Five Rivers Cohousing


After eight years of effort but many setbacks, Five Rivers Cohousing (5R) is now in discussions with a local housing association to take part of a site they are developing on the north-western side of Sheffield.
We are aiming for 10-25 units, of varying sizes and high-eco sustainable build, that are multi-affordable, and lived in by a multi-generational community. The site has great views to the west, and is serviced by a bus route running through the evening.

We encourage anyone interested to visit. Remedial earthworks mean there is no access at present, but there is a footpath all around it. The area which 5R is being offered is on the southern, lower side.

Our construction may not start until 2021, but we are applying for Homes England funding and hiring a Project Manager and other consultants. So we are very keen for more people to join us, to be part of developing our plans, and if possible to pledge some capital towards the costs.

If you are interested or want more information, please contact us at:

  • Group Status: Developing
  • Location: Yorkshire & Humber
  • Website:
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