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Spain-Working with Animals for Healing people recovering from trauma or terminal illness

I put a notice up a while back to do this in South America. Unfortunately, my husband died recently, so things have changed and I am moving back to the EU to be closer to the little family I have. I am looking for mature caring souls who have been through a lot themselves, and who are looking to be around conscious people and to help heal others/ to share life on a finca/ farm or suitable place*not yet found* in Spain to set up the following- Sustainable Farm for Animal therapy/ Human Healing working with specific animals/ Ecology/Art therapy retreat* for Healing people recovering from PTSD/severe trauma, grief, suicidal depression, or terminal illness. Suitable for people who are experienced with animal and human healing/ to create a co-operative with 5-8 other like minded healers/ecologists/artists/writers/alternative folk, location in rural Spain but not too far from the city or town, Cataluna area, other areas also considered. Possibly we could adapt an existing finca/farmhouse/ people with pets are welcome/ people deeply interested in offering healing or working with animals and ecology. People who have experienced and have or are recovering from grief, or who have survived and are healing or overcome deep trauma also welcome. Mostly kind hearts and wise souls and people not looking for drama, but also aware that we are all human, we need to express our humanity but in considerate and respectful forms of communication and expression within a safe and supportive community, maybe a quirky caring family of supportive folks who can all help one another to make an alternative life with an alternative community of warm reliable, real human beings and animals. lastvoicesofgaia at gmail dot com I speak English and Spanish, I have been an ecologist and rain forest activist in central and south america for eleven years. Im an author, environmental writer, paint, am a hypnotherapist, reiki, energy work, qigong, meditation /wounded healer. I have recently survived some unbelievable horrors and need to create a firm ground of healing and love to help create a new purpose in my life and help others heal too, especially looking for courageous people who are at the same point, the kind of people who have been through hellfire and back, the kind of folks who understand the depth of corruption and evil, but who want to counteract that with being kind and establishing caring solutions and ways to transform the craziness of this world by doing something that will help others. This is all I can do to keep going after losing my husband who went through serious injustices and who was my soul mate.

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would anyone like to come and help us in Bulgaria ?

Hiya everyone.......... I'm Annette, and with my Husband Chris... have this wonderful little farm here in Bulgaria, And, as you can probably imagine, were always needing a little extra help around the place. currently, I have 5 horses....3 Donkeys...Ducks and Chickens and rabbits, we also have 3 Dogs and 3 Cats. So, we were wondering if there is anyone out there that has their own little home, such as a caravan or a camper van that would like to drive over and park in our field in exchange for helping us out, we can supply electric and water to your little home, and of course, if you help us, the parking and electric and water would be absolutely free. Bulgaria is a wonderful little country, Which is right next door to Greece and Turkey to the south, Serbia to the west, and Roumania to the North, we get about 300 days of sunshine each year, even today, the sun is out. Interested ? if so drop us a line for more details, our email is... annetteandchris333@yahoo.com Oh.. one other thing, not sure if I'm getting my messages properly ?, so dont forget to include your email... thank you. Bye for now. Annette and Chris.

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Maggie's Farm

A home for some help. Small farm in west Wales 10 miles from the sea needs some enthusiasm and energy in exchange for food and accomodation. Can keep a horse here if you wish Ring for more details 01545 590237.

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Mature Student looking for something to do and somewhere to be for the summer.

I am a mature university student, ex-serviceman, non-meat eater with experience in property management, retail management, living and working on a fruit and veg farm and communal living, looking for something to do and somewhere to be from June-September. I am looking to offer some of my time and what skills and muscle I have, in exchange for living somewhere quiet(ish) with food included. For the right position, with the right people and in the the right place I am willing to travel almost anywhere in UK and Europe. I have more strings to my bow than said here, (or I perhaps realise!) plus, I am very open to learning new skills and can supply excellent references. I am happy, willing and ready to listen to all offers, so, if my advert has raised your curiosity and you want to know more, please do get in touch. As my Granny once said, ‘you don’t know what you will find unless you go looking!’ Many thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from people soon. DG.

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Needing transport

I'm a pensioner vith little money I would like a citroën BX or a Mercedes stationwagen or a Mercedes or Iveco van so I can find a home in the countryside.

