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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
WE would like genuine people for our commune,artists gardeners farming and cultural people,must be honest and of a honourable nature.
For sale Greek renovated home 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath plus sleeping loft. Outdoor spa baths. Gardens fruit and nut trees. Access to a second property with larger gardens 10 minutes from the house is also for sale. It is a sculptor's studio with an open work shop. The main house is fully renovated while the cottage needs finishing off. This property would suit small family or two couples. Reduced to sell. See details on Rightmove uk under Thassos island Greece in northern Aegean Islands section. Tel 00353894016933
Hi, Im looking for a room to rent for 6 months from May 1st 2017, for myself and my 9yr old labrador dog. Ideally with a garden and in a rural location. I have my own income but I also plan to be working part-time. Im a healer and work with energy, herbs, nutrition etc. I also have an strong interest and experience in sustainable living, food forests and all things creative. For more info on me please feel free to visit my website: www.anantasacredspace.com Thanks
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.
We have announced the dates for our TEMPLE DRUID 2017 visitor and celebration days. Go to our website - Templedruid.org for more information and look forward to meeting you soon! :-)
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
After traveling and surviving for some time in England, I would love somewhere to quietly work on writing, art and digital projects for a while. Affordable retreats or short term lets are always sought for any amount of time, and the request can be considered semi-permanent. Quiet, preferably rural, the simpler the better, perhaps something too old, too rustic or too cold, an unfinished refurb, alternatives or natural build, but not really sharing. Technically all I need is enough electricity to power a laptop, other than that I am a keen outdoorser and makedoer. England, Wales, Europe also considered if available. More info upon inquiry. Nov. 2016.
I am looking for a place or people to live with who are honest and genuine who would be interested in sharing a house/home together that is built on peace,mutual trust and respect for each other ..interested either in a place that is already established or people up for renting somewhere together to create something that is good,fair,communal and centered around the people who live there and not on money etc .. I am 43 and interested in art,music, films and would like to share with people who are like minded and have sort of similar interests but not necessarily identical..please contact me if you would like to talk further..thanks
Hi, We are looking for alternative Teachers for a new project opening in Central Portugal. We are a large group of home educating parents who are setting up an International School here. Children can attend from 4 to 18 and we support them in a relaxed and unpressured environment. They learn by projects and interested lead learning activities. Please feel free to get in touch if you have a background in Teaching, but are looking for somewhere where you can work alternatively with the children without the need for exams, tests, and national curriculum control. We would love to hear from genuine Teachers who have a passion for learning and at the same time are looking for a move towards a more relaxed way of life. We are based an hour from Castelo Branco. Thanks, Zoe
As a volunteer at Chisholme House you are appreciated for who you are, not only for what you do. 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. Free volunteers may come at any time of the year, but are encouraged to come outside our volunteer weeks (see calendar on our website). Normally volunteers come for one or two weeks (one week minimum). Longer stays may be possible after the initial two weeks. Volunteers applying through Diggersanddreamers do not have to pay the volunteer fee. 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. NB: Fully booked for February
TULIP HOUSE This is a new intentional co-living community for 4 people; currently with two members and looking for 2 more. We are looking for long-term members but shorter-term tenancies are also welcome. The owners have set up the house with the intention of the tenants living along the lines of permaculture principles – earth care, people care, and fair share. It is a privately owned house within which the tenants will rent a room with an individual tenancy agreement (which includes ALL bills) organised through a local estate agent. The available rooms are £425, £450 and £475 per calendar month. Rent doesn’t include food. This is an ideal opportunity for people who want to make the first steps into co-living and community, or someone who enjoys living in community but doesn’t have the time to dedicate to the full process at this time in their life. The intention is to incorporate communal and sustainable living ideals and practices in a way that doesn’t need a huge time or financial investment up front. The present tenant has an interest in co-living, green living, gardening and