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.

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: ana.j.cade@gmail.com Teja: tejapushpa@hotmail.com / 01978 862944 Tom: 07403708000
CO7 6TG
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 applicants@oldhall.org.uk and we will send you more information.
GL54 5AQ
We are currently looking for new members to join our community and have a two bedroom unit for sale. For more information about Postlip and the unit for sale, have a look at our website: http://www.postliphall.org.uk/units-for-sale.html 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.
SP3 5DJ
We are looking for new members, particularly women to keep a balance, 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.
IV36 2RE
We are developing our business and we need a person to help us to redesign the work system and how food can be continue to integrate into the work we do with local produce and nurturing positive change. . The selected candidate will keep an overview of the kitchen organisation and of projects allocated to the kitchen. They will be responsible for making sure all kitchen shifts are staffed on a monthly base with meal plans and direction given to assistant and volunteers. In this role they will be expect to allocate work to Volunteers where necessary and ensure that work is done in time and with consideration of health and safety procedure. Personal Qualities and Experience required Essential Having leadership skills by taking responsibility for the Kitchen department and the people who work in it. Proven work experience as a Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Manger or Head Chef, making delicious and nutritious food for small and large numbers of people according to the values of Newbold Trust (organic, vegetarian and vegan food) and being able to deliver the food in a timely fashion. Organisational skills for keeping the department organised and safe and showing the authority to the co-workers to keep it that way. Organising not only the departmental responsibilities but also the team responsibilities (meetings, budgeting, rota’s, ordering) Taking personal responsibility to extend the own skills through training and education Hands-on experience with planning menus and ordering ingredients. Knowledge of a wide range of recipes for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free meals or enthusiasm to learn such skills. Familiarity with kitchen sanitation and health and safety regulations Excellent organizational skills Ability to work as part of a team and resolve conflict in a professional manner Flexibility to work during evenings and weekends Desireable Certification from a culinary school or degree in Restaurant Management is a plus Working shifts The Kitchen Manager works 35 hours/week in order to have enough time to manage the department. Salary Your salary will be £13.200 per annum including food. Community Service Work and Overtime is not normally paid Holidays Your annual leave entitlement is 6 weeks per year prorata, and this includes all public (bank) holidays. A maximum of two weeks not taken in one year may be carried over to the following year (January or February). All leave must be agreed in advance, with your manager: one week in advance for leave up to three days, and one month in advance for leave of three or more days. Please be aware that holiday requests of more than three days may not be granted during the peak season for your Department or Area. Deadline to send applications July 31st 12.00am Role Starting August.
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.
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’ve just bought 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 8 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. This can be lengthy as our Co-op meetings are monthly.
LA2 6FD
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: https://www.lancastercohousing.org.uk/Join/Index/18IDP2iEcaRanqFOL6FNq5rS-wPJ-wr8VGvhc1g9owbY Email: info@lancastercohousing.org.uk Mobile: 07715 712992 (Jan)
SY7 0LH
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 - www.earthwormhousingcooperative.org.uk - 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 http://tanyfronhousingco-op.weebly.com/ and contact us via the website for more information, or to arrange a visit.
BS5
We don't have any availability at the moment but we do keep a waiting list so if you are interested, do apply on:- https://app.autopo.co/a/hopehouse/apply
DT6 4RN
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. 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 recruitment@othona-bb.org.uk and look on our website "Living & Working Here - Vacancies" for a longer description.
DE6 1NS
Interested in joining Earth Heart Housing Coop? There are currently two properties for sale - THE OLD STABLES, and THE MOAT HOUSE, AND A ROOM TO RENT ***************************************************************** RENT A ROOM - Single person required to share top floor flat of listed building farmhouse. Own room plus use of livingroom/kitchen, bathroom and garden. Vegetarian, non-smoker preferred. Resident dog and cat so sorry no more pets. Own transport necessary. £100 per week all bills included. ****************************************************************** 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 ***************************************************************** THE MOAT HOUSE - £350,000 - 4 bedroom farmhouse - see details on Right Move at http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70224395.html *****************************************************************
SE27 9JU
We are looking for people to join us for at least a year and hopefully longer. You would be supporting people with learning disabilities in every area of their lives and adding your skills and enthusiasm to the life of the community. See www.larchelondon.org.uk.
PA66 6BN
Erraid community is looking for members! We are a small spiritual community and live on an island in old lighthouse keepers cottages. Please read our website to find out more! www.erraid.com
B29 7PX
Gung-ho are looking for two new members to join this Autumn! The two rooms are likely to be available from late September 2018, but move-ins are quite negotiable so get in touch if you are interested! We're pretty well established and are undergoing some light renovations over the summer which we expect to be finished by September: a spruced up kitchen, window replacement, and lots of gardening! As we say in our profile, we are a close knit house of good friends who spend quite a bit of time together in the Stirchley community. Our activities locally include developing Stirchley co-operation along with neighbour housing and worker co-ops, engagement in the Industrial Workers of the World Union, community gardening with migrant communities, and various political reading groups. If that sounds like something you'd like to join us with, or have new ideas about how to practice radical social change in an urban environment, please get in touch! brumcoop@gmail.com
BA6 8AQ
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.