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WANTED: Holiday/ solitary retreat in August

Hello, I am looking for a 7-10 day solitary retreat in August. cabin/boat/caravan/chalet (most things considered) preferably not too far from London, and in nature. Will pay for use. Cooking facilities, and a shop nearby important as I don't drive. Near railway station would be helpful. Open to ideas. Thank you.

message posted by Julie Rutherford
I have a dream - a retreat by the sea, and looking for friends

Someone once said that "if you do the job you love - you never work a day in your life." Thats my dream retreat. Hello all, I am a single woman 50, I am ready and keen to change my life in pursuit of my dream - a retreat, a place where one can relax, escape rate-race and enjoy the company of others similar-minded people, or have one's privacy. Its a place by the sea, with mostly out of doors lifestyle, where you can watch sunset on a beach, and always have someone(s) who's willing to join you whether its a snack on the beach, day out, just to talk or not, with no pressure. Its a place where a group of people, possibly from different background, working together to keep this place going, to be that special place. And everyone can be just themselves. No big parties or noise, off the beaten toursty track. Place that eventually can becomes a home for people who's running it. I am a dreamer, but with a lot of practical skills and experience. Creative, imaginative, reliable and very positive in the right environment. Most of all, a good friend for those who appreciate good real friendship. I live in UK for 26 yrs, before it was a city on the Black Sea. Neither of those places feel like home any more. So, I am on a mission to find that special place by the sea which I and hopefully few others can call home and be happy. This place may exist but if not - let's make one. With a positive attitude, there is nothing that cannot be achieved. Please get in touch if you have same or similar idea. I am open to suggestions and ready to answer all questions. You could use this site or send me a message to eli71_gr at onetel dot com. Look forward to hear from anyone who's interested Many thanks / Natasha

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looking for co partner to run a remote lodge in the heart of Africa

Wanna take a big leap into adventure and spiritual isolated living? I am looking for a handy, creative and supportive person to share the responsibilities of managing the lodge, restaurant, looking after guests, providing various activities & services, administrative work, but most of all enjoy the jungle, lake, African community, the African night skies at it best, I see it not as work but as. life style. Email africaknowlogy at gmail dot com

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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 touring size caravan in which i live full time.Ive no family or ties to speak of, just two cats. Ideally a quiet remote plot of land or woodland OR a parkup on a family run farm -as I do now, im happy but would really like a change.Must have water and hopefuly electricity on site. Also possibly interested in renting a rural yard or barn /steading with yard or forest/woodland site or cottage if very cheap even if requires work. I currently work part time as a photographer and writer into off-grid technology and self sufficient living. Not interested in living in a large busy working commune or religious/spiritual development centre (Im too often asked,please dont waste your time asking me.) Im very friendly but ive worked in two very stressful careers dealing in trauma now i seek solace and solitude.I like my own space, peace and quiet in the natural world,with as few people intruding in my life as possible. I am ideally looking for somewhere in the western highlands or islands of Scotland(previously lived on Harris),but will consider other more remote rural locations of England or Wales also. Nowhere near towns cities main roads or rail lines...i really do mean remote...small village nearby is as much as i can tolerate.No holiday sites. Feel free to message,Ill reply asap subject to internet being available.

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If you are down our way!!

Hi Diggers and Dreamers, we are a 50 something couple fit and active off-gridders living in southern France's Aude valley.  We have a tiny house and a small cabin plus 4 acres in the most beautiful and spiritually powerful place and a very pretty stretch of river and at this time 5 chickens. We are working towards self sufficiency  but no rush. We are able to accommodate campers/hikers off- Gridders or anyone who would like to visit and see what we are doing. We are actually on the Cathar Trail. There is always a bit of work to do but never too much (and it's not expected). Except last November  when the floods washed our bridge away, all sorted now thankfully. So this is it in the spirit of open mind open heart we are open if you find yourself down this way. Nearest town is Quillan,  feel free to contact us and we shall see if how we fit. Mark and Diane.

