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.

EH10 4JQ
There is one vacancy for a male member to move in around September. 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: 30th of June 2019
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.
S33 0DA
The Midlands
Are you interested in becoming a member of our Community? We are an independent Quaker Community living, working and worshipping together. We offer a diversity of shared and individual accommodation in an historic stone building set in 10 acres of woodland. Living and working with our Quaker testimonies we offer a programme of retreats, working weeks and individual stays to our guests. Members of the community share their skills and offer service to provide hospitality, run our retreat programme and manage the maintenance of our buildings, gardens and woodland. All members volunteer in the work of the community, some also have part time employment in the locality. Our twice daily worship is central to our commitment to living together in the spirit, as are our weekly house meetings. We aim to find a balance between service, work and personal time. We are supported by local Quaker Elders and Overseers. Members and regular attenders welcome. If you would like to find out more please contact the community or come and visit us, join a Retreat or come along to an Exploring Community weekend.
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 new lodgers to join us:
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!
SY20 8JH
We currently have a compact double room available to rent in the eaves of the house, on the top floor. We are looking for a new member who would be up for sharing with our assortment of animals and children! As the room is a fairly small room, it would only really be suitable for a single person and therefore not suitable for couples or people with children. Someone enthusiastic about communal living and gardening would be ideal. We are a friendly sociable bunch who enjoy dancing, festivals, cooking and socials as well as a bit of peace and tranquility too! Rent is £175 pcm. Shared bills are £77pcm per person. If you are interested but live afar you would be welcome to come and stay for a weekend to see how you like the place and us!
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 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.
WR13 5EZ
The Midlands
My name is Rosie, and I used to live at Birchwood Hall Community until I moved away to take up a new job. I was really sad to leave as it’s an extraordinary place to live, for very un-extraordinary reasons. People are very genuine, respectful of each other’s space, and always ready to have fun. It was amazing to live in an environment with people who care about each other, and look out for each other in tricky times. Everyone eats together in the evenings, and this is an important part of community life. I miss the gentle mix of organisation and flux, the conversation, the laughs, the dry humour, the salad from the garden, but most of all the people. Birchwood is a wonderful place to live, and there is currently room for more members. Please send an e-mail to tell them about yourself if you’re interested in living communally, and they’ll take it from there. The members living at Birchwood Hall will look forward to hearing from you.
South West England
We will be seeking new Members later in the year and next year who want to join on an all-inclusive programme. We also keep a waiting list if you would like to register your interest for the future.
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:
S3 9DN
North of England
Fireside Housing Co-op has spaces. We’ve got rooms in a couple of our houses which would suit single people, or a couple, or a single parent/child combo. 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. We expect to have a new baby living here soon! Our children grew into adults and stayed, but there are children living on the street. 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.
EX23 0NJ
South West England
Trelay Cohousing Community now has space for new members. A number of properties will become available over the course of 2019 and 2020, see our "interest page" more info. Two 3 or 4 bedroom semi-detached houses becoming available during 2019 as well as a 2 bedroom cottage and two smaller detached living spaces suitable for couples or singles. Check the Visiting Trelay-Interest weekends section of our website for more info
NG25 0QU
The Midlands
An eco 4-bed house is for sale at Hockerton Housing Project. It is one of the five private solar passive homes on this sustainable co-housing development. The earth-sheltered house comes with shared access and use of renewable energy systems, rainwater harvesting and 6 acres of land, with a further 8.5 acres on an agricultural lease. Members own their own homes, with a private garden, carport and workshop, and share the surrounding land, energy and water facilities. Food is grown communally, with an allotment, 3 large polytunnels and an aquaponics system. Members also share the care of chickens, sheep, hedgehogs and the bees that pollinate the orchard and provide honey. The shared land includes a lake used for canoeing and swimming, a volleyball pitch and woodland walks. Each household spends time maintaining the land, energy and water systems (in exchange for our exceptionally low energy and water bills), and paid work for the cooperative business which offers a range of educational and advisory services in sustainable development. Tasks are agreed in line with members’ interests, skills and availability. The development is in the Nottinghamshire village of Hockerton, 1.5 miles from the market town of Southwell and 7 miles from Newark, with its 75 minute train link to London. The village has a pub and an active community spirit, assisted by its own community-owned wind turbine and PV arrays. Southwell is a bustling historic town with a useful range of shops, two weekly markets, and regular festivals throughout the year. £460,000 (aligned to the local housing market). Please contact us for more details
The Midlands
Interested in joining Earth Heart Housing Coop? There is currently one property for sale - THE OLD STABLES 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 - £320,000 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. For more details please contact current owners - Selina or Simon on 01335 372114 or
South West England
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.
MK18 3LZ
South East England
Redfield Community is currently looking for new members. We aim to maintain an approximate gender/age/families/singles balance. In particular at the moment, we are looking for families, couples and single women. If you don't fit in to any of these categories, please do still express your interest as things can and do change. 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