wanted lady to share my idea of living off the land in Bulgaria.
57 year old male
Message posted by Clive Johnson
Urgently Seeking Accommodation
Vegan seeking accommodation anywhere, private or rented allowing benefits. Can supply Refs.
Message posted by Chris Tomlinson
Anyone need a room Dundee, Tayside
Single room - free - July and August only -
Maybe suit someone travelling or between projects.
Message posted by Sid Law
FInca for sale catalonia
9 acre finca in Catalonia, Spain, with 3 bed house in need of TLC, beautiful views,
Message posted by Thomas Davison
Hi, I rent a farm house on one acre in West Cork. Does anyone want to share as I can no longer afford the rent!
Message posted by Mary
Exchange for skills
Have building skills, looking for a place to build bender or put caravan in exchange.
Ireland Scotland or cornwall
Message posted by shane
27 Year Old Male Looking for Place to Work/Live
Looking for a place or community where I can work and live. I’m young, strong, clever and able to ‘dig in’.
Message posted by Michael
Weekend help offered
Two women with 3 year old child seek opportunity to help out with animal and garden care at weekends, in place with other children.
Message posted by Anne Bisset-Smith
Wanted: Site for tent(s) or caravan - preferably in or near woodlands.
South west probably preferred, but any nice locations considered. Rural areas preferred. Reasonable ground rent offered. Thank you.
Message posted by Craig
Looking to rent land in South west England
To put up a yurt. Looking around Somerset or Devon.
If there is a commune anywhere that’d be great too!
Interests in permaculture and sustainable living.
Message posted by Richard
Wales: Old Post Office for Sale
Lovely character property adjacent to beautiful extensive ancient woodland needs new loving owners
Message posted by Helen
Portugal Eco Living
Portugal Eco Living on farm with lots of oportunities,small friendly community.Please call for all details on 00351 932604589 ... we have only limited internet access.
Message posted by Leaf
Escape the rat race
Semi retired builder seeking to buy somewhere quiet with some land in France, Spain or Portugal for ‘the good life’. Is anyone interested in a joint venture?
Message posted by C
Portugal Where the Sun Shines
Wanted Somebody who wants to live in a Small Eco Community, Eco friendly building as their home, veg gardens, a really inexpensive way to live. Children Welcome. Full Details.
Message posted by Jonboy
Looking to relocate to Scotland
hi early 50s woman looking for a self contained place to live and work in Scotland. Anything considered farm etc .. may work as part of rent or cheap rent. Thanks for reading.
Message posted by Seangel
Wanting to share the good life!
I have a lovely house, garden, woodland, orchard and meadow on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Would love to find a youngish female companion to share it all with! Email for details.
Message posted by James
Empty house? Orchard that needs maintenance? House renovation?
If you have a house which is sitting empty, possibly with an orchard to take care of, earthen wall renovations etc, I am interested in living there while caretaking and renovation projects :)
Message posted by C
Family seeks home
We are a family of four looking for a place in or around Hampshire/ West Sussex, happy to care for/renovate/ property and land, as well as financially contribute ... Any offers or ideas welcome.
Message posted by Nerys Hughes-Severn
Hard working seasonal worker..
After this winter which I’m spending in France. I will be looking for paid/unpaid work, All round skill set with a very outgoing personality.. Life’s an adventure ... looking for next path. many thanks
Message posted by Michael
In June 2013 I will be seeking accommodation in the following areas Brighton, Edinburgh or Nottingham. Communal or privately rented allowing benefits claim. I can supply References. Experienced gardener.
Message posted by Chris Tomlinson
European Eco Project...
Hi ... My name is Blake and I’m looking to meet a like-minded female who wants to travel the world looking for the perfect place to set up home ‘off grid ‘... Hope to hear from someone like-minded ... :)
Message posted by Blake Chambers
Room in peaceful house
Large single room available at a reduced rent, which could be covered by Housing benefit, whilst the rest of the house is undergoing decoration. Mid - Cheshire area, please e-mail for further information.
Message posted by Martin
Characterful cottage, West Wales
If you want to escape the rat race you might like to buy our beautiful cottage. Â£245,000. 1/2 acre garden with a spot for veg patch or chickens. Check out the web site. http://www.cwmbach-cottage.co.uk
Message posted by Sally-Anne Hayes
Perma Community, Parvati Valley, India
We are looking for WWOOFers and worksharers to help with our permaproject in the beautiful Parvati Valley, India, April onwards 2013.
If you or anyone you know is headed that way, get in touch!
Message posted by Brahma Homestay
House Rental Wanted Hungary or Slovakia
Retired male living on small pension seeks long term house rental in either Hungary or Slovakia. I am willing to undertake house repairs and maintain the grounds. Countryside preferred and house must be in habitable condition.
Message posted by Gerrard
Hi, I’m a journalist for Barcroft Media, an international press agency based in London.
I’m looking for particularly thrifty people or people who live in unusual homes. If anyone can help please email email@example.com. Thanks!
Message posted by Jasmine Marsh
Willing Volunteers seek building projects
Hello, me and my partner are looking to gain knowledge and experience of building/rennovation/restoration through volunteering. We’d love to hear from you if you have a project and are looking for help and would be willing to teach/swap skills with us!
Message posted by James
A Space for Shiatsu, Meditation Practice
Hi I’m a meditation and Shiatsu practitioner and I’m looking for space/ a place or a room to practice. I can offer rent for the room hire. If you have just the place in the Manchester or surrounding areas, I would love to hear from you.
