We are a group of like minded people who are setting up an intentional community based on permaculture principles.
The community will be essentially land based with the aim of producing most of our own food and energy. We will earn our income from a wide variety of activities – as many as possible will take place on-site.
Accommodation will be based on co-housing with dwellings that are largely self contained but sharing many facilities.
We are looking to buy a property, a large house or farmhouse with land, which will be rural but near a village or small town. It will probably be in the west country – Dorset, Somerset, or Devon.
We are seeking new members especially those with capital and/or skills such as land based and building. We meet regularly in Devon but prefer to meet prospective members individually first.
Please visit our website www.prospectcommunity.org.uk to find out more about us.
24 September 2012 Update
The property we spent all summer trying to buy has fallen through. There are too many costly problems, mainly with the buildings which the vendor was not prepared to meet us over on the price.
We are now seeking an alternative property and have several in mind. Our current members are twelve adults and one child and we are having difficulty finding a property which fulfils the many and varied needs of all of us.
Property searching is very time consuming and extremely hard work and we have decided to suspend the open meetings at which we welcome potential new members for the time being.
When we have found a suitable property and have actually committed to buy it we will be once again having open meetings in the hope that we can expand the group further.
Until this happens, we will be keeping a list of interested people so please get in touch if you think Prospect might be for you.
Please visit our website for more details.