Hope Cohousing

Hope Cohousing – a community interest company – is working to establish a small cohousing project in St Margaret’s Hope, Orkney, creating affordable rental homes for older people who want to live independently and build a supportive community.

There will be six new eco-aware houses, with shared amenities, a garden….and hens. Our vision is to create affordable rental homes as a lasting community benefit.

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

In the news

Listen 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.cohousing on Regenerative Scotland

View the Scottish Parliament debate on a motion proposed by Ariane Burgess MSP concerning community-led housing and cohousing. Liam McArthur, our local MSP, also spoke in the debate (April 27, 2023).

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A new set of pages for those interested in cohousing and community-led housing. Featured: – Why cohousing is good for people and communities the evidence.


Want to talk about the project? Our next monthly get-together will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 2 pm. Venue – to be arranged. Email us if you are thinking of coming along or have questions about HCH: info.hopecohousing@gmail.com

visit cohousing scotlandworking with Cohousing Scotland and the UK Cohousing Network

updated: September 3, 2023