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*URGENT APPEAL* Bulgarian 'House of the Sun' looking for spacekeepers for the summer months

UPDATED MARCH 24th The beautiful Bulgarian warmth has returned and we are soon to be leaving our home but we will be sad to leave it empty. So, if you did not see our ad before please take a read and see if it may be of use to you. Sitting in our hammocks, watching the sun set last night gave us renewed energy to find someone to benefit from the same sight all summer long. :) Maybe you need somewhere cheap...a home with space to meditate, contemplate, complete that book or just get list in incredible nature. We are a young couple who purchased a beautiful sunny house in the Bulgarian countryside last year with the view to opening doors to folk like you in the spirit of sharing, education, caring and peace. We are unfortunately in the position where we have to leave from late April-Mid October and put on hold our plan to welcome travellers. However, we really do not want the house to be empty as homes need love and if there is a couple, or a family in need of a comfortable, renovated but traditional village home, with a garden on the edge of a wooded valley in the rolling hills of North West Bulgaria with the forest and lake on your doorstep, then we would like to offer it to you for a small rent and to pay your (tiny) bills! Three bedrooms which can sleep up to 5 comfortably, summer kitchen, Bulgarian style conservatory, lounge and wet-room bathroom. 850sqm gently sloping garden surrounded by traditional dry stone walling and is gated for security. The house is located within striking distance of Vratsa and all it's facilities and only 1 1/2 hours from the capital, Sofia. The house also comes with a very economical Volvo estate car included in the rent which is great for car camping trips. We can imagine a family, with children and a dog maybe, wanting to rest a while from the road and re-root in an area blessed with nature, in a climbers and hikers paradise for the long, hot summer. Or maybe our house can be a steady base for you to explore the options of buying your own place in this incredible country where Eco communities are popping up everywhere? Anyway, you know your situation and hopefully you now know ours. We are not greedy for money, and we would really like to be fair so tell us your situation and we can talk more but rest assured we want to rent it for as little as possible if you can, in turn love our home. Rent between £300-400 per month depending on length of stay and your circumstance, not per person and includes the car :) We look forward to hearing from any of you! Please feel free to look at our humble website that we made to start our donation only project. www.houseofthesun.eu Namaste Whatsapp +44 7815728483

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looking to settle into a community in the near future

Hi, I'm looking to settle into a community in the near future, I've good experience as a chef, gardener and natural energy healer. I'm vegetarian and self studying healing herbs and plants. I come with a warming nature with a free spirited creative side :) would be interested in making good friends/teachers and great connections for life :) please get in contact if your looking for spaces to be filled in your community as looking to find one to live in the near future. Casper

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Volunteer at Chisholme House

As a volunteer at Chisholme House you are appreciated for who you are, not only for what you do. We accept volunteers at all times throughout the year but we are particularly looking for help in April. Come and join volunteers from all over the world for a fortnight of satisfying work in the walled garden at Chisholme House. We need help during this busy time of spring planting. Please see our website for more details - http://www.chisholme.org/calendar/12/54-Gardening-Volunteer-Fortnight.html This is a place of great beauty set in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The 187 acre estate offers an ideal space in which to retreat, engage in study and experience the reviving effect of being close to nature. Volunteers are a vital part of life here. You may be involved in diverse activities ranging from working in the organic gardens, to cooking a feast, tree planting, splitting timber, putting up yurts or caring for chickens. As a volunteer, you are welcome to participate in all aspects of the Institute including study and meditation if you wish. Normally volunteers come for one or two weeks (one week minimum). Longer stays may be possible after the initial two weeks. Vegetarian meals can be provided. Regrettably we cannot cater to anyone with special dietary requirements (e.g., gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, etc.) but you are more than welcome to bring your own food. We cannot accept pets. This has been a school for over forty years, in which time Chisholme has become a unique setting for a complete education in what it means to be human.