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2 bedroomed smallholding to let in bulgaria

we have a lovely 2 bed modern smallholding to let long term here in the wine growing region of Bulgaria!The cottage sits on an acre of land with barns and storage buildings.(more land if you want to rent) Cottage has modern bathroom , fully equipped kitchen , 2 bedrooms and lounge with wood burner, private garden and patio.With beautiful views down this quaint valley! here time has stood still ...horses and carts trundle by, the shepherds walk past with their cows and goats; the air is clean and the summers are long,perfect for growing and full of wildlife.We live in the next cottage ...we are permaculterists and have flocks of birds and a few sheep ...the village has bars , post office ,pharmacy doctors and shops ...also buses running to the nearest towns ..where both national and international connections can be made by train...Romania is 2 hours away , Turkey is 6 hours, Greece 3 hours Rental monthly is £250 Deposit £300....Bartering is a way of life here so open to negotiations on that rent...why not take a while out of the hustle and bustle and step into a slower ,gentler way of life !

message posted by Andrew Davis
Musical couple looking for somewhere to park up and help out :-)

Hi everyone! We are a couple with a very friendly dog who currently live in a self-converted camper. We are both musicians, who gig on a semi-regular basis. We are looking for somewhere rural where we could park our bus in exchange for work. Between us we have the following skills; general handy work, animal care, cleaning, teaching, aircraft mechanic skills (transferable to other engineering type work) cooking, child minding, general housework and any other tasks! We are highly adaptable :-) we are entirely self-sufficient, with no need for electric, just somewhere near to fill up on water. Any location considered, but we are currently located around South Staffordshire. Please get in touch :-)

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looking for cabin tenant to help out on smallholding

Hi, I have a 12 acre smallholding- horses, cats, dogs chickens.and lots of gardening and field maintenance! postcode is GL16 8PB, I am just inside Wales.Forest of Dean. Accommodation in a wooden cabin in exchange for help. Please get in touch if you would like more info.Available from June/July

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Living on the land

Is there anybody out there looking at buying land (and has the availabile capital) and thinking maybe there is an advantage to joining up with other people to buy a larger piece to enable living on the land. We have come to the conclusion that it may be easier planning wise to link up with someone and get 15 acres or thereabouts. Our budget allows, depending on area, for 4-6 acres which is alot harder to try differing planning techniques on rather than 15 acres + which generally gets automatic planning for a barn . We are looking at England anywhere from the Midlands to the south coast. Unfortunately not Wales Devon or Cornwall. Anyone in similar situation want to get in touch? Idea to buy, as a small group of maybe 5, 15 acres. Get permitted development permission for a barn and therefore the 5 years allowed to reside there for construction. Then divvy upthe land amongst the group kinda thing- open to other ideas on how to achieve living on the land- taking it from there.

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Looking to make some connections...

Hi, I'm currently traveling in Europe and visiting some communities to learn about this way of life. I'm interested in 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. So far I have found a few very expensive possibilities (650 Euros for an experience week!) that do not interest me. I'm hoping to exchange my hard work for knowledge and experience. Does anyone have any advice or information that might be useful? 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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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 oakapple5@yahoo.co.uk Thank you.

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

While living in the S.E. of Devon UK, as a lodger/caretaker/gardener in an old Victorian home, I'm on the look out for an independent tenancy, in this part of the UK, choosing to live in my own space, kitchen etc. preferably also the private use of a garden, or piece of a garden. I'm Dutch by birth and moved to the UK in 2015. Living rural at the seaside is welcome, as long as there's bus-transport nearby. I'm saving for an e-bike now. The rent I can afford is max. 400 BP a month, all bills included. From July 1st 2020 I'll by able to apply for housing benefit, free to choose a higher payment of rent. I also offer work in exchange for a lower monthly rent. My skills are house/pet sitting, garden maintenance, growing organic vegetables and flowers, crafting with wool, cooking: vegetarian and a small percentage of red and white meat, plus fish. I've worked as a self employed organic caterer, childminder and nutritionist, now retired since Jan. 1st 2016. Writing, hiking, swimming and singing are favourite pastimes for me, making drawings in nature too. I'm not yet in a hurry to move, but please, when you've decided to rent out part of your property, or your home, on a long-term basis, your email message is appreciated!

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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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Considering the future!

