Improving lives in a housing crisis

We are on a mission to get people housed by turning empty buildings into homes. The property owner gets security, the residents get inexpensive housing, and the community benefits from dedicated volunteers. It’s a positive cycle that helps communities flourish.

Find a place to live

Discover how you’ll benefit from being a property guardian – and how the community around you will too.

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Property owner services

Your empty buildings could improve someone’s life. Get your property secured, and make a difference.

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Our impact

Making a difference is what we’re all about, and that’s why we were set up as a social enterprise. Every Dot Dot Dot guardian commits to volunteering at least 16 hours of their time each month to good causes.


guardians housed since 2011


the value of our guardians’ volunteering hours given to good causes since 2011


hours volunteered to good causes by guardians in 2023

Start your guardian application

The first step to becoming a Dot Dot Dot guardian is to join one of our introductory online sessions. You’ll learn whether the lifestyle could suit you, and how to volunteer.
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Available properties