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Looking for a place to rent in France

We are a retired couple,our 46 yrs old daughter and her 4 children.We are looking for a property with a minimum of 5 bedrooms.Must have a minimum of 4 hectares.Looking for a property to rent,buy on monthly payments or rent and buy in say 3 years.Ideally the property would have 2 houses or the pontential to create a second .

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Great Accommodation, South Pembrokeshire

House share available for one or two persons in nice victorian house in small hamlet by estuary in south pembrokeshire. Use of whole house and productive organic garden overlooking the waterway.English as a Foreign Language tuition available as an option.Working studio in house also.No extra utility bills.State support is fine.£330 pcm fully inclusive.Thank you.Contact glyn james either via this site or direct on 07392060754 or oakapple5@yahoo.co.uk Thank you.

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FOR SALE - Traditional Bulgarian 3 bedroom, furnished countryside house + garden

'The House of The Sun' is a traditionally simple, Bulgarian house built in the mid 1950s. We signed all the contracts and moved in during October 2016 and over the past two years, slowly but surely made gentle improvements, simple updates and delicate additions. This sale comes as a complete package and may suit a couple, 2 couples/friends or a small family. Can sleep 5. It has 3 bedrooms. A beautiful, bright sunny double bedroom with panoramic views over the village and the valley with its pine and oak forests and lake. A space to really contemplate, inspired by the nature right outside your window. Old wooden floors, simply furnished with a double bed, writing desk and quirky home-made features. This room has a traditional Bulgarian wood burning stove for the colder evenings and has a peaceful ambience once the sun goes down. There is a single room on the upper floor and an additional twin/double room downstairs dug into the gentle slope of the hill, both cosy spaces which stay cooler in the long hot summers, and warmer in the cold dark winters. The twin room benefits from a powerful wood burning stove and is simply furnished. This room features a heavy wood-beamed ceiling and comes with twin beds shelving and washing machine. One modernised downstairs bathroom, with shower, toilet and 80 litre hot water heater, a comfortable lounge and a fully functioning kitchen with new modern cooker, oven and fridge freezer complete the house. ​ Outside, we have a good sized 800 sqm sloping property with a small herb patch, 3 walnut trees which provide a good harvest each October, Pear and Cherry trees and both red and white Mulberry trees. There is an upper, flat garden perfect for veggies and a corner ideal for hammocks in the warm afternoon sun with a vista overlooking the forest and its incredible sunsets. We would like to point out that the soil is very furtile! Planting our herbs last year, we've never seen anything grow so fast and so bountiful. ​ There is also a double stone barn, one for firewood storage and the other used for tools. We set up a website with all the info you may need :) http://house-of-the-sun.weebly.com/ And a video tour; https://youtu.be/w8OamqLFvCo Price; 11,100 euros 800 sqm property 71 sqm meter house built in 1955 40 sqm meter double barn 689 sqm garden, majority sloping, top part flat, ideal for veggies. ​ Three bedroom house with lounge, modernised bathroom, fully functioning kitchen Wooden beamed ceilings on the ground floor Wooden flooring on the first floor Double stone barn complete with tools 800 sqm gentle sloping garden Furnishings; Traditional, wooden double glazing for all bedrooms Beds, sofas, tables, chairs, curtains, shelving units, storage etc Two wood burning stoves in two bedrooms Kitchen utensils, pots and pans etc One GIANT, 3 year old main wood burner and hot water heater all-in-one. This burner is not yet hooked up but allows you to install radiators around the house and will warm the whole place up nicely. White goods; Washing machine Fridge freezer Brand new BEKO cooker/oven Panel heater 80 litre hot water heater Manual lawn mower Electric mower Feel free to whatsapp us; +447815 728483

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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 ...it 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

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Seeking natural patch for bell tent, small cabin build, will give my all! Been searching for so long to no avail

