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Greek Island Off Grid Sculptor’s Cottage For Sale

Off grid sculptor’s studio for sale on Greek Island of Thassos with organic gardens of fruit and walnut trees 650m2. Another open workshop which is a lean to ideal for marble or other artistic project. Island life of self sufficiency 5 minutes from the beach and option to buy fully renovated stone cottage in village for artist residency. Thassos white marble known across the world and free off cuts from mountain quarries. Beautiful green island of forests and antiquities. See https://thassosmarblecottage.webs.com

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Dreaming of living in a happy housing co-op in Yorkshire/ the North.

Hi. Would love to hear from anyone who might like to join me in setting up a housing co-op that would provide a supportive, safe and healthy space for people to engage in social activism and live their best lives. I’m currently in Yorkshire and thinking of here or the North East. I’m a single mum of teens, a Marxist-feminist and a vegan. I dream of providing a safe space for free political education. Please get in touch if you are interested. Thanks. Kirsty 

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Land required for recreational purposes.

Hello, anyone out there looking to buy land in partnership or a small community for low impact living, permaculture. Cash buyer awaiting. Location 50 miles from Shropshire. Wales considered. VG 🌱 👨‍👦. Committed and firm leads appreciated.   

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Quiet,green refuge wanted!

I am open to many posibilities – could be small cottage,house.bungalow for rent (would need to be permanent arrangement as I am “getting on a bit” and need security in my autumn years!) Maybe off-grid,as long as water supply.A converted agricultural/industrial outbuilding? A cabin or other structure on small piece of land, or land with permission for one,or in the large grounds/garden of an individual or community?In an ecovillage,cohousing project or as member of a community? Large caravan/mobile home? Even a boat with permanent mooring and bankside land/garden!Doesn’t need to be remote – on edge of/near a smaller country/market town/village would be fine . Needs to be as free as possible from “electro-smog” e.g.wifi or nearby masts and have a secluded garden or part of one for own use.Maybe team up with other(s) looking for similar situation? Possible purchase of small piece of land or cabin (or?) but around 10k would be my limit at present Peter.

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Family Home on smallholding in Norfolk!

We are looking for another family to join us on our smallholding to grow food & friendship! From July 2021, we have the opportunity for another family to come and live in the self-contained annex attached to our home, in Loddon, Norfolk. It’s a single property split into two separate dwellings, each with its own kitchen, dining and living space. There is also a third self-contained studio room which is currently being rented. Everyone has access to the gardens and views of the land. The soon-to-be vacant dwelling is a spacious two bedroom annex with a separate living space, and kitchen. There is also the possibility for the third studio room to be used as a guest room with it’s own private entrance. As a young family committed to this place in Norfolk, we’re looking for another family who wants to grow roots in Norfolk while being intentional about building relationships. We want to continue to raise our son Reuben (2 years old) with other children as it has been such a beautiful aspect of living in community so far. We value quality time and intentional connection. We value openness and honesty, and the ability to have hard conversations when things come up. We believe that honest communication is vital for the wellbeing and longevity of our relationships here. We practice a gentle parenting style and are firm believers in the power of treating children like the whole and wonderful humans they are. We don’t use punishment or rewards as a means to control behaviour. Instead, we try to relate with our son from a place of empathy and understanding, knowing that mutual respect will grow out of genuine connection.  We are truly excited for the new season ahead and to share life together with another family. We are intrigued, optimistic and open! Please see our website for more details: www.ellisonhomestead.co.uk

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Land based and creative skills offered.

Hello My wife and I would like to extend an offer of our skills in return for a place to live.  I have been working on the land for almost 25 years now, my skills include, woodland management, tree surgery, grounds maintenance, fencing, property maintenance, good basic carpentry, hedge laying, animal care…. I love working outdoors!  My wife is a creative writing teacher and novelist. Also a broadly published journalist writing about renewable energy. She also enjoys animal care and gardening. We’re both friendly, calm, happy and resourceful individuals that are keen to share skills and learn from others. We’re looking for a private rural home to live, in exchange for work or a rent/work balance. We would also consider a financial investment in the right circumstance. We’re open to ideas, rural locations in the U.K. and Ireland, communities or individuals.Please do drop me a line, if our message is of interest. Best wishesJohn      

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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 115 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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France community changed plans due CV Regulations, Mexico or Costa Rica a better option possibly