growing food and holistic wellness and has had experience of communal living and intentional community and she would like to work with others to create a home where people look out for each other and intend to live with these principles in mind. The intention is to experiment with communal living practices, with a house meal (ideally with some food we have grown in the garden) every couple of weeks, followed by a house meeting in which we check in with each other, offer support, communicate about any issues within the house, and decide upon anything that needs to be discussed with the landlord where necessary. The house was bought in November 2014 and needed extensive work. The restoration of the house has been done as sympathetic and as low impact as possible, especially given its location within a conservation area. Upstairs, the house has 4 bedrooms, 3 rooms to share two bathrooms (house bathroom upstairs and shower room downstairs). It is partially insulated and fully double glazed throughout. It has solid floor with underfloor heating downstairs, gas central heating upstairs and hot water and electric provided, in part, by solar panels. Downstairs there is a kitchen with dining area and garden room/seating area with large doors and windows opening directly on to a small south-facing garden with raised beds for vegetable growing. There is a living room with open fire and a yoga/meditation room with open fire and wood floor. Hull is the British City of Culture in 2017. There will be lots of creative opportunities in the city. It is an exciting time and opportunity for the city and for those living in it. For more information: Contact Linkagency Hull tel 01482 212212 or email email@example.com Or visit our website Tuliphouse.co.uk
We are a young couple, who run a small organic farm in southern Norway, producing food mainly for our own consumption. We have farmed here for 3 years now, with the help of many woofers along the way. Our goal at the moment is to produce as much of our own food as possible, while living in a way that is environmentally sound, and close to nature. We grow our own grains (barley, wheat and oats) alot of root crops, and as many other vegetables as possible. We also keep two milking cows, and make our own cheese, butter etc. We have chickens for eggs, and sheep for meat, and a working horse who helps us plough the fields and transport firewood etc. We also have alot of forest which provides us with all our firewood needs. After these first few years we are really feeling the need for long term volunteers, as opposed to woofers, who generally only stay one month. We have started to find it a bit draining to have new people here all the time, especially when we find ourselves teaching people the same things over and over again. We also believe this is a great opportunity for people who want to learn about small-scale farming, self-suffiency and living on the land, and the longer you stay, the more you learn! Of corse we are still very much on a steep learning curve, but we feel we have alot to share already, and if anyone had a particular interest then we would be happy to try to teach them as much as possible, e.g: growing vegetables, home dairying, traditional haymaking etc. Our farm is very old, and needs lots of restoration work. All the buildings are made of wood (mainly log-built) so we would love to have someone with carpentry or building skills, but any practical skills are useful of corse. We live a bit old-fashioned in many ways- we don't have a tractor so all the farm work is done manually or with the horse. We also don't have an electric washing machine or a fridge, and we don't have a bathroom. Instead we use a compost toilet, and a do our washing in a bike-powered machine. So if you want to stay here, you must be willing to live without many modern comforts. We do have running water and electricity. We would like this to be an exchange, so we would give you food and lodgings in exchange for your work. Ideally we are looking for people to stay several months, or even years! But if you can't stay that long but are really interested just contact us and we can discuss it! email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Hi, we are a family looking to rent a property in a community be that a static caravan,cottage etc,there's myself at 47 yrs my partner at 42yrs,daughter who is 4 and we have a small lurcher. My partner practises massage therapies,healing etc and i'm very practical and can turn my hands to most things. We really need to find somewhere soon,touring caravan living has worn very thin lol, although a decent size static would be fine! We are friendly spiritual people who really need a break! :) Any communities out there that are open to us we would be extremely grateful (Any questions just ask) Also any like minded families who would like to pool our resources into renting a property that would be suitable to growing our own food etc that would be great. Thanks & blessings Andy&Lluisa