Message posted by Breathworker
Basketmaker/tutor looking for new location to set up
Hello, I am looking for somewhere to stay and to base a business making, and teaching people to make, baskets and other woodland craft products. Access to woodlands essential. Space for caravan or bender also needed. Can rent or enter joint business - all details negotiable.
Message posted by Basketmaker.
Co-housing in Social Housing?
Does anyone have any information or ideas on co-housing projects within the social housing sector? I am a housing association tenant myself I would love to be apart of this growing movement one day, but if I have to remain within social housing do I neccessaily have to miss out?
Message posted by Jean
The Octopus’s Garden - People Project is looking for a gardener to live onsite as a resident to maintain and develop a half an acre organic garden. www.circusculture.org for more detail about the place. Looking for mature, motivated person who is interested in communal, simple living.
Message posted by Frooo and Jimmy
Land needed for home in van
Hi, I’m a 47 year old women bored with the rat race. I am going travelling early next year in Portugal and or Spain with my van and dog, I would like somewhere to set up home in my van in exchange for any sort of work. I have done permaculture and organic courses and am pretty hands on.
Message posted by Daniela Reed
Tipping Tipis, Penamacor, Portugal
Hi we are living ‘off the grid’ on a beautiful organic quinta and have put up 2 tipis for people to come and stay and experience our lifestyle - our place will be open from the beginning of June prices start at 35 euros per tipi for more information visit our website for more information and photos www.tippingtipis.com
Message posted by Pam and Mark Tipping
Eco Smallholding, Female partner
I plan to buy a smallholding,and grow fruit and veg in a sustainable organic way, I plan to buy about 5 acres.
I would like to share this plan with hopefully a like minded, soul mate female, around my own age 65. I am living in Spain at the present time, and hope to buy in Spain or Portugal. If this is a dream you hold please get in touch.
Message posted by Mike
Land in Ireland wanted
Hi. We are seeking a little bit of land in Ireland to buy. We make yurts and live in them and hope to build a small cob house to go with our yurts. Preferably the land will be close to water and will be about 5 acres. We are vibrant, happy people who are interested in working with the land rather than against it! Please get in touch if you can help!
Message posted by Lisa
Girl and Caravan seek new home
Hi, I’m Bethan - 35 years old. My touring caravan and I have been resident in Oxfordshire over the winter but now are looking for pastures new and a new adventures. I’m predominantly self- employed so am happy to contribute rent or wwoofing / work in kind. Musical, creative, teamworker and positive. Please get in touch if you have anything suitable :)
Message posted by Bethan
I am a female musician, I am 23 and I would like to find companions around my age male or female to share a dream traveling in a caravan and living a nomadic lifestyle, through Europe or mainly England joining communities along the way or settling in desired locations. If anyone is interested it would be great to hear from you, I’m open to suggestions. Peace.
Message posted by Louise
We have a large communal rented property in Yorkshire. We a a diverse group of musicians, actors and artists. We have a large garden whcih we cultivate, and we contribute to a communal eating budget. We are also involved in volunteering, local crafts and festivals. We welcome creative interesting friendly people, who wish to particiapte in some or all our activities!!
Message posted by Ben
Small piece of land required in West Cork
Do you have a spare space on your land somewhere? Sympathetic to low impact/sustainable ways of living?
Perhaps you could help... I’m looking for a secluded spot to live simply for a year in a bender while I study sustainable horticulture/permaculture. Ideally near Kinsale or Clonakilty in West Cork, Ireland.
Intrigued or think you can help? Contact me as below, cheers :)
Message posted by Alison Kennedy
Young Man seeks alternate living space in Falmouth area
Looking to rent small area of land beginning summer 2013 to put a small caravan for myself and my dog Dill. Sick of expensive unrewarding living and willing to put the effort in to get any ‘home comforts’ - running water or electricity a plus but not essential! Have some previous experience in outdoor / self sufficient living, aged 24 and currently a student at the University.
Message posted by James Gordon
Female roofer needed
Women only community in Ariage in the South of France need help with repairing the roof of their beautiful but dilapidated traditional French farmhouse. If you have some experience of roofwork and would like to experience staying on an organic smallholding with women who are skilled in healing/ nutrition/ organic gardening/ natural animal rearing etc then please contact me and I can provide further details.
Message posted by Mary
Newport South Wales
Myself and my Wife are looking for a site around Newport or close by to raise a poly tunnel, and grow veggies and fish, we would be willing to pay an agreed amount with a share in the produce. We are peaceful people and have a firm Plan for Aquaculture. We would need access to electric and water. These would obviously be paid for. We are looking for like minded people who are into self sustainability and Herbalist Culture.
Message posted by Jase
Building Land Wanted
We are a small group of people looking to source land for self-build in the UK (south coast preferred). Most of us are not far off retirement and would like up to 2 acres to build 10-15 eco homes. Areas South and SW England OPP or with PP most welcome. Do get in touch if you know of any land available. Currently not looking for anybody to join the group as we are slightly on hold pending outcome of current economic downturn.
Message posted by Helena
Hi. We are an italian family seeking an accomodation from july15th to sept 15th. We have 2 children (daughter is 10 and son is almost 3) and my wife is an extraordinary cook (specialized in organic and vegetarian cooking). I come to England to work for 2 months and I am looking for staying in a nice place with other children and families in the south east of England (not too far from London). Thanks for reading.
All the best.
Message posted by Matteo
A pledge to sustainable causes and charity
The will is here, but the way is lost. See, my career (chef) can’t support my ideals for a fair and sustainable planet. Frankly, I’m going to work the rest of my life for peanuts and it’d be nice to know how those peanuts grew. So I pledge my body, skills and mind to sustainable, not-for-profit or humaitarian projects around the globe for simple food and shelter. Honest work for honest rewards. A volunteer career, if you will.
