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Great Accommodation, South 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.State support is fine.£330 pcm fully inclusive.Thank you.Contact glyn james either via this site or direct on 07392060754 or Thank you.

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Coachman VIP 520/4 CARAVAN solar off-grid ready FOR SALE Devon Cornwall


Single axle. Approximate internal Length 5.51 metres & width 2.24 metres (inside it's approx. 18 ft 6 inches x 7 ft 4 inches)

This Coachman Vip has 4 berths and is perfect for touring and campsite hook up use AND OFF-GRID SOLAR panel use when you are somewhere more remote (like the end of your garden). It's FULLY CONVERTED and has all documents retained in the original caravan folder, so you can see the upkeep records.

The caravan has full central heating with hot air blowers in the lounge, dining area and bathroom or electric heating. It also has a built-in alarm system.

This van is unusual as it has been fully converted to off-grid living and has a 100-watt solar panel and full USB switches to charge mobile phones etc, plus 2 batteries contained in a safety box to ensure there is always enough power stored on cloudy days. All work documents have been retained. The solar panel and complete USB solar set-up ready to just plug-in and charge up the 2 batteries. This entire solar power set-up is included in the sale.

It has also been fitted with a powerful sound system with 2 Sony speakers sunk into the van and a CD player and radio stereo. Half-volume is loud! The bass is excellent for enjoying all sorts of music.

It’s a spacious, light, bright airy van. The front lounge sofas convert to 2 single beds or 1 large double bed with a large skylight overhead. Lie in bed and gaze up at the stars in the sky! Or close all the black-out blinds, pull the curtains and sleep in pitch-black darkness. The side dining table with 2 seats convert into 2 single bunk beds. Ideal for children.

At the rear of the van is the large bathroom (useful changing room) with a modern, separate shower, toilet, sink, wardrobe and lots of storage cupboards. The side kitchen comes equipped with a marine gas cooker/gas oven (one of the best brands worth over £400!) and fridge/freezer. The kitchen sink has a glass cover over it.

There is also an external power point and a shower outside to wash mucky feet with or for a quick clean up after sea swimming. There is also a BBQ facet outside. It has a good built-in aerial and a caravan compatible T.V is included in this sale. The caravan comes with freshly washed curtains.

There is also 1 full bottle of Calor gas with the caravan and one half-full included in the sale. Plus, a number of other items such as the aqua roll, electric campsite lead, larger dining table and bespoke wooden doors made for this caravan, converter plug so you can use the electricity from a house or garage, grey waste-water container, toilette cassette, LED lights, extra fuses, caravan-friendly cleaning products etc. can also be included in this sale.

The van is a good size to accommodate a family and works brilliantly as an off-grid bottom of the garden retreat, spare room on the driveway, solar-powered space at a more remote Camping & Caravanning Club site or hooked up to campsite electrics while touring.

This caravan is located in North Devon near Bude, Cornwall. Contact me for more information and to arrange a viewing if you are in a position to buy.

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Vegan Castle Meditation Community

A vegan meditation community is being set up in France and we're currently in the process of chateau hunting and looking for new members to join us (so we can get a bigger, more wonderful place). We're going to have a nature reserve for local wildlife and will set up a cafe, amongst other projects. Find out all about the vision here:

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Seeking Work / Exchange with contribution

Thank you for taking time to read my message.I am.a well traveled lady in her mid 50s. A contract Nanny and Holistic Therapist. Actively seeking to gain some community living preparation to looking for a long term option. Hard work conscientious. Worked onnexchanges in Switzerland and Mexico. As well as festivals..interested in tinny house living. Community living with own space. Pref alternative.happy to work with Animals. Children the house. Setting up retreats. Helping with Glamping. Last year spent the summer as a campsite warden on a wild to interesting ideas.lolove sharing skills and learning new ones. So look forward to hearing from you.

