Trelay Cohousing Community has opportunities to join as new community members in 2020. The spaces becoming available are a 1 bedroom house and  possibly a smaller house suitable for singles or couples. Shared 32 acre farm and vegetable plot plus several shared community buildings including communal dining area and kitchen where a lot of time is spent!

There is a process to joining us, as obviously you need to find out more about us, and vice versa, in order to make sure there’s a good match. We require at least three visits, one of which must be to attend one of our Interest Days. The other visits can be of a volunteering nature, getting to know us better, and us you.
Next interest weekend:
  • 9th and 10th May 2020, with “experience days” beforehand on the 7th and 8th May

Alongside the interest weekend there will be an opportunity to volunteer and experience Trelay for those able and willing to spend more time getting to know current members , which is highly recommended.

If you wish to attend one of the interest weekends please read the following information sheet
If still interested after having read this, please email with any thoughts as well as the following details about yourselves in <500 words 
  • Your background,
  • Family members in your household (and something about each of you, ages, skills,)
  • Finances: capital available for deposit, and sources of income
  • How you think Trelay would benefit you and 
  • How you think you would benefit Trelay.
Indicative schedule for Interest weekends
1600 – 1730 Arrivals
1800 Supper with residents
9.00 – QiGong
9.30 – Breakfast
10.00 – Round circle introduction with current residents
11.00 – Trelay guided walk around the farm
12.00 – Trelay “values” presentation
13.00 – Lunch
14.00 – Communication workshop
15.30 Tea & Coffee
16.00 Picture show / Trelay history
18.00 Supper with residents
19.00 Equinox bonfire
09.00 – QiGong
9.30 – Breakfast
10.00 – Financial & Legal presentation
11.30 – Coffee & cake & Q&A
12.00 – Membership presentation
12.30 – Summary & next steps
13.00 – Closing Circle
13.30 Lunch with residents

Afternoon – Possibility of walk or garden

Costs: Cost for interest weekends we ask for £130 per adult for the Friday Pm, Saturday and Sunday, which includes home cooked meals. The experience days are £10 per adult per day including meals. There may be some accommodation available on site here at Trelay, more info on our booking sheet which we will send you once we have received your 500 words.

For more information please contact Margot (