People forming a Group
Looking to set up a community in Norfolk
If you are interested in setting-up a community in Norfolk UK them get in touch. We want to create an off-grid community in or near Norfolk and are looking for like minded families and individuals. Get in touch and lets arrange a call to discuss mutual ideas.
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Hi, looking for a new family
Hello, I want to join a commune or small group of people. Due to, I don’t have the finances to make my own community or buy land. I am hardworking individual, I have many creative ideas and want to have a voice in the community/village. I want to be able to live sustainably. I do have a job, but it is online and can move around. All my life I wanted to live in true village or be part of the community. Contact details : (07926218235)
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Wales sustainable co-housing group seeks founding members
We are an early-stage co-housing project looking for founding members. Our intention is to form an actively sustainable and environmentally motivated community of 5-10 households on a 10-15 acre smallholding somewhere near the Welsh coast (e.g. Pembrokeshire). If you are keen to live a low-impact life, combining permaculture principles and renewable technology to create welcoming homes that take great care of us then this could be a project for you. A diverse, multi-generational, and varied community is important to us, and we would be looking to create a mixture of dwelling sizes & costs to support this. Many people with different skills will be needed for this project. We intend to emulate stable and successful communities and building types such as Hockerton Housing Project and passive architecture. We’re inspired by pragmatic environmentalism such as we’ve seen at places like the Centre for Alternative Technology. There’d be a modest community time commitment, in addition, the group would aspire to support individual or group ventures with appropriate spaces/workshops and good internet connectivity. Current status: forming the group and making preparations to purchase land in ~2 years’ time to establish over the following 3-4 years.
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Small Inclusive Community in Cornwall
UPDATE Jan 2021: we are still looking for suitable land. We have had quite a few responses off this post, but are still keen to hear from people, especially if you: a) have money to invest; or b) are local to Cornwall; or c) have Grower skills; or d) can help out with the research/organisation before the project starts. Thanks for your support.
We’re trying to find some land in Cornwall to build a disability-friendly natural community in the next 1-2 years. We’re hoping to find a few other like-minded families/individuals who would like to participate in a caring and sharing community. Our long-term aim is a small community of 2-3 permanent families and WOOFERS. We have just recruited a consultant to help with the planning application so we are serious about digging and not just dreaming once we find suitable land.
We are two 40+-year-old professionals and run 2 small businesses. One of us is disabled. We also have a 6-year-old daughter.
We don’t have pets, smoke or drink and live a very natural planet-friendly lifestyle (wholefood plant-based organic food, natural clothing, reduce/reuse/recycle, minimalist, non-consumerist, wanting to increase our connection to nature). We also home school.
We currently live in the Midlands and feel our current community has very different values. We feel we can do more for our planet if we are somewhere closer to nature.
Our aim is to build completely from natural or renewable materials. Off grid if possible.
We aim to build various buildings and to have various nature-based activities – we have a complete project in mind – do contact us for more details of this.
To get planning, the site may have a house or building that you may be interested in buying/renovating/living in or you may be interested in renting or building a tiny home on site.
There may be home edders out there interested in this opportunity, or families interested in communal and natural living. Or you may be disabled and/or have been turned down by similar projects and seeking a community. We recognise that community contribution can take many forms besides physical labour.
We are keen to collaborate with local Cornwall residents who may have struggled to find affordable housing. We know this is a key issue in Cornwall – you may not have a lot of finances to contribute to the project, but may have skills, local knowledge and contacts you can contribute.
We’re also keen to hear from anyone with skills in growing, permaculture, forestry etc. to make the above ideas come to fruition.
You do not need to have a disabled member in your household, but obviously need to be accepting of the inclusivity we are aiming for across the site.
You will be able to pursue your own projects on the site or you may be interested in working with us (we will be employing several people) on our businesses and there will be community contribution for shared spaces.
