Properties might suit Communities

This noticeboard is intended for notices about properties that might be suitable for communal living. Perhaps some kind of community was resident there in the past or you're an existing group who all want to leave at the same time, thereby vacating a property.
If you're wanting to place a message or reply to one that's already posted then you must either register or sign in. We restrict noticeboard messages to one per person at any time and your message is part of your profile (click "Your account" then the Edit tab). We reserve the right to move the message to another category if it seems more appropriate.

Amazing property for shared retreat house!

As a psychotherapist working in London I'm very aware of the stress that 'city living' puts both on clients and myself. Recently I was on the Isle of Arran (which is 2 hours from Glasgow and the most reachable of all of the Scottish Islands) and fell in love with a property. This property is in amongst a working farm which can a stunning river running through it and also has incredible sea-views. Even being on this piece of land made me feel energised and, after making enquiries, it turns out that this property is for sale for £152,500. The property currently has 3/4 bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, and a living room - it has also been done out very nicely and, having seen the surveyors report, there seems to be very little that needs doing to it. My plan would be to spend 10 days a month in this property and it suddenly occurred to me that it might be fun to share the property with someone else who is looking for a retreat house. If you are interested please send me an email and I can send you a link to the property as well as the surveyors report (which is done by the owner in Scotland which is very useful!). Ideally I'd like to share this opportunity with 1 or 2 people who are like-minded so if this sounds of interest please get in touch! Best wishes Charlie

message posted by charliekarno
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

message posted by Laura+Greg
Aquatic plant nursery for sale in Cornwall

Hello fellow diggers and dreamers, Want to post about this place, as it's beautiful, but needs some TLC. It's the Lanjeth Aquatic Plant Nursery in Cornwall near to St Austell. 13.5 acres of nursery, woodland, ponds, lake, field. Currently has 2 park homes on site and numerous greenhouses in need of TLC. John is the man to speak to. Here's the website: Too much work for me, but could be a perfect place for eco pods/yurts/retreats/holidays/aquatic plant centre. John said to me that this was the only aquatic plant centre now left in Cornwall. He and his wife have lots of plants still, plus loads in the ponds or on the land. Plus fish - goldfish and coy. The land is boundaried by streams. Natural springs on site. Well worth a look if you have the physical strength, vision, team who could revitalise this beautiful space and give it some loving. John and his wife would love for the site to remain as a natural space, not concreted over for development. All good wishes, Zelly

message posted by Zelly Restorick
SPANISH-PORTUGUESE border eco-living community of neighbors

SPANISH-PORTUGUESE border. Big land and houses for rebuild. Water, good access, south facing, native forest, wild animals. Eco-living community of neighbors. 4 farms for sale. More info:

message posted by rosa_terrapurna
EL POCITO in SW Andalucia, Spain, close to Portuguese border

I have spent pretty much my entire life trying to reconnect with a way of living that disappeared from the UK over 100 years ago. Working and saving, bit-by-bit moving away from the conventional, then in 2000 my partner finally sold everything and set off in a van to explore the wilder and more remote parts of Iberia & Canada. Nine years later we found the one place that fulfilled all those dreams, in a forgotten corner of SW Andalucia/ Portugal, where we settled, built our cosy off-grid “tiny” home, amidst six acres of what will become a forest garden, and rejoiced at the endurance it took to find the impossible. A full description of this transformation can be found on my site:, including both of my partner Maureen’s books about our search (free to download), my blogs/ pages about the house and garden/ and videos. Sadly though, after 35 wonderful years together, Maureen died in 2013. Which was really tough to come to terms with. Then I met a woman who changed everything. She lives in Shetland, so very reluctantly am selling El Pocito to join her there as a crofter. If you are interested (it would make a great location for a small community), the asking price was originally 125,000 euros, but now could be considerably less for a speedy completion (I'd like to be off by the end of May), with the buyer taking on the conveyancing, or will swap for property in Shetland. All the best, Phil.

message posted by Phil Rooksby
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.

message posted by Simon W
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

message posted by David French