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Rare opportunity to come to Canada

Hello everyone! My partner and I are starting a big project from scratch where your help is welcomed. We are building a retreat centre that will provide a space for people to develop spiritually, physically and psychologically. If you are enthusiastic, physically fit and willing to work in construction to build wooden cabins and gardens, please contact us. Our location is spectacular: an unique natural setting by the ocean in rural Nova Scotia. We will provide you with accommodation and healthy home-made meals. Helpers are needed for summer season from June till December 2018. Look for us at www.maregold.com

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Young family seeking eco living

A young couple with two young children with a view to home educating in the future are looking for like minded people to help out either on land, farms and communes, in return for food and accommodation. My children are 2 & 8 months we bed share so we don’t need much in terms of living space or sleeping space. My partner and I have spent time at fas lane peace cam in Scotland so we have experience in a communal living setting. We also have some foraging and wood chopping /fire lighting skills feel free to email me at liamplimmer420@gmail.com

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Finland experience

New residents or long term volunteers (1-2 persons) needed on Eastern-Finnish organic small holding. There is currently one resident (51 yo male) who needs some help and some fresh ideas. Main activities include small scale organic gardening, forestry, making of fire wood, foraging for berries and mushrooms, cooking, drumming, etc. No animals. Big wooden house, plenty of room, very quiet location. There is a very good sauna at the property. Small lake 5 min. walk. Forests everywhere around. For more details, please get in touch.

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A helping hand...

Hello all, I'm currently living and working in Bristol but looking to leave for greener pastures. I work as a fundraiser but I'm seeking more living/ working outdoors, in the countryside. If there are any opportunities for work in exchange for board/ food, I'd be really grateful of a 'hello...'. It'd be wonderful to offer a helping hand. Amy x

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I would like to visit a community for a day

Hello all, I am looking for a way of introducing the idea of community living to my seven year old son, and I would really like to visit a community for a day (preferably within 100 miles or so). As a child I lived in several intentional, and not so intentional communities, and as an adult I lived for a couple of years in a co-op in Bristol. Community living isn't something that I've thought about for many years, but it's a way of being in the world that I enjoy very much. Added to this, I have a child who seems to be profoundly lonely, and I feel that the way we're living just isn't working somehow. I would really love my child to be able to experience living with other children. I'm looking for ideas, inspiration, maybe an invite to lunch!! I'm in Tiverton, Devon (although probably moving in June) so if anyone near by ish is feeling particularly hospitable, please, please get in touch-we'd love to meet you :-) All the best, Laura (and Moses)

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Resident Volunteer Opportunity

Unstone Grange is a rambling old house and retreat centre, set in 5 acres of beautiful gardens, and surrounded by lovely Derbyshire countryside. The Unstone Grange Trust is a Charity and our mission is to support and maintain Unstone Grange as a beautiful place where people come together to take another step on their life path. We make the space available to a wide variety of groups under the umbrella of personal and spiritual growth. We have no doctrine other than to celebrate the diversity of our lives and to encourage others to live consciously on the path of their choice We are currently looking for an additional resident volunteer to help care for the buildings, the gardens, and the various groups that gather here . We need dynamic, grounded practical people to join us working in a loosely managed structure, where the focus is being able to work in a self motivated and self responsible way but also as part of the existing team. We have fortnightly team meetings to discuss jobs, plan diaries and any other issues arising. You would need to be flexible and practical, work varies. We are responsible for property maintainance from cleaning to roofing(although do employ outside contractors for some jobs) and grounds management from grass cutting to vegetable growing. So ideally you would have property maintenance and building skills, or experienced in DIY. An interest in organic gardening would be a plus, as would mechanical skills oh and a good sense of humour!. On a personal level, some awareness of the issues of communal living would be an advantage, as would the desire to confront your own personal growth and development. We are not an intentional community as such but are developing our own ideas of living together. We share occasional meals and some jobs and also recognise the importance of personal space. In return for a beautiful place to live we ask 16 hours work a week, plus being on site for groups at weekends on a flexible rota basic. Accommodation would a large sunny upstairs room with a great view and own fireplace. Bathroom and kitchen shared. You would be free of all bills except personal ones such as telephone, transport and food. Having said that we do try and grow our own fruit and vegetables in our large organic garden and 80ft polytunnel and have apples, pears and plums in the orchard. You would need an outside income to meet your personal monetary needs as there is no paid employment on site and signing on is not possible from here. However we are very close with good transport links to the town of Chesterfield and the city of Sheffield. Please note this is not a woofing venue; we are looking at a longer-term arrangement. To get an idea of Unstone Grange from the perspective of the groups who use the centre for retreats etc., you could have a look at our website (www.unstonegrange.co.uk). If you think you might be interested in becoming a resident volunteer here, and would like to find out who is currently engaged with the project, and a bit more about how the place works, please drop us a line through the Diggers and Dreamers website, and tell us a little about yourself.