Message posted by Sean
Looking for a home in East Anglia
I’m a 46 year old artist/ art tutor looking for a dog friendly home in Suffolk or South Norfolk. I am open to all sorts of possibilities but need electricity and a reliable broadband connection as I sell work online (so a static caravan might work, but only if I can have a phone line etc), space to paint and a garden. I am an experienced organic gardener and very interested in permaculture and could work in part exchange for rent. Shabby is fine!
Message posted by Sarah
HOUSE SITTER WANTED FOR 3 MONTHS CARMARTHENSHIRE
Looking for someone to live in our cottage near Llandybie while we are away this summer. You need to like cats and gardening and take care of our lovely home. You get as many veg as you can eat from our permaculture plot and would only pay a minimal amount towards electric etc. We may be popping back from time to time and there is always the possibility of staying longer.
*sorry but no dogs - one of my cats will leave home if there is a dog in the house!
Message posted by Annie Allen
I’ve got potential ... hire me
Hello. I know I have potential but am feeling frustrated by the low wages and limited imagination of so many job descriptions out there. I just finished volunteering in an artisan bakery for a month. Before that, I did administration in small non-profits. Right now I’m propagating seedlings to sell and give profits to charity. I’m also considering volunteering abroad for a month in the Autumn. I’ve got a creative streak - just need to find the financial spark!
Message posted by Liane Sparks
Grisiau Bach Community Garden
We are a small group of women starting a community garden in Trebanos, in the Swansea Valley. We have a garden design and would like to build a shelter and paths going around the site but we need a bit more manpower. We would be grateful for extra pairs of hands, especially from people with skills and a bit of experience in this area, or even a mixture of those with experience and those who are looking for it. We are also looking for donations of materials. Can you help?
Message posted by Suzanne
I have a terraced house plus small garden which I have dug up to grow fruit and veg. I live in a village in Northamptonshire with all amenities, bus service etc I use utilities carefully but I confess I am no Eco warrior. I’m due to retire and wonder if someone who too faces a life on a state pension and who too is a bit off the wall and not one thing or another would like to share home + bills which is peaceful, light, warm artistic type emotionally stable who will muck in.
Message posted by Johan Barber
Hard working friendly female seeking work
Hello All, Bubbly, hard working gal seeking work....
I’m just about to move up to the Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire area and I’m looking for full/part time work. I Don’t know the area very well at the moment so I thought I would see if any of you lovely people know of anything :)
I don’t mind what it is (not afraid of getting stuck in, helping out and getting my hands dirty) If anyone does know of anything in and around the area it would be great to hear from you. Well thanks for reading and TC
Message posted by Miss M
Alternative accomodation in North Devon
Hi, I’m looking for alternative accommodation such as a static caravan or farm outbuilding for long term rental. Would be willing to either pay or work for rent as I will soon be qualifying in Horticulture. I do need to be in North Devon, not too far from Braunton, where I work 3 days a week teaching adults with learning disabilities and naughty children gardening on a local smallholding. I am 21 years old, have a well behaved dog and am looking for a quiet retreat in the countryside. Thanks for reading.
Message posted by Sam
Introduction To light Straw Bale Building workshops in Spain
Spring and Summer Workshops in Spain 2013
Introduction To light Straw Bale Building
Join us for an intensely fun, completely hands-on and widly educational light straw workshops in SPAIN!
Our workshops are totally hands-on and you will be Working with light straw and Earthen Plasters Natural Clay Plaster Finishes
Dates soon to be announced...
Location: Almeria Spain
Workshop Cost: please contact me for Cost of the workshops
Contact via the form or by my website http://www.clayistheway.co.uk/
Message posted by Alan Middleton
Bulgarian House Wanted To Rent
Bulgarian village house in habitable condition wanted for long term rental. Rental must not be over 100 Euro per month.
I am not interested in anyone taking advantage of my building or gardening skills in order to improve their property without paying me suitable financial compensation nor am I interested in volunteering projects where the land owner gets cheap slave labour in return for food and accommodation. Communal living is not for me either.
Your property will be well cared for and I can provide excellent references.
Message posted by Terence Kc Kendry
Urgently seeking a housemate for a beautiful cottage on Dartmoor
We are two horticultural students and need a third person to fill a soon to be available room in our cottage on the edge of Dartmoor. Beautiful garden with fruit trees and a stream running through it. Woodburner in the lounge, beautiful views over the countryside. We are both vegan, very friendly and my dog also lives there who is very sweet and well behaved. Cheap rent at Â£240 a month inc. water plus around Â£40-50 in bills. We need someone ASAP for this beautiful house before we lose it! Any questions feel free to email me :)
Message posted by Ria
Mature male, ex resident of Monkton Wyld Court Holistic Community seeks a female travel companion to share the experience of travelling the wonderful land of India. Two maybe three months envisaged with a focus on the Himalaya and the South of the country, epic Indian Railway journey linking the two. Also hope to photograph Tigers. Looking to start out after the Monsoon, so September onwards would be good.
I seek companionship not romance, but like the mix of male female energies so please get in touch if GENUINELY interested.
Love and light to all.
Message posted by Ronnie
Cottage in the forest of central Portugal with 3200m2 of good land. Own water supply and perfect location for solar power. Secluded and private but close to amenities.