Hi there, things are not going well in France, Regulations too strict, looking into starting something in Mexico or Costa Rica.  More later. Thanks. Carlita Evolvetoecology.org

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Looking for a quiet life

Hi there, I’m a young professional (34, male) from London.
I’m looking to move somewhere green and peaceful, with kind and friendly neighbours.
I have a stable job online so can work virtually anywhere with good internet connection.
My interests include nature, outdoors, healthy living, yoga, meditation and similar.
I can be flexible with work/payment arrangements and can pay rent or buy into a community or co-housing, depending on the structure.
I’m open to any opportunities or suggestions, from people looking for community members as well as others in a similar position.
Please feel free to drop me a line 🙂

warm wishes,
George

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Nearly renovated cob house in Brittany

Nearly completely renovated old cob house, in very isolated hamlet 4 houses (British neighbours) for sale in northern central Brittany, France (loads of potential). 50 m2 downstairs, 50m2  upstairs, 2 bedrooms with possibilities of 3, heated by villager burner which heats the whole house  and could run central heating and hot water. Full possibilities of going off grid 6000m2 land, stream, well (refils in 3 hours), water source, chestnut forest 1500 m2, fertile lan. Almost fully renovated apart from finishing kitchen, bathroom and  outside lime second coat, enough land for full autonomy and animals (if you’re a meat eater). It’s a real love affair, very quaint and  completely hidden from all view, you wouldn’t even know it was there. Local products all around. Large developed UK community in the area up for trade and workswap etc. This sort of property is exactly what many people  stuck in towns right now in lockdown will be looking for. Reason for sale: I’m stuck in  SE Asia because of the pandemic and found a community.

Email: jeff23catchpole@yahoo.com for photos and contact for visit

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Looking for a place to rent

We are a retired couple looking for a property to rent in France,Spain or Bulgaria.We are looking for a property with large garden or smallholding.We have 9 dogs that we rescued as puppies from the street in Bulgaria so would love a property that stands alone.

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Post pandemic potential in London

Happy household in Whitechapel East London re-building.A vegetarian/vegan-friendly community with mature, respectful people who want to build an ethical, equitable, respectful, people and planet friendly communal home in central London together. Seeking people that are interesting and interested in the world – human rights, high and low culture (from dodgy reality UV to earnest docs), gardening, politics, culture. Independent with their own lives and projects but also want to be able to chat or rant about anything from Drag Race to post Trumpian-times, and share a cava or coffee or curry. We have double, furnished rooms available now, from £500-608 PCM, in a central London home with big garden – so needed during lockdowns! House – 4-floor,Victorian (?) mid-terrace with traditional features rather than newly refurbished. Rooms – good double sized rooms, part furnished and with friendly landlord and management (based on our street) that are good, flexible, supportive and responsive. Large and leafy garden, with shelter so you can sit out when it’s raining. We compost, recycle and grow some fruit and veg. Yup a big old garden in E1, walking distance from the Thames! Kitchen – Well stocked, reasonable size, plus two fridges, separate freezer and pantry. Living room – bike storage (if needed), and futon and sofa bed for guests (when allowed by global circumstances!) Bathroom and loo – bath and shower over the top. Separate toilet very useful. Deposit ONLY £300, rooms at £500, £517, £608 PCM plus bills. NO agency fees. Walking distance to the river, Liverpool St, Whitechapel gallery, Bethnal Green, Brick Lane – all of London on your doorstop from glorious multi-cultural east London. If you’re up for working with others to create a communal home in London email telling us about what you want in a home, your passions, interests and experiences of living with other people and if you’re vege/vegan or able to live in that way. Photos etc., hereOr here if the hyperlink isn’t happy https://www.moveflat.co.uk/London-Whitechapel-E1-500-houseshare-5-Bed-house-555476.htm

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Are you inspired by the outdoors? Holiday leadership with Journeying

The Journeying team comprise men and women from all denominations and walks of life. We are always pleased to hear from people interested in discovering more about journey leadership with Journeying.

For more than thirty years Journeying has been taking people on holiday in small informal groups to places on the edge – island, hill, shore.

Travelling in a spirit of pilgrimage our purpose is to provide inspiring holidays that enable people to venture out, leave the every-day and connect with God in creation, in each other and in ourselves.

Our focus tends to be within the UK and Ireland and since 1988 we have taken people to most corners of these wild and beautiful islands.