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Open for new community member(s)

We are a household of 10-11 people with more in adjacent cottages in a on a beautiful farm in the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex. A couple of miles away is Forest Row, a thriving village widely known as a centre of alternative lifestyles and ecological activities. Our small community is open to a new couple or individual (sorry, we don’t have space for more children) who will have private accomodation, and will be part of the community, with use of extensive gardens, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, woodlands, farmyard etc. There will be no rent to pay. Instead, the contribution will be in the form of some hours of work to be agreed in advance depending on skillsets of the applicant, but will include somel of the very wide range of activities: garden work, looking after animals (pigs, chickens, bees plus potentially adding more to the smallholding), ecological woodland management, DIY, building / maintenance, a big plus for willingness &/or experience in childcare. Current household consists of a family of 4 with two young children, a musician, a professional forager & foraging trainer, a physiotherapist, a trainee school teacher, an environmental campaigner, an author among others. We all lead our busy private lives alongside each other, and come together for some shared activities, cooking etc. The veg garden is heaving and there are always jobs to do on the land.

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Freedom Seekers

Hello Everyone! We are a family of 4 looking to relocate to a rural area to achieve independent living. We are currently residing in South East England and are looking for rural areas in Scotland although would consider England depending on a cost. We have small amount of saving due to high costs in living and looking for help to be pointed into right direction to achieve our dream. Maybe someone has a large land and would be willing to sell an acre or less for a small log cabin and a domestic size farm? Maybe someone knows of someone who can help in this matter? Town/city living is simply not for us and we would like to achieve this dream before our kids are old enough to spread their wings.
Thank you.

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Please can you help?

Hello everyone! I'm now looking for a finca or farm that could become a small b & b..anywhere in Europe considered. Looking for a good price.. Don't mind a little work but no full renovations.. thank you

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House share in Ireland

I am looking for someone to share my house situated in a quiet scenic area near Lahardane, Co Mayo, Ireland. It is a newish bungalow designed and partly built by myself with a sustainable lifestyle in mind, and has most of the usual gadgets except a TV which I’ve managed without for some years now. One could be obtained if requested. It sits on about half an acre of land with plenty of spare space for gardening or other activities, and parking is no problem. The nearest village with Post Office, supermarket, two decent pubs and a take away is about a mile away. Public transport is poor, although until Covid there was a community bus running to nearby towns most days.
I am a 63 year old man working part time who wishes to share his house with someone with common sense who can be relied upon to look after the place while I am away. Persons on government support are welcome as would be well behaved pets. I am open minded about the sort of person who would want to live here, but it might suit someone trying life on the periphery of civilisation for the first time. References will be required.
Rent will be 360 euros per month bills included.
If interested give Chris a call on 00353 86071 7916 or email for a chat.

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Looking for Property

Hello World,Looking for a rural property in Southern Europe , ideally already partly or fully off grid , some sort of accommodation , area for growing ,some fruit trees ,close to a village etc .i have £30-£50k I am looking to live the simple life , with possible Airbnb side line retreat etc . MUST BE WITHIN 45min or airport and 45min of coast.Thanks Nick

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Looking for ancient woodland

In the near future I hope to sell my house and reinvest in Woodland with mature trees. I will not be looking intensively until my house is sold. I also have a small building plot for sale in north rural Portugal at a reasonable price. If anyone knows of a quiet, remote mature woodland for sale in Europe I may be interested in viewing it subject to a reasonable price. Contact me through this site. Trevor7

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Fit & active guy 30's looking to poss join or form a community

Hi, I'm a fit and active guy in my 30's currently living in SW England but have become fed up with the materialistic urban rat race. I'm a fitness trainer by trade but am looking for new purpose in my life, not feel like a rat on a never ending ball in a concrete jungle. I feel like I'm at a crossroads in my life and currently looking at all my options (boat life, community living or overseas travel etc)I love the outdoors, nature, wild camping and the off grid lifestyle, travelling and meeting new like minded ppl. I lived in an off grid community in Devon for a year a few years ago. I'm very able bodied and strong and prepared to do any strenuous work where necc in exchange for a new opportunity. I have some money but not enough to buy a farmhouse with some acres unfortunately (my dream is to run a rural community for ppl who have suffered mental health, addictions and/or or marital abuse to heal and find new hope and for wayfarers and freespirits). I'm especially interested in hearing from others who are interested in forming a brand new community. I also know of a location in a secluded woodland with a waterfall flowing out a rock where someone has built a stone cabin where free spirits and hippies can visit if anyone is interested. I'm looking at all my options and open to any suggestions, invites, ppl who want to chip in for land etc and build a community. Look forward to hearing from you. AJ

