Hi all. I would like to inquire about joining a commune, mainly as a way of getting out of the rat race. I’m a 32 year old man, with a background in small maintenance jobs and groundswork. Perhaps there’s a place out there for me. Get in contact I’d like to hear from you.
Message posted by Chris
Je ne peux pas trouver chez moi !
I would like to be live and work in a Buddhist centre or small commune. Anybody know of a good place? (Don`t exclude your own!) I am 56,into wholefoods,growing veg.;feeling vulnerable,needing loving place,preferably in the country but it does not have to be.In gassho.Best wishes.
Message posted by Robert Parker
Cornwall May 10th to June 8th
Hello there, I am looking for somewhere very peaceful and quiet, to rent, in Cornwall, from May 10th/12th to June 8th/10th. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I would need a decent desk and chair (as well as a bed!) Electricity and running water would be good too! All ideas welcome.
Message posted by Christine Jones
How to start, the big question. I am a poet, painter and percussionist and have worked in these fields for 30+ years. At 46 I need to escape a rat race I have never been a part of. I am a very practicle sort and can turn my hand to just about anything apart from hieghts. Any communes need an artist?
Message posted by Keef
North Wales Accom needed
Hi, I’m a 26 guy living in London wanting to move up to north Wales near my family (they live in the Ceiriog Valley). i have a bit of cash, so would like to rent a spot of land or a room, in exchange for work or a low rent. get in touch :) (equally if you want to create some kinda community also get in touch!)
Message posted by Richard Connor
Couple seeking place to live/community
Hello, We are Richard and Ruth, a active and healthy couple in our early 40’s, currently living in a small farm based community in Mid Wales.
We are looking to move to a more central-ish location in the UK for work and family commitments. Looking to rent/buy within a community that has an interest in sustainable living and own produce.
Message posted by Ruth and Richard
Looking for the farming life
I am looking for a like minded farming community who grow vegetables and herbs for food and raise animal for the table. The closest thing I can think of is River Cottage or It’s not easy being green. I have vegetable growing experience and grow tired of living the multi-storey flat life in the city and long for a more self sustaining existence.
Message posted by Evemarie
Young family seeking new life
We are a young couple with pet cat and baby on the way looking to get out of the modern life and live a self sustained life instead, and get off benefits. We would like to join an existing community where we can work for our keep.
In an ideal situation we would need internet access as this is how my partner manages his depression.
Love to hear from you all, please contact us via the form.
Message posted by Stacey
Down to earth, practical and hard working, mid thirties. Have experience in estate maintenance work including, dry stone walling, basic masonry, lime work, fencing, basic carpentry, gardening and wood cutting. Also arable farming, veg growing and agri machinery maintenance experience. Looking for part time/seasonal, hill farm/building/walling work in exchange for basic room or small area to build and put a small Shepherd’s wagon.
Message posted by Will
We are a married couple seeking a low cost and low impact way of life in Ceredigion or South Powys-preferably as part of a community. We are open to a range of ideas and living arrangements, and have a small amount of capital-for the purchase of land, accommodation, whatever.
We would also consider rent-free accommodation in return for labour.
I run music groups and philosophy groups, and my wife is a medical herbalist. We are fairly experienced at working on the land.
Message posted by Rob Campbell
Ecologist & Holistic Therapist seeking community
I am a 38 year old ecologist and holistic therapist. From the UK but just having returned after spending 7 years in Latin America. I have two great rescue dogs I brought back with me. Here are my websites www.evolvetoecology.com, & www.bethechangehynotherapy.com, contact me if you are interested in offering a space in your community or if you have suitable digs contact me for a chat. I am currently in London on a narrow boat but open to location anywhere. I speak English and Spanish. Thank you.
Message posted by Carla Shaw
Couple seeking accommodation in Sussex
Friendly conscious couple in our early 30s seeking short-term, self-contained accommodation in Sussex. We’re both very interested in community living and sustainability. We’re vegetarian and love animals so happy to help with animal care. Please contact Sarah on 07928 113 616. Thank you. ALSO: We are looking to work in exchange for accommodation while we transition into a new chapter of our lives. We can help in the garden, with preparing meals, and any other household tasks. We’re both veggie/vegan and very happy to look after animals too. Look forward to hearing from you!