Hi All..... I'm Antony a just turned 40, former dairy farmer and cheese maker. I recently moved home to Cornwall with hubby and recently came to a crashing halt physically and mentally after years of busting my nuts managing dairy farms and making cheese. I earnt a good wage, had money in the bank but was miserable and exhausted. It’s been a tough few months but I’ve come out of it with a clear sense of direction. I am going to strip my life back to the bare necessities, material needs are out of the window and being as ecologically minded and self sufficient is the order of the day. I have a converted horse box that I lived in for several months before returning to Cornwall and it was the most content time of my life. So if there’s any one in Cornwall with a dream of setting up a self sufficient, eco minded, carbon neutral project (at least as much as is practical) I have three young house cows, sheep, chickens, cheese making equipment and skills and 25 yrs of farming under my belt.....oh and more determination than I’ve ever had to make a difference. Fancy chatting? 07967561307 Antony.curnow@yahoo.co.uk

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9 acre Finca Catalonia

9 acre finca has olives, almonds, vines and 3 bed house ,lovely views, 4 kilometers to village which has everything - house sound and dry but requires fitting out, would suit DIY person, offers around £40,000 or will also swap for a flat/etc in Spain, Portugal ,France or a canal boat on the Midi

message posted by Thomas Davison
Setting up a new life in Spain

Hi everyone! We are a young (ish) couple who want to move off grid in Spain. We have managed to save a bit and want to slow down, grow things and learn to be self sustainable, meanwhile living in a situation where we can spend more time on our art and music. We would ideally like to be in area surrounded by like minds and with something of a social network, as we are worried otherwise that this kind of life might be a bit isolated socially. Does anyone have any suggestions for areas to look at? Where the weather is good (i.e. not as much rain as the UK), and it's possible to find something reasonably priced with arable land and water that is not totally isolated? Any suggestions or ideas welcomed. Though they are not in a financial position to do so at the moment, some friends are also interested in joining us in future, so somewhere with the space and possibility of adding more shelter at some point in the future would be ideal. You can contact me here on email: willhenley1986@gmail.com Thanks for reading and I look forward to your response!

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European Day of Sustainable Communities 2019

The European Day of Sustainable Communities on 21st September 2019 is a celebration of local communities taking action for a zero-carbon, regenerative and inclusive Europe. All communities and citizens who are catalysing transformation in the face of ecological and climate breakdown are invited to become co-creators of the day. How? Plan an event for September 2019 (as small or big as you want!): open days, shared meals, workshops.... Registration is already open and you are invited to register your event here https://www.sustainable-communities.net/events/community/add. That way you become a co-creator of the day, and your event appears on the #EDSC map. Check out https://www.sustainable-communities.net/ and contact your national contact point if any question! (Spain: noemi_glepetit@hotmail.com)

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Considering Cohousing?

Considering Cohousing on Facebook. Not your standard information but an essential read for anyone considering joining or already a member. This looks behind the usual claims about cohousing, based on detailed research and years of personal experience. Questions you need to ask, and analysis of patterns across many communities. Regular updates. Check it out. www.facebook.com/Considering-Cohousing-2357455264501206

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Nova Scotia Dreaming

Nova Scotia Dreaming. Rare opportunity to live by the ocean in nature. Free The location: Are you a creative builder interested in using reclaimed materials?  Do you want to build structures with your mark on it?  Do you love to garden and be in nature? We are building a retreat centre on the ocean in Nova Scotia and are at the very starting point. We will be developing a stimulating variety of settings: from an oceanfront of private coves, cobbled beaches and waterfalls - to an old-growth beech forest. The work will be creative and diverse building cabins, gardens, hot tubs, lookout towers and trails. Each structure will be individually designed to align with the natural environment, whether situated on a cliff to take advantage of the ocean view or nestled in a wilderness sanctuary. In addition to the wilderness and field cabins, there will be a gypsy-style caravan, as well as luxury shelters and walled tents. There is also an old farmhouse that we are restoring. In addition to building, the gardening and landscaping are central to our project with large vegetable gardens, herbal fields, ponds and an earth-sheltered greenhouse.  We will be harvesting maple syrup in the spring and fruits from our orchard in the fall and honey from our hives. There will be chickens, goats and maybe donkeys. All this needs to be planned and developed and the plants need to be loved. The opportunity : Come be part of this new creation. We are looking for people with the right energy who want to be part of something beautiful. Singles, couples or a family are welcome who would like to work and live on this site. There are two options; Come as a volunteer for a week or a month. Work in the garden, help build trails, work on the cabin buildings and other projects. Come with the idea of staying longer. We will provide you with all materials and property for you to build a cabin that will be your home for at least two years. After that time a lease is negotiated. You will assist with building the property including gardening, building and even planning events. About us:  We are a couple with multicultural background from Canada, Ukraine, the UK, Germany and Italy. We speak English, Russian, Ukrainian and a little German and Italian. Our passion for healthy living is connected closely with nature and the local community. We love meeting like-minded, open, positive and hard-working people from all over the world. Professionally, we are a Medical Herbalist, trained in London, UK and a documentary filmmaker, who produced films about Canadian history. Something to mention:  Our goal is to build a unique space for people to develop themselves through connection with nature, spirituality and education. We have started with ourselves and we ask everyone who comes to our place to be conscious and mindful about other people, nature and animals, an environment and your impact of the stay in a new place. Location:  The property is 28 acres of stunning oceanfront property in the village of Victoria Beach, 30 km from the town of Annapolis Royal, in the southern Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada. We are located on the Atlantic Ocean’s Bay of Fundy which has the highest tides in the world. You will get a chance to see much wildlife: deer, owls, porcupines, seals and the occasional whale from our clifftop property. On the weekend you can join us at the farmers market in the historical town of Annapolis Royal. Further afield there is the Kejimkujik National Park and the city of Halifax just a two-hour drive away with its international airport. This area is a very special region with residents from all over the world who are creative and progressive.   It is all very exciting and fun. Join our team. In addition to the live-in opportunity, we have volunteer and paid positions available for carpenters, gardeners, artists, designers, labourers, engineers and. 
Contact us to start the conversation.   Email info@maregold.com

