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The garden of the Coventry Peace House

The garden of the Coventry Peace House

No peace at home

In this video Penny Walker shows us around Coventry Peace House, the only combined commune and environmental centre in the city.

Penny Walker was one of the founding members of the Coventry Peace House, a housing co-operative and peace and environmental centre on the Stoney Stanton Road.

Penny Walker from the Coventry Peace House

Penny Walker from the Coventry Peace Hou

She set up the property in 1999 with two other protestors from the year-long peace camp at the Alvis tank factory on the Walsgrave Triangle in Coventry.
The property houses two peace projects (Worldwise and the Peace Visionary Project) and provides co-operative living space, a cycling workshop and a community area for local people to use.

Renovating the property has been a struggle and, as this video shows, much of the work has been ruined by recent floods. Despite this, Penny loves where she lives and encourages others to join the co-op. Watch the video to see if you could be the extra house-mate they’re looking for.

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