People forming a Group

This noticeboard is intended for individuals, small handfuls of individuals or families that would like to find others to get something going. People are likely to be at a very early stage and so not big enough or thought-through enough to go into our Forming Groups section. We would always urge people to consider whether they really want to "reinvent the wheel" all over again. Existing communities are often looking for new members (take a look here) and there are usually several forming groups who've already got some way down the line here.
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Sustainable community living

Funding secured for an outward looking,  sustainable community project in Nova Scotia Canada.
Do you long for an alternative lifestyle away from the pressures of rampant consumerism?
Exciting new opportunities to create harmonious ways of living with our environment and each other.
Become part of our vision and inspire others to live with less impact on our planet and "Be the change you want to see in the world"
For more information please send a 60 second video introduction and written personal statement about yourself, your skills, what you feel you would like to contribute and what you would hope to gain from living a low impact lifestyle,  in closer harmony with nature and in fellowship with other people who share a common purpose.

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Faith and Farming in Cambridgeshire

Anyone interested in forming a Christian farm-living community in the Cambridgeshire area? Particularly interested in teaming up with other families interested in homeschooling.

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Sheffield vegan community looking for housemate

We’ve recently moved in to a detached house in Heeley, which we’re developing in to a co-housing space. We’re looking for someone who’d like to join us in sharing this space and building the project.

A bit about us and the project:

- It’s a 5 bedroom house with a big garden.

- We moved in in September, so it’s fairly new. We’re just getting our heads around how the house works and decorating.

-Plans for developing the co-housing model have only just begun, but we’re thinking of finding a way to buy the property between us. We're also looking at options for building environmentally low impact living spaces.

What we’re looking for from a housemate:

- Most important: someone we get on with, who is proactive and good at communicating, as this will be really important for making this work!

- We want someone who’s up for committing for the medium term.

- We’re all vegan, so we’re looking for someone who eats like us.

If you’re interested:

- Let us know by emailing heeleyhouse.s8@gmail.com, telling us a bit about you and why you're interested.

- We’ll have a chat between us and be in touch about meeting up.

- We might suggest some nice ways of getting to know each other better that don’t seem too formal, like doing an activity together.  

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Dancing in the ruins of industrial civilization.

Hi, we are looking at people interested in getting to know each other, spending time and potentially eventually living together in mid/north wales or county galway/clare/wicklow in Ireland as that is where we already have connections and an interest in settling down and preparing for the crash/collapse to hit. We are looking for practical and realistic people who are open to deepening connections with themselves, each other and the earth in a truly sustainable manner, i.e. non civilised, earth-based and as wild as possible. We also want to have fun in what could be our last years on a living planet whilst respecting our fellow plants, animals and earth in general. Liberals, lefties, vegans, faux environmentalists [those obsessed with green technology and carbon] need not apply as these are mere fads and distractions just furthering human denial and justifying continued destruction of our beautiful planet. With Love and Wildness.

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Dynamic Grange - A House Of Sound And Vision

Seeking people to form a collective within which we combine resources and use our economy of scale to buy a large and luxurious property focused on audio/visual entertainment and/or creation.

People who love music and movies are not well-suited to apartment or condo style living. Finding a detached living space that is large and secluded enough to be appropriate to play music, watch movies, or play an electric instrument at reference volume is extremely bad value in the greater London area.

Trying to do it alone is the wrong way to go about it. House sharing is growing in popularity all over the UK in response to the poor economics of sole home ownership – the Dynamic Grange project just wants to do it bigger and better. A group of people sharing a lifestyle in a mansion style complex with generously proportioned and well-utilised art and entertainment spaces, helping each other with initial cost, security, management, and upkeep - each for the cost of a good condo in the city.

The Grange will be ideal for musicians, hobbyists, film lovers, and artists in general who want to live in a lively house where one can come home and drop in on what’s screening or playing, and we can cross-pollinate our artistic experiences and/or do our own thing, as we please. It will be in close proximity to the M25 in order to support London access.

Although the plan will be to have residences comfortably sound isolated from jam/theatre spaces, this will not be a residence for ultra light sleepers. The ability to make noise when inspiration strikes is the entire point, and this right will be incontestable. Got a 9 to 5? Fine with us, but a minor sound bleed from our movie marathon at 4am is fine with you.

The property to be purchased will have on the order of a 20’ by 25’ music listening/movie watching room, with state of the art equipment (already secured), for the use of everyone present, available 24h. There will also be a jam/practice/project/anything else space with high ceiling and good acoustics, as well as one or two smaller collectively accessible practice or secondary viewing rooms. We can customise to our preference. Photo studio? Paint studio? Artisanal wood/machine shop? Let’s talk. Whatever it is that you can’t afford the space to do on your own, that’s what Dynamic Grange sets out to get done collectively.

Dynamic Grange is not a typical commune. There will be no required farming, religion, militant environmentalism, or cult-like behaviour in this collective (but the property will likely have significant grounds, and if members want to garden or farm, we can agree on how to do that). We aren’t trying to save the world, we’re trying to band together to be more fabulous. Pay your share of the bills, and enjoy the house amenities.

Dynamic Grange is NOT:
-A place for children. We are not restricting our screenings or lifestyles to G audiences. Children (friends and relatives) may visit under supervision, but the house does not cater to them.
-A frat house. Small parties of trustworthy people are encouraged and freedom of lifestyle will be respected, but there will be expensive things in the house and a significant sum will be spent by the collective on security, and we will agree on rules to ensure the safety of everyone’s instruments, equipment, and other valuables, as well as the personal security of residents and guests.

Looking to find 5-11 dynamic and considerate collaborators to come together and start planning and looking at possibly renting together during the pre-purchase phase.

dynamicgrange@gmail.com

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