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2 cottages plus outbuildings on one plot 1h south of Tours, France

2 dwellings, sleep 2x4, former farmhouses (76 and 126 m2), renovated in the 90s with basic necessities and with further potential, 2 barns, stable, workshop, woodstore (total 135 m2 outbuildings), working bread oven in former times supplying hamlet, on shared 3000m2 plot with well (7m, submersible pump, never dry even in 2003 drought) apple, pear, cherry, fig, plum, peach and walnut trees, organic vegetable plot dormant for 5 years due to ageing former occupants, ideal to continue self-sufficiency / permaculture project. Small hamlet 1 Km from Chaumussay, with additional 2200 m2 plot on the river Claise (poplars ready to harvest / fishing), 8 Km Preuilly-sur-Claise (nearest shops/market). One of the cottages has been a holiday let for short periods to cover standing charges (water and electricity, local taxes). Mixed farming, sunflowers, rapeseed, cereal, and natural oak forests surround the hamlet. Calm and peaceful setting, but not completely isolated. The property is available for use on conditions to be discussed, or for sale. Visits recommended Spring 2019. Photos on request via email if interested. Please phone Simon for initial discussion, 00 33 777 950 242.

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Free use of a plot for a Yurt or Caravan in Valencia Spain,Available now.

I have a plot of land in the Sierra Mariola National Park in Valencia.It is offered free to anyone looking to live in a sustainable way,as long as you are happy to live with and respect the rules of the National Park reference fire safety,there are no strings attached..There is space for a yurt or caravan or both.The plot is on the edge of a forest and has a well.Anybody interested can contact me for further details or any questions they might have.Or you can visit the Facebook Simon in Spain page for photographs. Originally the land was going to be used for a charity project,but unfortunately bureaucracy ended that venture. Regards David

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Traditional Bulgarian 3 bedroom, furnished countryside house with car and good sized 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 :) And a video tour; Price; £10,000 (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 Volvo V70 Diesel car (1989) 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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Two Bedroomed Partially Furnished House To Let NW Bulgaria

The house is located 25 km from Vidin on the River Danube in a quiet rural village. Newly renovated with modern shower and toilet. Partially furnished. Heating by wood burning stove. Large 600 sq metre garden for growing vegetables. £50 per week. For longterm rental. 1+ years No Dreamers please. Email :

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Beautiful converted Farmhouse and buildings

Farmhouse in rural Herefordshire with portfolio of dwellings,7 acres of woodland, 50 of farmland, orchard, wind turbine, agricultural barn, solar panels and water harvesting system. Go to:

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EL POCITO in SW Andalucia, Spain

An opportunity for those looking to create a community based on a more sustainable/ simple/ and natural way of life, in-tune with and connected to the vast surrounding natural landscape that exists in this forgotten part of Europe. By way of introduction, I am originally from London (Sydenham/ Dulwich), but my heart has always been in the countryside, to live somewhere truly rural, where the surroundings are as natural and dramatic as possible. Bit by bit, over many years, this is what my partner and I worked at. First in North Yorkshire (near the Camphill Community of Botton Village), then from 2000-2009 exploring the wilder parts of Iberia & Canada. First living in a converted van, then a succession of “tiny” and very basic shelters, until finally we found/ built a very cosy permanent off-grid “tiny” home in SW Andalucia (Spain). All this time learning the skills necessary to survive without the need for earning money/ being vegan/ planting a herbal forest garden/ learning about alternative medicine/ foraging/ and growing organically. A full description of the transformation can be found on my site: Sadly, my partner for 35 wonderful years died in 2013. After that it has been very tough going, and finally I have decided to move on, start afresh. The land therefore needs new caretakers. It is six acres in principle (though all the surrounding forestry, owned by the council, could be purchased also. Currently though would suit from two to six people full-time, obviously far more for courses/ retreats/ festivals. Brief details (more on the site): EL POCITO Is a forest garden started in 2009, set in a larger forested area totalling 182,000 hectares. Dramatic views up to 60km in distance (the frontier with Portugal). The altitude is 600 metres above sea-level. There are literally hundreds of trees, many with an edible/ medicinal value. Including over 100 olives, which could be producing organic oil. A perfect site also for creating a vineyard (producing up to 3000+ bottles a year). Plus other possibilities, such as making incense/ perfume/ charcoal (from the vast amount of cistus ladanifer that is native here), as well as bee keeping. Self-sufficient in firewood. The property includes a totally off-grid (solar powered) stone house (42m2 with the possibility to extend). Potential to site several yurts nearby, and a local council who are keen to support any ecological initiatives. Water is from a borehole located next to the house. All of this also just 2km/ 1.2 miles, via a beautiful forestry/ donkey track, from the ancient/ Moorish and wonderfully preserved village of Almonaster la Real (pop 800), a local centre with all the usual facilities. While only 120kms (72 miles) away is the amazing city of Sevilla. 140kms (84 miles) the beach. 45kms (27 miles) border with Portugal (Alentejo). Price £125-128,00. Full details on the various pages of the official site: Extra photos on Facebook: For price and answers to any further questions, please email me: Bear in mind I do not have internet connection (by choice), so be patient for the reply. Phil Rooksby.

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FOR SALE: Double cottage in Llanelli with approx. 3/4 acre gardens

We are selling our family home in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire of 20 years. (SA15 3DL) It is a detached cottage formed by joining two semi-detached cottages into one. During our time here we have used the gardens like a small-holding, with chickens, ducks, a vegetable garden, and an apiary with room for seven/eight hives. We have planted many trees, including several apples, plum, pear, cherry, walnut, hazels, and eucalyptus, plus berries, vines and herbs. We have two polytunnels and a glasshouse , and a yurt with a wooden floor and woodburning stove, and a bio-let toilet. There is a large studio outbuilding, and several sheds, with several water-butts and composting areas. We tried to set things up here so that in times of emergency, we could be self-sufficient to some degree. Inside the cottage are a Rayburn and a multi-fuel stove, as well as gas central heating. We had planning permission for an extension six years ago, which has now lapsed. It is in a beautifully located area, walking distance to town, close to the beach and cycle track, and with a private garden, suitable for a sweat lodge and fire. This is an ideal property for anyone who would like an alternative lifestyle but wishes to retain easy access to shops etc., and could support two families. All the details can be found on the Purple Bricks site. The asking price is £250,000 and we are ready to move from October 2018.

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