On The Brink Cohousing


Our cohousing community in Nether Edge, Sheffield, provides members with self-contained living spaces and communal areas for cooking, eating, gardening, meeting, relaxing and having fun together, and for sharing with the wider community in a variety of ways.

We are working to develop a social and sustainable intergenerational community based on companionship, ecological awareness and mutual respect for each other.

We aim to use clear decision-making and conflict resolution guidelines to promote tolerance, safety, respect, trust cooperation, good communication and social cohesion.

We have created a space to provide opportunities for the sharing of resources, work, mutual care, creativity, leisure and recreation and the development and promotion of everyone’s abilities and strengths.

We have repurposed a large Victorian building creating 11 dwellings and adding 5 new houses to complete the project. We aim to use resources in an ecological and sustainable way and want to engage with the wider community in promoting ideas of community and sustainability.

We are growing plants for food and decoration, caring for and sustainably managing our natural environment of 1.4 acres.

We are having fun, and continue to enjoy, learn from and share expertise and skills with each other.

We have lived in Brincliffe House since 2018 and have now completed our recruitment of members with all properties sold or rented. Our community is made up of 20 adults and 6 children from primary school age to mid-70s.

  • Group Status: Established
  • Location: Yorkshire & Humber
  • Website: https://www.onthebrink.community/
  • Email: otbcohousing@gmail.com

Group Types

Intergenerational, New build, Refurb

Group Tenure

Home-ownership, Rental