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Accommodation, Pembrokeshire

House share available for one or two persons in nice victorian house in small hamlet by estuary in south pembrokeshire. Use of whole house and productive garden overlooking the waterway.English as a Foreign Language tuition available as an option.Working studio in house also.No extra utility bills. DSS ok. I am into personal development but not dogmatic. Thank you.

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Lovely 5 Bed Village Detached House For Sale - Isle of Wight

For sale - A lovely five double bedroom detached house (3 bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and the master bedroom has a shower cubicle and hand basin), large lounge, separate dining room, fitted kitchen, separate downstairs cloakroom/utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and large first floor bathroom with separate shower cubicle. There is a sun lounge, which gives internal access to a double garage, which also has external access via two double garage doors from the driveway at the front of the house , which is a large block-paved in and out drive and provides ample additional parking. The large garage space could be used for work shops or as an arts and craft area. To the back of the property there is a large terraced garden with fairly steep steps to a large flat area, which is currently made up of a grassed area and shingled paths, but could be used to grow vegetables etc. Also on the large flat area of the garden there is a fairly large wooden summer house, with views over the roof of the house to the sea. This would make an ideal space for a writer or an artist to work from. The back of the garden goes up to the under-cliff road with lovely views of the cliffs behind the house. The property is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and further stunning views of the sea and under - cliff can be seen from the very large first floor sundeck once again, providing a wonderful space for a creative person to work from. The property is situated in a quiet private road which has other individually styled detached neighbouring properties. The house is on main drains and has oil fired central heating, as the village doesn’t have gas. At both ends of the private road where the house stands is access to two wooded areas with less than a five minute walk through to two of the stunning local sea coves. There is a small village post office/ general stores less than a five minute walk from the house and it is less than a ten minute drive into local shops, school and beach in Ventnor The house may be of interest to an artistic and creative group of individuals or family/families who want to live in an area of beauty to inspire their creativity The sale price of the house is £350,000 and is all set up for immediate occupation and includes all white goods, beds and the majority of other furniture. Bed linen and crockery etc can also be included, if required. We will consider part-exchange on another property/properties up to the value of £100,000, overseas or, in the UK (the difference to be paid to us), as I am looking to release money from this property and to possibly part - exchange for a cheaper property as I plan to set up a new project working with a community coaching and supporting homeless young people. If you would like further information and photographs of the property please contact me on denise@denisemileson.com

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Skills and time offered

Hi there I am a 53 year old single woman looking for some accommodation for me and my very well behaved Scottish Deerhound. I am a writer, Buddhist, generally easy going. I can claim some housing benefit towards costs but am happy to do work (DIY, food growing,looking after animals or children etc. Ideally would like a couple of rooms to myself if not a whole property. Good at renovation so don't mind what condition. I am open to discussion about any mutually convenient situation as long as there is mutual respect. Any are in the Uk considered. Currently running my own business growing ingredients and selling 35 different chilli products on farmers markets along with writing. Please feel free to email with any questions. Many thanks Debby

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diggers / investor required

i have a farm scale smallholding in cornwall and would love people to come and share.looking for investor/diggers with polytunnels. it is a great time to get scale on homefood production. got acres cleared ready for forage trees tunnels. water on already.pp for barns packhouse etc. Open minded to any polite suggestion .txt 07825066269

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Mechanic..Stockperson....Woodsman...Legal help -North Dartmoor area.

Help wanted on beautiful 52 acre "working" nature reserve,comprising of a mix of Culm,flower rich meadow and mixed woodlands.This help could be from maintenance work on old plant and machinery. to a stockperson to creating a low density stocking regime to manage the land. Cattle particularly are needed to graze the Culm, to keep it in good order.for the wildlife.Also pigs to clear bramble and a range of fowl/animals. This could be based on a barter of skills/opportunities to an independent,"sympathetic" business' leading longterm to a self build. Permaculture,sustainability,organics and aesthetics are basic principals for any projects on the land.The land will be going into trust.Any fund raising would help (shared)?...whether from grants/crowdfunding or sponsors.I am useless with forms,computers or bureaucracies!...Martin

