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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

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
Free tiny dome home

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

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Rural North Wales Share/Buy Opportunity.

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

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Looking to live off the land

My daughter, 8 years old, and myself are seeking a life of self sufficiency. We are short on funds but wealthy in energy and driven to achieve our goal. If you have la.d and need help developing or maintaining it, or have an ecologically sound community needing members please contact me.

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Rural South West France

We have a large rural farmhouse in SW France which we are planning to develop as
a retreat/Creative space. There is a single or double room available at present for which we would ask £150 (dbl) per week. Very negotiable, depending on requirements and, or willingness to work in house/garden.
Facilities include Swimming pool/garden/ developing vegetable plot/workshop.
Flexible regarding time scale-either weeks or months.

message posted by gingerman
Cabin,Off grid Cornish farm

Hi We have a small cabin available to anyone committed to a low carbon life.In return we would like some assistance on our small organic farm cows chickens veg etc.No experience required just a keenness to learn and to do your best .Thanks for reading

message posted by Paul Welch
Looking to make some connections...


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

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



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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.

message posted by Em McGowann
Looking for land

Who wants to give up a minimum of 3.000 m2 of land in Southern Spain or Southern Portugal? In exchange I can help with growing vegetables, building off grid power systems and eco building

message posted by visionearth
Help to build cabin

I am looking to give people the opportunity to build a little house at the bottom of my garden using either reclaimed materials or straw bales, in exchange for food and accommodation. I live in a beautiful place, in an AONB SSS area, nextling at the foot of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, 6 miles from Glastonbury, 20 miles from Bath and Bristol.,

message posted by Sarah Nightingale
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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Bulgarian Rental

Hi i have just brought a property in rural Bulgaria that's habitable but not perfect with an acre of land which is way to much for me especially at my age of 63.There is a small woodland and kitchen garden and 2 area's of land each around 1500 sq metres theses 2 area's i plan to rent out along with accommodation in the house that would be your own bedroom again basic and full run of the house bathroom shower etc.
I'm happy to accept anyone who is drug free of any colour or gender i just need people who are serious about living a trouble free simple organic life.
Cost for each room and land £35 a week for a single £45 a week for 2 people.
If you wish to know more drop me a note CJ.

message posted by Eastwood
Join/set up permaculture community

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

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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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2 bedroomed smallholding in bulgaria for SALE

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

message posted by Andrew Davis
Room to Rent in Glasgow

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

message posted by Chris Tomlinson
Community dreamer, looking for new digs..

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

message posted by Dawn76
Co-Habiting Opportunity

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

message posted by Kerry and Tom
Wanted:caravan parking or barn/yard/land to rent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Favour for a parking spot would be returned by me in the form of weekly garden maintenance or building maintenance work on your home or estate. I'm ideally looking for paid work on a estate too. I'm a quality, experienced, very capable multi skilled maintenance man with good references who is presently searching for a new multi skilled handyman/gardener/driver job ideally on a single estate in the Central England/Wales or in or around the Midlands area of the U.K. I have been employed in many multi skilled, technical building and gardening, grounds maintenance and construction positions at various places in the past including large hotels, schools, country etates and other establishments. I'm a decent, respectable, well spoken, hard working, fifty year old, presently single, peace loving, alternative minded van dweller who has an eye for detail and completes jobs correctly. I love nature, wildlife, camping, living off grid and being outdoors. I'm fit and healthy and I don't take drugs. I'm not very materialistic and I choose to live a simple, cheap, green and very legal life living in my standard sized Ford Transit van. I am looking for a safe and peaceful place to park on evenings and weekends. I would be very open to renting out a large garage or secure shed too if you have one for let in order to store my things. I would be happy to act as a watchman while on your land or provide occasional company for an old person or for any woman who lives alone and who would like to feel more protected or less lonely. My van is taxed, insured and roadworthy. All I would need would be: access to an external cold water supply, access to a washing machine once a week, a bin,tumble drier and or clothes line. I would be very happy to shower outside behind a screen at the rear of my van using my own low voltage hot power shower system so I would need no access to any house other than for letter collection that is if you were happy for me to use your address as a care of address for my post. Very occasionally I may need a 240 volt connection but I do have solar panels and extra batteries on board my van so this would be very rare. I would be happy keeping myself to myself (if preferred) parked up in a quiet corner of a field or in someone’s country garden or estate where there is access to the road. I own a new high quality Balmoral lawnmower which gives perfect stripes on quality lawns plus other garden equipment and many other tools so I would be happy to negotiate a weekly payment or number of hours of work to pay for my nightly parking spot. I'm a country loving man who does not enjoy crowded town and city areas and I am fed up of parking over night in laybys on noisy main roads or in busy places in the city. I would also be open and willing to integrate with a group of nice peace loving, alternative minded people on a nature biased commune set up somewhere in the central England/Wales/Midlands area if I can find one.

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

Kind regards,


message posted by Gram
Permaculture Cumbria House Share

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

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

Looking forward to hearing from some nice folk.

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

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

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Moving to the South West of England

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

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