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New Community - France

We are thinking about changing direction! Our 'not for profit', spiritual Retreat is nearing completion after five years of blood, sweat, tears and fun. We're now looking at creating a 'like-minded' Community offering artisans, artists and creative beings the opportunity to come together to live a fulfilling and peaceful lifestyle. Could you live in Rural France and contribute skills, passion, ideas and calm on a medium to long-term / permanent basis whilst contributing to running costs and creating a rewarding, working community? We are looking for ideas, ingenuity, integrity and kind beings to come together. Have a look at our current website - BEFORE CHANGING DIRECTION and see the potential! www.sangharetreat.co.uk Can you - make? bake? create? grow? do you want space and peace to explore your desires and thoughts? Open to creative ideas from like minded beings looking for peace of mind. Hoping to hear from you soon - Steve

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Long Term Help Offered.

Hi.I have experience of working on an organic gardens and campsite.Willing to work a full day. 5 days a week. In exchange for food,accommodation.Plus a monthly allowance. I live in Gloucestershire. So anywhere close by would be ideal. But not essential. Pete.

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Looking for a Happy place

Am happy lady of 57 looking for a new life ideally shared house with similar happy people not bothered too much about age group ,ideally near the sea .Happy to muck in with everything,would be able contribute to possible purchase of property long term.Am not hippy /new age traveller or eco warrior! But love the countryside animals and like to grow my own produce.Would love to make new friends and meet like minded people.

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Wanted.. A peaceful place to live Mid Wales / Shropshire area..

Hi all.. I'm a well travelled, spiritual, 55 year young gentleman. I currently live in Scotland and now I'm looking to relocate back down south to be nearer to my family and friends. I'm looking for a rural very quiet place too live Mid Wales/ Shropshire area..I would like to rent a cottage/bungalow/yurt/etc. I want to be able 'Pay Rent' and 'Not' do work for rent,its simpler that way for me. I need peace, quiet, and tranquillity. Anything considered... I have no internet at home,so prefer a text message or call, I will ring you back. Thank you and Blessings, Spike. 07707640282 ...

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Permaculture/forest garden in France

Permagricole Near Bordeaux France Project Permagricole: Members needed My brother and I are setting up a permaculture/forest garden project on a large scale in south west france on a farm that was a cognac producing farm 15 years ago. It consists of a cognac distillery, which is huge and in good sound condition consisting of buildings roughly the size of 6 large houses put together. It has 100 acres of meadow land, a lake, hedgerows and trees. My brother is presently running an organic farm in Orkney and will only be in France on occasions. I am planning to live on the farm permanently from this June and looking for other people to join the project. We are in the very early stages of setting up the permaculture project, which will probably take years! We also don't know how the land will grow and what will work well. We hope to produce some food by the summer. By June we will have accommodation available within the building. So for the time being to keep the project funded we are looking for people who can finance themselves, maybe artists and or creatives (potters, jewellers, carpenters, painters who would like to set up their own workshops (theres loads of building spaces) and also be interested in communal living (eating and cooking together) with permaculture ethics at it heart. I am planning to set up a blacksmiths forge and there is the beginnings of a carpentry workshop. We will charge a peppercorn rent to cover bills and food. As with all projects the plans adapt to fit. Let me know if this sounds interesting to you and if so lets chat and share ideas. Kath

