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.

SP8 5JQ
Unique opportunity for a small forming community Are you wanting to set up a cohousing project but don’t have enough people/money/energy to make it happen? Well how about joining us?? The Threshold Centre is a well-established community, initiated around 12 years ago with the purchase of the farmhouse (now our community space) and the conversion of the adjoining buildings into 14 residential properties. The total capacity of the community is about 20, but this year we have a few people moving on for various reasons and we find ourselves with some vacancies: there are currently two 2-bed and one 1-bed cottages for sale, plus two ‘one-up one-down’ properties coming up in the next few months for rent from the housing association we are allied with. So if you are a forming group of perhaps 6 people, this could be your answer! We are only a mile away from a mainline railway station and shops, and yet we are situated in a beautiful spot in rural Dorset. To find out more about us, please see our website (www.thresholdcentre.org.uk) and contact us if you would like to come and discuss the possibilities.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
LE5 2FE
A 2 bedroomed semi is available for rent in Leicester from May 1st in a small mature cohousing community. It would best suit people who want to live co-operatively with two other households, grow their own food organically and live in a more sustainable way. Ring Murray on 0116 2766439 for more details
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.
DT6 4RN
We’d like to hear from you if you would like to join us as Core Member-Caterer. You’ll need some competence both in cooking and in running a kitchen including menu planning, ordering, food hygiene and so on. You will enjoy cooking good simple home cooked food, using local produce where possible and encouraging others to develop their skills and confidence in the kitchen too. We all get involved in some cooking, cleaning, visitor liaison, event hosting, daily quiet times in chapel and a willingness to help out if something arises, regardless of our main job focus. You will live in a beautiful part of the country with sea views, receive full board and a room in shared team accommodation on site, along with a modest salary. Please email Caroline for full details in the first instance, and look on our website "Living & Working Here - Vacancies" for a longer description. 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.
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 is currently one vacancy for a female 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 April/May.
SP3 5DJ
We are looking for members committed to community, openness, personal development, and yoga or meditation or tantra.
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
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.