Greetings to whoever is reading. I'll give some back story as, well.. I've been searching since I was 18, I'm 24 now and though my will is far from gone.. it seems I never manage to find that one little plot, still persistence pays off in the end and I'm not ready to stop yet. Over the past 6 years I've found myself increasingly nomadic and increasingly seeking. I've always (since I got the pipe dream at 13) yearned for a truly self sufficient, off-grid lifestyle, where I provide for myself, by myself, and share the extra, if any, to all. I'm not strictly a hippy or flower child, I suppose more a hermit, only friendly.. druidic but without the rituals (hopefully funny). When I was in my early teens I always dreamed that by 25, I'd have a small off grid cabin in the middle of a new Zealand rainforest, with a tend to nature and nature will tend to me attitude. I've always somewhat believed that we "should" be living a more eco friendly lifestyle, though admittedly I'm not a vegan nor vegetarian.. but well to put it bluntly when capable of growing my own crops then I don't eat meat, but always eggs.. chickens are wonderful creatures are they not. Ofcourse I've scaled the dream back, new Zealand is frightfully difficult to get into, yet alone to "get away" with any smallholding.. no matter how small. I've on and off lived with many people over the past years, within caravans, a converted bus, a motorhome, a yurt, a bell tent, an old wooden yacht (I did own) and at an historic Napoleonic fort come freeholding, where along with an older/middle aged couple I built a cabin, we grew all our own food, kept 5 chickens, 5 dogs and 6 ferrets.. very out in the middle of nowhere and the views were stunning (plus it was all free, always a bonus aha). Well that was the year before last, and though I can return anytime, I would like to.. be doing the same only not on a couples toes all the time (I hope that's understandable, always found I was invading there privacy, whether they see it like that or not.. I was very much in their shadow, perhaps it was the enclosed nature of the fort). And last year I bought an old 30ft wooden yacht, far from seaworthy and after a year of living next to a large corrugated shed in a boatyard I found I simply had to leave... As much as I loved the boat.. any more time in a concrete and steel working boatyard and I think I'd have gone stir crazy. It's left me in a bit of a position truth be told.. with over £900 worth of wood (I was planning a cabin build for a while) stuck and unused, aswell as all my possessions being stored at friends places once again. I've recently became good friends with the estate manager down these parts, however almost all of the land is owned in part by various trusts and the m.o.d and he's having a hell of a time finding a plot I could place a shepherds hut on. Now at least until June I've been "given/offered" a large static caravan with all the mod cons.. only.. its in a concrete yard, next to a large corrugated iron farm building with another static across from me. Definitely can't grow anything there and definitely can't get involved with the land.. I'd hoped to get in with the gamekeeper and woodland management aspect's, however it's looking like a very long road ahead to potentially find myself back where I started. I'm not the biggest guy, 5"5' but quite well built and very capable if not through determination alone. I'm a quiet person and in my years running with hippies in various vehicles.. though my love for them grew, the parties, being moved on, trails of rubbish/litter, no animals and no growing food really, left me feeling stale.. unfulfilled, I was almost on the right path with great people.. but ultimately we wanted different life's.. maybe old before my time as some say, but I'm still young enough not to give up trying.. to my betterment or (as is too often the case) my detriment. I'm somewhat solitary but enjoy company when I can help or get involved with projects and plans, besides I have friends and family in so many places.. I'm always on a bus or train somewhere and being social is just part and parcel, I'm just not the party hard type.. more acoustics round the campfire. I'm very sincere, very honest and very polite as well as eager and keen to find myself in the position I've mentioned.. I'll essentially be going back to tent life soon and roaming from farm to farm to estate to god knows looking for a patch. Ideally I need no more than a 30ft square patch of land, which I could rent, building no permanent structure just a shepherds hut or even a cladded poly tunnel with rail floor.. so no nasty holes or ground anchors. I would run via solar and gas, though a burner is always welcomed I'd rather not disturb anyone with the smoke. I'm a good gatherer however ha. Really the phrase "chop wood, fetch water" sums up just how simply I want my life to run. I make money online, an adequate amount and likely enough to cover any rental needs. I'm always happy to work and more than eager to learn. If you would be so kind, I would love to try and make my way to your community and maybe learn more. Potentially helping out in every way, far more than the two hours asked in return for even a slight chance. I suppose this is already too long Yet I do hope you won't dismiss me for that.. I'll leave it there and hope this find you well Best of wishes And many thanks for your time Eagerly awaiting any reply Yours faithfully Jack partridge

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Land for 3 day gathering needed to rent.

