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. Apart of the organization CHEA.
  • Sasona Co-op
    • This cooperative was founded by seventeen former 21st Street Co-op residents. Also apart of CHEA.
  • 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.
  • Cooperation Texas
    • An Austin-based organization committed to the development and support of green worker cooperatives.
  • 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.
  • Dahlia Green Cleaning Services
    • A worker-owned and operated business dedicated to providing reliable, high-quality and eco-friendly cleaning for Austin residences and businesses.
  • Austin Cooperative Business Association
    • The Austin Cooperative Business Association, ACBA, is a joint project between Austin-area cooperatives and the National Cooperative Business Association that aims to benefit and expand cooperative businesses in Central Texas.
  • Treasure City Thrift
    • A volunteer-run and collectively organized non-profit thrift store and community meeting space.

National

  • 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.

International

  • 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!