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Accomodation required- all i got is my labour to pay :-(

technically homeless for 9 years....Targetted Individual, no papers, no bank accounts, no benefits or access to papers or funds of any kind....... all i got to trade is some skills...i can build pcs, decorate, basic electrics, plumbing (not qualified).....food and roof over my head at minimum, but a smoker as well....although homeless i do have some possessions....unfortunately some of it is quite bulky as i'm bit of an artist as well..... with no papers....it is all a big risk, me being so heavily targeted.....and i know total charity case, so demeaning.....but not long left here.....37HD telly, few bits of furniture.....things available in trade to anyone that can help me survive? much larger situation I am in....but I'm not a criminal, wanted for murder or anything like that....to private and personal to post here....but if you're curious PM me?

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2 properties to rent on beautiful 24 acres in west wales

We are a female couple looking for like mind people to live in our other 2 properties , on beautiful 24 acre with woodlands and river .We were previously a retreat centre .we have a large 4 bedroom barn Eco conversion , 2 bedroom cottage , we live in the farm house . We have workshops , large studio to share . We are creative ,makers ,artist and sculptures and have and of land to grow veg . To see photos go www.welsh retreat.com , don't look at prices , they are when we rented as retreat. The cottage is £120 per week , the 4 bedroom barn is £250 per week .if you need to discuss anything ,we are open to discussing ,01559370801 . Detailed photos of both properties are on www.welshretreat.com . ( not really suitable for children )

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Caravan / Cabin Wanted

Hello, I am looking for a caravan/cabin in a rural setting for the occasional getaway,from London. Happy with something basic - don't want the mod cons etc. Will pay for use. Looking for peace and quiet. I am not driving so preferably somewhere I can get to without too much of a problem . Open to ideas. Thank you.

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Lady Carpenter

Hi,my names Sam I'm a lady Carpenter in my late 40's looking for a lady or group of ladies who need someone to help around the place in exchange for a place to stay. Wether it be an out-building I could convert into a liveable space, a plot I could build a small chalet or put a caravan.As you can tell I'm looking for a long term placement not temperary. As well as being a time served Carpenter by trade I also have maintenance skills,love landscaping and gardening,The list could go on but I'll leave it there for now. Why am I asking for a lady ? well I've worked in a male environment for most of my life,I have no problem with men in general ,but wish there to be no confusion about how I'd pay my way.So If your a bloke,sorry but please don't reply you'd just be wasting your time and mine.Besides I would much rather work in a female environment. I'm a hard worker with an easy-going outlook on life, Am not religious but have no problem with those who are. I have a good sense of humour (which I believe is a must in today's world ) . Basically I'm looking for somewhere to call home and someone to call friend ,if you think you could be that place and person then I look forward to your reply. Cheers Sam

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young couple looking for small piece of land to rent

Hello! Dan and Maddy here, and Boosh the dog! We are a couple in our late twenties looking for a small plot of land to park our caravan on, preferably with potential workshop space, in exchange for a bit of rent and/or a helping hand with any jobs you might need doing. We are both hands on, outdoor folk and feel we could be useful to have around. Dan is a carpenter (with chainsaw ticket,landscaping, building) , and Maddy has some experience gardening and in animal husbandry.We just want a simple existence, with enough space to cultivate a veg garden and perhaps keep a few chickens. Some sort of water source would be necessary, electricity would be a bonus but not essential. Also we can build a composting loo if necessary.We are both drawn to the sea (particularly surfable waves!) so the areas of interest are Cornwall, Devon, Pembrokeshire,Yorkshire and the west coast of Ireland but we dont want to be restricted by this so are open to anywhere green and peaceful! After moving around quite a lot, travelling and wwoofing ,we both want to set some roots down and feel part of a community. Thanks for reading and look forward to hearing from you if you think you might have a suitable spot.you can also email madeleine.pooley@gmail.com Cheers!

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And now for something a little different...

Enterprising, young couple are looking for sponsors to secure land and help fund a community project. Ideally 50 acres + with water source in the South or South West of the UK. To create a space for communities to reconnect with the land, its wildlife and learn about sustainable, low-impact living. If you can help support us, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!