Hi We a collective called radical herbalism built of lay herbalists and medical herbalists. We believe herbal medicine is currently inaccessible private medicine where it should be placed into social context and accessible to all. We work to put on annual 3 day gatherings and city gatherings where we put on numerous workshops that cover practical herbal medicine, environmental and social justice and radical approaches to health. For the last 4 years we have held our national gathering in shrewsbury at crabapple community where we provide the infrastructure and build the site with marquees, kitchen tent, hay bails, yurts etc at a rent of £700 - £1,000. This year due to a change in both practice and capacity we are looking for some different land that already has infrastructures. Rather then renting land that is already owned by the rich we would love to support a community who is aligned with our politics and would benefit from the cash. We haven't agreed dates et but are possibly looking for a week in July. We would need the land to accommodate a small carpark and be accessible for people with disabilities and also by public transport. Ideally we would like land around the middle of England that already has some infrastructure, or the community we rent the land from are able to take on the infrastructure. We would need 2/3 medium sized spaces for workshops, a kitchen area, and several small living accommodation for speakers unable to camp, and a camping area. At the budget said of £700 - £1,000. We run all our power needs on solar. Though obviously we are adaptable and can chop and change to suit each others needs. The above is the ideal. So if you are a land based community who would like to host us for a 3 day gathering (including a few days set up and down) please get in touch. Even if you can only meet some of the requirements but would like to do this get in touch anyway and we can chat. If you would like to know more about what we do and what were about. please see www.radicalherbalism.org.uk. Looking forward to hearing from you. Zu Radical herbalism collective.

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free place for caravan or tent in exchange for help in Brittany

Hi all, Looking for helpers in exchange for a free spot for your caravan/tent. I'm Dutch, 60, female, vegatarian, non-smoker, almost non-alc-drinker, live in Brittany, department 22. My dream is to transform my large ruin into a livable place, in an ecologic manner and the 4000m2 land into half permaculture garden and half rentable spot for a caravan or tent. With rentable I mean free spot in exchange for help with maintaining the garden or builders work. The place is in a rural environment, just outside the small village (without any shops, only a local bar). I dont have financial means and live in an old caravan with my 2 cats, try to do stuff by recuperation of materials. I am a hard worker, but my body starts to tell me that many things are too heavy to do on my own;) Anyone interested to come over to help? Even for advice? have a lovely day! carin

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Looking to make some connections...

Hi, I'm currently traveling in Europe and visiting some communities to learn about this way of life. I'm interested in buying a piece of land or joining an existing community to start living simply and self-sufficiently. I am particularly interested in doing this in Europe. So far I have found a few very expensive possibilities (650 Euros for an experience week!) that do not interest me. I'm hoping to exchange my hard work for knowledge and experience. Does anyone have any advice or information that might be useful? I'm hoping to make some connections with like minded people. It would be great to hear from you if you can help or perhaps you're in a similar position? Cheers. Jon

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Veteran communitarian available for consultation

I’m a 69 year old veteran community member, my last stint was 31 years in Hawaii at a sustainable living community which I founded. I returned to the UK two years ago to be closer to my 88 year old mother. I’m a writer and amoungst articles I’ve had published are several relating to community life including three in Communities magazine. My latest is 'Founders Syndrome' published in their recent edition. I’ve also published a book which is available through the Foundation for Intentional Community bookshop called “Juggling Fire in the Jungle” my journey of thirty years in a sustainable community experiment. I'm passionate about sharing lessons I have learned in support of present and future communities. I can be reached at alohajuggler@gmail.com

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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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Considering Cohousing?

