire has come up as Peter Rajan, one of the founders of the development, is moving out to build his own place from scratch.
Rare opportunity to join Hockerton Housing Project

The largest of the houses at the Hockerton Housing Project near Southwell is up for grabs for £500,000. The private four-bedroomed house and front garden have stunning views overlooking a lake and woodland, and the residents share in the use of land for food-growing, renewable energy generation and rainwater harvesting.

The community generates its own energy through solar panels and wind turbines, grows its own food, rears its own animals and supplies its own water.

And it still provides all the latest mod-cons, including broadband, wi-fi, satellite TV, dishwashers, fridges and freezers.

The co-operative project spreads ten acres and includes vegetable plots, a greenhouse, an apple, pear and plum orchard. Land for sheep and chickens to graze and bees to flourish is also part of the project and residents can catch their own fresh fish from an on-site reservoir.

The houses, built in 1998, are sold on a leasehold basis with 999-year leases. The ground rent is £30 per year. Whoever buys the property will have no heating bills or water rates.

Key features

Earth-sheltered home
Four double bedrooms
One reception room, office, music room and a substantial south-facing multipurpose conservatory (3m x 19m)
One bathroom, one shower room and a further WC
Kitchen/diner and separate utility room
Entrance porch and hallway
Car-port and workshop/home office
Energy bills one-fifth of national average, and additional income from renewable energy systems cutting bills further

Hockerton Housing Project is on the edge of the small village of Hockerton, which has a pub and restaurant (as well as a community-owned wind turbine!) and is just 1.5 miles from the historic and busy market town of Southwell with its excellent shops and schools.

To find out more, request a sales brochure or express your interest, visit Your details will be passed on to the seller as this will be a private sale.

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