Message posted by Sarah
Urgently in need of place to live between Leeds or York, or there abouts
I’m searching to join a co-op/commune/persons/peoples doing positive things on this magnificent planet! I would love to give my help to you and can give money towards living and accommodation...
I love to learn about things what makes positive changes to ourselves and our planet. I’m very good with my hands-gardening/permaculture, most forms of building/restoration work. I really enjoy a good conversation.
I need to be moving to the Yorkshire area, preferably around Leeds, York(around or near those areas) to visit my magickal daughter who has just moved near York with my ex-partner.
I hope any of you beautiful people can help! Love and light. ***
Message posted by Will Willow
Work, rest and play
Hi, i would love to be part of a community lifestyle, or similar with few or lots of like-minded people. I’m nearly 42, and want to wake up surrounded by open fields, work hard whatever you need me to do, and then relax in a beautiful rural area. I need to have thinking time to make my next step in life whatever that may be. Willing to work hard in exchange for a bed-whatever and wherever that may be. I’m on state benefits at present, but can voluntary contriute to food, etc. Ideal places: Dorset, Devon areas. Please Email or give me a call on 07852316524. Thank you!. ALSO: I wondered if anyone would have the same idea as me and to start our own community as I am sick of the society i live in, and would love to build my own community, any ideas gratefully received. Contact me by text/email.
Message posted by Lisa Lewis-Martin
New family need a home pronto
We are Anna-22, my partner Eddy- 23 and my daughter Dolly Eva who will be three in April. We are also expecting another baby girl at the end of June and have two Dogs and two cats.
We currently live in a Geo-dome at the bottom of a friend’s garden, just off a really busy road in a very urban area of Cambridge. The dome is lovely however there is no running water or toilet and it was only ever supposed to be a temporary arrangement- we really need to move on as soon as possible and we would rather be somewhere more rural by the time the baby comes along.
We are ideally looking for somewhere we could work for board, or somewhere with very low rent.
I have spent some time living in a community before and we currently share use of the kitchen and bathroom facilities, as well as gardening and chicken minding duties, with our four friends who live in the main house. So we are no strangers to living co-operatively.
We are vegans and freegans with a sugar, caffeine (and mostly alcohol!) free diet, we avoid supermarkets like the plague (unless we are raiding their bins!) and shop at the local organic market and independent health food co-op. We are used to living a basic, green lifestyle and previous homes include narrowboats, caravans and converted vans. We have a wealth of experience in animal welfare and other interests include herbal /wild medicine, foraging, raw food, bread making , music, Zen Buddhism, attachment parenting, art, crafts and general self sufficiency!
Neither of us drive but being in Cambridge we go everywhere by bike or public transport.
We are hard working and have a lot to give and want to live with and learn from other like minded people.
Message posted by Anna Knight
Long term work exchange needed!
Hi there! We are a married Danish/English couple interested in learning more about permaculture and sustainability. Currently we are living in Copenhagen, Denmark, and are planning to move permanently back to the UK at the end of 2013. Collectively we have 6 years experience of living long term in intentional communities (The Findhorn Foundation and Camphills) and we look forward to offering our skills and actively participating in a new live-in community setting.
Rosie is a craft artist, currently working in childcare. Her experience includes running a community kitchen, environmental education for children, art gallery work, and writing press information and small articles for a community/ international workshop center website. Currently she also writes a blog about creative projects and sustainability.
Mads is a trained social worker who has supported children, young people and adults with a range of physical and mental disabilities, both in formal institutions and in community. He has experience both in classroom teaching and in empowering vulnerable and socially excluded groups through gardening, farm and sport-based activities. Mads also has experience of maintenance and farm work including animal husbandry and indoor/outdoor repairs.
We are looking for a residential work exchange opportunity for around 6 months in a farm-based community, starting late 2013/early 2014 (we have a little room for flexibility!). As we currently have longer-term intentions to live independently, it is important to us that there is on-site internet availability and that we are able to attend job interviews later on if the opportunity arises. In return we offer two willing, creative, happy, responsible and engaged workers who can contribute a wide range of skills and commit fully to community life!
Message posted by Rosie and Mads J P Madsen