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Calling Van Dwellers in Portugal

Looking for short term & long term volunteers who can park up or pitch up and help us in return for food and a place to stay awhile.
We have recently taken over at a Permaculture Project and are creating a Food Forest, which is one of many jobs we need help with.
We have 5 Chickens, 2 Guinea Fowl, 12 ducks, 6 quail, 4 cats and a dog.
We welcome singles, couples and families with or without animals. All animals must be cool with other animals as all ours free range across the hectacre site. This is nestled in a valley and is a mix of forest and field with a river on one side and forest on the other.
It's completely off grid here with a compost toilet and solar power. Our water is what's collected from the rain and river. There's a water point 1/4 mile down the track.
We are aiming for zero waste and could do with volunteers with a creative streak to help with getting that under control and making art.
Help with animals also could be helpful.
We really could do with eco builders and carpenters as we want to fix the reciprocal building up and rebuild the ruin.
Green fingered folk would be happy enough with over half the site being turned into food forest, a herb garden and veg patch are being developed.
Fencers and general help needed to get up perimeter fencing and manage the land as previous owners hadn't been able to do that.
So if your passing of fancy taking us up onthe offer, drop us a message because we are 2 people and we would love another set of hands or more to make some headway.
We have a website YouTube AhimsaFoodForest a Facebook Ahimsa food forest and permaculture project and an Instagram AhimsaFoodForest plus we are on Google maps Inc reviews from previous volunteers over last 6 months.
So come have a go at living off grid and learning permaculture if you feel called. Likewise if you got skills then contact us too.
Our main aim is to create a sustainable community intergrating people with a similar vision to help mother earth by reconnecting with our natural selves through nature.

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Looking to make some connections...


During the last couple of years I have been traveling a lot 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.

This strange time on planet earth has put the wind in my sails to make this happen!

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



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Flexible House/Land Sitters needed with Off-Grid Living Experience! SPAIN.

Hi all, we are seeking the right people (couple would be best) to clean up, care for and love our beautiful and beloved off-grid home and sustainability project in the Catalonian Mountains until we sell. As we are both working overseas at the moment, we would highly value reliable and trustworthy people with the right skills to stay in and care for the land until the new owners move in. About you: you have off-grid/farm/rural living experience, resilience, respect, great communication skills, integrity, value honesty and accountability, you’re not afraid of getting your hands dirty, and have an eye for making and keeping beautiful spaces. Handyman/woman with permaculture knowledge, solar power set up, power tools and plumbing experience highly preferred, familiar with Spanish is a bonus. We are looking for people with a ‘can do’ attitude who will keep in communication with us about the state of the land and will contribute to weeding/strimming/land and space clearing and overall living in, looking after and loving the property so it is ready for the next people. Time frame could be anywhere from a month to a year. Flexibility Needed. If you are seriously interested and feel you would be a good fit please message me for further details. I will be requiring a police check and references of reliability. Hoping to hear from you soon! Thank you and blessed 2020!

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Permagricole, Near Bordeaux, France

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:
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

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Primal Homestead - Regenerative Farming Community

Newly forming co-housing and co-working community with 5 adult members.
Seeking suitable smallholding/farmstead in south Scotland preferably but open to other areas that fit our criteria.

Looking to initially rent to enable us to raise the full capital to purchase.

What we need:

Minimum 5 acres decent not too sloping land - ideally 10+ including some woodland or access to woodland.
Large dwelling with 5+ bedrooms, multi purpose outbuildings. Some members have physical limitations which need to be accounted for.

Space for yurts and other low impact structures. Ability to run retreats, workshops and courses year round.