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Need a space to live in/near a fairly wild area (Wales or the Marches preferred - what matters is it being the RIGHT PLACE )

****Please help me out with details like what sort of environment the space is - i.e. a wooded area with an open space is really helpful - and things like that; I'm a first-timer here!**** I'm looking for some space to live and to practice (herbs - I'm a Herb-Witch, and pretty good, and Reiki-Seichem and crystal-healing) in a wild place, I think - to set up my own home (I've got several designs for a roundhouse drawn out) as a sort of forest-and-herb-garden and keep a few goats (or a milk-cow or two), etc. in a Wholistic and Biodynamic manner (some acres (I'm not sure how many, but a decent amount of space is useful - I'm guessing at 3/4 useable acres, but I don't really know yet) of land). I'll need access to spring water supply nearby or a clean stream on the land for water (no municipal water, it stinks). As for rent or a price for living on the land - please say how low you can offer, as I'll be living off my family's money until I can get enough saved up from working with the herbs and making Flower and Gem Essences (I won't be able to pay much at all, so I'm really hoping to be allowed some sort of long-term agreement of being guardian of the land and living on it). Oh, and proximity to a town with decent shops (organic food and so on) would be useful, but again, not essential. I try and keep media-free (ie. no TV/radio/newspapers or social media) as much as possible, but I'll need access to electricity every so often - to check my emails and write my blog. ** (I've sort of studied "Living in the Freedom Frequency", and books of that nature and I'm earnestly trying to live in freedom and abundance, after a lifetime of fear and lack (which my parents live in, and I don't like it). Also, I'm rather a private person, and I'm trying to, essentially, work out my purpose and how to fulfil it and how I'm to go about this move I'm not completely sure, as I can't drive yet, and I've never had a "proper" job in my life (alright, I'm 20, but still..) - essentially, I'm living sideways to the "normal" and accepted world, and trying to reconcile what I see with how I feel inside, and haven't yet found a place that is RIGHT for me yet - too "weird" for most folks, including those who are more "weird", so it's been a long and hard journey for me so far - I am trusting, but never foolish about my trust, and am absolute about honour, especially keeping my word, although I don't think much of a lot of the laws that exist in Britannia (the ones that aren't of benefit to ordinary folk, anyway). In a way, I'm trying to find where I belong, and how and to be able to be ME completely, and although still not really sure how to go about it, I've been learning skills as fast as I can - and I'm fast; especially with things like sewing (I can hand-sew a simple dress very neatly inside of 24 hours if I don't have much else to do), and working on my stories (2 short stories are finished, 4 longer stories are begun and 2 more are about to be begun) - I feel that I somehow live outside of the "everyday" world, yet I know that I need SOME sort of income in order to have what I need to survive and thrive in this world (eg. for getting rare-ish books), especially as I haven't got access to wool, a spindle and a loom yet, otherwise I'd only need to buy in imported food (like coconut oil, which is a wonderful thing) and things like specialist bottles and jars and so on. In addition, I can cook and bake very well (I've got a sourdough going, and I make excellent bread).** I'm very good with herbs, and I'm hoping to be able to set up my own stillroom (old word for a place to process herbs) and work from there, making all sorts of different remedies, including Flower and Gem Essences (I've already made half a dozen of the latter as Mother-Essences), and so on, and practising my Crystal Healing and Seichem. I can also look after animals quite well (I like goats), garden a bit (with instruction), and live off-grid comfortably and easily. I have a simple lifestyle and needs, and am fairly minimalist about most things. (I sleep on sheepskins on a bedroll on the floor, all of my clothes are organic or second-hand (unless I've made them myself from second-hand fabric), I'm happy without electricity/internet and spend most of my free time reading, writing or sewing (I can make simple clothes if given time and some help with cutting out), and also I'm a Tarot reader (Arthurian Tarot) and Witch, and I can sing well in several different languages (including Finnish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh), I can do simple drumming and strum a harp or a lyre, and am quite a good storyteller at times.). I prefer NOT to live vegetarian/vegan (it doesn't lead to optimal health for me, and I try to base my diet on the principles outlined in "Nourishing Traditions"). Please contact me if you have space or know someone who does, or know someone who could help me to clarify things- my email is rfsk7b@gmail.com!