Do you own your own teepee, yurt or truck and need somewhere to live? You could live rent free on the land in exchange for care-taking. You must be practical and very self sufficient. Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish language a bonus. You will have the place to yourself for most of the time. Minimum initial commitment 6 months.
Have a look at the Blog: http://portugalcottageforsale.blogspot.co.uk
Message posted by Hugh
Lets work together
Hi, I’m a woodturner and Pyrography artist based in a small friendly village in Bedfordshire. I’m planning a business idea from scratch and am looking to see if anyone fancies being a part of it. Check my work out first and get back to me if your interested in starting something pretty new and unique. I am looking for someone who has marketing and business skills in non-profit and socent. also investors interested in helping special needs and sensory stimulation therapy, Traditional crafts and woodland ecology activities.
Message posted by Steve
Two Pigmy Goats Need a New Home
Hello, Alice and Matilda Need a New Home ... Two absolutely adorable pigmy goats - at times slightly Devil / Diva-ish, but always heart warmingly lovely and funny :)
Have been used to roaming freely over a farm so I figured this might be just the place to find them new pastures. They are the best animals I have ever spent time with and with bring you so much joy and laughter if you can enjoy their antics and wild yummy behaviour. For more info, totally honest account of keeping goats !! and photos please get in touch. If you’re up for an adventure, these are just the ticket.
Message posted by Jemma Brett
Reading in Reading
I am looking for people who would like to rent an unfurnished house together in Reading, incl. white goods, with a good size garden.
I’m a freelance translator working from home so it’s important for me to have some good company around the house â€“ people who have a wide variety of interests, are practically minded and try to live sustainably. And, not to forget, have a sense of humour.
So if you like to spend your spare time in the countryside, like music, art, nature, science, reading, cooking, playing games or just having a beer together while watching a good film ... do get in touch.
Message posted by Kirsten
Hi there. I am looking for some work and somewhere that i can put a t pee or similar semi perm structure has it looks like i am going to lose my house i am a qualified horticultarist betec and city and guilds i’ve also have vast experiance in hydro ponics and aqua ponics and nft and so on and ph and ec scales and have permiculture experiance and bio dynamic gardening and also have wood management skills and marsh land management iam a very honest hard working guy iam arm willing to do this for somewhere to stay and whatever else is to do iam on it and also have some building and decorating experience. Thanks
Message posted by Dean
The chance to stop just dreaming...
Have you thought about Bulgaria? I live in the lovely little village of Voditsa in the north of Bulgaria and weâ€™re a bit short of people.
Depopulation is a sad fact of â€˜developmentâ€™ so the population of this village is falling. Itâ€™s a wonderful place to live where you actually have to think for yourself. A great place to bring up kids, wonderful land and amazing climate (-30 to + 45) no wind, no slugs, brilliant neighbours and very cheap houses and land.
Check it out at www.stjamespark.biz
This is your chance to stop just dreaming abut the good life..and actually do it..come and join us.
Message posted by Kathy McGowan
Punainen Tupa Organic Garden from eastern Finland offers internships at very reasonable rates.
For only 80 euros per week participants can stay with us and learn about finnish countryside living, organic vegetable gardening, foraging for wild mushrooms and berries as well as organic/vegan cooking and brewing of herbal drinks, beer and wine.
Participants are expected to commit themselves to 20 hours of practical work per week.
We can accommodate only 1-2 persons at any time, so the guidance and the work can be tailored to suit participants’ areas of interest.
For more details, please get in touch or visit our web-site:
Message posted by Banni
Rent free room in peaceful house
I am looking to share my bungalow in essex its near the sea in a small town. Im hoping for someone like minded and considerate. There will be a bedroom and your own private livingroom. then I will have my area The rooms will be rent free in exchange for help with housekeeping and the garden. I am houebound with M.E. I have two much adored ragdoll cats so I cannot accept anyone with a dog. You must be an animal lover. I am eco and spiritual minded and would like to find someone similar to share with. It would be nice to sshare meals sometimes and chat I am interested in communal living and would be living in a community if i were well enough. Please feel free to contact me.
Message posted by Sandy
Mum and child seek community in the sun
Hi there, I’m a mum to one child, aged three. We seek a new lifestyle in a clement climate living in some kind of community with other parents, kids and people. We would like a simpler life and have the means to do so. I would like my child to grow up outdoors and with others, animals, sunshine, for at least some of the year. We are open to anywhere, generally Europe, ESP France and Portugal, but open. Can offer rent and work in community, as well as long term commitment to the right place. We would like to visit for a few weeks this summer and when we find right place, are ready to move. Please contact me if you may be someone that we could come, any questions answered. Many thanks
Message posted by Jen
Looking in Wiltshire-Dorset-Somerset-Wales
Hello, I am a looking for a dwelling connected to parcel of land where I could grow healthy food and keep some chickens/foster/rescue(small animal)s. My work background has been artistic (stained glass) - also therapy in the care field for both people and animals. In the past I have helped on smallholdings both here and abroad and enjoyed it. If anyone out there knows of anywhere suitable, or even possible do let me know please. Maybe buy rent lease I’m flexible to obtain the right situation for a worthy cause. Keen with permaculture living. mob. (07970865556). If your reading this and cannot help, just send out some good thoughts ...(and no I’m not a dreamer more of a doer)
Message posted by R.
Eco Chateau project seeks volunteers
Eco Chateau is a new eco-village project based in a beautiful little 17th century chateau on the edge of the Dordogne region in France. We have been developing this project for the past 5 years and we are now in the final planning stage. We aim to be self-sufficient in all the skills for living and to become a centre for the ‘new paradigm’ offering workshops, retreats and events. We will also be building 12 eco-houses, starting from the autumn of 2013. We are looking for 3 or 4 volunteers to stay for a minimum of two weeks from April 2013. We are also inviting singles, couples or families who are interested in becoming co-owners. Please email us for further information. Thanks!
