General Noticeboard

The General Noticeboard is intended for anything else that might be of interest to those who have an enthusiasm for communal living.
If you're wanting to place a message or reply to one that's already posted then you must either register or sign in. We restrict noticeboard messages to one per person at any time and your message is part of your profile (click "Your account" then the Edit tab). We reserve the right to move the message to another category if it seems more appropriate.

This noticeboard is intended for individuals, small handfuls of individuals or families that would like to find others to get something going. People are likely to be at a very early stage and so not big enough or thought-through enough to go into our Forming Groups section. We would always urge people to consider whether they really want to "reinvent the wheel" all over again. Existing communities are often looking for new members (take a look here) and there are usually several forming groups who've already got some way down the line here.
If you're wanting to place a message or reply to one that's already posted then you must either register or sign in. We restrict noticeboard messages to one per person at any time and your message is part of your profile (click "Your account" then the Edit tab). We reserve the right to move the message to another category if it seems more appropriate.

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At some point during the next few weeks the D&D website will be moving to a new content management system. Although individual user details and noticeboard messages will be carried across it will not be possible to move past private message threads. If you wish, therefore, to keep in touch with a noticeboard poster whose message is no longer live then we suggest that you obtain direct contact details from them as soon as possible.

Male seeking lively and intelligent communication/correspondence with a likeminded female based in the UK.

I like dancing to the beat of my own drum and seek lively and intelligent communication with a likeminded female aged between 30-60 years old based in the UK.

I have many varied interests which are best described with the phrase - how long is a piece of string! I enjoy such things as foraging for edible wild flora/medicinal plants etc. I am also interested in permaculture, off-grid living, upcycling and anything else of an alternative persuasion. I’m definitely not a Luddite though, as I also enjoy using technology in its many different forms too!

I'm most definitely of the glass half full persuasion and look for the beauty in every situation. I have a beautiful sense of humour and don't take myself or life too seriously! I believe uniqueness of thought is the real sign of intelligence; not regurgitated plagiarism of someone else's thoughts and ideas masquerading as one's own!

Thank you for reading my message – Have a super awesome day!

message posted by 777
Allotment community

Hi all , I am wondering how many people out there are interested in living in small dome homes contributing to a sustainable big allotment , off grid to keep things cheap .looking for maybe 8 people who would invest about 10 k each in a bid for land offer . Thinking of advertising in a sheep farmers mag aiming for rugged land that wouldn't be missed by the farmer, but might be tempted to sell an acre for 80 to 100 k ?

message posted by Chris McMillan
chef looking

I'm a chef, skilled in most dietary requirements, I'm looking for a place to over winter 3-6 months. Happy to other other skills aswell

message posted by Russ
Greek island Artist Cottage with option to buy off workshop studio

For sale Greek renovated home 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath plus sleeping loft. Outdoor spa baths. Gardens fruit and nut trees. Access to a second property with larger gardens 10 minutes from the house is also for sale. It is a sculptor's studio with an open work shop. The main house is fully renovated while the cottage needs finishing off. This property would suit small family or two couples. Perfect for self sufficiency living. Priced to sell. See https://emeraldislandgr.wixsite.com/emeraldgreekislandor email for photos.

message posted by Catherine
Property/Land for Sale in Europe including Scotland, Wales & Ireland

Hello, I have spent the past 20 years living and working in all kinds of different communities globally. I am now ready to settle in a place that is a rural location and can be anywhere listed in Europe, Scotland Ireland or Wales. I want to lead this project. I would like to have 13 members (including myself) who want to be part of this collective, each having a share in the percentage of the business with an equal split of 13 shares. The aim would be to have 13 separate holdings on the property with a large communal building. Anybody wishing to be part of this exciting project whether that is to provide the land or to support such an a project and be a financial backer or to be one of the founding members please do get in touch. This is my website to know a little about myself below. The amount per person to invest would be 50k per person. This would amount to 650k in capital to spend. Pre-Requirements: 50k, skill sets that bring added value to the community, a history of working in a sustainable way, a strong work ethic and willingness to contribute to the sum being greater than its separate parts, a can do attitude rather that it can't be done. The need for community is becoming stronger and stronger each month. I am currently in meditation in Upper Bhagsunag in India. I am very much excited about creating a shared vision for the future for a small ecological village that can stand out as a sustainable long term prospect of permaculture in action... My email to be in touch is info@neilbriankynaston.com my website to know a bit about me: neilbriankynaston.com and my phone number where you can WhatsApp me is: +44 7964305355 I very much look forwards to hearing from you. Neil Brian Kynaston

