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Raw food chef/teacher looking for new adventures

Hello, I'm a raw vegan food teacher/chef and I'm looking at perhaps setting up a retreat centre in a gorgeous location (somewhere warm!) If that interests you, please do message me. Have a great day!

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Accomodation for help

Help/ companion wanted for slightly disabled gent, 65, on Scottish island. Large croft beside sea. Must like remote countryside and green issues.

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Dome home site

Hi ,hope somebody out there can help, I have developed a dome home build technique using 8cm insulation boards, ten foot diameter came in at about £600 ,would make ideal low cost glamping pods. I am looking for a small plot attached to a community farm where I can build a double size version and live the good life after early retiring , or build and maintain glamping pods to rent out for rites to part time live on site . please get in touch if you want to see pictures of build details and finished article in my garden.Chris .

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Lodger/s wanted

Lodger/s sought for comfortable terraced house in central Cardiff. Two private rooms plus large kitchen/diner, living room and bathroom shared with woman owner. Log cabin (20sqm) with electricity and internet potentially available for use as studio/workspace. Quiet street with a unique colourful character and gardens. Sorry no pets, meat or tobacco. £100pw single/ £140pw couple which includes all bills. Preference for someone keen to help with gardening and general upkeep

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Rural North Wales Share/Buy Opportunity.

Mature person sought who may be interested in the 50/50 purchase of a rural house in North Wales.Off grid and self sufficient being the aim and to live in a stunning place helping each other in harmonious co existence.

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Room to Rent in Glasgow

I have double room to let.
The location is in Glasgow.On the outskirts in Kings Park area.
£250 PCM includes bills(electric and gas)
Double glazing central heating throughout the building.
Shared lounge bathroom and kitchen.
Near to public transport links to city centre.
For relaxation great parks near by too.
In process of creating a lovely forest garden.
Vegans are welcome.

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Community dreamer, looking for new digs..

Ideally an independent living space within a community no rooms please, unless they have their own kitchens/bathrooms etc.. - Affordable rent, long term space required to be nurtured & loved as a forever home, a place to set down roots & assist in becoming more sustainable. A genuine requirement is it must be reasonably flat ground, I have a camper van so happy if the drive up is steep although must be accessible around the property as I have some mobility issues/ injuries. I can manage steps, although not rough terrains at this present time. Location- preferably close to a natural swimming hole or beach. Willing to look at most areas that are rural or semi rural 100 % no towns & must be in nature. I currently reside in Brighton although city living no longer serves my lifestyle. I maintain a fine home, have a adult son who will stay in Sussex, I do not own property so it is time I flew the nest. I have growing ability, possess a good nature & do my best by all beings. I do not mind what your preference is in life as long as you share a respect in other peoples choices. I have a range of skill sets, vegetarian, gentle earth dweller. I would welcome the isolation as well as a community. If you would like to know more please message or call 07773736404 Thank you D&D for a space on your notice board, I am grateful to you.. Be well Dawn xxx

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Permagricole, Near Bordeaux, France

PERMACULTURE PROJECT OPPORTUNITY
Want to live & work on an organic farm in France? We're looking for people to join our community!
• Long-term use of our farm land and buildings for your project / enterprise.
• In return, varied hands-on work / help to support our evolving permaculture project.
• Accommodation and shared organic meals.
• A long term communal living arrangement.
Permagricole - About Us
'Permagricole' is a Permaculture project situated on our farm in South West France, 45 minutes North of Bordeaux. We bought the 100-acre site, a former distillery, with the intention of starting a working farm using the principals of agroforestry. We're growing trees amongst our perennials and annuals and raising animals in a symbiotic system. The farm now consists of a grove of young walnut trees, a vast vegetable plot, a lake, two streams and expansive meadowland. We've converted half of the distillery building, the other half remains vacant. We're in the process of building lakeside eco-accommodation and a natural swimming pool. We're now inviting others to join our community and help on the farm.
Skills we’re looking for
• Builders, eco-builders, carpenters, painters,
• Farmers, growers, gardeners, beekeepers, animal husbandry,
• Designers, PDC graduates, landscapers,
• Innovators, clean energy experts, potters, yoga teachers, winemakers, distillers, cheesemakers
• Housekeepers, cooks, cleaners
Permagricole - The Future
Develop the Organic Farm - We're planting a further 500 trees in the next six months and introducing new perennial crops to the fields (vines, asparagus, pear, plum, elder, hazlenut, etc.) Next year we plan to start selling produce from our vegetable garden locally.
Nurture Sustainable Business - We're building lakeside eco accommodation and facilities to host retreats and courses (yoga, meditation, permaculture). In time we hope to also add a cafe, art studio and pottery studio to the site and to host workshops and events. We're also interested in wine and gin production.
Build The Community - For all of this to happen we need great people with energy and passion. People who share our dream and want to join this new community. We welcome people with ideas who want to develop their own projects and add new skills and directions to the community.
How to Apply
To register your interest or find out more please email Kath: kshortland@yahoo.co.uk
Don’t forget to tell us all about you and your interest in permaculture, what relevant skills you have and about any project or business you would like to start here.
Find us Online