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Anyone need help?

Hi. I'm a mature, loving and free spirit who enjoys hard work and community. I volunteer to help people around where I live with the things that are overwhelming in their lives and homes. I decorate and build, garden and clear out, harvest and create. Kids and animals take to me, I'm a story teller, entertainer and in my working trade a hypnotherapist. Would anyone like me to visit to inject a different energy and perspective, clean up old habits, help with projects of any kind? I like to travel, meet new people, gain a sense of satisfaction from giving and am relatively unrestricted with regard to time and freedom, my kids being older now. I believe that the revolution is disobedience and withdrawal from society and so I am interested to learn of community and sustainable living.I'm big into unification theory and have just returned from a trip to Croatia with Nassim Haramein and the Bosnian pyramids with Semir Osmanagiche so it would be nice to share the information I have learned about the connected universe and ancient civilisations. My number is 07791156006 if anyone wants to get in touch. Namaste! Alison x

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Help Needed in Bulgaria

I am in my early 60s, a single women who still is inspired by the wonders of life in all of its goodness. I have just moved into my little house in the Stara Planina mountains near Troyan in Bulgaria and would like to find someone to help me restore my beautiful but neglected home and to create fruit, veg and flower gardens. The house is very isolated being 3 kms from the village and about 2kms from the nearest neighbour, the access track is bad, more suited to a donkey than a car ! My old van does just about make it but it is very bumpy in places. The benefits are well worth it though, no noise or light pollution, serenaded by owls and jackals at night, the only other sound is from the little river. The house is very old and I want to restore it using the traditional methods it was originally built with. I need to make interior stairs, build a wood store, compost toilet and solar shower. To create gardens of beauty and a chill out area with pizza oven and outdoor kitchen for a few glamping tents. I need to enclose the land with a cow proof fence and lots of repairs to the access track. There are trees to cut back and scrub to clear, I am also wanting to cut and lay the hedge along the garden boundary. Birds to be listened to, a lake to be swum in and beautiful clean mountain air to be breathed, fun to be had and laughter to be heard ! The house is small but you will have your own single room so when the weather is colder I can only host one person, for the summer I will buy a large bell tent and furnish it to make a glamping space so can then have 2 people, friends or a couple.. There is electricity and the water comes straight from the mountain, so no chemicals. The installation of a water heater for the shower is my first job. This area of Bulgaria is very rich in culture and natural beauty, as I am new to the area I will be going out exploring and visiting local sites so we can have trips out together. Whenever I go into the village or town you will be welcome to come along. I will supply a mountain bike for your use. I live a very relaxed life, being at one with my rural environment. I enjoy sitting around a fire outside when the weather is warm enough, sharing stories. If you are a musician or singer that would be great. I eat mostly veggie but have the odd carnivorous moment.

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Wanted:caravan parking or barn/yard to rent/anything??

(Updated Feb '17)I'm medically retired NHS paramedic and looking for parking to rent for a touring size caravan in which i live full time.Currently im moving around staying on authorised camping and caravan sites but looking for something a little longer term. Ideally a quiet spot on a farm or in a forest/woodland area or small certified caravan site. May consider a work on site arrangement in lieu of rent if mutually beneficial.I currently work part time as a photographer and writer but ive experience with heavy plant and machinery and large livestock /heavy horses and have an hgv license. I will also consider caretaker/security/warden position for cottage,house,cabin,bothy ,forest or woodland etc or as live-in or on-site caretaker /housekeeper in lieu of rent over winter months or longer term - Ive plenty of experience and can provide references if required...must be a pet friendly arrangement (I have a cat companion). Ideally im looking for highlands or islands of Scotland but I'll consider other parts of UK (Northern England /Wales /South West)

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Wish to volunteer in a comunity