message posted by Soul-Evolution
Seeking Land Based Work/Community

I have studied and have hands-on-experience of horticulture from the 1980's..
Worked on allotment plots/self-employed gardening rounds/Guerrilla gardened/Woofing and Agroforestry/
Currently work at Woodlands Community in Glasgow.
Looking for an organic farm ( not meat and dairy)as vegan.Anywhere in the UK to work and live on.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss further..thanks!

message posted by Chris Tomlinson
Warm home wanted

Hello,
My name is Merelyn. I am a single woman, living together with my rescue puppy, Ananda Nu, who is 4 months old now.We are looking for a warm welcoming home. It might be my own private place, but I also feel very happy to share kitchen and garden with likeminded people. Privacy and togetherness. I eat vegetarian. Having a compassionate heart for all is important. All is one.
I love music, dance, painting, writing,... to express myself, but also enjoy it when others sharing their arts. The art of living together. Nice talks, laughter, YES please!Empowering each other just by being there..
A loving, joyful home. WELCOME. annaboeykens9@gmail.com, phone :07507856465 price: max. 450, all incl.

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9 acre Finca Catalonia

9 acre finca has olives, almonds, vines and 3 bed house in the style of a castle, lovely views, 4 kilometers to village which has everything - house sound and dry,outside ready for painting, inside requires fitting out, top terrace suitable for rented yurts next to old moorish watch tower, excellent views and starry sky would suit DIY person who wants to live off the land and rent out.
offers around £40,000 or down payment and rest over 5 years would also consider partnership in project

message posted by Thomas Davison
Two people in search of a place to grow

Hello all,
We are two people looking for a place to settle and share our skills and gifts, hands and heart. Experienced Food growing, land tending, wild food alchemy, preserving and processing, basket making and coppicing, plant medicine and creating with the gifts of nature are among our passions and joys to bring to a place.
If there is a project/community/opportunity/open folk/land in need of help and care and can offer a warm humble accomodation we would be very happy to hear and meet (:
Open to different arrangement, rent, work/part work exchange or other creative possibility
My email is kerenshacham87@gmail.com

Many thanks and warm autumnal becomings,

Keren

message posted by Kerren shacham
Couple seeking accommodation to rent

Mature professional couple (40s/50s) seeking accommodation in the Abergavenny - Monmouth - Hereford area. We have one old, non-aggressive, female cat. Ideally we would like somewhere detached, though this need not be a house. Rural areas preferred.
shteep@yahoo.co.uk

message posted by Christopher551
single room in east london

Single room in Leytonstone Edwardian terraced house with three bedrooms. Quiet house in friendly street. Two of us here.
£75 a week inclusive.
We'd like someone who is keen on gardening (small back garden). beautiful small front garden.
Vegetarian household. Piano, books, records... We do art, music, therapy, poetry, reading..
We like to share some meals.
You are invited to meet us. 15 Matcham Road, London E11 3LE. Phone 0208 555 5248 if you have questions. Ros

message posted by Ros Kane
Would "YOU " like to come and live in Bulgaria ?

Hiya everyone..........
I'm Annette, and my Husband is Chris...
As the title Suggests.. Would you like to come and live in Bulgaria ?
for those of you that dont know Bulgaria, let me tell you, its a lovely little Country that borders Greece and Turkey to the south ( Istanbul is only a five hour drive away from our location ) and. The Bulgarians.... well, they are the most nicest people I have ever met... they really are. OK... have I got your attention ? hope so. Over here we get in the region of 300 days of Sunshine each year.. even today (February the 10th ) its so lovely out.. i'm down to wearing just a tee shirt, .Anyway.if you would like to come and live here. and have a maximum of 10.000 Pounds.. tops.
you can buy a lovely house here with lots of land to keep animals....
( I currently have 4 horses,....15 Ducks....10 chickens ....2 Rabbits... 3 dogs and 4 cats. )
Now... your house here wouldnt cost 10.000 pounds.. no where near it in fact.. but it would have to be brought up to English standards, and thats where my husband Chris comes in.
Our house.. needed a awful lot of work to begin with
but now.... its my palace.
and he ( Chris ) has asked me to tell you.... he can put in a proper English Bathroom with a sit down Toilet ( got to have one of those, havent we girls.)
and a nice fitted kitchen, with nice cabinets and things that we all need, together with double glazed.windows

