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.

S3 9DN
North of England
Fireside Housing Co-op has spaces. We’ve got a vacancy for a family as we really want to have children in the Co-op and we have rooms in a couple of our houses which would suit single people. Our rent is £55/week per adult, plus bills and a contribution to our income-sharing pot (which pays insurance, water rates & internet costs). At present we are 10 adults all busy doing our own things. Although the baby living here will be leaving, there are children living on the street, and we want to continue having a child/children here. (Some of our 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 and we’ll send you more information. We will invite you to come & visit and start the process of getting to know each other. This can be lengthy as it takes time for all of us to get to know you, and vice versa, and our Co-op decision meetings are only monthly.
South East England
We’re open to new members and looking for folk interested in growing food. Can you help us put mud on the walls of our straw bale house? Fix bikes? Welcome newcomers to off-grid living with a tour and a tea? Reclaim waste food from supermarkets and wholesalers? Or just make another squat pot of lentil and veg soup? Where have you been all our lives? Get involved!
N16 8SL
South East England
Do you want to live somewhere that is a home rather than just a house? Are you a mature and responsible person who can take initiative and enjoy the benefits of working together to make a place function for everyone? If you are vegetarian (or happy to live in a vegetarian home) and interested in living communally then you could be the right fit for The Nevill. The rent is £600/month and bills are £210/month which includes all utilities (wifi, electricity, gas, water, BT, TV license), food/drinks (except booze!) and consumables (cleaning products, washing liquid,loo roll etc...). Deposit of £600 is also required. One room is available now, a second one will be from December 2019. We all share responsibility to cook, clean, shop etc... for the house and one another. We don't have rotas so want to live with people who can take responsibility to do what's needed. We're busy people, from various places and with broad interests (art, architecture, film, theatre, activism, football and the pub quiz!) who want to live in a friendly home, socialising, relaxing or having a rant with a cup of coffee/herbal tea or a glass of whiskey/wine/beer depending on the time of day. We share meals in the evenings whenever possible, taking turns to cook for each other. We meet people at least twice when filling rooms and have a 3 month probationary period to try and get the right fit. Please get in touch and tell us about yourself, what you could bring to a communal place, your experiences and expectations of communal living if The Nevill sounds like a good fit for you!
EX17 3BU
South West England
We are looking for new members to live in our housing co-op in Crediton, Devon. There is up to 3 spare bedrooms. Its a spacious old house with a big garden, chickens and bees. We like eating dinner together most nights. We have a baby and a dog and other kids and dogs welcome. Do get in touch if you would like more info.
SA66 7XS
Over the next five years we will be looking for new people to join us. Initially we would be interested in people with some capital to invest in order to pay off existing loans. After this we may be in a position to offer membership to those without capital investment. Whilst it is not necessary to have experience in a particular area of community living and renovations, the current community would greatly benefit from people with those skills. The process of applying to live in the community includes the following: Phase one: Initial request for consideration to the group. Day visit and information sharing. Weekend visit and joining in activities. Group decision. Phase two: Further weekend visit. Trial period. Group decision.
South West England
We are a co-housing community of 14 properties in rural north Dorset, aiming to be sustainable and self-sufficient. We currently have one vacancy: a housing-association rental property, which is a 1-bedroom house (42 sq m). Please see our website or email us at for more details.
The Ewe house is in its first baby steps as a community and we are looking for new members or friends that wants to connect and have some kind of connection.
SA42 0QJ
We are always interested in hearing from people who may be interested in joining our lovely community and helping us to steward this eighty-acre farm where we try to work with, rather than against nature. Do you have, or wish to develop, skills such as carpentry, building/maintenance, bee-keeping, gardening, animal husbandry, cooking, mechanics, painting/decorating, preserving/winemaking,renewable technology, electrics, admin/IT, creative skills, or indeed any other wonderful skills we haven't thought of :)
GL54 5AQ
South West England
We are currently looking for new members to join our community and have a two bedroom unit for sale. We have open days on the 13th and 26th of October 2019- come along and find out more about us in person! Tickets available on the 'Visit Us' section of our website. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of ages. For more information about Postlip and the unit for sale, have a look at our website: We are a small community of eight families and individuals 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.
The Midlands
Interested in joining Earth Heart Housing Coop? There are currently two properties for sale - THE OLD STABLES AND THE ROOFTOPS. ***************************************************************** ****************************************************************** THE OLD STABLES - £299,500 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. For more details please contact current owners - Selina or Simon on 01335 372114 or or go to - Rightmove and search using our postcode DE6 1NS ************************************************************** THE ROOFTOPS - A 3 bedroomed top floor apartment in grade 2 listed farm house. Full of character in beautiful peaceful location. £275,000. Contact Anita 01335 372777 or email
South West England
We are looking for new members, committed to community and openness We need you to be interested in some of; personal development, meditation, awareness, ecology, yoga, movement/dance, tantra. Enjoying life, love and nature! We have a raised bed vegetable garden in need of some TLC. You must actually want to live communally and share and communicate with others. Please note you do have to pay some rent or via housing benefit.
OX10 6AN
South East England
Hello! Looking for a change in your life? Looking for new challenges and new scope for fulfilment? Looking to explore new ways of thinking, and co-operating, and being and feeling? We're not currently searching, but people organically move on to other places - so, apply now for your future here! We are presently seeking staff residents, tenants and lodgers to join us:
South West England
2 families sought to join CoHousing Bristol. We are in the process of creating a cohousing community on our site and have recently put out tenders to builders to for 7 housing units for sale to our members. CoHousing Bristol Ltd members are also directors of the company and need to be able to commit time and energy to developing the project over the next 1 - 2 years. Please contact us and we'll send you some more details about our project, how we are organised and how to take it forward if you're interested in joining us. Or look at our website and download application documents. Contact: Diane tel:07730557657
The Midlands
Looking to find 2 persons for the house we are currently in and also 4 - 6 people interested in forming a coop to purchase the house next door. It is a large 6 bed town house with a retail/cafe facility. Or perhaps another group of people with similar eco/self sufficiency ideals. The house is now for sale. Also have room in our existing property for another couple of residents. See main description.
We are currently looking for members both to go in our current house and to form a group to help us expand into other houses in the future. Basically, if you're interested in co-operative housing in Swansea, get in touch!
The Midlands
We're always seeking to encourage interested people in coming and finding out about us. We hold regular Open Weekends in spring and autumn. Please contact us for the dates of the next open weekend:
SY18 6JB
There are currently two shares for sale at £185,000 each in Dol Llys Housing Co-operative. This comprises a one sixth shares in the whole estate with self contained 2 bedroom accommodation on either the first or ground floors. 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. We are holding an open day from 10-12 on Saturday 2 November 2019 for people who are interested in the share sale and in cohousing life here. For more information and to book your place contact the membership secretary at or telephone 01686 414719