https://www.facebook.com/permagricole/
https://www.instagram.com/permagricole/?hl=en

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Vegetarian/ yoga retreat

Hi! I’m interested in starting a yoga / vegetarian project with another like minded person/ people. I have recently sold a property in the UK and looking for a new adventure in a place of beauty.

Please get in touch if you have the same ambition and have skills in project development, vegetarian food or yoga.

I look forward to hearing from you

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Looking for a place to rent in France

We are a retired couple,our 46 yrs old daughter and her 4 children.We are looking for a property with a minimum of 5 bedrooms.Must have a minimum of 4 hectares.Looking for a property to rent,buy on monthly payments or rent and buy in say 3 years.Ideally the property would have 2 houses or the pontential to create a second .

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2 bedroomed smallholding in bulgaria for SALE

set at the end of a village with buses , shops , doctors , chemist and post office sits Voditsa farmhouse
sitting on 3/4 of an acre the property consists of
2 large bedrooms ..4m by 3.5 m..with dbl glazed windows , newly plastered ceilings and planked floors and radiators
large landing area 3.25m by 3.35m , with 2 windows , and planked wooden floors and radiators
2 bathrooms
.1 with shower and flushing loo 2.3m by 1.9m
1 with bath and overhead shower 2m by 1.7 m,
kitchen /diner..,5.8m by3.4m with tiled floors, fitted real wood kitchen finished in farrow and ball eu-de-nil.paint, gas cooker ,sink and original beamed ceiling 2 windows and radiators..
living room...1 ..3m by 3.4m with beamed ceiling window and radiator....cozy for evenings
living room 2 ..3.9m by3.7 with access to bathroom 2 and utility room (could be used as a granny flat) , large picture window and real wood floor, large wood-burner that supplies water and heats the house
utility/workroom . 3.7. by 5.9 m.. with water to connect a sink , electricity and radiators
The house has been fully renovated , with new concrete floors at ground level,
bespoke wooden double glazing,
fully restored and insulated roof ,
brand new 25 kilowatt wood burner with central heating to every room
new electrics
new plumbing and soak away
The external of the house has been painted with long-lasting German paint
Outside there is a large courtyard garden with extensive flowerbeds and fruit trees
an outer courtyard with garage , gated parking area for a further 3 cars
animal pens/workshops 9...mostly renovated
The field wraps around the property ...it is 3/4 of an acre , with apples , pears, cherry's, peaches , apricots , plums , almond , hazelnut , walnut and soft fruit
It has a 10 meter by 4 meter double framed poly-tunnel
It has 2 large ponds
a large bird pen
A well ..that has never dried up
various vegetable areas
great views across to the orchards

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Seeking natural patch for bell tent, small cabin build, will give my all! Been searching for so long to no avail