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Mature craftswoman seeks a new home and work space

Spring's freshness to everyone. Over the past 12 months I have been gifted the space and time to perceive and heal my Sacred wounds. Gratitude asks that I now share my experiences and knowledge that may be supportive to Others on their healing journey; offering the Gift onward. My wish is to relocate to South East Devon where I will be closer to my family including my Granddaughter. My crafts include working with fleeces, yarns and fabrics, and hedgerow basketry. Also I preserve food stuffs, and make Natural First Aids. All of which will be for sale or exchange or teaching. My Heart's desire is to live in a quiet, rural location with, in particular, a wood burner/open fire, a bath, a work room, and a garden where I would grow food and other plants organically, for sale or trade. My funds are minimal so I am open to a variety of 'appropriate' exchange options e.g. goods, skills, and time. I will be very happy to talk to anyone who might have such a space available. Many thanks, Lynda x

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Volunteer helper wanted for the summer, possibly longer.

Quiet and rural off-grid small holding needs some help over the summer, possibly longer. Veg garden, chickens, horses, dog, cats, human and lots of wild life. Dorset/Somerset border. Mainline train station near by. Caravan provided.

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Looking for a place for peace and some meeting of minds in Bulgaria

Hi to all, i have uploaded a picture but i don't know where it actually shows,( have just seen my photo !!!) anyway, i live in England but am really interested in moving to Bulgaria, i am 73 but still ok in terms of relative fitness apart from a slightly damaged nerve in my left wrist, which does grow back after a couple of months, so the consultant tells me !!!i have i guess some of the things you get when you grow older, but not losing my mind ,i am gregarious, but not to the point of annoyance ,am intelligent i guess, and get on with people i have the mindset of the early sixties, yeah you get it, used to be called beatnik/hippie etc etc i used to build boats, make furniture am conversant with all types of woodworking machines /lathes bandsaws /you name it Am a pretty good cook, make my /our own bread have lived in a commune in London am Jewish but i don't practice Judaism at all i do receive an old age pension, plus i have a small ( very small )private pension , I'm looking for accommodation and food and will pay for it by doing whatever i can, and ill contribute financially what i can afford ( don't know what will happen re pensions after BREXIT ) But i expect that from my inquiries i should be able to still collect it in Bulgaria an E U country I do drive but only automatic, still it means i can legally drive a tractor!/scooter apart from an auto car i wish i had thought of this before when my ex-wife and myself got divorced 9 years ago instead of which i moved into a housing association in which the mindset of people there is totally different to mine and i would imagine to children of the sixties which is what is the best way to describe myself as although we are of course all different I know it says England above, but i have also noticed some notifications from Bulgaria ( i know it's close to Greece so weather has to be better than England !!!!!) I do like the sun!

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Wanted: Good woman 45-65 ish

You: Calm, nurturing, happy, strong, resourceful, empathetic, and open minded, with driving license and desire to become live in friend, social companion and helper. Me: Vivacious, sapiosexual lady in mid 50's with anxiety and a moderate degree of PTSD, not interested in dating. Many interests, including rocket mass stoves/heaters, composting toilets, living off grid, permaculture and community living etc :-) Accommodation is offered rent free in exchange for help with cooking, cleaning and initially help to declutter and organise other stuff around the home. You would need to pay your own way when it comes to food and housekeeping costs because I'm very much into good quality food and making as much as possible from basic ingredients, where practical, avoiding processed food. No palm oil, hydrogenated veg oil, etc... The eventual hope is to co organise and develop a structure that will be the launch pad for a small community to develop. If you enjoy a challenge, are reliable, respectful, warm and friendly with a sense of humour, integrity and desires to build a self sufficient, permaculture type way of living as as green and frugal as possible, please contact me! :-) I have my own large (but for the moment cluttered) home, 2 miles from the beach with a small garden and a friend half a mile away who has a garden that can be developed like an allotment. I am located in between the popular seaside towns of Poole and Bournemouth, on the south coast of England and ideally located for all amenities and transport links. For now, this means being located in town but my ambition is to find something quieter without being far from the necessities. I have just acquired a small, old motorhome too and am aiming to get out and have fun times as soon as I can find the right lady to enjoy helping me gently build the confidence to expand my horizons. So someone with relevant experience too would be pretty wild! :-) Long term goals are to research the foundation of building a small intentional community for the joy of mutual support and friendship. I am working to sell my home when the appropriate group of people have coalesced and when we have identified what direction we need to go in based on group skills, needs and resources. If any of this resonates with you, please do message me with details of you and your circs, hopes and dreams at bumfodderdisposal at gmail dot com and I will respond. Include a phone number and the times you are available too and I will be very pleased to phone you! For some reason I never seem to get proper notifications from this site and have missed too many messages so please do email me directly on the address above if you want to be assured of a reply. Looking forward to hearing from you. :-) Ad astra, let the adventure begin...! :-)

