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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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Buddhist practitioner - 54 years old - looking for place to rent in Ceredigion/Carmarthen preferably close to Llandysul

I moved to Llandysul – which is on the border of Ceredigion/ Carmarthen -about a year ago to be near to our new Vajrayana Buddhist Retreat Centre, Drala Jong, where I work as a wood turner making drums and other items. I am also a professional computer repair specialist practicing mainly online remote support these days. My landlady has recently sold the house I am in, so I am looking for a place to rent with decent broadband in the area. Somewhere with a nice view and access to a garden would be lovely, but will consider anything. 

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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 and faith!

In 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 also don’t have a TV and are waiting to introduce Reuben to screens until he is a little older.

We are curious about the unknown and are open to all forms of faith and spiritual expression. Our roots are in the Christian faith with a radically open mind and open heart. We believe that life is full of purpose and meaning. We currently meet with a group of friends on the land each Sunday morning to share food, deepen relationships, and grow together. We form an informal part of a garden church network in Norfolk which is a collection of house churches across the county.

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: https://www.ellisonhomestead.co.uk/

 

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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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Forming A Sanctuary in Burgundy countryside, very rural France, near a nice river and forests

Hi there, I am living in a French Country Cottage with an attached Barn,  there is a lot of opportunity and a lot to do, there is space for people looking for places to put tiny houses or yurts or a tree house. I had to move here in the crisis from Spain earlier this year, where I had been for a year before that I was in South America for 15 years working in the Amazon and in Ecuador. I had to leave after major trauma and death of my husband he was a vaccine awareness campaigner during the  time of the H1N1 pressure for vaccines, he had campaigned on Ecuadorian radio and tv with his South African colleague who was killed afterwards too, so you can guess my current perspective in this present situation. My background is in environmental conservation, activism, ecosolutions, free energy, ecology, healing modalities, environmental writer, teaching, hypnotherapy,  painting and studio ceramics. The central part of the barn area could make a nice communal art and raku studio ceramics studio once the roof is insulated and fully waterproofed, at the moment its just covered with ceramic tiles on wooden beams but no insulation or waterproofing against leaks.

  There’s a river nearby across the field and forest,  a road and its outside Epinac, and an hour from Dijon, and two from Lyon, three hours from Paris, 5 to 8 hours from London on Eurostar. There’s  lots of forests and rivers and canals and lakes around and a few hours from the Swiss and central European areas, and four more hours to Italy and the South Coast. We have no neighbours, Its great for cycling routes, I only cycle at the moment. I’m very fond of drum circles so that’s good… A few neighbours, a few fields away, a farm and on the other side a tiny group of houses and then the nearest village is 2.5 kms, bike ride. Autun is the nearest town, its very pretty there.

France wasn’t my first choice, but I am here as a refugee of sorts, and it may be a sanctuary for other people who have experiences of deep trauma or loss,  and who don’t know where they belong anymore as a result, or who have been displaced due to life threatening situations due to their activism or work etc.

I want to collaborate with others who have vision like I do to create a beautiful place for art, healing and spiritual growth, maybe  in the future, healing and ecological conference spaces. A unique small communal small holding  space that specialises in animal, art and ecological therapy, where you will find plants singing gardens and celtic herb spirals. Where you can swing in hammocks playing drums, make pots, paint, build a fire, pay with stones, carve wood, build a tiny house, play music, cook food with house mates or wade in the river.

Dogs welcome, I’ve already rescued six cats from South America so it’s a bit impossible to have more cats, but will consider if they are with owner in tiny house. I have one Ecuadorian dog who enoys dog company. There is a tiny woodland in the garden that I need help to restore as hundreds of glass bottles have been dumped in the soil and on the other side a lot of metal rubbish, so I need help clearing it all out and restoring the wood and planting new oak trees, I have just started to sprout acorns from the mother oak we have here. I want to build some adobe structures and recycle those bottles.

There’s potentially six bedrooms or studios in the barn area. The toilet is in the barn and a bathroom needs forming, there can also be a compost toilet, a chicken coup and some little outrooms and potentially there is another big barn at the back of the garden which could be sold to like minded folk or co shared co owned, shareholdered, possibilites are  out to potential interests if people want to live in a seperate building it can be bought cheaply but requires full restoration. In the main building I am in with the cottage attached to the main barn stairs need building to upper floor, an extensive roof and loft space needs insulating with consideration to our roosting horseshoe bats, the other side needs full restoration but its not a total ruin, there is electricity but id like to go off grid eventually, there is a well too. There is a  fireplace that needs opening, a gutter needs installing. I need to put in a rainwater collection system, solar panels, solar heating etc.