Hi, I live in an old Victorian convent in York and would like to offer any practical women accommodation in exchange for help with DIY, gardening, and general jobs around the house. Ideally this would be from June for the summer on a short term basis. I have a dog and chickens and run a dog boarding business from home, so dog lovers are essential! I am an easygoing, creative and busy 50 yr old woman who works part time and needs some help with DIY jobs, decorating, gardening, permaculture, chicken keeping, willow weaving and general house stuff that I can't do myself as I don't have enough hours in the day!! This is a non-smoking, drug free and mostly vegetarian house and as I have students staying here along with my neighbours being retired Nuns and Priests, I'm looking for a mature, respectful and quiet person only. The house is large and 20 mins walking distance to the city centre and train station. There are frequent buses on the doorstep too. Please send me an email and I'd be happy to send further details. Thanks, Jane I
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
We are offering here an arrangement which we hope revolutionizes the world of alternative communities and self-sustainable living. We are a skilled couple offering to bring life to empty/neglected/closed down/not in use hotels/communities/resorts/retreats/farms/Eco Lodges etc. In essence, we shall restore value to an otherwise empty place, through a genuine process of healthy living and self-sustainability. We are inviting open-minded property owners, committed to their own health, who are focused on content rather than money, with an adventurous spirit and an eye for success, to communicate with us directly, and without delay. Your place must have a minimal infra-structure of at least one residential structure in good condition. This means: NO fuel (oil) heating, NO fungus (mold), and NO toxic materials. We shall move in ASAP and transform the place into a lively self-sustainable healthy resort through methods which require little or no money. Small money investments by us, shall go directly into the place. We shall also bring in thousands of euros worth of equipment, supplies and seeds. We guarantee to dramatically improve air quality, soil quality, bio-diversity, as well as produce a wide range of vegetables, greens, medicinal herbs. In effect, we will set up a mini-paradise eco-system, with little or no financial cost. We shall also set up a well-equipped kitchen, with a system for preparing smoothies, juicing, sprouting, indoor gardening, raw food dishes, etc. This kitchen can later act as a base for a small restaurant. Following a process of a few years, and in return to our work and investments, we shall receive an equal share of the property/business. This exchange shall be placed under a legal contract but will NOT involve bank transfers. There will be NO buying, selling, renting, leasing, volunteering, etc. We also do NOT ask for paid salary, free land, money donations, or gifts. We simply want to do the work, go through an organic process, and earn the right to call a place our home. All we ask is that you allow us the freedom to give our love and energy and transform your empty place into a healthy resort. Leave us a message at 00-49-761-766-4426 with a land-line number and we shall call you back. Isy and Claudia
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.
Hello, we're John and Amanda and we're looking for a home to rent. Amanda is a writer - novelist, short story writer and freelance environmental sustainability journalist. She also runs her own online creative writing business. I've worked as a tree surgeon for years and am also a photographer. We both love spending time outdoors in nature and wandering around. We are looking for somewhere private and rural/semi-rural ideally in the south/south west of England or Wales; and would be willing to look at home for work exchange type deals as well as rental. I have worked in landscape related jobs for almost twenty years, have good practical skills including basic carpentry and property maintenance. We're mindful and considerate and hoping to grow our own food. Give me a call if you have a potential home for us. 07510 322202. All the best, John
I have piece of land suitable for camping. Details:www.togiveback.simplesite.com
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 )
I am looking to locate a workspace, such as a barn, where I would be able to renovate my elderly vehicle for a short time. It would need to be in a relatively mild or warm climate but also dry. In return I am able to offer advice, assistance and help to a small group in areas of building and conversion work with all trades covered... I am 66 years, but also relatively fit, non smoker, little alcohol and frustrated with difficulties in advancing my little project due to incessant inclement weather....and from time to time unreliable persons without diligence and skill. It could be in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal even UK but not in the westerly outposts... Please write in confidence....
Swap beautiful near new house,one hour twenty mins from Athens airport to the west near Loutraki and on the Corinthos bay.Self contained apartment downstairs leading to back garden in an area of outstanding beauty in a valley surrounded by mountains and the sea.Total of 240 sq meters,all absolutely legal Pretty front and back gardens,easy to upkeep.We would like a small house in south UK or Devon,Cornwall,open to different areas,our house is worth 200.000 euro.