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

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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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Wanted:caravan parking or barn/yard/land to rent

Medically retired (59) from NHS emergency service and seeking small remote land area to rent for a touring size caravan in which i live full time.Ive no family or ties to speak of, just two cats. Ideally a quiet remote plot of land or woodland OR a parkup on a family run farm -as I do now, im happy but would really like a change.Must have water and hopefuly electricity on site. Also possibly interested in renting a rural yard or barn /steading with yard or forest/woodland site or cottage if very cheap even if requires work. I currently work part time as a photographer and writer into off-grid technology and self sufficient living. Not interested in living in a large busy working commune or religious/spiritual development centre (Im too often asked,please dont waste your time asking me.) Im very friendly but ive worked in two very stressful careers dealing in trauma now i seek solace and solitude.I like my own space, peace and quiet in the natural world,with as few people intruding in my life as possible. I am ideally looking for somewhere in the western highlands or islands of Scotland(previously lived on Harris),but will consider other more remote rural locations of England or Wales also. Nowhere near towns cities main roads or rail lines...i really do mean remote...small village nearby is as much as i can tolerate.No holiday sites. Feel free to message,Ill reply asap subject to internet being available.

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9 acre Finca Catalonia

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

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Permagricole, Near Bordeaux, France

PERMACULTURE PROJECT OPPORTUNITY 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 natural 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 planting a further 500 trees in the next six months and 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 studio 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 or find out more please email Kath: kshortland@yahoo.co.uk 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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single room in east london

Single room in Leytonstone Edwardian terraced house with three bedrooms. Two of us here now. £70 a week inclusive. We'd like someone who is keen on gardening (small garden). Vegetarian household. Piano, books, records... We do art, music, therapy, poetry, reading.. We'd like to share some meals. You are invited to meet us on Sunday 27 October at 3pm at 15 Matcham Road, London E11 3LE. Phone 0208 555 5248 if you have questions. Ros

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Mature Person Who Wants To Share/Buy Rural Home North Wales.

Any mature vegetarian with capital interested in 50/50 purchase of amazing old detached rural house in North Wales?Big garden,private double bedroom,share kitchen ,living room and outside space.Legally all done tightly to protect each share.The aim being to live in a stunning place and help each other in harmonious co existence.Meetings ,references,proven finances etc for both parties.If you dont have proven capital,dreams of utopia are rarely realised without cost,no need contact as sorting loans etc puts the other at risk if one cannot keep up repayments.Thanks.

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Living on the land

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

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Looking for Passionate Growers in South Devon

Hello all, I am looking at the possibility of having time away from my land and spending time in the Gawer, where Iv always wanted to live. So my plan is renting out my land to those interested in small scale farming on 3 out of 6 acres (3 of which is wild flower meadow and fruit trees, the rest is for veg growing and includes a poly tunnel), the land is in South Devon, between Totnes and Plymouth. I will continue a long lease on the land and look at the possibility of joining groups around Wales. I am only interested in committed individuals (a couple, or up to 3 people would be financially viable for you), with passion and a reasonable experience and knowledge of small scale growing. You will need a vehicle and a friendly attitude for local integration and to sell produce locally. The town is partly conservative and I have direct neighbors with horses, so slowly and respectfully (slowly slowly catch monkey) it took me a 3 years to reassure them. Living on the land itself is not possible ... yet, but its beautiful and 6 miles from the sea and amazing beaches. Simon Mobile: 07971118053

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Low Cost Room Available

I have a double room available until Xmas in a nice cottage type semi with 3 bedrooms. I am located in a small East Yorkshire village between Hull (17 miles) and York (22 miles) and Beverley (7 miles). I am looking for a handy man / woman who can help me with some house and garden DIY in return for a SIGNIFICANTLY reduced rent. I will accept benefits claimants but not so keen on animals in the house. Howard

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WANTED: Holiday/ solitary retreat in August

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

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Peaceful lady to share home in Norfolk

I am a 49 year old single female, looking for another single female for friendship/companionship only who would also prefer not to live alone. I have a 2 bed housing association bungalow with nice garden in a village near Kings Lynn, I am vegetarian/vegan and currently not working due to m.e/cfs (not needing carer) On recovery I will be starting my own therapy business. I have 2 female cats aged 8 years. The neighbours are pleasant and it is not far from coast and woodland.

