We want to open doors for single women over 50 across Hastings and St Leonards. With a potential site within this local area, our first pilot cohousing scheme is to develop a community of 15 individual flats with their own front door, kitchen and living room, bathroom and bedroom(s), access to a balcony or small terrace, with shared facilities: dining room, kitchen, guest room, public toilet, laundry, communal garden, parking and shared cars. The initial idea is that this will be a mix of one and two bedroom homes. 

It is our pioneering vision to combine the Community Land Trust (CLT) ethic with cohousing, where the community retain the longer term freehold interest and the community share in the day-to-day operation of the scheme. We aim to be environmentally considerate and less reliant on cars. 

We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us!

We are assisted by Sussex Rural Housing Hub and are an incorporated legal entity.

If you are interested in becoming a member of HOWCH, please Click Here to fill in our application form, and return it to