Message posted by Ruth Phillips
Hill property in Kerala, South India
We have decided to sell our property (a small guesthouse in the high ranges of Kerala, South India). The property consists of 1.5 acres of land with lots of trees, two buildings, and a rainwater harvesting system. If you are considering leaving Europe, or even better, have considered living in India, this could be the perfect opportunity.
The property is ideal for forest gardening, and complete self-sufficiency is attainable. Additional property (neighbour) is available for purchase. However, please note that in order for a non-Indian to spend significant time in India, it makes sense to be running a business. Our place could easily be run as, for instance, a yoga retreat or a farm stay.
If you are interested, please contact us for more detailed information.
Message posted by Sarah
Greek Island Properties
We have a fenced property with a renovated 2 room stone cottage (no bathroom as yet) that would suit someone with a camper van looking for gardens to be self-sufficient and to live with advantages of both the stone cottage and the van which can be parked in an open lean to. Gardens have fruits and nut trees as well as veg. Available June 25th for long term. Also furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath house in the village which would be ideal for a retreat. Email for more info and photos Also a large property on the island of Thassos that has a master bedroom and sleeping for 2 in the living room. Would suit a couple or parents with 1-2 children. Traditional Greek island life. No car needed. fabulous beaches. Organic gardens with fruit and veg. Wild and natural life at a great price.
Message posted by Catherine
A way out of the rat race
I have a big change afoot as I’m losing my home and my job within the next weeks and I feel it’s the time to finally have a quality of life away from the pressures of commuting to a social work job, trying to pay the bills and being isolated and lonely! I’ve never really fitted in to “conventional” ways of life and always dreamt of a different way.
I’d love to meet like minded souls with a view to having quality of life, peace of mind and enjoyment in whatever form that takes. Happy to help with caring, animals, gardening, setting a place up or sharing a home with like minded individuals. I have an elderly mother with dementia so I also have a commitment to caring for her at the moment, which means I can’t be too far from Devizes just now....
In the future I hope the world will open up and be my oyster!
Message posted by Marilyn
Land for Sale in Devon
A small group of aspiring permaculturalists are selling a beautiful piece of land in Devon, coordinates: 50.949069,-3.925279
This 7.5 acre meadow is a thriving pocket of biodiversity nestled between plots of permanent pasture and mixed woodland. A green track leads from the A377 onto the land which is abundant with wildlife.
In the valley of the Taw river, the meadow can be very much enjoyed for its tranquillity and wild beauty as an area of conservation or, for somebody seeking an opportunity for creative landscape design or managed reforestation, there is great potential. Trees have started to move in from the edges and have been planted with the particular aim of promoting the natural succession of plants and wildlife towards productive restoration.
or contact for photos and information.
Message posted by Nick Weeks
A Centre for Conscious Awareness
We are small, committed group of individuals, with a wide range of skills and qualifications, including teachers, specialists in personal development and in health, nutrition and fitness and practitioners of herbal medicine. We are looking to create an innovative centre to inspire and facilitate a more consciously aware way of living. This would include alternative education for all ages, meditation and spiritual direction, training and advice in health, fitness and nutrition, as well as a place to eat and drink well. We envisage a place of music, art, photography and theatre, where people can come to take part or to watch. We will also offer workshops and therapy sessions for those looking to expand their personal wellbeing.
We are looking for potential investment, suitable premises and other contributions to establish the overall project. Although we are currently based in the north of England, we are open to all initiatives.
Message posted by Katie Gray
Free Accomodation near River Danube
I’m offering free accommodation in a detached house which is standing empty (you’d have use of the whole house) just 10km from the Danubian port of Vidin in north-west Bulgaria. This is in return for general DIY and repairs. The house was refurbished 8 years ago, but has stood empty for most of that time and has succumbed somewhat to the harsh winter temperatures. The repairs include plastering, some rendering and a small amount of tiling, so a good all round knowledge of DIY is essential. There’s electricity, water, mains drainage and a basic shower and toilet. There’s a flat garden area suitable for growing fruit and veg and keeping hens, goats etc.
It’s possible to reach the River Danube after a short walk 1.5km and the lovely ferry port is just a 20min bus ride away. The weather is wonderful here right now and quite often lasts well into November. For further information, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Message posted by Adam Sewell
I live in North Devon, my work involves care in the community for any age, mainly elderly (abled or dis-abled) cleaning, house keeping, any care in the home at all and the grounds. I have my own transport, qualifications in Health and Social care, CRB checked and excellent references. I am self employed, no agencies. Home help like it used to be. Experienced with cancer, demetia, and general need. Please call 07989656964 and ask for Mrs Roberts. I would like to make new friends this year. I have life experience of travelling, small holding, chickens, health and social care, alternative living, and now ... just living. I have an 11 year old son, my own transport, and grow veg/flowers as well as work. Life has become insular, I would love to relearn the art of conversation, communication, and laughter, trust and faith in other human beings! Not looking for counselling or therapy! I have a good sense of humour, an open mind and a warm heart. I live in Devon. Please....email...lets get this started! Thanks!
