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Room available in Machynlleth Housing Coop 

Join Yr Hen Olchdy (also known as the Clubbhouse), one of our two houses in Machynlleth.

The room is available from November 2020 in a six bedroom house with lots of communal space, solar hot-water, a small garden, bike parking and fibre broadband. Close to Machynlleth town centre and the train station. Rent is around £295/month, including all bills and lots of vegetarian communal food. You’d be sharing with four women and one man, all in our twenties and thirties (mostly thirties). 

If you’re interested, please read the “How to apply” and “Frequently asked questions” sections below.


How to apply


Please complete this online application form by the end of SUNDAY 8th NOVEMBER to express your interest in the room. Dan ni’n croesawu ceisiadau yn Gymraeg.

To improve access to the application process, we offer two alternatives to filling in this form online:
– Make a video of your responses to the questions and email it to us; or
– Give your responses to us over the phone. Please email us to arrange a time to do this.

Our email address is mail@mach.coop.

Normally, we’d look at all the applications and shortlist to a few people to invite over to dinner. As there’s uncertainty around what will be possible in November, we have set aside two evenings to do video calls instead.

The available video call dates are WED 11th & THURS 12th NOV, both after 6.30pm.

We’ll let you know by Tuesday 10th Nov if we’re inviting you to a video chat.

Many thanks for your interest in joining our Co-op!


Frequently Asked Questions


Is the kitchen vegetarian?

Yes it is 🙂

Is it OK if I smoke?

Yes, but we don’t smoke or vape inside the house.

Can couples apply?

They can, but we don’t think the available room would be big enough for a couple to share.

Can I move in with my cat or dog?

No, sorry.

What if I’m just looking for somewhere for a few weeks/months?

Our preference is for new housemates who are up for committing for a while and getting involved in the Coop.

I’m away a lot. Is that OK?

Collaboratively running and being part of a housing co-operative requires time and energy input from all members, so our preference is for new housemates who are generally around to contribute and be involved. Please tell us about your circumstances when filling out the application form.

What sort of commitment to shared work would I need to make as a member?

That’s a great question! Please have a look at our Shared Work Commitment Policy 

How do you choose a new housemate?

When choosing a new co-op member we try to take the following into account:

– How well we think you would fit in the House and Coop;
– How aligned you are with Cooperative Principles, including your commitment to work sharing;
– How significant your need for housing is;
– Any barriers you may face in accessing housing elsewhere due to discrimination

How are you responding to the Covid-19 pandemic?

We are taking the pandemic seriously and following Welsh Government guidelines, as well as taking a collective approach to our own “house rules” to help keep each other and our community safe. We aren’t bleaching our shopping, but we are sometimes self-isolating after travelling, and not having guests for the time being. 

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