I couldn’t continue living with my parents when I was seventeen and the coop was the one place that I could go. I loved the idea of being part of a community after living in less than desirable places. My mum helped me move there in the hope that I would calm down, grow up and meet a nice man. The next month we interviewed for the 4th member of our home and two years later we moved into a flat on the coop together. We were able to use the reasonable rent to save up a deposit for a house and get married twelve years after meeting. I guess mum’s always right in the end 😃
Co-operative Housing in Milton Keynes
Living with Us
Giffard Park Housing Co-operative offers a variety of properties, including shared houses, one bedroom flats and bedsits/studio apartments.
Each member of our co-operative is provided their very own, generously sized bedroom, including a brand new, state-of-the-art divan bed. This is their creative bubble to dominate and decorate as they please. Outside of their door they can expect luxurious living spaces to meet and mingle with their fellow members, along with fully-functioning kitchens to make their meals in together. Each house also comes with its own separate shared bathroom and toilet facilities, to take away some of the typical co-habitation woes.
In addition to this, all members are provided access to our on-site “Amenity Building” or “AB” for short. This all-purpose space is perfect for socialising, setting up groups and soaking up the atmosphere of co-operative life. Here you will find our dedicated members of staff, who are here to aid you in any of your housing concerns.
First-time single applicants will initially move into one our 12, fully furnished, four bedroom shared houses. They will undergo a short “probation period” before being offered a place on the waiting list for one of our flats or bedsits (depending on their individual needs). Couples/Partners applying to join us are advised to check availability of flats and bedsits before applying, as our waiting list can be quite extensive.
For more information or to apply for housing with us, please fill in the form below and one of our members will contact you ASAP.
After getting thrown out at 15 and spending a rough few months feeling a bit lost.
Giffard Park housing cooperative allowed me to move in at 16 and provided me with reasonably priced comfortable
accommodation. Where I was able to feel part of a community and make lots of good friends it became my home for many years.
My time living there was memorable and special for many reasons 🤔
Situated next to the grand union canal and a stumbling distance from Newport. It provides fantastic pubs, parks, and pleasant walks….. a beautiful area of Milton Keynes to enjoy for many reasons.
Living on the GPHC gave me some of the best times of my life. I made some amazing friends for life. The community was the best and most memorable I have experienced.
Living on the GPHC gave me some of the best times of my life. I made some amazing friends and was able to live affordably in fantastic accommodation in a lovely area. I used to love lying in bed listening to the canal boats chugging by… Happy days & happy memories…
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