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.

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.
South West England
We are currently looking for individuals and families, ideally parent/s with one or two young to early teens children, who are motivated for communal living.
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 intend to home school until he is 8. 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.
North of England
We currently have vacancies at our co-op. We're looking for people with an interest in the arts and/or gardening who are genuinely interested in living collectively
IV45 8RS
We're starting a 4 month community building program. A good opportunity to come and try us out!
The Midlands
ARE YOU PART OF A GROUP LOOKING TO SET UP IN AN EXISTING COMMUNITY? OR ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROUP THAT IS REFORMING? We currently have 4 properties for sale - THE OLD STABLES, THE ROOFTOPS, ATLOW MOAT HOUSE, THE HAYLOFT. ************************************************************************** MORE INFORMATION OF THE PROPERTIES FOR SALE CAN BE FOUND HERE ON OUR WEBSITE - ************************************************************************* THE OLD STABLES - £299,500 a 3-bedroom barn conversion. For more details please contact current owners - Selina or Simon on 01335 372114 or or go to - Rightmove and search using our postcode DE6 1NS *********************************************************************** THE ROOFTOPS - A 3 bedroomed top floor apartment in grade 2 listed farm house. Full of character in beautiful peaceful location. £250k Contact Anita 01335 372777 or email ************************************************************************* ATLOW MOAT HOUSE - for sale £330,000 - Georgian Grade II listed 4 bedroom farmhouse in sought after beautiful location. Please contact Dan 077921 33883 or email ************************************************************************** THE HAYLOFT- Stylish 2/3 bedroom barn conversion apartment with mezzanines in a courtyard setting. £270k. Contact current owner Jenny on
S3 9DN
North of England
Fireside Housing Co-op has spaces. One room would be suitable for a single person, and the other 2 rooms could suit a couple or 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 11 adults and a 4 year old 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 a cup of tea, a chance to meet a couple 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 11 of us to get to know you, and vice versa, and our Co-op decision meetings are only monthly.
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:
SA42 0QJ
We are always interested in hearing from people who may be interested in joining our lovely community and helping us to steward this eighty-acre farm where we try to work 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 that we haven't thought of :)
South West England
Be part of an exciting and inspiring project in beautiful surroundings! Monkton Wyld Court is looking for a passionate, imaginative and resourceful person to become a community member and take on a full-time job in the community, mainly in our busy office, in exchange for accommodation, food, a small stipend and community life! Get in touch if you think you may be interested in a role in the office. The first step? Contact us for a job description and arrange to come and volunteer.
South West England
We are a co-housing community of 14 properties in rural north Dorset, aiming to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Some properties are owned, and some rooms and houses are rented. Vacancies do come up intermittently and you are welcome to visit in order to have a look around, meet some of the residents and learn more about our whole setup first hand. Since the membership process can take weeks or months, it is advantageous to have visited at least once before a vacancy comes up. Please see our website or email us at for more details.
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.
N16 8SL
South East England
Do you want to live somewhere that is a home rather than just a house? Are you a mature and responsible person who can take initiative and enjoy the benefits of working together to make a place function for everyone? If you are vegetarian (or happy to live in a vegetarian home) and interested in living communally then you could be the right fit for The Nevill. The rent is £600/month and bills are £230/month which includes all utilities (wifi, electricity, gas, water, BT, TV license), food/drinks (except booze!) and consumables (cleaning products, washing liquid, loo roll etc...). A deposit of £600 is also required. One room will be available by March, another one by April-May 2020. We all share the responsibility to cook, clean, shop etc... for the house and one another. We don't have rotas so want to live with people who can take responsibility to do what's needed. We're busy people, from various places and with broad interests (art, architecture, film, theatre, activism, football and the pub quiz!) who want to live in a friendly home, socialising, relaxing or having a rant with a cup of coffee/herbal tea or a glass of whiskey/wine/beer depending on the time of day. We share meals in the evenings whenever possible, taking turns to cook for each other. We meet people at least twice when filling rooms and have a 3 month probationary period to try and get the right fit. In order to keep a balance in the group we would rather not have other couples. Please get in touch and tell us about yourself, what you could bring to a communal place, your experiences and expectations of communal living if The Nevill sounds like a good fit for you!