Message posted by Katy
A New World order
There is one section of the ‘upper’ echelons of society who adhere to, and totally believe in ‘Neo-liberalism’ & the supremacy of ‘free markets’. Such a concept doesn’t actually exist anywhere in the world successfully-yes, I include USA in that. But there is another way-without scaring the life out of people by using the word ‘socialism’ - we can build a fairer society. I’m looking for 5/6 people based in South/SouthWest with the energy, commitment and values that would house/remunerate the poor & disadvantaged, utilising the govt’s own diktats and laws to do it. All based around renewable energy and agriculture. I can promise a lot of work, no pay (initially) but a revolutionary outcome. I’m Alan Moore and I run a renewable energy agency. I’m based in Verwood, about 15 miles outside Bournemouth so you would need to be within reasonable travelling distance. Drop me a message to introduce yourself and I’ll tell you more.
Message posted by Alan Moore
Carer needed for activist to include festivals and community farm living support
Well here’s a paid job working within a community and children’s area that travels, so if you can handle the idea of being at festivals with the responsible position of caring for a dyslexic buddhist with mobility issues who contributes a lot of energy to helping festys happen then this is for you! I need help with paperwork and massage to keep me mobile which I am happy to teach and I need someone ‘to be my legs’. When not on site I live in a community based on a farm so am also looking for someone who wants to help the garden grow and can handle roughing it, if it rains we still work! You must be community minded and responsible enough to get up early and not get ‘off your head’, I’m not a puritan but I dont like munters, if it works out, the post could continue beyond the summer season as we are looking for new community members here on the farm as well. Ideally I need someone who can start very soon as my present carer is 65 and wants to retire! Here’s my phone number if you are interested give me a bell, 07885327382 a trial period here on the farm will be necessary before a full time position is offered, x
Message posted by Helen Hatt
Wedding Venue Wanted!
Hi, my boyfriend and i are planning on getting married in May of 2014 and would like an outdoor ceremony (it would just be a blessing) ideally in some woodland or just a beautiful outdoor setting. Not too picky on the place, but at the moment we live in West Sussex, but will soon be moving to Brighton area so around south east of england would be preferable. We want to do this as cheaply as possible and all venues seem to be Â£2000 at least just to hire the venue! We are of course willing to pay, but we just want to keep costs down as we are a young family. Key words for our ideal wedding would be: Rustic, handmade, natural, eco, camping, music, informal, magical... we would love to do the decorating ourselves and it would be a very ‘handmade’ wedding. All we need is a beautiful setting to hold it in! If you have a small bit of land, woodland/medow/field etc etc. that you wouldnt mind us making use of for a weekend then please get in touch. We are very friendly, honest and caring people. our guests would all be the same. I appreaciate your time (Also if anyone knows of any places or has had experience of any please let me know..) Thanks
Message posted by Mary
Helping Hand Available - Dwelling - Horse Riding Wanted
I am looking for work on a farm, in forestry, at stables etc, any kind of outside work considered. I ideally need paid work and am flexible with rates. I would consider unpaid work with accomodation if it is within a 30 mile radius of Aberystwyth. I drive and have a car. Good references available.
I am looking for a self contained dwelling (static, cottage, yurt, whatever) in Mid or West Wales. Most things considered. I currently work part time and get some help via housing benefit but am also willing to work in exchange for my own space so sure we can work something out. I drive so remote-ness is not an issue. Would prefer Ceredigion but will consider Powys or Carmarthenshire. I am willing to work in exchange for rent or I already have a HB claim running if you are ok with this. I am a female in her early 30s and can drive and own a car. Looking for sanctuary and peace of mind. Also I am looking for a horse or pony that I can ride on a regular basis. I can consider loan if the horse can be kept where it is as I don’t have land. I drive so area not an issue although the closer to Aber the better!. I am an experienced rider.
Many Thanks xx
Message posted by Daisy
Hi everyone. Have you thought about not only growing your own organic veg but making an ethical living out of doing so. I am looking for a partnership to start our own [small scale] nursery and veg growing business to bring in a small but adequate income. A smallish plot of land /polytunnel would be enough to start which could be bought or leased. Living on site would be preferable [static?] but close by would work.Why work for free WWOOFing when you can create your own little haven that could produce sufficient to sustain you. WWOOFing works great for some and to gain experience but I’m looking for someone/others who want to change their life by supporting themselves ... as far out of the system as possible. We could include planting up veggie gardens for others [at a small cost] the possibilities and opportunities would open. Renting together to share cost or buying a couple of statics is fine with me but I want to start this now, not some time in the future ... I’ve done dreaming and want to start digging. [20 years experience of growing ... usually for others ... already plus a can do/will do attitude] If this could work for you then please get in touch. Take care out there. Love and best wishes.
Message posted by Now or never
House share/ companion wanted to share with small family in Leeds
Hello! I’m a single working mum in my late 40’s with a 16 year old son and am looking for a like-minded person to share our home with. We live in a lovely, character house in the centre of Leeds, UK - although this may not sound like rural idyll, it’s still a lovely setting with south-facing garden, all amenities and a great local alternative community of neighbours from all walks of life.