Specialist residents in multiple skills; bushcraft, Permaculture, foraging, Viking re-enactment camps, holistic therapies.

We are seeking a fantastic landlord in no rush to sell but open to our plans to create a unique sanctuary to offer training, nurture and respite to others on their path to setting up other communities around the world over the coming years, drawing on our many offerings to assist them on their way forwards.

IS this you or do you know of anything that could be a possible fit?

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Mother and child looking for new community home

I am a parent of a 12 year old son ,looking for a new wild beautiful communal home to get stuck into with perhaps homeschool , creative gallery ,music studio forest garden etc Must have natural well/springwater and organic gardens and peaceful happy living . Open to suggestions! 07598884131
We are into healthy eating , partying sometimes (but dont use drugs or alcohol and would not tolerate living with people who take drugs), rock music ,meditation , yoga , chigung, martial arts , climbing ,kids stuff , art, holistic therapies , crafts , forest school and fun. Wanting to share cooking together and share childcare and be mutually supportive.

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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:
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.

If you don’t have this experience but are still interested in working on an organic farm we regularly have WOOFF volunteers and some paid work for those with relevant skills, or for people with energy and enthusiasm who are willing to learn and work hard!

Please contact Liz Vickerie on 07765955692 or email Richard Fox

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Bungalow share on organic farm 2020

Available in 1 to 3 months; shared bungalow -own bedroom and bathroom ensuite (shower) separate tenancy, lovely organic farm near Stroud. preferably mature female. reasonable rent

contact: Holly on email:

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Seeking tenancy of a garden house, an annexe or a converted barn.

While staying in my home in The Netherlands, for as long as the pandemic lasts, I'm planning to travel overseas again, westwards. Springtime 2021 at the latest.
I've lived for almost 5 years in Britain. Since June 2018 I've lived in the S. East of Devon, as a caretaker/gardener in an old Georgian home.

I've worked in a market garden, as a volunteer. Working on the land is the kind of work I love to do 1 or 2 days a week. My wish is to live for the remains of my years, on the coast close to a harbor or beach. With organic farms nearby.
A tourism overdose with empty holiday homes, turning the village or town into sleeping mode isn't my cup of tea.

I've grown fond of the seaside while living with a coast all around, Brixham and Dartmouth were on comfortable distance, traveling by bus. I don't drive, but I've got an electric bike.

I'm on the lookout for an independent tenancy, on the coast of Sussex (South Downs) or the west coast of Ireland. A home for 1 person, with a garden for growing vegetables in a rural area, is welcome, as long as there's a road to ride my e-bike and a bus-connection to shops, etc. I'm making long bike rides now, in Holland and I do walk for hours as well.

The rent I can offer to pay is about 400 BP a month, all bills included. With housing benefit, the rent could be more. My offer to maintain the garden, if there's one, is an option in exchange for a lower rent. I do appreciate proper talk and honesty.

Coming July 1st I shall have received settlement status in Britain, with the right to receive housing benefit in tow. It's my intention to remain Dutch by passport and I receive my income from the Dutch government, as a retired woman of 69. My skills are gardening, garden maintenance, growing organic vegetables and flowers, crafting with wool, cooking, and making preserves. I know how to find food in the wild.

I've worked as a self-employed organic caterer, childminder, and nutritionist, now retired since Jan. 1st 2016. Writing, hiking, swimming, and singing are favorite pastimes for me, as well as spinning wool and dry-needle-felting.

I'm not in a hurry to move yet, for I'm in my home in Holland, probably for the remains of this year 2020. But please, when you've decided to rent out part of your property, for private tenancy, or your home, on a long-term basis, your email message is appreciated. Thank you!

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Alternative Living - Photography Project

Hi everyone,

I am a photographer based in the UK an I am looking for people who would like to take part in my project over the year.

I am wanting photograph a number of people living alternatively. This can be anything from living in vans, boats, shipping containers, tiny houses, yurts, tipis, communities... You get the idea.

if you would like more information or are interested in taking part please contact
via my website

Thanks :)

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