Greetings to whoever is reading.
I'll give some back story as, well.. I've been searching since I was 18, I'm 24 now and though my will is far from gone.. it seems I never manage to find that one little plot, still persistence pays off in the end and I'm not ready to stop yet.
Over the past 6 years I've found myself increasingly nomadic and increasingly seeking. I've always (since I got the pipe dream at 13) yearned for a truly self sufficient, off-grid lifestyle, where I provide for myself, by myself, and share the extra, if any, to all. I'm not strictly a hippy or flower child, I suppose more a hermit, only friendly.. druidic but without the rituals (hopefully funny). When I was in my early teens I always dreamed that by 25, I'd have a small off grid cabin in the middle of a new Zealand rainforest, with a tend to nature and nature will tend to me attitude. I've always somewhat believed that we "should" be living a more eco friendly lifestyle, though admittedly I'm not a vegan nor vegetarian.. but well to put it bluntly when capable of growing my own crops then I don't eat meat, but always eggs.. chickens are wonderful creatures are they not.
Ofcourse I've scaled the dream back, new Zealand is frightfully difficult to get into, yet alone to "get away" with any smallholding.. no matter how small.
I've on and off lived with many people over the past years, within caravans, a converted bus, a motorhome, a yurt, a bell tent, an old wooden yacht (I did own) and at an historic Napoleonic fort come freeholding, where along with an older/middle aged couple I built a cabin, we grew all our own food, kept 5 chickens, 5 dogs and 6 ferrets.. very out in the middle of nowhere and the views were stunning (plus it was all free, always a bonus aha).
Well that was the year before last, and though I can return anytime, I would like to.. be doing the same only not on a couples toes all the time (I hope that's understandable, always found I was invading there privacy, whether they see it like that or not.. I was very much in their shadow, perhaps it was the enclosed nature of the fort). And last year I bought an old 30ft wooden yacht, far from seaworthy and after a year of living next to a large corrugated shed in a boatyard I found I simply had to leave... As much as I loved the boat.. any more time in a concrete and steel working boatyard and I think I'd have gone stir crazy.
It's left me in a bit of a position truth be told.. with over £900 worth of wood (I was planning a cabin build for a while) stuck and unused, aswell as all my possessions being stored at friends places once again.
I've recently became good friends with the estate manager down these parts, however almost all of the land is owned in part by various trusts and the m.o.d and he's having a hell of a time finding a plot I could place a shepherds hut on. Now at least until June I've been "given/offered" a large static caravan with all the mod cons.. only.. its in a concrete yard, next to a large corrugated iron farm building with another static across from me. Definitely can't grow anything there and definitely can't get involved with the land.. I'd hoped to get in with the gamekeeper and woodland management aspect's, however it's looking like a very long road ahead to potentially find myself back where I started. I'm not the biggest guy, 5"5' but quite well built and very capable if not through determination alone. I'm a quiet person and in my years running with hippies in various vehicles.. though my love for them grew, the parties, being moved on, trails of rubbish/litter, no animals and no growing food really, left me feeling stale.. unfulfilled, I was almost on the right path with great people.. but ultimately we wanted different life's.. maybe old before my time as some say, but I'm still young enough not to give up trying.. to my betterment or (as is too often the case) my detriment.
I'm somewhat solitary but enjoy company when I can help or get involved with projects and plans, besides I have friends and family in so many places.. I'm always on a bus or train somewhere and being social is just part and parcel, I'm just not the party hard type.. more acoustics round the campfire.
I'm very sincere, very honest and very polite as well as eager and keen to find myself in the position I've mentioned.. I'll essentially be going back to tent life soon and roaming from farm to farm to estate to god knows looking for a patch.
Ideally I need no more than a 30ft square patch of land, which I could rent, building no permanent structure just a shepherds hut or even a cladded poly tunnel with rail floor.. so no nasty holes or ground anchors. I would run via solar and gas, though a burner is always welcomed I'd rather not disturb anyone with the smoke. I'm a good gatherer however ha.
Really the phrase "chop wood, fetch water" sums up just how simply I want my life to run. I make money online, an adequate amount and likely enough to cover any rental needs. I'm always happy to work and more than eager to learn.
If you would be so kind, I would love to try and make my way to your community and maybe learn more. Potentially helping out in every way, far more than the two hours asked in return for even a slight chance.
I suppose this is already too long
Yet I do hope you won't dismiss me for that..

