Joining Lancaster Cohousing

Could cohousing be for you?

Listen to this 10 minute TED talk to hear how cohousing could save your life.

But buying or renting a home in a cohousing community like Forgebank is to join a community of people with an intention to live collaboratively. This is a big commitment and not for everybody. Here is some recommended reading and some questions to help you decide whether cohousing could be for you.

Highly recommended reading

Cohousing by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett is a great first book to get a 'feel for' cohousing.

Finding Community - how to join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community by Diana Leafe Christian, New Society Publishers, 2007

Creating a Life Together - practical tools to grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities by Diana Leafe Christian, New Society Publishers, 2003

Click here for links to other cohousing groups in the UK and further afield.

Some questions to ask yourself

If your answer is yes to most of these questions then it’s worth reading on!

And some more searching questions:


After considering these questions, if you think that cohousing may be for you, check out the links in the side menu, to see if there are any homes available, and if Lancaster Cohousing may be the place for you. Then come and visit, and check out your assumptions by talking to the residents!