‘Bruadair’ is a Gaelic verb meaning ‘to dream’ or ‘to vision’.
As a co-op, we invest our time in things we believe are important. Our members are involved with grassroots and creative projects, with particular focus on environmental and social concerns. As a creative bunch, we seek creative solutionsneha sexy minecraft porn picss to tackle the injustices that we see in the world. Most of us are handy with building yurts. Sharing these skills and know-how is something that creates strong bonds in our group. Many of our members are involved with Inspiral Arts, a non-profit co-operative, that runs community art projects in low income areas. We want to expand the learning facilities we can offer. Planning to provide a workshop space in our future home.
Right now, we live in rented housing but have begun the process of creating a land-based co-op and buying land to house our community. We want to do this so we can live by our own convictions in a way thsneha sexy minecraft porn picsat works for us. We want secure, affordable housing that provides what we need to live in the way that we choose. To expand on what that looks like, here are a few notes from our vision day:
Dreams: Interests, Values, Ethics
We aim for a sustainable future. We want to have the space to grow our own food and produce our own energy. We want to grow the things we need, facilities that are made with permaculture in mind and a space to build a community that is friendly to the environment.
Ethics and Ideology
We believe in fairness and equality, common ownership and the freedom to choose. We work with transparency and integrity with the aim of being as non-exploitative as possible. We are egalitarian!
We want to provide mutual support for each other in a way that is open source and without borders. We are activists because we’re aiming to provide a more holistic, cooperative, mindful and safe society for ourselves and to show that there is a better way of doing things.
Do It Ourselves
We empower ourselves by providing ourselves with what we need. We develop our community so that it can meet its own needs. Everything we do is done by us so that we can instigate a positive change and free ourselves from the constraints of hierarchy.
Community is about sharing with one another in an inclusive and supportive way. We eat together, spend time together, grow together and live together. We want to provide a good home, security and a space to live as part of a network of like minded people.
Art, Creativity and Education
We educate ourselves and others. We try and do as much skill sharing as we can between ourselves so that we can support each other in our learning. We believe in lifelong learning and self education. We are creative in our approach and many of us are artists or makers.
We want to be a microcosm of a fair and equal society so we can take responsibility for building a better future for ourselves and others.
Physical: Building, Space, Community
We want an accessible space that is open to people of all ages and abilities. We want a strong sense of community, where we care about the space we share and the people we share it with.
We need acreage for growing space, as well as building studios and houses. We want there to be enough space that people can make a living working from the property, as well as to facilitate external events as part of a wider community.
Sustainability is important to us and we consider this when we think about our infrastructure. We want to think about growing our own building materials, collecting rainwater, sharing transport and building compost toilets. We are considering how to be off-grid by generating our own energy.
We want to be close enough to Edinburgh that people can commute but without having to compromise on the other things we need like space. Our preferences are to be away from major roads but near public transport links, to be at a lower altitude for a better growing season, to be near water and woodland/wild space and to have some land surrounding a main building.
We want to have a main communal building that will have a large kitchen, shared living space, workshops/studios and room to host events. We’d also like to have a library, a small shop, visitor accomodation and other outdoor spaces like a playground, outdoor showers and cooking area.
To be able to provide for ourselves we want gardens for vegetables, herbs, orchard and medicinal plants. We’d like to keep our own chickens, have our own polytunnels and have access to woodland for building materials and firewood.