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.

The Midlands
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S7 1DS
North of England
Looking for something different? Co-operate in style There is a vacancy in our 5-member housing co-op in Sheffield, Share Instead. We collectively look after our lovely 5 bedroom home in leafy S7 and support one another in our paths of activism and self-development. We aim to make our co-op accessible and affordable, without paid work needing to dominate our lives. We share cooking and costs of vegetarian food. We are part of Radical Routes co-op network. Rent £269, Food £122 and Bills £50 per month. Please email if you might be interested. July 2020
South West England
We are currently looking for individuals and families, ideally a single parent with 4 - 12 year old children, but also individuals, who are motivated for communal living. We would need you to come and stay with us, during the covid crisis we'd give you isolation rooms when you arrive and take you to a testing station ASAP.
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 are currently organising virtual tours and conversations, followed by a social-distanced tour where possible. 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.
East Anglia
March 2020: Stop Press. We have cancelled all visits until further notice. We will continue to post out information packs though. 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.
EH10 4JQ
There is one vacancy for a male member. We also welcome applications from transmen and non-binary people. Ploughshare Housing Co-op is based 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 for an application form: Deadline for applications: 1st September 2020 to move in around the end of October. This is subject to change depending on what is happening with the Corona Virus.
South East England
A spacious four-bedroom house set in 23 acres of beautiful gardens, woods and meadows in the thriving co-housing community Laughton Lodge. An open plan kitchen-dining room and adjoining lounge lies at the heart of this unique family home. It has been recently refurbished with new windows in keeping with the property’s historic character, new floors, carpets and upgraded heating, electrics and decoration throughout. A luxurious wide staircase takes you upstairs to four double bedrooms and bathroom. The property also benefits from a professionally boarded loft with a high quality ladder for easy access. This huge space could be converted to add even more living space. Contact Steve on 07714660887 or Also available: A light, spacious five bedroom terraced house, with two reception rooms, kitchen and two bathrooms. More details and photos:
EX23 0NJ
South West England
Trelay Cohousing Community now has opportunities for new members. Two seperate 1 bedroom properties are becoming available over the course of 2020 and 2021, see our website for more info.
S11 9DY
North of England
Shirle Hill Cohousing are looking for new members to join their still developing community of 15 adults and 2 children in 10 different units. Set in lovely tree-filled grounds in Nether Edge, Sheffield, a 3 bedroom flat is for sale. If you are enthusiastic about living in a cohousing community where you will have your own living unit, but also share some wonderful communal spaces, then why not contact us. Shirle Hill Ltd, 6 Shirle Hill, Sheffield, S11 9DY Contact or Oliver on 07909-924947
S3 9DN
North of England
Fireside Housing Co-op has spaces. One or two rooms would be suitable for a couple or a single person, and the vacant house could suit a a family as we really want to have more children in the Co-op. 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 9 adults, a 4 year old & a new baby :-) all busy doing our own things. We would like to have another child here too. (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. Initially we'll invite you for an online meeting with one or two of us, and then perhaps a distanced a cup of tea, depending where you live. This gives you a chance to meet a few of us and see the place. If all goes well, we'll start the lengthier process of getting to know each other. This can take a while 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.
The Midlands
Looking to find 2 more persons to live with us longer term. Ideally we are after people that are looking to find a communal home and will love the space we have as much as we do. Our set up may suit a couple with a younger child as we'd have a great space to grow up in and there the obvious synergy of us having a toddler. We follow 'gentle parenting' and intend to home school We have a single and double room available. If you are interested please contact us with info about you and why you are interested in our set up.
SY18 6JB
There is currently one share for sale at £185,000 in Dol Llys Housing Co-operative. This comprises a one sixth share in the whole estate with self contained 2 bedroom accommodation on the ground floor. 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. For more information contact the membership secretary at or telephone 01686 414719. Visits are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 emergency.