I am making a no dig veggie patch , there is room for several tiny houses and maybe a tree house. I need a few strong men and women to help with the restoration, I am currently on my own and have health problems after my husband died, Im not looking for romantic relationships, just  housemates, or people who want a tiny house space to share the veggie patch and land and are welcome to use the main kitchen and bathroom when the bathrooms completed, or and cohousing community people. I am in my forties. I have a rescue dog and six rescue cats. I may get some alpacas at some point.

 I was living in South America for 15 years and reluctantly am back here after we fled Ecuador as my Ecuadorian husband was kidnapped and tortured many times over. Organic possibilities for the right people who resonate for collaborations, cooperatives, shareholding, with an extra barn at the back of a big garden that has room for several tiny houses or yurts, there is plenty of room for  creation and for organic growth and good people to come.

 I’m looking for conscious folk, people with disabilities are welcome, I have aspergers, high functioning autistic, very empathic, considerate and care about others, I need to withdraw and recharge into my own space too, that is important to recharge my batteries. So its good if others understand that. Its great to have folks around who are aware of the deeper levels of corruption, but who focus on solutions, innovators seeking a way out of the matrix into a new way of being, mutual kindness and healing, honesty, courtesy and considerate and trusting and trustworthy, vulnerable and strong.

Must care about animals and nature, sometimes I need to go back to South America for a month or more and need to be able to trust the people when I have to leave house and pets in care for responsible folks. I don’t want to create a place with tons of rules, just for people to feel they can create their own space in this plot to heal, connect, share, but feel they have their own space to retreat to when they need to also, and maybe help others in a mutual healing area too. Human connection  and nature connection on deep levels to make a soul family who can help each other through this war on consciousness, have a base and create a healing and artistic space to thrive, you don’t have to stay for long term if you want a base to travel, maybe a good place to access the French canals so good for sailors on route to ocean sailing trips, it can  also be a base to bounce back  to if you are mostly  travelling but want a room to come back to in exchange for work on the property, in exchange for help with restoration when you are here. Im open to all ideas and offers of work, help, coinvestments,  tiny house spaces etc.

More later. Thanks.

Carlita

Evolvetoecology.org

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Life in the slow lane

In my early 60s i was reminded to slow down, take things easy by having 2 strokes, still recovering from the second more serious one. I can talk as good as ever about hundreds of subjects, can get around, don’t want a maid but want to travel around looking for my shangri la, my idea may be different to yours. That is what this is about, to find a friend with same views, get to know someone, i prefer a woman, i find easier to talk to. I love wildlife, animals, food, eating and cooking, the odd glass of wine, gave up smoking at 17, would love to hear of your experiances, ideas for the future. Can’t put everything down here, but hope something catches your imaginenation

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Seeking tiny home in community or smallholding

I am an active female pensioner with a dream of living in a small chalet/shepherd’s hut/flat or room as part of a community or smallholding or even on a boat. I have volunteered in a couple of places on Diggers and Dreamers in kitchen, housekeeping and gardening (although I’m no horticulturist!)
I am keen to live with a community but have my own small space. Somewhere off grid maybe with self sufficiency and ecology in mind.
I have a background in accounts both paid and voluntary in commerce and charities. I can cook for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans. I am happy caring for animals, domestic and farmyard inc. Alpacas! I worked in Italy for two years with rescued cats and dogs ( not fluent in Italian but woof and meow quite proficient!)
As a Yorkshire woman I am trusting and friendly but with a quirky sense of humour.
I have a clean driving licence but don’t own a car at the moment.
I have a small rescue cat who lives indoors and we are very quiet, clean, tidy and careful.
I’m happy to work to augment any rent but can pay small rent and/or contribution to accommodation, food etc.
Ideally a small place to live within reasonable travelling distance to outskirts of Bristol to visit family occasionally.
Anybody out there with a space for me?

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Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
London
WC1N 3XX
United Kingdom

info@diggersanddreamers.org.uk

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