The cost of living here in Bulgaria ?... you will be amazed, to start with... the road tax per year is 97 Bulgarian Lev ( 42 pounds a year ) Our Property tax per year is 57 Lev ( 25 pounds ) and thats with 2 acres of land. plus..there is no T.V. license fee here either.
and...Every 4 weeks, when his pension arrives from England, we drive to the city and do out Monthly shop..
we did this last Friday ( February the 7th ) and we filled up 2 shopping carts to overflowing ( we dont skimp ) and the total bill at the check out was 390 Bulgarian Lev ( 170 Pounds ) and thats for a month.....

So, are you interested ? if you are.... please drop us a line, and I'll give you more information if you want it....

OK ... going to get some sun....
bye for now.
Annette and Chris Bulgaria.
oops... heres a important update.......
I've received several messages from people asking about the 10.000 pounds that I mentioned in my message....
so.. please let me explain, the cost of your house would be approximately 5000 pounds, and the other 5000 pounds would be for all the remodelling, appliances and double glazed windows. ...hope that makes things a little more clear and sorry for any misunderstanding. x

message posted by Annette and Chris
Transit driver/assistant required for journey to France

This is a long shot, I know, but I'm in the process of realising my dream, i.e. buying a little house in France with sufficient land to be, hopefully, sustainable. Neither my son nor I drive and our friend who usually drives us over cannot as he has a new job so would be unable to quarantine upon his return to the UK. We need someone who would be prepared to drive us and our essential items (mattresses, duvets, linen, kitchen equipment, clothing, etc.) over in a hired van, stay the night or two, and then return the van to the UK and quarantine, if it's still necessary. Perhaps you live on a smallholding or somewhere where it would be easy to quarantine or, perhaps you'd just like a change of scenery and company.There'd be no payment but you'd be fed and offered a holiday in rural France when we're settled. I was a Workaway host for six years so hope to be doing this in the again in the not too distant future. Thank you for reading.

message posted by MsJHH
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!

message posted by Marian B.
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! aeonlove@yahoo.co.uk 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.

message posted by Rose red
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 experience..in 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 campsite..open to interesting ideas.lolove sharing skills and learning new ones. So look forward to hearing from you.

message posted by Amanda
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. Tjas2@hotmail.com

message posted by Tristram
Wishing to set up an amazing community in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset or Wales.

Hello,

We are looking to set up a self sufficient spiritual community, where our daily practice is conscious presence, love, kindness and compassion. We aim to support people outside our community in embracing these qualities, therefore living a more contented life. We also wish to teach people to look after Mother Nature, to protect our most beautiful and precious world and all living creatures and beings in it. Our intention is to do this in a fun and creative way, welcoming joy into all our lives, which hopefully creates a ripple effect.

We have many projects and ideas to ensure our community sustains itself and significantly reduces our carbon footprint, whilst helping others lead happier, more fulfilling lives.

Please help us to help others by renting us a beautiful space from which we can work. We would be delighted if this space provided us with a home, which we would lovingly look after (or the potential to build some cob homes) and some land, hopefully with a wooded area.

We appreciate this is a rather large wish list, though we feel certain there is someone who has the desire to help us spread love, unity and peace. It is what we all need now, perhaps more than ever.

We thank you from deep within our heart for taking the time to read our message and look forward to hearing from you.

Wishing you a day full of love, joy, fun and peace.

Namaste

Kinderways (happihearts11@gmail.com)

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

Hi,

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?

Cheers.

Jon

message posted by JPRB
Seeking help in family farm

Hi I’m looking for a peaceful honest person to live on our small subsistence farm happy to work with me and my young son growing food, practicing permaculture and eco building, repurposing and recycling materials.

message posted by Sheilasen
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

message posted by Desperatelyseekingsomewhere
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 emperorlandscapes@gmail.com

message posted by Nick Milne
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

message posted by Trevor7
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

message posted by 3spirit
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 richardrmf@hotmail.com

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