I wish to live in an ecological community. I am Israeli, so I persume I can't join a community in the UK. I will be in the UK for up to 180 days between May and November. I want to use this time to experience and learn more about living in a community. I wish to volunteer in a community where I can live there and be part of the community for a while. Will be happy to hear about any such opportunity. I will be 66 years old this summer. I am a trustworthy person, looking for my way to help and contribute. I practice Qi Gong regularly and meditate go on spiritual retreat. I am part of Wisdon of Aging movement in Israel. I worked all my life in Hi-tech. Thanks, Hana chenoper@gmail.com

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Seeking a peaceful house share or communal space not too far from London

I am a 40 yr old female of Indian origin. I am currently abroad but looking to return to UK in mid April. I am seeking a house share or communal space that's low in rent or accepts work as exchange. I have very good office administration/ event planning skills. As I have been away for a few months I am looking for a relaxed,friendly and peaceful place to arrive in and settle for 2-3 months. I am a vegetarian, into holistic living, enjoy walks,nature, travel,yoga, meditation. I am quite independent and value my space but also like meeting new people. I follow an Ayurvedic diet so would need to prepare my own meals except on occasion when I could share food communally. I am not looking for positions requiring a lot of physical activity due to health reasons. The place needs to be in close proximity to London which is where I usually live. I don't have my own transport so would prefer somewhere that has good bus or train connections.Get in touch if you know of anywhere! Thanks.

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Man, woman & doggy ready to move on!

New Year Greetings! Hello. We are Polly & Michael, both 53yrs old, looking to make a move (either together or individually)to a household or community where we can contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle and be an active part of the 'solution'. In brief, we are both reasonably fit & strong (though Mike is a-waiting surgery on a torn tendon at present), and are committed to social justice and the welfare of our planet. Michael has considerable survival/bushcraft skills, knowledge of horticulture & woodland management and experience of team-leading; I'm more artistically-inclined, qualified in person-centred counselling with experience in social care. We share political awareness and an earnest desire to be earning our keep in a way that is positive for humankind/creatures/Earth. We are both good workers and respectful of others' space. We do not have capital so would need to rent our accommodation (or work in lieu of). I also have a senior gentleman of a dog who would, of course, accompany me/us. We feel drawn to Devon/Cornwall or, at the other end of the spectrum, Yorkshire or Scotland! Thank you for reading this. Please do message me for further details if both or either of us interest you. Blessings, Polly

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LIVING ON THE LAND, EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY, CATALONIA. SPAIN

Rural, spiritual retreat center, www.anantasacredspace.com is looking for a 'simple living' couple who would like to live on the land in exchange for some maintanance help throughout the year. Approprate for people with their own yurt or similar abode who would like a quieter and slower pace of life in sunnier climes. Available as of October 2017. For those interested, meet ups with the founder will take place this Spring/Summer in Somerset, UK. Contact here for more info. Thanks

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Nature and Art Project in Catalonia, Spain

Location Catalonia Spain. Hi, we have 28acre farm (which we are renovating) situated amidst pine, almond olive and fig trees. Forming paths and walks through the pine forest.gardening and bee keeping. The ajacent town has a train station with links to Rheus and Barcelona therefore airports. I am a textile artist,looking for inspiration in the beautiful surrounding countryside. looking for someone with similar interests to share the dream, also to help with care of invalid husband - taking for walks, and drives etc, to the many places of interest in the area - including the coast. an interest in renovating old furniture etc. no ideology - just peace and nature. good wine area! The farm has a large barn which we are hoping to convert into spaces for artists. We are making paths and walks through the pines. Other ideas welcome. Clean driving- licence a bonus have a 6 seater car. Carole. please reply to Carole

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Space Available - Roscommon Ireland.