I'll leave it there and hope this find you well
Best of wishes
And many thanks for your time
Eagerly awaiting any reply
Yours faithfully
Jack partridge

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Co-Habiting Opportunity

Hello,
We would love to attract an optimistic person, who is happy to eat a plant-based diet, to share our beautiful home in Ompton, Nottinghamshire (NG22 0AU). We are open to either a rental agreement, or investment in the property for a communal share. Also open to consider couples.
We are a 40's something couple, who love the outdoors and simple living - with an active interest in developing self-consciousness (by practising yoga and meditation). Our long term dream is to live as part of a community.
If you are interested, please call Kerry on 07779 030102.

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Join/set up permaculture community

I've volunteered on various permaculture projects over the last 6 years (UK, Norway, Tenerife and Portugal) and I have my own small vegetable garden. I'm doing a forest gardening course at the moment and did an intro to permaculture course last year. I want to live more sustainably and join/contribute to setting up a community. I live in London at the moment. Please private message me if you'd like to talk.

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Wanted:caravan parking or barn/yard/land to rent

Medically retired (59) from NHS emergency service and seeking small remote land area to rent for a small caravan in which i live full time.Ive no family or ties to speak of, just two cats for company.
Ideally a quiet remote plot of land or woodland or parking space on a family run farm -as I do now -
Or interested in renting a rural yard or barn /steading with yard or forest/woodland site or cottage if very cheap even if requires work to make habitable and im looking for longer term areange.

I currently work part time as a photographer and writer into off-grid technology and self sufficient remote living.

Ive worked in two very stressful careers dealing in trauma and seek solace and solitude.

I am ideally looking for somewhere in the western highlands or islands of Scotland(previously lived on Harris),but may consider other more remote rural locations of England or Wales also.

message posted by CristianoR
Downstairs apartment to rent in Attiki,Greece.

We have a house at Schinos near loutraki and Corinthos,Greece in a small village set in a valley with stunning mountains and next to the sea.Its the downstairs open plan apartment of 90 meters with its back door leading into a lovely garden.A very relaxing quiet place to be with mountain water,fresh healthy food,a place for a writer or artist or someone needing to totally chill out after stress or illness.Rental of a car would be good as public transport is very limited there or one big hit at the food stores on the way in by taxi.The area on line is described as...an area of outstanding beauty..there is a sea-fed lake near loutraki which is stunning for swimming and an ancient site.Someone who needs to destress or a couple wanting to get away from it all for a while for the summer or a few momths,a month.Its one half hour by road from Athens airport,not too much travelling but another world from Athens.rent negociable,its not a touristy place,mostly greeks in cottage homes so no discos,nothing crazy, a few tavernas,a small supermarket,petrol station,a few cafes with wifi but the views are outstanding. phone..00302105986295 or..6938476781

message posted by concertina
Looking to make some connections...

Hi,

I'm currently traveling and visiting some communities to learn about alternative ways of life. I'm interested in renting or buying a piece of land or joining an existing community to start living simply and self-sufficiently. I am particularly interested in doing this in Europe. I'm hoping to exchange my hard work for knowledge and experience. Does anyone have any advice or information that might be useful? Or know of any communities that might accommodate me for a while? I'm hoping to make some connections with like minded people.

It would be great to hear from you if you can help or perhaps you're in a similar position?

Cheers.

Jon

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Very experienced Multi Skilled Estate Handyman, Gardener, Chauffeur, Large Vehicle Driver and very decent van dweller seeks handyman or gardening work on an estate plus a peaceful place to park overnight in Central England/Wales/Midlands area..

Favour for a parking spot would be returned by me in the form of weekly garden maintenance or building maintenance work on your home or estate. I'm ideally looking for paid work on a estate too. I'm a quality, experienced, very capable multi skilled maintenance man with good references who is presently searching for a new multi skilled handyman/gardener/driver job ideally on a single estate in the Central England/Wales or in or around the Midlands area of the U.K. I have been employed in many multi skilled, technical building and gardening, grounds maintenance and construction positions at various places in the past including large hotels, schools, country etates and other establishments. I'm a decent, respectable, well spoken, hard working, fifty year old, presently single, peace loving, alternative minded van dweller who has an eye for detail and completes jobs correctly. I love nature, wildlife, camping, living off grid and being outdoors. I'm fit and healthy and I don't take drugs. I'm not very materialistic and I choose to live a simple, cheap, green 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. 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 things. 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 once a week, a bin,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 my van 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 so I would be happy to negotiate a weekly payment or number of hours of work to pay for my nightly parking spot. 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 the city. I would also be open and willing to integrate with a group of nice peace loving, alternative minded people on a nature biased commune set up somewhere in the central England/Wales/Midlands area if I can find one.

