To make things clear – we are not a brotherhood or a church. We are a small group of people who are aiming to live in a better way, without consumerism and the madness that goes with it, but making use of modern technology in a pragmatic way. Apart from aiming to live in a way that is sustainable and low impact, we feel it is important to work towards putting things right outside of our own immediate surroundings. We involve ourselves in the local community and in wider movements. We would describe ourselves as environmental and pacifist, vegetarian/vegan, with a healthy horror of what is going on in mainstream politics. We are not religious, or conspiracy theorists, or in alignment to any political parties or new age spiritualism. After a history of 100 years of non-violent direct action, we feel there are many issues needing to be addressed to make the world a better place – some are becoming pressingly urgent, like the climate, environmental destruction and the clampdown on human rights, for example.
There is about ten acres of land here. We have composting toilets and are partly off grid. We have some income from activities on the land, and some of us have separate ways of earning a living. Everyone contributes to the upkeep of the place through helping out, and financially if possible according to their means. Visitors are welcome, but we prefer to meet people before they stay if possible. We are open to volunteers, depending on their skills and interests. There is room here for more permanent members, but we need to get to know each other first. We have facilities to host meetings with camping space and some caravans. We do not charge for this, but expect groups to be self-sufficient with food, etc.