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RUSS is a volunteer-led Community Land Trust based in south London, founded in 2009 with the mission of creating sustainable neighbourhoods and genuinely affordable homes. We aim to bring together people and nature to build a more mutually beneficial world.


We have begun construction of 36 permanently affordable new homes in Ladywell, Lewisham – the largest self-build community housing project of its kind ever undertaken in London. The building work, being delivered by ROOFF Ltd, is due to complete in 2023.

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RUSS relies on people like you, and we need your help to create truly affordable homes for Londoners. Whether you’re looking to become a RUSS member, keen to volunteer, want to donate or are eager to learn about self building, we’d love you to get involved.