Member Resources

Local Austin Cooperatives

  • Whitehall Co-op
    • Whitehall is a vegetarian, multi-generational housing cooperative located in Austin, Texas.
  • La Reunion Co-op
    • Non-student apartment-style community based on cooperative principles. Part of the organization CHEA.
  • Sasona Co-op
    • This cooperative was founded by seventeen former 21st Street Co-op residents. Also part of CHEA.
  • Rosewood Co-op
    • Rosewood was founded in 2011, and emphasizes affordable housing, sustainability, the arts, and activism.
  • The Darkroom Co-op
    • The Pearl Street Darkroom Co-op is a community darkroom space independently maintained and organized by its members.
  • The Black Star Co-op
    • The world’s first co-operatively owned and worker self-managed brewpub. Homegrown in Austin, TX.
  • 4th Tap Brewing Co-op
    • An Austin brewery that is Texas’ first worker-owned co-operatively-governed production brewery.
  • KOOP 91.7 FM
    • KOOP is a community radio station in Austin, TX, owned and operated by its members in a cooperative structure.
  • MonkeyWrench Books
    • MonkeyWrench Books is an all-volunteer, collectively-run radical bookstore on North Loop. The store provides an extensive collection of radical literature and media and facilitates greater interaction among individuals and organizations working toward social and economic justice.
  • Austin Cooperative Business Association
    • The Austin Cooperative Business Association, ACBA, represents the entire co-op business sector in Central Texas, and seeks to promote and expand cooperative businesses through training and advocacy and by fostering collaboration.
  • Treasure City Thrift
    • A volunteer-run and collectively organized non-profit thrift store and community meeting space.


  • North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO)
    • NASCO maintains a listing of housing cooperatives throughout North America including links to other cooperative groups. Its page also gives information about cooperatives and the history and development of the Cooperative movement. Definitely a must-see page for all co-opers!
  • National Cooperative Business Association
    • This site is devoted to helping people understand what cooperatives are and how they can use the cooperative model to help themselves and their communities. It includes info about and/or links to food co-ops, child-care co-ops, housing co-ops, agricultural co-ops, financial co-ops, cooperative economic development, and much more.


  • Intentional Communities
    • Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects and dreams.
  • International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)
    • The International Cooperative Alliance is worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, which promotes cooperation in all forms. Another must-see page for all co-opers!