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Artist and classical musician

I am looking for a detached ground floor quiet and peaceful place to live long term out of London. Near trees, water, with possibility of growing own fruit and veg. Have cats and Lancashire Heeler. Would be helpful on some kind of public transport link with access to amenities. Ideal situation alongside contemplative Christian monastic community, contributing as a musician, volunteer, or and wildlife animal sanctuary.

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PLEASE CAN YOU HELP US? ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED.

Honest, trustworthy, authentic & well mannered English couple in their mid 50’s (one with long term illness) seeking rural accommodation in exchange for part-time help in southern England or France. We are happy to contribute to most areas of life or business part-time. Ideal environments could be Yoga & mindfulness retreats, house guardianship, animal care, farms, property or gite management etc. We have 30 years experience in England and France in rural based tourism and have accumulated a wide variety of skills and life experience. French spoken. Children all grown up now but have two well behaved family dogs which have lived in farm type environments their entire lives (alongside other dogs, chickens, cows etc). We thrive on nature and animals. Both non-smokers. Owing to changes (landlord selling) we must relocate from our current location by early 2020. Please contact us if you can help. All offers or ideas considered. We would really appreciate if you share this listing with your friends and contacts. With all our thanks. PLEASE CONTACT: tswarc@gmail.com

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Looking for communities to participate in PhD research

Hello, I am a PhD researcher at the University of Westminster, working on a project exploring environmental sustainability within cohousing and coliving communities, and I am looking for some communities to work with. For my research, I am firstly measuring the CO2 emissions of communities using surveys. Secondly, using qualitative research such as interviews and observation, I plan to explore how behaviours relating to environmental sustainability are promoted, changed, spread and maintained within the community; and more broadly, how every day happens and changes occur. I hope that my research could be useful to communities which take part, as it will result in a measurement of CO2 emissions which will give the community an insight into their environmental sustainability. I hope that this research may also aid in advocating for forms of shared living. If this is potentially of interest, please do get in touch and I can give your community some more information about what it would involve. With best wishes, Penny Clark p.clark@my.westminster.ac.uk 020 3506 6809

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Looking for land

Looking to buy a smallish piece land (possibly woodland) in Wales for our family to live on. Please get in touch if know of anything suitable. Many thanks x

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Liskeard Intentional Community

Townhouse 5 beds from 10 to 35 sq.m. plus 5 common rooms plus very small outdoor space, therefore suitable for 50+. Envisage: purchasers or renters after 6 month probation. No Smokers. Envisage : small kitchen and diner for residents preparing own breakfast/lunch. Large kitchen/living room for shared main meal. Sitting Room, Sunroom + small roof garden. Envisage: Car Share. Large Workshop. Shop let out on annual tenancy. Adjacent garden rented.

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Wanted: Good woman 45-65 ish

