Tir Cyffredin

Housing Co-operative

We live in Bryn Tyrnol, a wonderful quirky old house that is much-loved by the local community.

Bryn Tyrnol is the birthplace of the El Sueño Existe festival, and has been called home by many folks who have settled in Machynlleth over the years, including activists, musicians, poets, and a lot of vegetarians. For decades it has been hosting environmental and social justice campaigns, workshops, choirs, folk sessions, storytelling.

In order to keep Bryn Tyrnol in the hands of the community, our landlord Tony is making it affordable to set up a new housing co-operative, despite the high market value of the property. There is a desperate shortage of affordable housing in rural Wales, with almost a quarter of houses being bought in Powys as second homes.

Setting up Bryn Tyrnol as a new co-operative will enable tenants to access and develop housing that would not be affordable as individuals. Find out more about investing in Tir Cyffredin, and keep updated on our journey by following us on Facebook and Instagram.