The Non Commercial House was a squatted autonomous space on 165 Commercial Street, London, E1. The project consisted of a giant Free Shop for people to share, recycle what they dont need and take what they need. After several attempts that were resisted, the space was finally evicted on 30th November 2009 by high court bailiffs, on behalf of the owner The City of London.
But the place has been taken back!! and on
Saturday 16th of January there was the Grand Re-Opening. Apart from the
FreeShop itself and some free food and loads of cuppas, there was also
skillsharing sessions and some music in the evening to enjoy the space
at its best. [Event]
live in a society of over consumption and waste. Non Commercial House
aims to offer an alternative based upon cooperation, mutual respect and
sustainable living. It is not only about objects but about sharing!”
NON COMMERCIAL HOUSE
Address: 165 Commercial Street E1 (next to Bishopsgate, Liverpool st tube station)
Children are very welcome within the space. We are hoping to have a
kids section of the free shop with free toys / clothes and hold family
friendly events. The ground floor is wheelchair accessible. However,
the only toilet in the building is on the top floor and not.
is a non-profit, non-hierarchical space open to all and your input is
valued so drop by some time to get involved and let us know what your
ideas / thoughts are.
The Non Commercial House collective