Age: 37

Niamh McGinty

Age: 37
Household Members: 4 Housing Circumstances: Renting
I am thrilled to be part of CGCH as this model offers a solution to so many of the problems of our time. I’m a mother of two young kids. I hope to see them grow up surrounded by an intergenerational community of people who know and love them exactly as they are and I hope that each of us can contribute daily to the well-being of the community and the planet in general.
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Paul McGinty

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Household Members: 4 Housing Circumstances: Renting
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Riona Ward

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Household Members: 4 Housing Circumstances: ?
I have struggled being a working mother, trying to keep up with bills, feeling time poor and unable to create or engage in community around me. Co-housing is the solution to this as far as I am concerned. It means joining together with other inspired people who want to share resources to reduce our environmental impact. Together we aim to live in a way that supports each other to create connection, fun, learning, ease and harmony in our daily lives.
Age: 51

Jay Roche

Age: 51
Household Members: 6 Housing Circumstances: ?
Ever since watching a documentary on Danish Co-Housing communities back in the early 2000s I have been determined to find a way of helping create and be part of a similar project in this country. For me it is the healthiest and most wholesome way of living and one that makes me look forward to growing old amongst a community of people with shared values and aspirations.
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Ciara Brehony

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Household Members: 6 Housing Circumstances: Renting
Age: 35

Stephane Nagtegaal

Age: 35
Household Members: 3 Housing Circumstances: Renting
Cohabiting with partner and daughter. I want to be able to afford a comfortable home, be friends with my neighbours and have our daughter grow up in a safe, caring community.
Age: 40

Leanne Szklarzewicz

Age: 40
Household Members: 3 Housing Circumstances: Renting
In a nutshell, I want my daughter to grow up in a community where people know their neighbours and look out for one another. Co-housing brings people together to share resources, CGCH is also growing a community where low impact living is at its core. I'm delighted to be part of an initiative that creates affordable homes, healthy communities; and, I imagine, will inspire many more such communities to start up all over Ireland.
Age: 48

Jay Roche

Age: 48
Household Members: 1 Housing Circumstances: Renting
I’ve always been interested in quality of life, community and looking after the Earth. I see CGCH as a way of weaving these themes together. I’m looking for stability by permanently leaving the rental market and putting down roots in a community of dynamic and diverse people but with like minded ideals. Developing this project is providing a way to grow both personally and literally, whilst moving back towards a more traditional village type atmosphere.
Age: 52

Sara Hanrahan

Age: 52
Household Members: 6 Housing Circumstances: Renting
Co-housing is for me because of the shared joys and tribulations of single motherhood. It makes sense to have communal spaces and shared resources and to be woven into the community to support and be supported . The aspect of low impact on our environment is becoming an imperative and I want to show my children that adults can start to take responsibility for our home on earth. I have experienced the vulnerability of renting first hand recently with soaring rent and having to move house twice in 2 years. I long for my own home and a stable secure environment to bring up my children.
Age: 50

Gavin Ward

Age: 50
Household Members: 4 Housing Circumstances: Renting
Now that I am part of an intentional community, it all makes so much sense to me. We are building our own community to support each other and to lessen our collective impact on our environment, and if we can implement MHOS we will really change things in Ireland for the better, not just for ourselves but for many other people. I feel very hopeful and positive about this project. It has expanded my horizons and really helped me grow as a person.
Age: 42

Helen Arthur

Age: 42
Household Members: 1 Housing Circumstances: Renting
In a nutshell, I want my daughter to grow up in a community where people know their neighbours and look out for one another. Co-housing brings people together to share resources, CGCH is also growing a community where low impact living is at its core. I'm delighted to be part of an initiative that creates affordable homes, healthy communities; and, I imagine, will inspire many more such communities to start up all over Ireland.
Age: 47

Rachel Dempsey

Age: 47
Household Members: 3 Housing Circumstances: Renting
I’ve been educating groups about positive change and sustainability for many years so this project is an expression of my hopes and dreams for myself, my family and for the world. We are showing that housing can be designed to meet human needs for shelter, human connection and respect for the natural world and not just for profit. This is the kind of world I want to bring up my sons in.