Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians

Dot Dot Dot is a social enterprise which allows people who do brilliant voluntary work to live in buildings that would otherwise be empty. We provide good, inexpensive housing to people who make a difference, we protect buildings for their owners, and we contribute to communities. Everyone wins.

We are one of Britain’s largest and fastest-growing social enterprises

Founded in 2011, our team of 30 houses hundreds of people across the country and supports them to give tens of thousands of hours of voluntary help to a diverse range of good causes. From our base in London’s Olympic Park, we work with many of the country’s best-known property owners, giving them confidence that their buildings are well cared for while they are awaiting regeneration or sale. So far, our guardians have given the equivalent of 150 years of full-time work to good causes. We use the property guardian model to achieve this, but we are also disrupting the property guardian industry, working to push up standards across the board, and to highlight the importance of the human touch in housing

Our work has never been more needed

We have been motivated through the Covid-19 crisis by the knowledge that our work to create housing and support neighbourliness is more useful than ever, Good homes always matter, but they matter even more when you’re locked down, working from home or unable to leave. Living in a supportive community is always life-enhancing, but never more so when friends and family feel far away. We’re expecting our work to become even more useful to property guardians, property owners and the wider community as the lockdown lifts. That’s why we are hiring. We are ready to invest to make sure we are able to do even more and even better as the country begins to recover. We were growing strongly before the crisis hit, and we have rapidly adapted our approaches to make sure that we are able to operate safely

We are recognised as a leader in our field

We are named in this year’s NatWest SE100 Index of leading UK social enterprises and were delighted to be selected as a Growth Champion finalist. We are one of the Big Issue’s top 100 Changemakers and we are a Nesta ‘New Radical’ – naming us among the organisations doing the most to address society’s most pressing problems.


Company Information

11-50 employees