Hi I have a 4 acre space to start a commune,also have House and large mobile Home and garden,would prefer couples please ,nice honest people and like to make friendships, LGBT welcome.Tom

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Room in a Peacefull House

Large single room available to rent (possible Housing Benefit)in my 2 bedroom terraced house in Mid-Cheshire. Reduced rent as I continue to renovate and re-decorate. Not available till after New Year 2017 Good Luck

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boost up your place - equal partnership REVISED

Sharing is what works! Eco-tourism is a non-dependable income. Selling for high amounts cannot work because no one really has this kind of money. Long term volunteering is simply not a fair exchange, and long drawn out expensive membership processes are a waste of time. We have another way to approach this issue of thousands of people seeking refuge in the so called alternative world, and thousands of places struggling for air, or else standing empty. We created an equal partnership agreement, which we believe is correct towards both parties. Contact us if you would like to hear more. We do not believe in emails. Talk to us directly and share your thoughts. Leave us a message at 00-49-761-766-4426 with a land-line number anywhere in the world, and we shall call you back. Isy and Claudia

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Looking for male partner to set up smallholding in Wales

I'm a 31 year old British female interested in meeting a man around my age who will join me in creating a self sustainable life in rural Wales, ideally somewhere in Pembrokeshire. I currently live in London but am very unhappy and am looking to pursue a simple life in the countryside growing organic food and living in harmony with nature. I know this is my true path but I would prefer to find someone with whom to share this new adventure. If you are out there, I am waiting to meet you!

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A West Sussex Stopgap

I'm going to attempt the most honest description of our home that I can. If you get past the first ten words and still want to give us a go then hurrah for you, well done. If you're looking for a couple of months (initially) of intermittent work in exchange for a nice place to stay then we may well be for you. Unless you hate cats or owls or sarcasm, in which case save yourself the read. We're a West Sussex based family on around an acre surrounded by lakes with parking available for a van-dweller, we'd like someone to stay with us and help with some projects (general DIY, yurt platform construction, raised beds, gardening, owl-wrangling) in exchange for a place to stay, hot showers and food. We're one musician, one boy, an occasional teenager and Mum who hasn't decided what she wants to be when she grows up. Oh and two cats that nobody wanted but they're here now so whatever. The good: We welcome dogs We have a lovely view We have chickens and quail and possibly an owl (owl pending) two cats, we foster guide dogs and by the time you read this we'll probably have had a Velociraptor dumped on us. Animals just happen here... We're quite cheerful about people needing their own space (except the cats, they will take up residence in your knicker-drawer as soon as look at you) and also quite cheerful about being good company if it's needed. I think we'd be happy to welcome a family. The bad: Whilst not a total dealbreaker, we're really keen to hear from people who already have DRB for working with children. The space is working yard, so chainsaw noise and people coming and going is normal. One of the cats is a real Butthead who acts all nice and then savages you. The other one is a stone cold killer. Sometimes it gets super windy. The beach is a 20 minute drive away The Ugly: I can be very moody, which isn't my fault or yours, but it wouldn't be shocking for me to be awesome company one day and refuse to leave my room the next. It's nothing personal. I mentioned how weird the cats are right? Oh...yes...we're really sarcastic. All the time. It's like an affliction, and we don't mean to cause hurt but sometimes we do and we're really sorry in advance for that... Our son may occasionally ambush you with a kendo sword, a-la Kato. Stay vigilant. Well, I think I've sold the space brilliantly here. If you love super-moody women, strangely violent cats and possibly owls, do get in touch, we're waiting to hear from you! With love to you all The exceptional Mrs R

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9 acre Finca Catalonia

9 acre finca has olives, almonds, vines and 3 bed house ,lovely views, 4 kilometers to village which has everything - in need of repair and tlc, sell for £35,000 or will swap for something of equal value

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Room available in quiet house

