University of Sussex Students Union, Falmer House, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QF

Welcome to SEASALT Housing Co-operative

Housing that is:

We are SEASALTSouth East Students Autonomously Living Together. We offer housing for students through our shared house in Brighton and Hove, UK. Our innovative model pioneers a new way of tackling the housing market that puts people and planet before profit. It hands power to our tenants giving them collective management of their property. Read below to find out more…

Who Are You?

About Us

'Our vision is of a student led initiative for affordable housing, democratic living and long term sustainability'

Founded in 2018, we are a student housing co-operative based in Brighton.  As a housing co-operative, property is owned and managed by its residents, putting an end to unresponsive landlords, poor quality housing and spiraling rents. Imagine your typical student house but with no landlord, less exploitation and more control! We have a wide variety of interests but principally, we focus on:

We have raised over £336,000 and bought our first house in Moulescoomb, Brighton through a share offer with Brighton and Hove Community Land Trust (BHCLT). Our first students moved first students in September 2021 so if you are also interested in living or volunteering with us then please see our Live At SEASALT page! Overall, we have created the first Student housing co-operative in the South East.  

Latest News

01/11/2021 we’re now taking applicants for tenants in the 2022/2023 academic year!

We have a few spaces in our house for the 2022/2023 academic year. Please see our ‘Live at SEASALT’ page for more information or get in contact

31/12/2020 – Share offer complete, £336,350 raised. 129% of our minimum goal!

That’s it! Our share offer is now closed but we’ve raised a total of £336,350 which is well above our minimum target. What this means is that we’ll be able to look at purchasing a bigger house, raising more revenue and funding more local, suitable projects across Brighton and Hove. we can’t thank everyone enough for their support and we’re over the moon to not only have reached our target but smashed it by a large margin! Once again thank you for your continued support and don’t forget to keep following us because we’ve got some exciting plans for 2021.

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See the headlines we've made, media we've featured in and find out what our local MPs have to say about us...

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While studying at university, Simin found renting from private landlords frustrating and costly. She wanted to live differently - so decided to make a change...

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The nature of student housing needs to be reconsidered. The Seasalt Housing Co-operative, set up in 2018 by students at the universities of Brighton and Sussex is...

A Community group determined to tackle high rents has raised more than £300,000 to buy its first property for a student housing co-op...

Novara Media

Tired of Greedy Landlords, Students Are Setting Up Housing Co-ops.


After a wave of rent strikes, growing numbers of students are giving up on the private rented sector altogether...

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Thank You To all Our Supporters