• UK's First Guide to Cohousing Arrives

    Free copy of the Practical Guide to Cohousing and Basic Principles of Cohousing Design with UKCN membership.

    UK's  First Guide to Cohousing  Arrives
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  • AGM 20th June

    We highlight the work of Cohousing in the UK this past year and set the agenda for 2022-23. Online for members and the public, more details to follow...

    AGM 20th June

    Welcome to the UK Cohousing Network website

    Cohousing schemes are intentional communities run by their residents. Each household as a self-contained home as well as shared community space and facilities. Cohousing can be a great way to live balancing privacy and highly sociable neighbourhood life. Originating in Denmark in the 1960s the movement has grown across Scandinavia, Germany and the United States. Cohousing is attracting alot of interest across the country and UK Cohousing Network is proud to be at the heart of this growing movement.

    Community Led Homes

    Community Led Homes is a partnership project between UK Cohousing Network, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, Locality, and the National Community Land Trust Network. Click here to get access to a whole library of resources, to find your local advice hub and be a part of the wider Community Led Housing movement.

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    Helsinki Cohousing

     Finland is an unusual place where people consistently consider themselves to be the happiest in the world, where the ruling

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    The UK Cohousing Directory

    The list of all known
    cohousing groups in the UK

    Explore the UK Cohousing Network Website

    Find information on cohousing

    About Cohousing

    Cohousing communities are intentional communities, created and run by their residents. Find out more about how they work and their benefits for health, well-being and net-zero lifestyles

    Cohousing in the UK and worldwide

    Cohousing began in Denmark. The first cohousing community was built in 1972 for 27 families, close to Copenhagen. Since then cohousing has spread across Scandinavia, Germany and the United States of America.

    Publications & Reports

    There is a growing body of literature on Cohousing including books, articles, journals from across the world. Find out more below.

    Case Studies

    Case studies are a great way to get a flavour of what cohousing life is all about. Members can get access to webinars and talks in the members area.

    Videos and Photos

    The cohousing movement has a range of videos about cohousing groups that offer insights into the opportunities and challenges of setting up cohousing groups.


    Here are some typical questions most people ask in starting out on the cohousing journey

    News and events

    Cohousing Schemes are often in the news winning awards! We also run a number of events throughout the year.

    Contact us

    Please use the contact details here to get in touch with us.

    UK Cohousing Network Membership

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    Ideal for individuals interested in finding or joining a cohousing group or professionals with a general interest



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    Ideal for established groups or those in development to become part of a learning community 



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    Excellent way to be part of the cohousing conversation and community

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