Places needing Members

Communities vary widely in their capacity to host guests during periods when they are not looking for new members. So don't be surprised if a request to visit is turned down. However, the communities listed below have said that they are currently looking for new members so, generally while that need remains, they will also be the keenest on visitors who have a genuine interest.

SY22 6BP
We have vacancies for new resident members (accommodation most suitable for singles or couples) in our thriving community based in a lovely part of rural mid-Wales (SY22 6BP). No £investment required except your interest in permaculture and enthusiasm for learning new skills to help improve our outdoor and indoor environment. See our website for more details http://tanyfronhousingco-op.weebly.com/ and contact us via the website for more information, or to arrange a visit.
SY7 0LH
We are currently looking for 2 new members to live in a shared house within our 6-household co-op in North Herefordshire. Members renovate our buildings and some share the management of our seven acres of land. We are specifically seeking in applications from people who are keen to get involved in our ongoing large-scale renovation project, restoring our three Edwardian buildings to create living space for more members. The way to apply is by using our website - www.earthwormhousingcooperative.org.uk - please read it carefully to work out if this co-op could be for you. We are also hosting an open day on 23rd September for people interested in applying, please look at our website for details. Closing date for applications is 20th October.
TQ9 7PW
Bowden House is an established community currently looking for members: We have a 4 bedroom house for sale £450,000 and a 2 bed flat for £235,000. See our website http://www.bowdenhouse.co.uk for photos and more details about the property.
GL54 5AQ
We are a small community of eight families living in separate homes within a large Cotswold manor house. Our bit of the Postlip Valley holds a mainly Jacobean house, a medieval Tithe Barn, and the 12C Chapel of St James, in Gloucestershire. We do lots of things together, from growing organically and maintaining the house and grounds to running public events but we also have private lives. We are currently looking for new members to join our community and have units for sale. For more information about Postlip and the unit for sale, have a look at our website http://www.postliphall.org.uk.
DT6 4RN
Othona West Dorset would love to welcome a new Core Member - Housekeeper to join the permanent residential community. Are you someone whose observant eye and thoughtful housekeeping will ensure that our visitors have a comfortable time? Can you organise our cleaning and bedding supplies and liaise with colleagues and volunteers to get it all done? You will have a desire to live in community and probably have had previous community experience, a mature outlook, self awareness, sensitivity to others, flexibility and adaptability, enjoy working in a team, be on a spiritual journey, and possess good health and an open-mind. You will need to be able to attend an event as a paying visitor as part of the recruitment process. You will have: a desire to live in community, mature outlook, self awareness, sensitivity to others, flexibility and adaptability, enjoyment of working in a team, being on a spiritual journey, possessing good health and an open-mind. Please look at our website www.othonawestdorset.org.uk for more information about living and working with us. We run a rolling advert for Short Term Core, our essential supporting people, who are with us for 3 months to 1 year, with full board & lodgings & a small stipend. This position is available from now. Even if you are not available until later in the year you are very welcome however to start the recruitment process now as it can take several months to complete. Short Term Core members support the team and help provide a good experience for our visitors. You may be taking a gap year, a career break, a change of direction or want to explore service and hospitality. Personal attributes include a desire to live in community, mature outlook, self awareness, sensitivity to others, flexibility and adaptability, enjoyment of working in a team, being on a spiritual journey, possessing good health and an open-mind. You also receive time off, opportunity for personal development, a contract, and extensive experience in beautiful natural surroundings. If you live in the UK, we will want you to visit Othona as part of the recruitment process. If you’re interested please email Caroline at recruitment@othona-bb.org.uk.