Hi I will have a room available sometime early in 2017 in my house which is in Chapel Allerton Leeds. The house is on a quiet street with no through traffic, and only 2 minutes from the park. This is a safe neighbourhood where walking around, even at night, feels comfortable. The room has a wonderful view over the back garden and you can hear the sound of birdsong. It is furnished with a bed and cupboards. There is a shared kitchen with crockery available and access to the living room and front and back gardens. The front garden is small, but there is a patio where you can put a seat out during the summer and watch the world go by or read a book. I am involved in a group in Leeds that is setting up a co-housing community but I am currently still living in my house. I play the piano and guitar but am considerate around noise. I am also interested in foreign languages (particularly German, Spanish and French) psychology, current affairs and philosophy. I have a cat that is very affectionate. I am clean and tidy, have friends round a couple of times a week and do not watch TV. I value my own and others' personal space but it might be nice to share the odd cuppa. If you are looking more long term (more than 3 months) then I am looking for somebody who might share some of the interests I have mentioned or who is a bit intellectual or artistic or at least open minded and vaguely interested in the things I have mentioned. I am not looking to spend lots of time with my tenants but also I do not want to live with people who are simply looking for a room in a purely functional way. I prefer not to live with people who work shifts. I tend to go to bed most nights at about 10pm. You will need to be reasonably clean and tidy and at least tolerant of a cat being around, better if you positively like them but this is not essential. Ethnicity and peripheral things like that are not important. There is one other female tenant living here who has been here for 9 months. We get on well. The house is in a low pollution spot but only a skip and a jump away from the centre of Chapel Allerton with its cafes, bars, shops and transport links. There is a co-op supermarket within easy walking distance and a Lidl very near as well as a butcher's, fishmongers and green grocers (but sorry no candlestick maker). Seven Arts is less than a ten minute walk away. There are regular buses to the city centre, taking about 15 minutes, and you can reach Roundhay and its park in about the same time or alternatively you can enjoy a pleasant walk through Gledhow Woods which can be reached on foot by Chapel Allerton Park. The two minute walk to the park also gives you access to the free tennis courts. It's pleasant popping out in summer to the park and just lying on the grass or throwing a ball round. There is a sports centre nearby (Scott Hall) where you can swim and do exercise classes or use the gym and there are plenty of opportunities within Chapel Allerton to do yoga and pilates or have physiotherapy, massage or alternative therapies. Parking is available on the street outside the house. The rent includes broadband and council tax. Utility bills are calculated separately and come to about £10 a week.

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Transitory Community seeks new members

We are an environmental & spiritual education project located in the Forest of Dean. We are a conscious & transitory community that provides a space for people to connect with nature and learn more about it. We provide fantastic opportunities for volunteers to take their own initiative, be creative and learn more about community living and our impact on the environment, as well as taking personal introspective time to listen to our own inner landscapes. We are currently looking for long term people who are interested in being a part of a live-in community and the EarthHeart vision. For people who want to be engaged in meaningful work and be a part of the change so many of us feel passionate to see happen. EarthHeart provides this as well as a space / context for people to develop their own passions and gifts to the world. In this regard there is opportunity to create extra income for yourself and develop your own purpose and business. We are looking for people who can take initiative and are creative, want to be a part of a community and self promote. For this reason we only take volunteers who want to be here for a minimum of 6 months upwards. We also have a food growing garden and are currently looking for someone or a couple with experience in organic food growing to head the garden project with the option to expand it to set up a small market garden business for your own development. There is also lots of general land work in all areas; general maintenance, planting, weeding, lake management, hedging, building, stone walling etc. We have an amazing round house structure called an Earth lodge which is an green eco build. We also run a full program of residential courses throughout the years so help with cleaning, cooking and house maintenance is also part of the work here.. Previous experience of this kind of work/volunteering is preferred. Our site is four acres in size and surrounded on all sides by 200,000 acres of forest. You can walk out of our gates direct into the forest and roam for miles. We are fairly remote, our nearest neighbours are 1/2 mile away but we are within easy striking distance of a local town with organic supplies and Bristol city, Gloucester and Ross on Wye. Accommodation is in caravans for long term residents. There is a strong emphasis on the community aspect, of caring for each other, of having a daily sense of how we are in ourselves so we can work in a collaborative way that feels inspiring, fun and creative. Sometimes you will be part of a team and sometimes you might be working solo, as much as possible we try to match skills with people/projects or what people enjoy to do. We also make sure that there is a good balance for each person of more physical 'hard' work and lighter work. We welcome social time like playing music, having open fires on the full moon. We have one dog here who loves walks and strokes. Our volunteers work is 27 hours per week.

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