Radical Routes

Gung Ho Housing Co-op

Gung Ho is a co-op of five living in South Birmingham. We bought our Victorian terraced house in Selly Park in 2009. Three of our members are also directors of RR member Birmingham Bike Foundry.

We spend quite a lot of time together as a house, enjoy each others’ company (most of the time!), cook and buy (vegetarian) food and essentials together and have regular meetings to keep on top of everything. Gung Ho is not a hippy commune though! We don’t pool underwear or bathe together. We feel like pretty normal people using an effective strategy to win us some control and dignity over our housing situation in a capitalist society where people who don’t have the money to buy their own place often don’t have those luxuries.

We would love to help more people to set up their own housing co-operatives. Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more. You can email hello@gungho.org.uk or give us a call on 0121 472 6309. Our website is here.