I have always lived communally in this house and have now got a large room, with access to private kitchen, bathroom and use of large garden available. I’m looking for someone who would fit in with our lifestyle and who would like to live here at a reduced rent in return for some house-sitting/ caretaking duties. Would consider a couple or other single parent, & pet owner - (I particularly love dogs!). I don’t really like to use labels to describe myself, but here are some of the things I am into; humanism, environmental campaigning, cycling, animals, political awareness, vegan or vegetarian diet, travelling, speaking French/ German fluently, learning new things... Please mail me back to start further conversations about this if you’re interested or do pass this on if suitable.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Message posted by Ursula
Opportunities in Bulgaria
If you’re looking for a long working holiday with your own private room within a large house which stands in a quiet village surrounded by open fields and rolling hills, then maybe this is for you. In return for bed and board, you would work a total of 25 hours a week (hours flexible). The work is mainly general DIY projects and/ or gardening depending on your skills. We are also planning renovation of a small old house which stands in the garden, so anyone skilled in traditional building methods would also be more than welcome. The storks and the swallows are already here and the weather is glorious so what are you waiting for?! Looking forward to hearing from you. ALSO I’m a recently retired lady living in Bulgaria. I have a newly refurbished self-contained ground floor flat, which is an annexe off the main house, with a good size section of garden available for anyone interested in keeping hens, goats etc or growing your own produce. The rent (Â£375 monthly) includes council tax, water rates, electricity and internet connection. If you like the idea of living in a peaceful village surrounded by open fields and rolling hills, yet only one hour away from Sofia, then please get in touch for more information.
Message posted by Lynne Arnold
Hi, I have been wondering if there are any other single females(just need one other at mo ) out there? thinking of trying some community living/volunteering abroad this year? interested in partly spiritual places,with happy people & organized.Maybe some buddist/religous communities.Open to Ideas from you?
I am female mid forties, easy going, rescourceful, fun loving, straight. I usually work gardening & house painting. I have transport renault kangoo van, not huge!.Prefer help with driving, pay half of fuel. Suggestions & ideas..? Route /places/dates? I am thinking of leaving April. Prefer non smoker, No big drinkers. A sense of humour. Driving Licence. Girl guide companion drivers badge!(joke). Enough money to do it. If we pass any interesting camps/festivals or courses may include. Well that’s the plan so far! look forward to hearing from you, will get back to people who have replied in next couple of days, posted (feb 20th). UPDATE: Feb 21 Thanks for your replies. I have been thinking logistics & practicalities. So if anyone has some suggestions regards places to visit (eg communities) & routes to take? Yes dont have it all worked out! I would prefer places that are partly spiritual.I would like to try to contact buddist centers also. Might of said this but looking for people who can drive. From, In the planning.
Message posted by Kate
Resident Volunteer Sought for Rural Derbyshire Retreat Centre
Unstone Grange is a rambling old house and retreat centre, set in 5 acres of beautiful gardens, and surrounded by lovely Derbyshire countryside. We are currently looking for an additional resident volunteer to help care for the buildings, the gardens, and the various groups that gather here to pursue their individual paths of personal and spiritual growth.
We are looking for a practical, self-motivated person with skills in the following areas: organic gardening and landscaping, care of fruit trees, property maintenance and building, ability with machinery, office and computers, and anything else that would assist the upkeep and development of Unstone Grange. On a personal level, some awareness of the issues of communal living would be an advantage, as would the desire to confront personal growth and development (not to mention a good sense of humour!). In return for 16 to 20 hours a week you would receive accomodation in your own large, sunny room, and be free of all bills except telephone and food. Please note this is not a woofing venue; we are looking at a longer-term arrangement.
To get an idea of Unstone Grange from the perspective of the groups who use the centre for retreats etc, you could have a look at our website (www.unstonegrange.co.uk). If you think you might be interested in becoming a resident volunteer here, and would like to find out who is currently engaged with the project, and a bit more about how the place works, please drop us a line through the Diggers and Dreamers website, and tell us a little about yourself.
I hope to hear from you.
Message posted by Peter
Move to Spain
Who is she ?
Highly sensitive, conscious, authentic, spontaneous, gentle being, artist, poet/writer and more, seeking place to rent amongst, close by to like-minded people ...
For sharing, essentially, not forcefully, whatever we can, desire of ourselves, our passions, creativity, gifts, talents, ideas, music, dance, humor, laughter, etc. with each other...
Preferably somewhere ‘down-under’ in France, but not way out in ‘the bush’ for obvious, practical reasons ...
1/ One light, large space to be, sleep, cook, create ...
2/ Otherwise a simple, small abode with veranda or light room to employ as atelier ...
No need or want of luxurious things ...
Susan is curious and grateful for replies/ offers ...
Enjoy your day, Salut, Namaste ...
To start with: I invite you to read: New Earth, Eckhart Tolle (plus others from him) & if you feel alligned with his wisdom, spirit, etc. & are prepared to ‘act upon’, then I am interested to get to know you & possibly (ad-)venture to the new, unfamiliar un-known regions of our inner-world & those of the physical world/reality we exist in...I have gained so much by letting go of so much on all levels...Would like to meet spiritually evolved people...are you one ?
If so, look forward to hearing from you, Salut, Susan from north of France ===== LIVING in the NOW POEM:
Walk every day in
wonder & gratitude, each step re-minding
of how to go at peace with all...
Exist each moment in
joy, your soul your
guide, every beat of
your heart its memory
of how to travel in love with all...
Here, there, everywhere wander
& wonder, memory & music within & beyond
wakeful spirit, you, me, timeless being, into the LIGHT...
Message posted by Susan van den Bergh
Come on Universe - I want to change my life
Hello. I am a 51 year old single parent with an 9 year old daughter still at home. I’m a pagan author, Goddess writer and artist living in Kent. My work experience has included all kinds of things from admin and running an office to working as a school cook, catering manager and a housekeeping supervisor in a university, organising the upkeep and maintenance of the student accommodation, academics and hotel or b&b in the summer conference season. I’m also experienced in running spiritual camps, workshops and circles as well as having taught them myself. My interests cover womens’ spiritual circles, Goddess and Earth based spirituality. I was the leader of a wiccan coven for several years and also trained in celtic shamanism. I am also a Reiki master and hold a diploma in hypnotherapy.
