People needing Communal Places

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Looking to start a new life

Hi everyone, I'm George, 32. I'm looking to leave my busy London life behind and join a friendly community to lead a more green, peaceful and meaningful life. I'm looking for somewhere to move by end of May, 2019. About me: Biologist by education, I've worked with websites most of my life and for the past few years I've been transitioning into holistic healing and therapy, my lifelong passion. I'm currently working on an ambitious online project focused on personal development, fulfilment and spiritual growth, which consumes most of my time. == WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR == [*] Ideally, I'm looking for a place with open-minded, friendly people who are open to everyone regardless of their nationality, religion, gender, race or sexuality. [*] I love nature and looking for a location that has a lot of natural spaces to roam. I'd love a place where there's an opportunity to grow food, herbs and flowers, sadly in London that's an unachievable dream. [*] I'm a bit of an introvert, which simply means that I'm respectful of other people's space and prefer hours of passionate discussions, swapping stories and laughing in the company of my friends, rather than mingling and getting to know many new people in a large social event. [*] I'd love a balance between having my own quiet corner to retreat to when I need to work/write/do research or simply to rest; and spending time with friendly, respectful, supportive people to help one another, do communal tasks together or simply enjoying little things in life like nice hikes, playing sports or grabbing a cuppa. [*] I'm open and willing to adapt to any reasonable community ethos and values, as long as a particular belief system or religion is not mandatory to its members. I can adjust to most dietary or lifestyle preferences (I'm currently mostly vegetarian). I never had much taste for booze or recreational drugs, but don't mind either, as long as they're not a requirement for socializing within the group. [*] A group with non-religious spiritual interests (meditation, yoga, personal growth etc) would be great, but not essential. [*] My long-term vision is to have a holistic healing practice and perhaps join forces with other practitioners in similar fields to run our own small retreat centre. This would bring in visitors to stay in natural environment while recovering mentally and physically, attending lectures, courses, workshops as well as having group and one-on-one therapy sessions to make the most of their visit. == WHAT I CAN OFFER == [*] I have a lot of experience with all things IT and web, including website development, graphic design, photography, marketing and advertising. I'm always happy to share my expertise and devote time to worthy causes, which could help bring visitors, funds and raise awareness to any community venture or project. [*] I have a reasonably stable, location-independent income and am happy pay a fair rent + my share of community expenses. [*] I have a long-term goal of running a holistic therapy practice, perhaps growing it into a retreat centre. My current online project can provide a flow of interested visitors, which can be of benefit to local community by providing accommodation, local recreation, events, services, selling locally grown/prepared/produced goods, offering other complimentary therapies etc. There is a huge potential for growth and expansion in the right setting. [*] I'm polite, respectful, friendly, helpful and reliable (I've been told). I like my space clean and tidy, cook well (both veggie and omnivore), am well-rounded and well-versed in many subjects and always eager to learn more from others. ======= Thank you for reading thus far. I'm always happy to get to know anyone who's on the same path, whether you're already in a community, looking to start one or, like me, looking for one yourself - please feel free to message me, email me or reach out on Facebook: Email: warmest regards, George

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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 as part of a community or smallholding. 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 do not have my own car. I have a small rescue cat who lives indoors and I occasionally care for a 14 year old pug - we are all very quiet, clean, tidy and careful. I'm happy to work to augment any rent but can pay 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? Send reply to Pat

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property for sale

For sale. Large farmhouse (7-8 beds 2bathrooms 2 kitchens 4 receptions) plus annex (2 bed, kitchen, bathroom, 2 receptions) outbuildings with power and light, 2.5 acres of fertile land ideal for veg/market garden, small orchard, large wild-life pond, old wind-pump (needs restoring). Ideal for community/extended family. House needs refurbishment, hence price. Lots of potential. Shropshire, near Shrewsbury/Welsh border. £595k Serious enquiries only please.

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A man with integrity ~ skilful, cooperative, independent, caring, solvent, genuine, trustworthy seeking place, people'n'purpose = Home

***************************************************** Mature individual, used to communal life and needing now cohousing or similar such place to be. Fit and in good health I bring an ample skill set, extensive experience, plus genuine humble tolerance and patience. I do care enough to walk the talk. I can pay my way, am used to significant working involvement, knowing well enough how to also enjoy doing nothing, being still, sharing peacefulness, beauty and quiet times. Food and nutrition matter ~ I bring inventive vegie cooking skills to sizeable throngs. I also love music, campfires and festivals. Life’s web can be often enigmatic, as one and for all, our mysteries are for sharing, community is this. Actively looking northwards and esp Scotland though any suitable location considered, hoping for good nature nearby for walking and cycling. Please respond as I need somewhere soon kind regards diggers & dreamers all

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Looking for community living

Hello! I'm Kayleigh, I'm looking for a place where I can park my van and stay for a while. Preferably around Brighton/Dorset but open to anywhere really :)

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A fine pair of Gardener/ Makers!!

Hey, myself and partner Josh are looking for somewhere to stay on the outskirts of Bristol. We have a van, filled with tools and ideas, both very handy we have run a gardening business for years and have a workshop in fishponds where we work with wood, metal and stained glass. Ideally we are searching for a friendly group or individual who could do with a spare pair of hands. We can help out with the gardens/ renovation/ livestock or fixing and building structures that may be needed/ helping you design build spaces or just general maintenance/ being part of community however big or small- this is what we will bring. We are both friendly and sociable but as makers this will be where we have our main interests and you will see us scooting off to go work on our project most of the week! If you have any thoughts or would like to discuss opportunities than please do get in touch on this number. April: 07758083588

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