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.

Interested in joining Earth Heart Housing Coop? There are currently three properties for sale - THE OLD STABLES, THE HAYLOFT and THE MOAT HOUSE - and an annexe for rent - THE CHEESEROOM ****************************************************************** THE OLD STABLES - £299,950, 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 ***************************************************************** 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. ***************************************************************** THE MOAT HOUSE - £350,000 - 4 bedroom farmhouse - see details on Right Move at ***************************************************************** THE CHEESEROOM - small annexe, self-contained with mini kitchen and bathroom, sleeping loft, best suited for a single person. Rent £460 per month includes council tax and service charge, also approx £65 per month bills. Email Anne *****************************************************************
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There is currently a vacancy 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
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We are looking for up to two new members
The Pilsdon Community is seeking new Community Members to join the existing team, based on our 12 acre farm in West Dorset. The Warden and Community Members live and work alongside people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, as well as those suffering with mental health challenges. Community Members are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and professions; some of the key requirements are a demonstrable sense of calling to this role, strong relational qualities and an ability to work in an emotionally and physically challenging environment. Community Members take responsibility for the over all running, organisation and ethos of Pilsdon. At any one time there maybe up to 7 community members and the current team is made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, which includes individuals, married couples and families. As well as the day to day jobs of cooking, looking after livestock, leading prayers, washing and cleaning – where members take equal part to others living at Pilsdon – Community Members also look after key areas such as health and safety, the gardens, the vehicles and applications process, to name just a few. A Community Member also acts as a support/link worker to a number of Guests who are designated to them. Underpinning this work is an ethos of ‘living alongside and serving one another’. One important implication of this is that Members all share the same house rules as Guests and Visitors in terms of Pilsdon being a dry house. The selection process for a potential new Member involves residential visits to Pilsdon and an interview. If you would like to explore the possibility of becoming a community member please contact Michael, the Warden. Community Members are required to commit 3-5 years. Families are welcome to apply.
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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
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 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 for more information about living and working with us.
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We have a room coming available in January. £300 pcm inc. most bills. If you are interested in contributing to our lovely household, please get in touch and tell us about yourself! Then come see the house, have some conversations, and come for dinner. Looking forwards to meeting you; let's see if we are compatible...
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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:
We are currently (Winter 2017) looking for a new family, ideally of about 4, three kids and parent or a couple with 2 or 3 young children to early teens. We are also interested to meet new individuals who we can keep in mind should a single room come available.
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 the kitchen, garden or office. The first step? Contact us for a job description and arrange to come and volunteer.
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 for photos and more details about the property.
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. Two spaces have become available in September 2017. A number of potential members have been visiting over the past two years. 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.
We currently have one 2-bed recently refurbished cottage for sale. If you are interested please see our website ( or email us on
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Redfield Community will soon be looking for new members. In particular, families, single parent families and single people. we try to maintain a rough gender/age/families/singles balance. There are a variety of ways to visit us: visitor days, open days, maintenance weeks and WWOOF weekends Please contact the membership secretary if you are interested by email