Hope Cohousing

Hope Cohousing – a community interest company – is working to establish a small cohousing project for older people in St Margaret’s Hope, Orkney as a lasting community benefit. There will be six new, eco-aware, affordable rental homes for people wanting to live independently and build a supportive community. It will have shared amenities, a garden….and hens.

Find out more about the project; become a Friend of Hope Cohousing.

In the news

Imagine If has a mission to improve the spaces that we experience in our daily lives. They have been working on a game that explores local housing design. If you click on the picture above you can watch a short introductory video. Click to play the game. (November 30, 2023)

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation into how issues like energy costs and the lack of affordable and quality housing affect people’s economic and human rights in the Islands and Highlands (October 27, 2023).

cohousing on Regenerative ScotlandListen to Jenny Rambridge (Hope Cohousing) and Norrie McPhail (Cohousing Scotland) talking with Ariane Burgess (Green MSP for the Highlands and Islands) about the potential of cohousing in Scotland.

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Featured article: Why cohousing is good for people and communities the evidence.

Creating a cohousing project: Materials and videos exploring different aspects of putting together a cohousing project.

St Margaret’s Hope: Find out more about the village, local services and attractions.


Want to talk about the project? Our next monthly get-together will take place in January – the date and venue are to be finalised.

Email us if you are thinking of coming along or have questions about HCH.

For more about other cohousing groups in Scotland click on the link below.

visit cohousing scotland

updated: December 3, 2023