Please get in touch if you would like to chat to us about it. Thank you for reading. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Cobnut Land Co-op - Somewhere in 'The North'
Cobnut Land Co-Op We are aiming to live more rurally, sustainably and self-reliantly as a small community in the North, that makes space for rewilding and nature too. We’d like to co-operate with other like-minded people and we envisage some communal elements (sharing resources, some common land/buildings) whilst pursuing our own ways of life on the land and having personal space and privacy. Alongside this we want to increase local biodiversity, improve our surrounding habitats and create areas that are reserved for wildlife. We are gradually refining our vision and will welcome input from others who join us. Our plans so far include: – Obtaining over 5 hectares of land in a peaceful, rural location that is suitable for our groups financial situation – agricultural land, or land with a small dwelling on it is currently most likely. This will need to include some existing woodland, but we would likely plant more too. – Building or adapting low-impact, potentially off-grid, living spaces for everyone involved, as well as a communal social space and barn. – Growing food and managing the land using ecologically sound methods. – Establishing independent businesses – currently an organic veg box scheme, an ecotherapy garden, native flower growing and a woodland management/coppicing enterprise. Members being involved in a land-based business will probably be essential to obtaining planning permission for the community. – Hosting volunteers and involving and inspiring the wider community with skills and crafts courses, open days, community action days and events. We have spent a lot of time travelling and working on land-based community projects around the UK and now want to concentrate on making our idea for a sustainable community in the North happen by meeting other passionate folk. Collectively, we have experience in organic fruit & veg growing, therapeutic gardening, floristry and horticulture, wildlife conservation, land management, carpentry, communal living and community project work. We thrive on good food and company, fresh air and exercise, love to be outdoors in nature and like to have fun whilst we work. We are planning to form a Co-operative which will purchase land using capital invested by each member. We are also looking at other financing options, including ethical bank loans and community shares. If you have ideas, skills, enthusiasm and a similar vision we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch. Mike, Sarah, Matt & Josh
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Earthrise community - for unschooling families
We’re currently 3 families, forming a semi-rural intentional community (Earthrise) for unschooling families in South Devon. We are passionate about creating a culture where we are more connected with each other; where we live in a regenerative relationship with the earth and where our children self-direct their learning through life. Weaved through all this is our commitment to conscious presence and wholehearted living.
Check out our website for more information on who we are and our guiding principles and vision;
We’re looking for a couple more families to join our core group and take this forward together soon (we have no land at present). We’re looking forward to hearing from you if you’re interested and can meet the criteria on our website.
Nickee and Edward
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A Conscious Community in Wales
Hello there. My name is Jivan and my partner is Georgia.
We are both keen to either join, or failing that, create a conscious community in Wales (or elsewhere in the UK) with the aim of being as self-sufficient and resilient as possible to the likely/impending/ongoing collapse of the current economic model of materialism and capitalism, due to the effects of the climate catastrophe and ecological destruction that is ongoing and accelerating.
We are both committed to living in harmony with nature and helping to restore natural ecosystems as far as possible, although we both believe that animal husbandry is an important part of a truly sustainable food production system.
We have identified a number of potentially suitable properties/smallholdings that are currently on the market in Wales, but haven’t chosen any particular property at this time (December 2020). It would appear that there are places which would support two or more households where an initial capital investment of around £250k per household would be sufficient to provide both living accommodation and upwards of 5 acres of land.
We are also interested in living as consciously as possible, so would be looking for those who have some form of spiritual practice and who are interested in working with interpersonal dynamics as a way of healing from past trauma and living as joyfully and harmoniously as possible. We are both keen dancers (esp 5 Rhythms-type conscious dance) and Georgia is a music therapist. I have practised Buddhist meditation for many years and Georgia is a committed Christian.
If this sounds of interest to you, then please send a message……I look forward to hearing from you.
Namaste and blessings,
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Holistic, active community in Ireland or Wales
Looking for people interested in creating a holistic community. No hard or fast rules but important values are:
– healthy, communal living
– being mainly vegetarian or vegan
– being mindful, empathic, warm, genuine and caring
– being wholesome and active in mind and body
There’s a lot of things on the list but I don’t expect people to tick all of them. It’s mainly a guide of what I value and what I’d like in a community. Hopefully, it gives you an idea what I’m like and should help you decide whether I’m someone you’d like to spend time with!
If it helps, being active for me means gardening, yoga, walking, climbing mountains, sailing and jogging.
Other things I enjoy are log burners, occasionally brewing my own beer and tinkering with off-grid living with solar panels and hydro.
I have funds which I will be putting towards buying a communal property in Ireland or Wales.
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