Connect with members
Easily connect with likeminded people and meet other My UKCN members using the Connections tool. Whether you are looking to become part of the community or simply want to talk to other people looking at cohousing, Connections is a great way to store all your contacts in one place. You can review Connection requests, and you have the option to either accept or reject a request, so you only connect with people you approve or request yourself.
The Members Directory lists all the members and groups that have signed up to My UKCN. Individuals are listed under ‘Friends’ and you can search the directory to find individuals based on their interest group, location or a particular keyword. These people all have a long-term interest in living in a cohousing community, so it is a great tool to help you find and meet likeminded individuals. ‘Groups’ are also visible on the directory, and include cohousing communities who are forming, new or existing. Through this you can message or connect with an individual or group, taking you one step closer to finding your own community.
Have any questions about cohousing? Want to speak to people also thinking about living in a cohousing community or to someone who already does? The Forum allows members to ask questions and get the answers they are looking for, from other My UKCN members. There is a range of topics that are already being discussed, or you can start your own. The Forum is a closed list, so only My UKCN members can post, meaning you’ll be speaking to relevant, genuine people.
Wiki is a free cohousing encyclopaedia built collaboratively by members of My UKCN. Articles cover a whole range of topics related to cohousing, so you should find the answers to all your questions. An easy search bar and filter will help you to find related articles quickly and easily. If your topic or question isn’t already on there, you can always write and submit your own articles using the editing page.
Create your own Huddle or join an existing Huddle to talk to people within certain groups. You may want to join a Huddle that includes members with a particular interest, or start a Huddle with people you may be interested in cohousing with. Huddles can be public, private or hidden depending on what the group is discussing. They are a great way to establish groups of likeminded individuals, and provide a place for you all to communicate with each other.
Start your journey into cohousing by browsing the Marketplace on My UKCN. Split into properties and services, the Marketplace lists available cohousing opportunities and services provided by associate members. Properties can be listed for rent or for sale, and provide information on the property itself as well as the Group it is associated with. The Associate Members range from developers to consultants, and are all there to help you on your journey.
Attending events related to cohousing is a great way to meet likeminded individuals and to learn more about cohousing as a way of life. The Events page lists events related to cohousing, and includes details on the event, plus when it is taking place. My UKCN members can easily add events to the list, simply submit the details and it will be added to the calendar if relevant.
Create a microsite dedicated to your group easily with the microsite creator available to group members. Each group is encouraged to have a microsite to provide more information on the group, what their interests and aspirations are and whether or not they have a property lined up. It is also a good way of encouraging interested individuals to contact the group for more information. The microsite is easy to create, and enables you to add different pages, images and text throughout.