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.

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.
East Devon shared smallholding looking for one long-term tenant. We are a group of six adults, two children (aged 4 and 7), two dogs and one cat. We're looking for one more like-minded person to join us at a wonderful 4 acre rural location in East Devon. Our interests are sustainable living, organic food production, land connection, strong and open communication, emotional growth, living peaceably, cooking, yoga, surfing, fishing and many more! We're a diverse group with varying backgrounds, vocations and skills. The space available: First floor bedroom (one room of flat with own staircase and front door, small kitchen & bathroom. Other room in flat occupied by a couple): £320pm + utilities. Long-term let. Dimensions: 13' (3.3m) x 21'(5.35m). Lovely views across garden and Holyford valley. Let includes access to additional common areas: wooden 'living room' cabin with woodburner. 1 indoor and 1 outdoor kitchen (plus dishwasher), small solar bath/shower room/loo, compost loos, chest freezer, attic storage. Washing machine available in the first floor kitchen. Flat is centrally heated by our log boiler. Hotdesk in office (outbuilding) with ethernet and wifi (TP link). The owners are currently living in the main house. Other residents also live onsite. Ample parking. Cabled internet connection available 24/7 in your room, the office and cabin. Wifi occasionally, though reduced hours for health reasons. Large, beautiful garden. Short walk to fenced swimming pond and ancient woodland. Close to the various jurassic coast beaches eg Beer, Lyme Regis... Shared utilities are additional to rent and are approx £75 per adult, per month (to be reviewed in the autumn). Council tax, electric, water, central heating, wood (and processing costs) for woodburners and hot water, internet, propane and landline phone are all covered by the utilities contribution.
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: 07825610342
We may have availability from November for a couple/two full-time members sharing in a huge room, £850 inclusive. We keep a waiting list and we also have Friend-Members So if Hope House Community has the community vibe you are looking for, do get in touch for more information, to visit and meet us, and apply on:-
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’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.
SA39 9LX
We are actively seeking pioneers to join the community and help us realise this project. People who are not only looking for a home but a social purpose. People with the right attitude and skills and who don't mind working hard as part of a team to secure a happy future for themselves and others. We are right at the start of this project and if you would like to join us on the journey then we would encourage you to read further details on our website and send us your application. KindaVillage will become a global reference model; demonstrating the wealth in sufficiency for a healthy, happy, purposeful life, from joyful birth to contented death.
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.
MK18 3LZ
Redfield Community is looking for new members. We try to maintain a rough gender/age/families/singles balance. , However at the moment we are open to all appliccations. 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
Leicester Housing Co-ops seek new members. One house close to Leicester city centre, handy for railway station. One in the suburbs with exceptional outside space including allotments. Prospects for access to rural land. At least one space immediately available for trial membership. Both Co-ops are fully mutual and non-equity sharing. Capital is not a requirement but Loan Stock subscriptions welcomed (Prospectus upon request. Usual democratic joining process to full membership. To enquire: 0116 254 1403 07734 883146
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 September 2019. 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 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 in the first instance and look on our website "Live & Work - Vacancies" for a longer description.
SA17 5ES
Energetic, reliable and commited person/ people sought by intentional community in south west wales Essential qualities Gardening or woodland management Good communication Avalibility for – 1 day a week workday, Wednesday morning meeting, 5 days a week communal vegetarian dinner, cleaning rota and admin. Ability to pay rent and food/ bills Desirable qualities Practical skills - Animal care, childcare, cleaning, DIY, building, plumbing, electronics Smallholding experience Non violent communication skills Consensus decision making experience Shared car use This position would suit someone working part time who is ready to commit to an alternative lifestyle which focus's on living closely to the earth. Contact us to let us know what you can bring. ~~Please Note~~ We have A LOT of emails enquiring about coming to volunteer and join, please only message us if you are actually going to come, it takes time and energy to respond and organise new members and volunteers. If you arrange to come and don't turn up you won't be welcome back.
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
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!
SA42 0QJ
We are actively seeking new members to join our lovely community and help us to steward this eighty-acre farm, working 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 :)
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.
We currently have spaces for new members. If you are interested in finding out more then please get in touch.
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 ***************************************************************** THE MOAT HOUSE - £350,000 - 4 bedroom farmhouse - see details on Right Move at *****************************************************************
PA66 6BN
Erraid community is looking for members! We are a small spiritual community and live on an island in old lighthouse keepers cottages. Come and join us for 2 weeks as a guest or volunteer to get to know us. Please read our website to find out more!
GL54 5AQ
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.