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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The Penrose Society of Postconventional Learning
This is currently a small group of friends planning the preliminary stages of a new education paradigm and experimental form of post-democratic self-governance. An open-source, NFP community with no founder’s legacy, owners, ideologies, or strict moral stance. Built towards open-minded, unrestrained learning, tolerance to all worldviews and perspectives alongside analysis and skepticism. We aim to facilitate the flourishing of the individual through a stimulating balance of structure, freedom, and experimentation. It’s planned to be a modular in-house business structure, where you are free to design your own unique purpose with the resources at hand, on the condition of group contribution. Every member has equitable representation and the community vision is an ongoing dialectic. We aim to trial many projects such as sustainability drives, webinars, retreats, and outreach programs, as well as providing genuine certification and training. We are looking at smallholdings in Wales and Scotland based on our current plans. Soft-launch ideally before the end of the year. If you would like to see the full introductory vision or wish to contribute to the project by any and all means, please get in touch. -Alex
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Holistic, active community in Wales
We’re starting a community in Wales that’s into a sustainable lifestyle, permaculture and renewable energy and looking to form a starting group of 10 people so, as a community, we can buy a smallholding with around 10 acres of land. We’re looking for people that are inspired to start their own projects or help other people or the community to make it something special. Random things we’re interested in include yoga retreats, solar panels, festivals and healthy food. If you’re interested in living a healthy, active lifestyle in a community like that then get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.
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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 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; www.earthrise-community.co.uk www.facebook.com/Earthrisecommunity 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 the Earthrise family
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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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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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New start up
Hi. I’m in my sixties and I’d like to find people in the South Yorkshire area who might be interested in looking together for a property that could be used by a group of people who want to live in a communal way..to have company, share meals, grow food and share bills.
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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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36 yr old woman and dog woof woofers looking for community
I am writing to see about any volunteering experiences available and/or any opportunities to stay at an eco-community The lockdown and pandemic have made me ask some big questions about my life and made me realise more than ever that I need to be part of a community; the city life really isn’t working for me anymore, perhaps it never has done. I’ve decided I would like to create some kind of eco-community-meets-permaculture site–meets-nature retreat as a place to learn about yourself and the environment and to make it accessible for all. In order to do this, I need to learn, and quick because I’m working remotely at the moment and need to use this opportunity of not being tied to a city to learn as much as possible to steer my life in the direction that feels right. So my intention is to spend this summer experiencing the eco-community life, learn as much as possible while helping out, meet some great people and start my own journey into this world. Then by 2022 aim to set something up myself. Location-wise, open to suggestion! This what I could potentially bring to the table if you could accommodate me: Practical skills: I can plant and garden, I can cook, I’m a qualified yoga teacher, I’ve some carpentry experience, I’ve some plastering experience, I can make and fix clothes, I can paint, do DIY, knit. I’m quite good of making use of what’s there and improvising. Not-so-practical but maybe useful: online communications, content writing, editing, research and data analysis, website development/updates, time-planning and project management. I’m also very interested in organic farming, non-violent communications, plastics removal, zero waste cosmetics, using the land but serving the land, fungi, and foraging. I try do bits and bobs of a lot of things in my spare time including hiking, making stuff, painting, collage. As mentioned, I am working remotely so need a reliable internet connection. It’s not particularly demanding so I can still commit perhaps 15-20hrs/week or more to helping out. Alternatively I’d be willing to pay for accommodation and help out for fewer hours. Open to suggestion. Also, I’ve got a small dog, and I feel like she’s my soulmate now so need to keep her with me. She’s a 8kg shitzu/poodle cross (so hyper allergenic), 10 months old and loves everyone (humans and animals). I’ve a couple of camping trips planned but otherwise looking for something for the following dates: 19th – 25th June 4th – 20th July 29th July – 27th August If any of this sounds of interest and you’ve got any availability over the summer, it would be great to hear from you! I’m currently stuck at my parents and about to lose my mind. Many thanks
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