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Help Needed on our Small Farm - www.manorfarmthornfalcon.co.uk

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, Vegetable Boxes, Bees, Chickens, Ducks, 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....

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Creatives and gardeners over 50.

I'm looking to make contact with creatives, gardeners, engineers, eco-interested, etc. who are over 50 and ready to make an interesting life change with a handful of others. Not a community, more a support group who may or may not end up pitching in together on a vision. Hoping to end up with like minded friends who like me, have not set their vision in stone yet but are ready and able to travel, meet and maybe view possibilities together.

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Farm life in Northern Poland

I am Polish but was born in Britain and have lived in Zambia and Canada. 20 years ago my partner and I bought a 30 hectare run down farm on the edge of a small village in the beautiful forested Kashubia area of northern Poland with the intention of living as self-sufficiently and sustainably as possible while also integrating with the local community and possibly finding others to share the farm with us. However it soon became clear that this way of life would not suit my partner and he became a full time English teacher with much of his life spent in a town 25 kilometers away although he still harvests his firewood from the farm's own pine forest. I on the other hand, with the help of many wonderful WWOOFers have continued to develop a large organic vegetable garden and keep sheep (for wool), horses (for farm/forest work and pleasure) and chickens. Milk, cheese and butter come from a neighbour's farm. I am also a hand weaver and spend the long winter evenings weaving shawls, scarves etc. My other great interest is alternative theatre and I work with a group of young people from this area, researching local history and creating plays which tell the stories we discover. I also help with local music and theatre festivals. The farm is rich in wildlife, birds and plants with lots of different habitats, marshland, ponds and birch woods. Other people in the village include builders, a mechanic, teachers and forestry workers. Three years ago I moved out of the farmhouse into a small cottage nearby and I live there alone - no TV, fridge, washing machine etc but good internet, radio and time to sit on the porch and observe birds and animals and the changing seasons. I am 65 years old and still have many plans and dreams for what I would like to do here - there is so much potential but even with WWOOFer help I find it difficult to do much more than keep myself in home grown food (being vegetarian means I supply about 75% of what I eat and give away/sell some too). I am looking for someone, preferably two people - friends or a couple, who would like to come here on a woofer basis but with the option of staying longer and becoming more involved in developing some land based activities. You would need to be practical and independent, able to live in a fairly isolated place (the village is quite far from any shops or pubs, with poor public transport connections!) and not mind living very simply - the only accommodation I can offer is a well insulated wooden cabin with a wood stove and a butane gas cooker but no electricity or running water. A solar installation to generate electricity might be possible to install at the cabin but I don't want to do this until I meet someone who really undestands these systems. I am happy to share my cottage bathroom (wood fired hot running water!) as well as occasional vegetarian meals and electricity-lit evenings. If you decided to stay longer than a few weeks you would need to have or find a source of your own income for anything you need other than what we can produce here. This place would suit either very practical persons wanting the space to grow or make things or writers/musicians/artists needing a quiet place to work in exchange for some help on the farm. Parking your own caravan / mobile home and connecting to the grid would also be an option.

message posted by Ewa Orzechowska
Make a social impact with us

The Kindavillage is a visionary project of ‘The Missing Kind’, a development of our first sustainable kindness community. With well-being and sufficiency at its core, an innovative social impact centre supporting the local community, creating national initiatives and inspiring global change. We are currently seeking pioneers, volunteers, and social Impact partners to put this together, those in search of a kinder and balanced world in which to live. Our call goes out to those that have a project, a passion and a commitment to kindness. Those in need of resource and community to support the realisation of their project. We really need someone to kickstart our microgreens project right now as well. We have all the seeds, poly tunnel and equipment, just need someone to run the project.

