The Suvana (meaning ‘happy realm’) project aims to develop Buddhist co-housing in Cambridge, UK. It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint development, with the community inspired by Buddhist values.
Here’s a conversation with Tejasvini and Jeremy Peters, both involved in the project, discussing co-housing as a response to the housing crisis, their plans for sustainable features, affordability, Buddhist almhouses and more.
Their vision is to build a new type of community, where 20-30 households create a beautiful place with a mixture of dwelling types all benefiting from shared facilities and minimal impact on the earth’s resources.
Although they have yet to find a development site, the group of Order Members and Mitras who are involved in the Suvana cohousing...
A group of Order Members and Mitras from the Cambridge Sangha have been meeting for about nine months with the vision of creating a different kind of community. They have formed the Suvana co-housing project - ‘Suvana’ meaning ‘happy realm’.
Tejasvini (chair of the project) writes: “We imagine living separately (own front door) but together (in the same street or square), with many other shared facilities.
It will be newly built, sustainable, low carbon footprint, the community inspired by...