I have three tibetan yurts including hard wood floors and some furniture (no wood burners) which have been my yurt retreat (www.yurtretreatcornwall.co.uk and on youtube search for Eden/yurtretreatcornall). They were rented to a start up yurt camping while I am in full time employment in Manchester for 2 years, but the land owner has run into planning trouble and does not want them anymore now. I will reconsider to have two of them back in 2018. 2x 5meter diameter, one in oak on in rustic (self shaved hazel) 1x 4meter in Ash/oak. They all have fitting canvases, but these are now not good enough for glamping. Perfectly suitable for living with some wear and natural marks. Have been in storage since October 2015. Do you need start up yurts, want to try yurt living, try out a yurt garden office? then please get in touch to see if you want to rent them off me for a reasonable fee, then get in touch. 07821122991
Favour for parking spot returned by me in the form of weekly building and garden maintenance work on your estate. If you have enough permanent work to employ me for up to a minimum of twenty hours per week (or even up to forty hours per week if you have plenty of work) then I would be most interested in negotiating a salary for working for you and also a charge for parking and living on your land. I'm a quality and very capable multi skilled worker and have been employed in building and grounds positions at various places in the past including large hotels, schools and other large establishments. I hold good references from past employers. I'm ideally searching for a land or estate owner who is based in the countryside, anywhere within the West Midlands / Central Wales / Shropshire / Staffordshire or Worcestershire areas of the UK although I would be very willing to settle in any country area of the UK if I can find a maintenance job with enough weekly work. I am a very decent, respectable, well spoken, hard working, forty eight year old, presently single, peace loving, alternative minded, river cottage biased male van dweller who has an eye for detail and a love of nature, wildlife, camping, living off grid and being outdoors. I am fit and healthy and I don't take drugs. I'm not very materialistic and I choose to live a simple, cheap and very legal life living in my standard sized Ford Transit van. I am looking for a safe and peaceful place to park on evenings and weekends or full time parking if I worked on your land. I would be very open to renting out a large garage or secure shed too if you have one for let in order to store my stuff which is currently in storage elsewhere. This isn't a necessity though if you do not have any storage! I would be happy to act as a watchman while on your land or provide occasional company for an old person or for any woman who lives alone and who would like to feel more protected or less lonely. My van is taxed, insured and roadworthy. All I would need would be: access to an external cold water supply, access to a washing machine, tumble drier and or clothes line. I would be very happy to shower outside behind a screen at the rear of my van using my own low voltage hot power shower system so I would need no access to any house other than for letter collection that is if you were happy for me to use your address as a care of address for my post. Very occasionally I may need a 240 volt connection but I do have solar panels and extra batteries on board so this would be very rare. I would be happy keeping myself to myself (if preferred) parked up in a quiet corner of a field or in someone’s country garden or estate where there is access to the road. I own a new high quality Balmoral lawnmower which gives perfect stripes on quality lawns plus other garden equipment and many other tools. I'm a country loving man who does not enjoy crowded town and city areas and I am fed up of parking over night in laybys on noisy main roads or in busy places in towns. I would love to find a nice spot to park up in the countryside on private land somewhere.I would also be willing to integrate with a group of nice peace loving, alternative minded people on a nature biased commune set up somewhere too. If you have up to twenty or more hours of work per week then I would be most interested. If you are interested and if you are based in the above areas of Britain (or anywhere in the UK if you have enough permanent weekly work) then please get in touch! I very much look forward to hearing from you. We can then arrange to chat over the telephone and meet up to discuss the terms. Kind regards, Gram.
Hi all. Me and my amazing three children will be relocating to sound soon and I am looking for a woman to help muck in with child care, house work etc and be part of our community as well has have her own individual life also and all in exchange for food and cheap board.mWe are a great bunch and I feel like it's a place for someone that feels alone to come share and create some happy memories . I would like to set up my yurt and grow a community and space for people to come be part of , but I need more woman power to help me do this. Please pass on or get in touch if you are interested. Journey awaiting. Renee xx email email@example.com
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
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
We are looking for people to exchange part time work on our farm for accomodation and food. Very comfortable self catered accommodation in our "hut in the woods". Beef Cattle, Sheep (April Lambing), Vegetable Boxes, Bees, Chickens, Ducks, Horses, Trout and Ferrets. Ideally a couple or friends and a long stay would be welcome. Check out our website for a detailed description of our approach to farming and pictures..