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looking for somebody

hi everyone,I am a lady late fifties looking for a partner to go halves buying barge in Holland or france for alternative living,saved half but not sure I want to do it alone,not the same adventure.sure there must be somebody out there,preferably male whom is in same situation,late fifties,slim,blonde,grey??sense of humour and quite arty,anybody want to share an adventure??please email helenprentice1@googlemail.com.lifes too short have means for business on boat as already run small business etsy making clothes,also not afraid of hardwork and quite handy with drill etc so project boat also posssibility

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Looking for a place to be in my yurt

I am looking for a bit of land (farm/smallholding) or largish garden to live in my beautiful 18ft yurt. Ideally for now I need access to electricity (via a extension lead) until I get a solar rig sorted. And need water obvs. Happy for it to be semi temporary (6 months ish) or longer term. Can offer help in return or rent. I have experience in many things including 25 years childcare experience, housekeeping/cleaning, animal care (incl horses), can help on land/in garden and am a qualified and experienced massage therapist. Would consider anywhere in south east or south west of UK but ideal areas are East Sussex, Stroud, Wiltshire, Bristol. Would also love to be somewhere warm and sunny in Europe but there would need to be a source of income as well. Be great to hear from anyone who would like to discuss possibilities. Feeling hopeful ! P.S. Can provide references and have an up to date DBS

message posted by Biba
Looking for housemate in Oxfordshire

Hi There, We live in an oldish farm house in the County of Oxfordshire! With great connectivity, not far from a train station connected to London and good bus links to Oxford. We have been informed by our landlord that we need to find a house mate to live with myself and my partner. Rent is fairly cheap though we have few 'white goods' so you need to be comfortable with cooking on a Gas stove and slow cooker. And at present we wash clothes in a tub. Quite minimalistic! DIY skills would be handy! Please get in contact for more details. There is a large garden which we have been experimentally growing vegetables, we are amateurs at the mo. We live with two cats, Ash and Pantha, who we attempt to restrict at time from eating the wildlife. Theres a great population of Farmland birds. Some nice walks that can be done from the front door. We do live close to a main road, so noise pollution isn't great but you learn to ignore it and hear the birds. We both work fulll time locally, main transport is bike and bus. We wont be in all the time though we have a system of writing our times in and out on a piece of paper on the wall!! We mainly eat plant based foods and eggs (occasionally dairy). The cats are carnivores! There is a lot of space, a farm to explore! Good access and two friendly people with two cats welcome to welcome you!

message posted by LuBo
Accommodation, Pembrokeshire

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 organic 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.Contact either via this site or direct on 07392060754 or oakapple5@yahoo.co.uk Thank you.

message posted by Glyn
Wanted:caravan parking or barn/yard to rent/anything??

I'm medically retired from NHS and looking to move and so need parking to rent for a touring size caravan in which i live full time. Ideally a quiet spot on a family farm with water electricity on site -similar to how and where i live now - or small rural certified caravan site. Or would rent a rural yard or barn with yard or forest/woodland site. Or alternatively may consider caretaker/security/warden/housekeeper arrangement,Ive plenty of experience and can provide references. Must be pet friendly,ive two cat companions. I currently work part time as a photographer and writer but ive experience with heavy plant and machinery and large livestock /heavy horses and have an hgv license. Not at all interested in living in a large working farm commune or religious/spiritual development centre (Im often asked,please dont waste your time asking me.Iike my peace and quiet and have no time for religion at all.) Ideally im looking for somewhere in highlands or islands of Scotland, Yorkshire Dales,North Oxfordshire/ South Warwickshire but I'll happily consider other rural parts of UK depending on what and where. Feel free to message,Ill reply asap subject to internet being available.

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