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.

SY10 0BG
Unit 1: Bedroom and private sitting room in main house AVAILABLE NOW! (£400 includes ALL bills) Unit 2: Self-contained converted barn from APRIL 2017 (£550 includes ALL bills) Unit 1 is a bedroom and private sitting room with its own staircase. It is above a large kitchen with doors opening out into the back garden. Kitchen is single use but bathroom to be shared with two others. The unit is available immediately. Unit 2 is the self-contained wood clad barn attached to the main house. Bags of character, wooden ceiling and floors, log burner, spiral staircase, bathroom, kitchen and living room downstairs and open plan upstairs with window front and wonderful view. It will be available from April 2017. The living room in the heart of the house is used as a communal space and has a biomass wood burner. The roof is equipped with solar panels and solar thermal. Yard for parking, small garden, polytunnel, great views, stunning walks, and beautiful, thriving village with amazing primary school. We explore sustainable livelihoods, apply permaculture principles and enjoy sharing knowledge. Two of the founding members will stay at the property and look forward to welcoming new members. Would suit single or couple, children welcome, no dogs. We are hoping new tenants will embrace the life style and actively contribute towards the development of the property and garden with a keen interest in permaculture and green practices. We also have loanstock available for those looking for investment opportunities. Anyone interested is to apply via email to Nina. Visits to the property will be arranged on an individual basis. Message Nina Wehling to find out more. Email: wehling.nina(at)gmail.com
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.
CO7 6TG
We are always interested in meeting Potential Members and we would love enquires from energetic, enthusiastic, sociable young people and young families. We live in an area of outstanding natural beauty in East Bergholt, famous for its links with John Constable. East Bergholt has good transport links and excellent primary and secondary schools within walking distance. Living spaces of all sizes become available at times but no spaces are available right now. When spaces become available this note will be updated. Potential members make several visits here over a period of time which is how we get to know each other. You have to buy into our community which means you must have capital (the amount depends on the size of space you buy). Small top up loans are occasionally available but not at the moment. You are unable to get a standard mortgage.
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.
DT6 6DQ
Be part of an exciting and inspiring project in beautiful surroundings! Monkton Wyld Court is looking for passionate, imaginative and resourceful people to become community members and take on a full-time job in the community in exchange for accommodation, food, a small stipend and community life! Get in touch if you think you may be interested in a role in housekeeping, the office or the kitchen. The first step? Contact us for a job description and arrange to come and volunteer, mentioning which role you are interested in.
TQ9 7PW
Bowden House is an established community currently looking for members: We have a 4 bedroom house for sale £450,000, a large 2 (potential to convert to 3) bed house £370,000 a small 2/3 bed House for sale for £240,000. See our website http://www.bowdenhouse.co.uk for photos and more details about the properties.
N41BG
Live-in community members and volunteers are needed at Guiseppe Conlon House. Come and be a part of a community of hospitality and resistance. If you want to live simply, in community with the poor, and work for peace and justice, then this is for you! Tasks are diverse and include housekeeping, repairs, gardening, administration, case work, random creative projects and spending time with guests. We usually expect volunteers to make a minimum commitment of 3 months. We offer free accommodation and meals. Please email for more information.
SY18 6JB
There are currently shares for sale at £165,000 in Dol Llys Housing Co-operative. This comprises a one sixth shares in the whole estate with self contained 2 or 3 bedroom accommodation in a stunning Georgian Hall. Dol Llys offers spacious, characterful and family-friendly living accommodation with 14.5 acreas of gardens, allotments, woodland, fields and a lake. Located within one mile of Llanidloes, mid-Wales with good rail links and local schools and the coast 30 miles away. For more information contact the membership secretary at info@dol-llys.co.uk or telephone 01686 414719
EH10 4JQ
There are currently two vacancies, one for a female, one for a male member, at our housing co-op in Edinburgh. We have capacity for eight persons (4 female, 4 male) and we have a cat and a garden. We work democratically, and new members are approved by consensus so the process might take a wee bit longer than expected, but we will get there! If you’re interested then drop us a line at ploughsharehousingcoop@gmail.com. We will be inviting people to interview in May/June.
BS4 1JN
We are actively recruiting new community members (single, couple, family) of all ages. We have capacity for more community members to live with us in an intentional Christian community. For more details of the opportunity and the process, please see https://leeabbey.org.uk/smc/get-involved/ and do get in touch.
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 Ornamental Gardener & Grower (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/
DE6 1NS
Interested in joining Earth Heart Housing Coop? There is currently one property for sale and a rental opportunity (BEDSIT AVAILABLE NOW see below): 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. Please contact current owners for more details if you are interested - Selina or Simon on 01335 372114 or selina.kerr@phonecoop.coop ** BEDSIT AVAILABLE AUGUST 2016 - APPLY NOW ** There is also an opportunity to go on a rental waiting list (for a bed-sit room in a shared home or for a self-contained 1-bed annexe, either of which could become available at short notice). Negotiable share of private 8 acre field and/or 2 ponies! Pets also negotiable (already 2 cats). Would suit singles, couples or very small families, perhaps people who are considering future rental or purchase of a home here, or wanting to try out community, co-housing or home-sharing. I'm also open to people whose lives are in transition needing a nurturing 'stepping-stone' home or a sanctuary away from home. Possible to pay small portion of rent with labour of various kinds. Looking forward to sharing my home and community with the right people! Contact Anne via email address itsgorgeousanne@gmail.com
BN8 6BY
Four bedroom house for sale £695,000 Lovely four bedroom house with large bedrooms and high ceilings throughout. Main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and views out over neighbouring fields and the Lodge's gardens. Three other good sized bedrooms - one with charming hayloft. Family bathroom upstairs and toilet downstairs. Huge open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge with woodburning stove leads out into the grounds of the Lodge. A short walk to the allotments, meadows, woods and views over the South Downs. Large utility room. ______ Four bedroom house £625,000 Large four-bedroom split-level house with 23 acres shared gardens and community facilities. Double aspect ground floor kitchen with tiled underfloor heating, opening on to 23 acre communal garden, views to meadowland and woodland; utility room with toilet and basin. Large and light double aspect first floor sitting and dining room with wood burner, wooden floors, high ceilings and double height hallway. Walk-in shower room with tiled underfloor heating, two double bedrooms (master has double aspect). Second floor converted attic rooms consisting of two double bedrooms, one measuring in excess of 8m in length.
SY7 0LH
We are currently looking for 2 new members to live in a shared house within our 5-household co-op in North Herefordshire. Members help renovate our buildings and manage seven acres of land. We are especially interested 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 only way to apply is by using our website - www.earthwormhousingcooperative.org.uk - please read it carefully to try and work out if this co-op could be for you.
DT6 4RN
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.
SP8 5JQ
We are currently looking for people to rent our 2 rooms in the communal farmhouse - one slightly larger and en suite, one with a beautiful view and adjacent bathroom. New people renting our farmhouse rooms come in as lodgers and after few months are invited to become full members of the community. Rent is approx. £420 p.m. (inclusive of all bills). If you are interested please see our website (www.thresholdcentre.org.) or email us on info@thresholdcentre.org.uk
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. The current unit for sale, unit 2, is a 3-4 bedroom home situated over 4 levels. For more information about Postlip and the unit for sale, have a look at our website http://www.postliphall.org.uk.