I have for many years been interested in the idea of community living. I read all about Findhorn in the 70s and have stayed in a couple of communities during workshops over the years. More increasingly I find I am looking for an alternative way to live and experience life. I enjoy gardening and growing vegetables although my present garden space is quite compact which requires me to use containers for most of my veg so my potatoes are in layers of old car tyres and other veg in old boxes, crates and buckets. I’m definately seeking something - but not completely sure what it is. I love the possibilities presented by living off grid but I’m not averse to technology - just the irresponsible use of it.
I’m looking for like minded people, new friends, contacts and maybe an idea. Looking for a place to be, for my youngest daughter to grow and a place where my eldest children can visit - even if it means staying in a tent! This is really just me putting out feelers, to get an idea of what is out there, of finding others with similar ideas. Maybe even like me - not absolutely sure but open to suggestions. Even just making new like minded contacts would be great.
If I was to find a new place to live and be I would have to pay rent - I dont have capital and if I moved I would have to find new employment which might take time. But I have skills that could be used and Ive always been happy to learn new things and would certainly do my share. Suggestions, friends and Ideas welcome. I Want to Change My Life - come on Universe!xxxxxx
Message posted by Rachel Mayatt
We are laid back, fun lovin nudists ...
Hello Everyone well I think the Title say’s it all...don’t you! First of All, We are new to this Web Site, and, we think it it is fantastic.....
Well lets start, I know what I want to say to you, but I am just going to write it down, as it comes into my head,
so here goes......
Our name’s are Annette ( that’s me ) and my Husband Chris, and our beautiful German Shepherd, named Mr Max. (Mr Max is probably the most laid back Dog that you will ever likely to meet) But we do Come as a complete Package.
Anyway, Back to the Ad. We currently live in Spain (we do like the warmer Climates) and are renting a House near Torre Del Mar, near Malaga. But have no problem crossing over into Portugal if need be. We are very much into the ”Alternative Lifestyle” and, The ideal situation for us would be, to meet a couple, or a single guy or a Lady (we don’t mind) that has their own Finca or Quinta and is looking for help about the place.
The only thing is, we love to be naked when ever possible (we would just love to throw all our clothes away, except maybe a top and a pair of shorts for when we have to go into town...... maybe ) so if the thought, or the sight of seeing our naked bodies offends you, we really are not the help you are looking for.
We won’t have any problem buying our own food etc, but we really are looking to stay all year round (somewhere to settle down so to speak)
We also don’t have a problem Buying a nice Touring Caravan to live in, if you have the room to put it. Somewhere .
I am very good at giving Guys or Girls, a nice Hedonistic, or Tantra Massage (I like being on the receiving end too) so if you would like me to give you a massage (everyday, if you want, I don’t mind)
just say the word. Actually it is seven words..(Annette will you give me a massage) and I will willingly oblige you.
Chris (my Hubby) is a very good Carpenter and Maintenance guy, and I have seen him re build mobile homes from the ground up, and that includes the roof too....
So, to summarize .... if you are not Prudish and don’t mind seeing me and Chris naked, and need some help around the place , Please get in touch.. Don’t be afraid to ask me whatever you want,
(believe me, you won’t offend us, whatever you ask ) period. I hope to speak with you soon, Love and Kisses to you all .... X X X
Message posted by Annette
Summer in Kefalonia
We originally decided to turn this fantastic old house into a creative arts healing centre - however, my husband and I just don’t have the money or time this year to begin it as deeply as we first envisaged so we are looking to start small and perhaps just get the gardens cleared and maybe a bit of digging out downstairs and build a self composting loo and get the water sorted. There is a HUGE amount to do so we are just looking for this year for one or two workawayers who don’t mind sleeping in their tents or on makeshift beds inside if it should rain and who don’t mind living off grid as it were! There is no electric or running water but there is a genny and fresh spring up the road - it is in the mountains without any other houses around it but it is also near a main road, which 2 minds down leads to a lovely hillside taverna with home cooking and a futher 10 mins by car to the lovely port of Poros where there are lots of bars tavernas and a few shops without it being in least bit commercial.
We are asking for someone or persons who can work a few hours in the mornings and have the rest of the time free to do their own thing as long as they stay there most nights to keep an eye on things, I am looking to set up a makeshift art studio to work from whilst I am there - spring and late summer and will be there most days.
It is possible to stay all summer or all year if you like it enough - winters can however be really harsh in Greece but dont last too long. you bring your own tent, or want to stay inside - no electric or running water but can overcome difficulties with a water tank and generator or solar. A real challenge but great fun - food can be provided for you breakfast and lunch when I am in Kefalonia. So if you would like to spend the summer on an amazing island - don’t mind roughing it - aren’t frightened of a bit of hard work and have a sense of adventure and are honest kind and trustworthy with a good sense of humour give us a shout.
Languages spoken: English some Greek
Accommodation: Garden in tents or inside on basic camp beds /blow up beds
What else ... Free time to explore the beautiful island - swimming sailing horse riding available - bus once a day - 10 min walk down to nearest village quite remote although just off main road but hidden from view - in mountains spectacular views no noise or light polution not for the faint hearted! Stunning old property lots of potential for renovation work OR just gardening to get it looking lovely while we make upper inside good for artful studio. No transport available but can grab lifts or bus to get around. It’s an unspoilt island with a stunning coastline land is a lovely place to get away from it all ~ come soon we’ll be glad you did and hopefully you will too!
Message posted by Detta Darnell