There is an underlying Celtic spirituality threaded through all that we do – the worship and rhythm of the day, creating community and hospitality and seeing God in all things.

Ours is a spirituality fed by the outdoors; by hills, mountains and walking.

Holidays may be on a ‘self-cater as a group’ basis using our own house, or perhaps in a small hotel or retreat house where catering is provided.

We tailor each trip using the best of our wide experience to create a time away that, we believe, is unique.

Even though we are a Christian organisation (and perhaps because of it too) we welcome people of all traditions, of other faiths and none.

Journeying is a non-profit-seeking organisation. Leaders plan as well as lead holidays. All are volunteers. Despite our wide separation geographically, there is a real community feel among the team – we are if you like, a dispersed community. Collaboration and sharing are very important.

For further details please visit our website: https://www.journeying.co.uk/  or email: info@journeying.co.uk

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9 acre Finca Catalonia

9 acre finca has olives, almonds, vines and a three bed house in the form of a castle , sound and ready for painting , inside requires fitting out, land in terraces going up to an anceint moorish watch tower with views going 15 miles , ideal spot to put yurts or bubbles to rent out for excellent starry nights . if brought back into production with the addition of bees and moringa trees and rentals it could produce £40K plus per annum. price for finca £40k or deposit and monthly payments . pictures can be found at www.greenshifters.co.uk , under swaps , third page 

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Looking for a Community

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 to create a community or joining an existing community to start living simply and self-sufficiently. Does anyone know of any communities that might accommodate me? Maybe you’re in the same position as me? I’m hoping to make some connections with like minded people.

I’m 44, financially stable, single, interests are travel, photography, cooking, learning language, meditation, philosophy, hiking, fitness, yoga and self-development. I’m a hard worker with some practical skills. 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 if you’re thinking similarly.

Cheers.

Jon

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Looking for ancient woodland

Hello everyone. I have a house and garden of about 3,000s/m for sale in the north of Portugal. The house is in good condition- ask me for details. It is suitable to be run as a hostel as it is on the Camino de Santiago and the soil is pretty good so could be used for permaculture. It could be bought by a group of people looking to form a commune or cooperative. There is enough space in the garden to set up chalets and yurts as retreats for people willing to experience teaching in permaculture, yoga, reflexology or aromatheripy. 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 adjacent to the house and garden at a reasonable price. If anyone knows of a quiet, remote mature woodland for sale in Luxembourg or Belgium I may be interested in viewing it subject to a reasonable price. Contact me through this site. Trevor7

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Quiet Life in Bulgaria

Hi, I’m Lynne, a retired British woman living part time in beautiful Bulgaria. If you like the idea of living a slower pace of life in a small village 1 hour away from Sofia where you will share a good sized fully equipped house and have a chance to live semi sufficiently with the possibility of home grown produce, a hen coop, goats and bee hives, then this may appeal to you. The storks and the swallows will soon be here and the Summer weather is glorious so what are you waiting for?! Looking forward to hearing from you.

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cabin for sale near Machynlleth

We are selling our beloved cabin on a very small and peaceful site 4 miles west of Mach, half way to Aberdyfi and its amazing beach. The site is open all year and whilst you cannot live there full time you are able to stay for many months at a time as we have done for years and have solved our own housing needs cheaply and enjoyed this very special place 5 miles from the Centre for Alternative Technology.Mach has loads going on and many people leading an alternative lifestyle.The cabin has THE best views for miles around all the way up the Bio-diverse Dyfi estuary and out to sea.Ospreys from the Dyfi osprey project opposit,  can be seen from the decking , and the RSPB reserve at Ynishir is just over the river.

We are selling to move nearer to family who need some support and are willing to sell at no profit for ourselves as the decking needs replacing soon.

Asking price is for offers over £27,500= with the repairs approx costing £2000 – £2500. site fees are paid for this year till November and are approx £2500 per year. There are no rules on site apart from no dogs , as it is on a working sheep farm.

please contact us for more info and pics. Thanks Nick bramble

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Looking to rent a room in a community. Volunteering few hours a week compatible with working from home.