If you are looking for a handyman and gardener and if you are based in or near the areas mentioned then please get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Gram.

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PLEASE CAN YOU HELP US? ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED.

Honest, trustworthy, authentic & well mannered English couple in their mid 50’s (one with long term illness) seeking rural accommodation in exchange for part-time help in southern England or France. We are happy to contribute to most areas of life or business part-time. Ideal environments could be Yoga & mindfulness retreats, house guardianship, animal care, farms, property or gite management etc. We have 30 years experience in England and France in rural based tourism and have accumulated a wide variety of skills and life experience. French spoken. Children all grown up now but have two well behaved family dogs which have lived in farm type environments their entire lives (alongside other dogs, chickens, cows etc). We thrive on nature and animals. Both non-smokers. Owing to changes (landlord selling) we must relocate from our current location by early 2020. Please contact us if you can help. All offers or ideas considered. We would really appreciate if you share this listing with your friends and contacts. With all our thanks. PLEASE CONTACT: tswarc@gmail.com

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Leasehold Opportunities on an Organic Farm, Somerset

We are looking for people to join the farm with an interest in, and experience of organic farming, who need access to land to develop their own ideas.

Radford Mill Farm is a 112 acre farm managed organically since 1976. Currently about 90% of the land is grassland. We have a market garden enterprise utilising 6 large poly-tunnels and about 5 acres of land, an orchard and soft fruit field. We have chickens, turkeys, sheep and bees. There are also a number of arts/craft studios on site and we run a number of events including weddings and small music festivals.

We are offering options for people to build their own leasehold agricultural businesses using the land available within the overall scope of the farm and working alongside other established businesses onsite. We have a successful outlet for produce through our farm shop in Bristol.

In particular we have readily available options for:
Chickens, turkeys and other poultry;
Field work (fruit and vegetable);
Orchard, willow and other woodland projects.

Alternatively we would be interested in discussing any other agricultural or horticultural project you have in mind that requires organic land. Primarily this would be on a self-employed small business basis but there may be options for some salaried work - negotiable depending on experience.

Applicants may choose to live off-site but there is on-site accommodation available to rent - spacious rooms in a large farmhouse with shared living, cooking and washing facilities. There are also workshops available to rent.

Please note that these opportunities are only available for people with a knowledge of organic farming and regulation, with relevant training and experience and who are able to put together a credible business plan in their area of expertise.
Applicants should also be interested in living and working in a mutually supportive community of small businesses.

Please contact Liz Vickerie on 07765955692 or email Richard Fox richardrmf@hotmail.com

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Permaculture Cumbria House Share

We are a house share in Cumbria learning to grow food via permy methods. We are mostly vegan / veggie , have 4 people in the home with 2 dogs, also have ten acres with 3 rescue pigs and some hens! We have gardens , woodland and pasture with a stream.

Looking to connect with people interested in house share. Open to room rental or work exchange. Ideally those interested in permaculture / growing or good at DIY.

Looking forward to hearing from some nice folk.

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Caravan available in the south east in rural gardening/ DIY skills

I am looking for an easygoing mature male/ female to help garden/ maintain a rural woodland garden and undertake projects in exchange for accommodation in 2 berth caravan with stunning location and easy access to London/ Brighton. Located near Bletchingley, Surrey, South East uk.
Having had numerous woofers/ workawyers/ helpexers, I am used to getting on with international travellers and welcopme applicants from overseas.
I live with my daughter and share the house with lodgers.
We have a great rural peaceful location, but there is some plane/ noise/ pollution here, so be aware of that before applying, as I do not think its going to go away!
I like creative, calm people who are mutually respectful of a persons space, right to peace and harmony. Please email me for more information. Caravan has electricity/ but needs to be worked on before it is a home to anyone. Also the option to put a hut or similar in the woods. Would suit pottery enthusiast as constructing a pottery here.