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Seeking natural patch for shepherds hut or bell tent, will give my all! Been searching for so long to no avail

Many 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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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 a forty hour per week (paid) job but I will settle for less if I can find extra work elsewhere. 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 will happily accept £9 per hour minimum. 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 years 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 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 stuff which is currently in storage elsewhere. This isn't a necessity though if you do not have any storage! 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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Moving to the South West of England

Lady 62, BA(Hons) English, looking for a place to stay in the south west of England for a while, in a few months time, 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. Please message me with any questions. Sandie

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Looking for a home in rural Herefordshire

We’re looking to follow our dreams and find a small home in rural Herefordshire. Anything considered.. a barn.. derelict house.. Old mill. Please get in touch if you know any for sale... Robbie

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Volunteer

Hi I am volunteer animal care,pets sitter london.i am offer my help part time .i am work part time just 10hours per week cleaning medical alliance london.i need get experience.i am start animal care level 2course.i am kind,honest and reliable most important love animals they lovely and friendly.thank u.agnieszka zuwala

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Looking for land-based home and/or work in East Anglia/London area.

Hello there, I have recently moved to the East Anglia area. I would really love to find some land-based work, and even more so, I would love to find somewhere land-based to live. My skills are working with community, artistic, general growing knowledge, mucking in mentality, event management and probably other things I can't think of right now. I am very happy to pick veg, help out in general, and also to learn! Please get in touch if you have any offers, ideas or would just like to say hello and connect. I am very happy to explain further/say much more via private messaging. Warm wishes x

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Wild Flower meddow, Looking for help starting an off grid camp sight

Hello, I am an artist, veg grower, musician, chi gong teacher, I am very dyslexic and frozen by paper work. I am looking for help to apply for and create a camp sight on my 6 acre small holding 6 miles from the cost in south Devon. Accommodation I can offer is very basic eg: a van with a burner and a very basic compost loo, until we have made a proper one. For a chat please call Si: 07971118053

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Rural Farm Retreat Accommodation - Offering Talking Therapy (35mins from London)

Rural Farm Retreat Accommodation - Offering Talking Therapy - Comprising of a room in the farmhouse with its own access from the garden. The garden room has its own en-suite shower room. The door linking the room to the main house is locked on both sides and therefore there is no access to the main house or the kitchen. However, opposite the door to the garden bedroom is a log cabin, which has several uses and is used as an office, a talking therapy room, a lounge for relaxing, reading and watching DVDs on a small screen and where a continental breakfast can be served/prepared each morning and also where a simple evening meal can be prepared in the microwave by a guests staying in the garden bedroom.The log cabin also has a mini fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also a garden table and four chairs outside the garden bedroom door, during the warmer months, for guests staying in the room to use. The farm is a non-working farm, situated in a nice quiet country lane on the North Downs in Kent in an area of outstanding natural beauty, standing in 12.5 acres of private grounds, made up of fields and woodland, which our guests are welcome to walk in and explore, with views of the neighbouring 12th century Church. Although rural, the farm is only 10 minutes drive from the A2, 25 minutes drive away from Bluewater Shopping Centre and 15/20 minute drive to the local train stations for trains into London Victoria (fast train 35 minutes and slow train 55 minutes). Central London is only 34 miles away. The retreat is offered for three nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) between 31st March and 1st November. Contact denise@denisemileson.com for more details

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