Hi there! I am looking to rent a room/accommodation in a farm or community where I could make compatible a working from home job as a veterinary advisor with some volunteering work. I enjoy nature, gardening, hiking, yoga, cooking, indoor plants… I am Spanish so I could teach the language  and some Mediterranean recipe. Please get in touch if you have a place or ideas where I could look for something suitable. Thank you,  Best, Ismael 

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Well where do I start lol

Hello to anyone reading this hope your having the best day or night:) so I’m a 20 year old lad called Johnathan but feel free to call me Jonny, Jon or what ever your heart desires lol, so over the past couple months of hard thinking I decided to pack a backpack and tent and hit the roads straight to my closest woodland leaving pretty much all materialistic possessions behind, I just came to a point in life where my depression was becoming too much for me and I knew I had to make a change, I’ve read a lot of other peoples posts on here and wow some of you guys really are intelligent people with lots of trades, I wish I could say the same but due to growing up in the care system as a child I ended up going down a bad path in life however over the last few years I’ve started to better myself as a human being and I continue to do so everyday so I hope no one judges me for the mistakes I made as a stupid child (I’m fully open about the person I used to be as accepting my past has and is helping me to become the better person I am today and continue to become) anyway back to the story, not long ago I packed a rucksack with some food and a tent and went straight to my closest woodlands where I’ve continued to live for a little while now thriving on wilderness where I feel at home and good music (Pink Floyd, lynard skynard, the stone roses) so I’m not really too sure how all this works but I’d just like to say the idea of living along similar minded people and learning new things and also learning people the knowledge I know sounds great to me, I have basic knowledge in horticulture and bushcraft skills (I know I don’t have as much to offer as other people seem to do but I’m a healthy 20 year old lad and I’m also a very hard worker so I’m open to helping out with anything that’s needed) so I’d love to hear back off people, like even if it’s just for a good old conversation, life can be lonely sometimes I guess but I’ve learnt to adjust to these things and hitting the road to the woodlands has beenthe best decision I’ve ever made I’ve never felt so free and so happy without the worry’s of money and materialistic things ever it’s great, so like I said I don’t really know much about this website or the people in it or how it all works, so if anyone would like to give me a message I’d be happy to talk, even if it’s just for maybe advice or help with anything, oh I think I should state that I’d be looking for a full time commune where I could help out (I do live happily in a tent snacking on the plants Mother Nature has to offer me) so I don’t take up much room lol, but anyway nice speaking to everyone hope I can hear from you soon!   – Johnathan

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Living & Working in Community

Looking to move into a community in Wales Scotland or and England

Land based and vegan friendly would be ideal.

Self trained in horticulture be it allotments wwoofing and Agroforestry.

Can invest capital.

Supporter of Radical Routes.

Please get in touch if you can help please?

Thanks

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Permaculture Project Opportunity

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 salt 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 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 studios 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 private message us.
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

https://www.facebook.com/permagricole/
https://www.instagram.com/permagricole/?hl=en

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Family based in village south of Oxford looking for a fun interesting person

Family based in village south of Oxford– Solo parent plus 4 sons (who have Down’s Syndrome, ages 39, 33,25 and 17) are looking for a fun interesting person who would like to get involved with our small community. We have three people who support us already, but are looking for a 4th to help around the house and give extra support. Our interests include; family life, real community and active participation in our village and beyond, arts (including theatre, film, story telling, music, dance and puppetry), football, swimming, cooking/eating, travel and playing games and having fun. We also enjoy meeting people, networking, parties.  Our ambition is to write our own histories and break the mould, to keep away from the bureaucratic clutches that have impoverished the lives of people with disabilities for decades, to be far more than just passive objects responding to uncontrollable rules and legislation from above. eg to go off piste where no people with Down’s Syndrome has gone before but we need more likeminded friends and comrades to help us do this. We love Tom Hodgkinson’s books and especially “How to be Free” If you are drawn to this advertisement, please get in touch.

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Apply here for a 3 day role at Hempen, a worker's cooperative based on the beautiful Hardwick Estate.

We have THREE paid positions available at our HQ – If you’re aged between 16 and 24 and on universal credit you can apply for a 3 day paid role at our worker cooperative just outside Reading on the beautiful Hardwick Estate.  The roles you can apply for are –  Dispatch and Production Assistant Book keeping and data assistant Customer experience and marketing assistant  Visit us at hempen.co.uk/jobs/ to find out all the details. Any questions? Get in touch via jobs@hempen.co.uk  We’re also looking for a Community Caretaker to be a residential volunteer here on site for 6 months. The role will involve an exciting and wide ranging variety of jobs and responsibilities covering site maintenance and food growing for residents here and the wider community.  For more info send an email to volunteering@hempen.co.uk  

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Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
London
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United Kingdom

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