We live in an old country estate of 10 acres. Glyn Abbey is a trust with a fixed number of shares. We have separate households and distinctish dwellings, some still in the process of being ‘reclaimed’. There are mainly compost toilets, spring water, separate organic gardens, mainly shared electricity, some share a washing machine, no management structure, fibre-optic broadband! no agreed ideology other than not to use cars on site and powered machinery on Sundays. Current age range is 2 to 70 plus. The adults are engaged in various meaningful activities and everyone seems to be creative in various ways. Most children go to school some children have been home educated. ‘ex-children’ return regularly from other parts. There is also a dog, assorted cats, a few chickens. We come together twice per year, at New Year and for our Mayday fair we also have quarterly communal meetings preceeded by a shared meal. Recently there has been optional communal workdays once a month, we have also put in a new water storage system, manage the trees and communal areas, everything else is ad hoc. At present other than our Mayday fair (2nd Sat in May every year- contact us for more info if interested) we have no arangements for volunteers or other interested parties. People here tend to stay the last share changed hands 4 years ago and presently there are no shares available. Best wishes from Glyn Abbey.
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