NG3 5AS
Banna Lesbian Housing co-op, Nottingham currently have a flat available in beautiful part of the city. It’s a one bedroom, partly furnished flat, single occupancy in a Victorian listed building. GCH, double glazing, shared garden, available on road parking in leafy part of Nottingham. Rent is around ….excluding bills. If you are interested in applying, please contact bannahousing@yahoo.co.uk Banna Lesbian Housing Cooperative Celebrates 25 Years Offering Safe, Affordable Housing In 1993, a group of women living in Nottingham’s well-established Morrigan Lesbian Housing Cooperative saw how the organisation was growing and developing and decided to branch out and set up Banna Housing. 25 years later, we’re still going strong. Living in Banna gives members a safe, secure home with genuinely affordable rent where we’re able to be ourselves. This means people tend to stick around; one of our current members has been part of the coop for well over ten years. Our lovely, Victorian home is owned by Nottingham Community Housing Association but our management agreement allows us the autonomy to make improvements, run things our way and choose people to live with who share some basic values around tolerance and cooperation. We’re a small group – just four flats at present - and it’s not full-scale communal living. Coop members have individual flats but also share a garden and communal areas; you can choose to shut yourself away quietly at the end of a difficult day but you know you can knock on any door for a cup of tea and a chat when you really need to. The work we do together is small scale – minor maintenance, gardening, keeping the books – but it makes you feel that the place you live is a community, not just somewhere to eat and sleep. We’ve also been making an effort recently to do work out of the coop and meet other queer women in Nottingham, hosting two events at Nottingham Women’s Centre’s Les-Bi Café, supporting each other at the vigil for Orlando and making plans for Nottingham Pride. We’re currently looking for new members and have a flat available. So if you’re a woman in the LGBTQI community and want to know more about how we work, please get in touch. You can reach us by email (bannahousing@yahoo.co.uk) or find us on Facebook or Twitter
S4 7AG
We have a large room coming available. £330 pcm inc. most bills, or £450 for two people sharing the room. If you are interested in contributing to our lovely household, please get in touch and tell us about yourself/selves! Then come see the house, have some conversations, and come for dinner. Looking forwards to meeting you; let's see if we are compatible...
OX10 6AN
Hello! Looking for a change in your life? Looking for new challenges and new scope for fulfilment? Looking to join a thriving community living in a socially and environmentally responsible and thoughtful way? Looking to explore new ways of thinking, and co-operating, and being and feeling? We have a number of interesting opportunities available for people wishing to join our community as working residents. We are currently looking for a Kitchen Co-ordinator, a Maintenance person, and an Gardener & Estate Worker (combined role). Check the Job descriptions, the procedure to apply and the application form on our website: http://www.braziers.org.uk/living-and-working-at-braziers/vacancies/
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Fireside Housing Co-op has some space coming up. This space would suit a small family (1 parent & 1 child) or a single person. Our rent is £53/week, plus bills and a contribution to our income-sharing pot (which pays insurance, water rates & internet costs). At present we have 12 adults all busy doing their own thing. 2 adults will be moving out, leaving one large and one small room. Although there's no children here, there are children living on the street, and we would love to have a child again. (The most recent children grew into adults and stayed!) Our outside interests range from gardening to music to cycling to campaign work. If you are interested in living with us, please get in contact so that we can invite you to come & visit and start the process of getting to know each other.
DE6 1NS
Interested in joining Earth Heart Housing Coop? There is currently two properties for sale - THE OLD STABLES and THE HAYLOFT ****************************************************************** THE OLD STABLES - £310,000, a 3-bedroom barn conversion in a beautiful courtyard of stone farm buildings. It is well insulated, double glazed, heated by communal wood pellet boiler, fully modernised and beautiful interior, with stunning views across a valley in rural Derbyshire. See more details about the property on Right Move, search with DE6 1NS. Please contact current owners for more details if you are interested - Selina or Simon on 01335 372114 or selina.kerr@phonecoop.coop ***************************************************************** THE HAYLOFT - £250,000, a 2 bedroom first floor barn conversion, located in an old farmyard courtyard. Large open plan living room that is open floor to ridge with a mezzanine at each end. All rooms have stunning views of the Derbyshire countryside. Partly insulated / part exposed stone interior walls, double glazing, log burner, communal pellet boiler heating. Ring Vic on 07802 771957 for further details.
BA6 8AQ
Pendragon Community in Glastonbury Somerset is a centre for low impact living and an experiment in living together happily. We are creative people who find community living enjoyable and care about sustainability. Long-term community members mainly have outside jobs, pay for their stay, and do not necessarily need to do anything at the community other than normal house cleaning and attending the weekly community meeting. We often eat communally but it happens organically rather than being structured. There is scope to keep animals and for community members to involve themselves in finding additional creative uses for our large meeting room and art studio. At present we have available rooms for individuals and a suite for a family, both with en-suite facilities. Please e-mail Roger@PendragonCommunity.com if you are interested.