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Looking for Passionate Growers in South Devon

Hello all,

I am looking at the possibility of having time away from my land and spending time in the Gawer, where Iv always wanted to live.

So my plan is renting out my land to those interested in small scale farming on 3 out of 6 acres (3 of which is wild flower meadow and fruit trees, the rest is for veg growing and includes a poly tunnel), the land is in South Devon, between Totnes and Plymouth.

I will continue a long lease on the land and look at the possibility of joining groups around Wales.

I am only interested in committed individuals (a couple, or up to 3 people would be financially viable for you), with passion and a reasonable experience and knowledge of small scale growing.

You will need a vehicle and a friendly attitude for local integration and to sell produce locally.

The town is partly conservative and I have direct neighbors with horses, so slowly and respectfully (slowly slowly catch monkey) it took me a 3 years to reassure them.

Living on the land itself is not possible ... yet, but its beautiful and 6 miles from the sea and amazing beaches.

Simon

Mobile: 07971118053

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Veteran communitarian available for consultation

I’m a 69 year old veteran community member, my last stint was 31 years in Hawaii at a sustainable living community which I founded. I returned to the UK two years ago to be closer to my 88 year old mother.
I’m a writer and amoungst articles I’ve had published are several relating to community life including three in Communities magazine. My latest is 'Founders Syndrome' published in their recent edition. I’ve also published a book which is available through the Foundation for Intentional Community bookshop called “Juggling Fire in the Jungle” my journey of thirty years in a sustainable community experiment. I'm passionate about sharing lessons I have learned in support of present and future communities.
I can be reached at alohajuggler@gmail.com

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Moving to the South West of England

Lady 63, BA(Hons) English, looking for a place to stay in the south west of England (Devon or nearby area) for a while, in the spring, whilst I look for a permanent home to buy. I love animals, outdoors, the beach etc. I'm a good plain cook, housekeeper etc. Non smoker. Can be part of a community or work in a private house in a flexible role. Empathetic, caring and responsible lady. Not vegetarian but only eat fish or chicken. Would also consider sharing a house or renting a room in a house. Please message me with any questions. Sandie

message posted by Sandie
single room in east london

Single room in Leytonstone Edwardian terraced house with three bedrooms. Two of us here now.
£70 a week inclusive.
We'd like someone who is keen on gardening (small garden).
Vegetarian household. Piano, books, records... We do art, music, therapy, poetry, reading..
We'd like to share some meals.
You are invited to meet us on Sunday 27 October at 3pm at 15 Matcham Road, London E11 3LE. Phone 0208 555 5248 if you have questions. Ros

message posted by Ros Kane
Peaceful lady to share home in Norfolk

I am a 49 year old single female, looking for another single female for friendship/companionship only who would also prefer not to live alone. I have a 2 bed housing association bungalow with nice garden in a village near Kings Lynn, I am vegetarian/vegan and currently not working due to m.e/cfs (not needing carer) On recovery I will be starting my own therapy business. I have 2 female cats aged 8 years. The neighbours are pleasant and it is not far from coast and woodland.

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Artist and classical musician

I am looking for a detached ground floor quiet and peaceful place to live long term out of London. Near trees, water, with possibility of growing own fruit and veg. Have cats and Lancashire Heeler.
Would be helpful on some kind of public transport link with access to amenities.
Ideal situation alongside contemplative Christian monastic community, contributing as a musician, volunteer, or and wildlife animal sanctuary.

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Looking for communities to participate in PhD research

Hello,

I am a PhD researcher at the University of Westminster, working on a project exploring environmental sustainability within cohousing and coliving communities, and I am looking for some communities to work with.

For my research, I am firstly measuring the CO2 emissions of communities using surveys. Secondly, using qualitative research such as interviews and observation, I plan to explore how behaviours relating to environmental sustainability are promoted, changed, spread and maintained within the community; and more broadly, how every day happens and changes occur.

I hope that my research could be useful to communities which take part, as it will result in a measurement of CO2 emissions which will give the community an insight into their environmental sustainability. I hope that this research may also aid in advocating for forms of shared living.

If this is potentially of interest, please do get in touch and I can give your community some more information about what it would involve.

With best wishes,
Penny Clark

p.clark@my.westminster.ac.uk
020 3506 6809

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