You: Calm, nurturing, happy, strong, resourceful, empathetic, and open minded, with driving license and desire to become live in friend, social companion and helper. Me: Vivacious, sapiosexual lady in mid 50's with anxiety and a moderate degree of PTSD, not interested in dating. Many interests, including rocket mass stoves/heaters, composting toilets, living off grid, permaculture and community living etc :-) Accommodation is offered rent free in exchange for help with cooking, cleaning and initially help to declutter and organise other stuff around the home. You would need to pay your own way when it comes to food and housekeeping costs because I'm very much into good quality food and making as much as possible from basic ingredients, where practical, avoiding processed food. No palm oil, hydrogenated veg oil, etc... The eventual hope is to co organise and develop a structure that will be the launch pad for a small community to develop. If you enjoy a challenge, are reliable, respectful, warm and friendly with a sense of humour, integrity and desires to build a self sufficient, permaculture type way of living as as green and frugal as possible, please contact me! :-) I have my own large (but for the moment cluttered) home, 2 miles from the beach with a small garden and a friend half a mile away who has a garden that can be developed like an allotment. I am located in between the popular seaside towns of Poole and Bournemouth, on the south coast of England and ideally located for all amenities and transport links. For now, this means being located in town but my ambition is to find something quieter without being far from the necessities. I have just acquired a small, old motorhome too and am aiming to get out and have fun times as soon as I can find the right lady to enjoy helping me gently build the confidence to expand my horizons. So someone with relevant experience too would be pretty wild! :-) Long term goals are to research the foundation of building a small intentional community for the joy of mutual support and friendship. I am working to sell my home when the appropriate group of people have coalesced and when we have identified what direction we need to go in based on group skills, needs and resources. If any of this resonates with you, please do message me with details of you and your circs, hopes and dreams at bumfodderdisposal at gmail dot com and I will respond. Include a phone number and the times you are available too and I will be very pleased to phone you! For some reason I never seem to get proper notifications from this site and have missed too many messages so please do email me directly on the address above if you want to be assured of a reply. Looking forward to hearing from you. :-) Ad astra, let the adventure begin...! :-)

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Considering the future!

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

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

Favour for a parking spot would be returned by me in the form of weekly garden maintenance or building maintenance work on your home or estate. I'm ideally looking for a forty hour per week (paid) job but I will settle for less if I can find extra work elsewhere. I'm a quality, experienced, very capable multi skilled maintenance man with good references who is presently searching for a new multi skilled handyman/gardener/driver job ideally on a single estate in the Central England/Wales or in or around the Midlands area of the U.K. I will happily accept £9 per hour minimum. I have been employed in many multi skilled, technical building and gardening, grounds maintenance and construction positions at various places in the past including large hotels, schools, country etates and other establishments. I'm a decent, respectable, well spoken, hard working, fifty years old, presently single, peace loving, alternative minded van dweller who has an eye for detail and completes jobs correctly. I love nature, wildlife, camping, living off grid and being outdoors. I'm fit and healthy and I don't take drugs. I'm not very materialistic and I choose to live a simple, cheap and very legal life living in my standard sized Ford Transit van. I am looking for a safe and peaceful place to park on evenings and weekends. I would be very open to renting out a large garage or secure shed too if you have one for let in order to store my stuff which is currently in storage elsewhere. This isn't a necessity though if you do not have any storage! I would be happy to act as a watchman while on your land or provide occasional company for an old person or for any woman who lives alone and who would like to feel more protected or less lonely. My van is taxed, insured and roadworthy. All I would need would be: access to an external cold water supply, access to a washing machine once a week, a bin,tumble drier and or clothes line. I would be very happy to shower outside behind a screen at the rear of my van using my own low voltage hot power shower system so I would need no access to any house other than for letter collection that is if you were happy for me to use your address as a care of address for my post. Very occasionally I may need a 240 volt connection but I do have solar panels and extra batteries on board my van so this would be very rare. I would be happy keeping myself to myself (if preferred) parked up in a quiet corner of a field or in someone’s country garden or estate where there is access to the road. I own a new high quality Balmoral lawnmower which gives perfect stripes on quality lawns plus other garden equipment and many other tools so I would be happy to negotiate a weekly payment or number of hours of work to pay for my nightly parking spot. I'm a country loving man who does not enjoy crowded town and city areas and I am fed up of parking over night in laybys on noisy main roads or in busy places in the city. I would also be open and willing to integrate with a group of nice peace loving, alternative minded people on a nature biased commune set up somewhere in the central England/Wales/Midlands area if I can find one. If you are looking for a handyman and gardener and if you are based in or near the areas mentioned then please get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Gram.

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