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.

Bowden House is an established community currently looking for members: We have a 2 bedroom house for sale £290,000. See our website for photos and more details about the property.
GL54 5AQ
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 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 individuals and a family, ideally two or three young to early teens children with a parent or a couple with two children, who are motivated for communal living.
S3 9DN
Fireside Housing Co-op has spaces. Firstly we’ve got rooms in a couple of our houses which would suit single people, or a couple, or a single parent/child combo. Secondly we’re buying the house next door (Hurrah!). We’re hoping to find a family for this space as we really want to have children in the Co-op again. Our rent is £53/week per adult, plus bills and a contribution to our income-sharing pot (which pays insurance, water rates & internet costs). At present we are 9 adults all busy doing our own things. Although there's no children here, there are children living on the street. (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.
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 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. If you’re interested please email Caroline in the first instance on and look on our website "Living & Working Here - Vacancies" for a longer description.
We are currently looking for 1 or 2 new members. Members renovate our buildings and some share the management of our seven acres of land. We are specifically seeking applications from people who are keen to get involved in our ongoing large-scale renovation project, restoring our three buildings to create living space for more members. The accommodation that will definitely become available later this year, is a room in the shared-house, and we are also open to enquiries about the static caravan. All members pay between £210 and £290 pounds a month rent, and work for 4-20 hours per week on the renovation or the administration of the co-op and the renovation. The way to apply is by using our website - - please read it carefully to work out if this co-op could be for you.
SY22 6BP
We have room/s to rent 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 and contact us via the website for more information, or to arrange a visit.
SA42 0QJ
We are actively seeking new members at present, to fill our accommodation and help us do all the things necessary in running an eighty-acre farm.
LL20 7BS
We are a small, friendly, open-minded community who have come together to live co-operatively and creatively. Co-operating challenges us to take account of others' needs and place our own needs in that context. This is at the heart of what we're about and the means by which we help each other to grow. We all value living ethically, with compassion and a spirit of generosity. We have a beautiful converted water mill and outbuildings, with 5 acres of land with woodland and a stream, in our own secluded valley. There is easy access to Llangollen - a vibrant, welcoming town in N E Wales which has good schools. We live in our own separate households but co-own and co-manage the co-op and share many resources. We have either a two or three bedroomed home available to rent or by lending loan stock to the co-op. The rental cost is £495 or £720 pcm respectively, and there is a service charge of £200 pcm per adult (covering all bills including council tax) Much work has already been done to create the foundations of our community, it’s a great time to join us! If you’re interested, please get in touch and feel free to ask any questions. Please contact: Jamie: 07912536878 / Ana: Teja: / 01978 862944 Tom: 07403708000
We are currently seeking new members to join our co-operative in Edinburgh & the Lothians, to look for a house with us, to move in with us and make the place our own together. If you're interested in joining Redcurrant then please send an e-mail to and we'll send further details about the joining process.
*** At the moment, we are particularly seeking a female housemate to join us who is up for sharing one of our huge rooms with a current female housemate.*** And we are also seeking housemates interested to either rent a van-bedroom from us or 'moor' their own van, both as an integrated part of Hope House Community.*** We want to connect with people with similar ideas, aspirations and goals who would like to join the project: creating the Hope House Community and developing its direction, living at Hope House as a member of the community. We are also seeking people interested to join as founding members at the founding stage of our proposed coop. Please contact us for current availability in different memberships, how to apply, and to arrange a viewing and meet us. We are particularly interested in older members as we wish to be a truly multi-generational community. We are also interested in male or genderqueer members and housemates as we like having a gender balance where possible - but what is most important to us is finding the right match regardless of gender. For full-time resident members we have a number of rooms that come available: two huge rooms @ £800 inclusive for two people /couples sharing and two medium rooms for single occupancy @ £450 inclusive. The rooms prices are inclusive of bills and shared household items and are furnished with all bedding provided if required. We will also have two van-bedrooms (our van) and/or van 'moorings' (your van) for rental for singles and couples located adjacent to the garden on a quiet tree-lined street with no other houses as an integrated part of Hope House Community. Deposit of one month's rent and two references are required. Six months’ minimum length stay, one year or more preferred. No maximum length stay. We also have temporary, flexible and seasonal membership. CONTACT If Hope House Community sounds like the kind of home and community you are looking for, we would love to hear from you: (1) Huddl: (2) Hope House Intentional Kommunity Abode Facebook:
ME19 6HH
New Member Needed: We are looking for a new community member to assist in the running of pilsdon at malling, ideally you would enjoy kitchen management and cooking and sharing your skills with others who would appreciate learning from you. We would like you to commit to a 2 year period after a 6 month trial to ensure stability for our guests and yourself, a monthly allowance and clothing/dental/holiday/optical package are included as well as onsite accommodation&all meals and 2 days off per week. If you would like to know more please contact the guardian here Viv Ashworth at
Looking to find 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 not yet for sale but will be within 6 months Also have room in our existing property for another couple of residents. See main description.
There are currently 3-bed houses and 1-bed flats for sale at the award-winning Forgebank development (also known as Lancaster Cohousing). Details of the properties available can be found at: Email: Mobile: 07715 712992 (Jan)
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, and two Maintenance peoples. Check the Job descriptions, the procedure to apply and the application form on our website:
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.
Interested in joining Earth Heart Housing Coop? There are currently two properties for sale - THE OLD STABLES, and THE MOAT HOUSE ****************************************************************** 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. Please contact current owners for more details if you are interested - Selina or Simon on 01335 372114 or ***************************************************************** THE MOAT HOUSE - £350,000 - 4 bedroom farmhouse - see details on Right Move at *****************************************************************
We're always seeking to encourage interested people in coming and finding out about us, currently we are particularly interested to encourage families or couples for our larger living spaces. We currently have a 4 bed detached house for sale. Please contact the membership secretary on if you may be interested.
We are always interested in meeting Potential Members and we would love enquires from energetic, enthusiastic, sociable 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. 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. Mortgages are not available. Send us a letter/email telling us all about yourselves to and we will send you more information.
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.
We are looking for new members committed to community and openness It will be good if you are interested in some of; personal development, meditation, awareness, ecology, yoga, movement/dance, tantra. Enjoying life, love and nature! Please note you do have to pay some rent or via housing benefit.
EH10 4JQ
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