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UK male seeks UK female to set up an off-grid lifestyle together.

 
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I'm searching for a plot of land in the UK at the moment, to go off-grid and set up a permaculture lifestyle, and I'd like to find the right woman to join me on the adventure.
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Hi Stephen

Whereabouts in the UK are you considering?
 
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Hi Hester,

How are you today?

I would consider anywhere that's rural, at the moment I'm searching everywhere from the North of Scotland to the Southern tip of Cornwall, and everywhere in-between. Land is very expensive in England at the moment and prices are rising quickly, therefore I expect to end up buying a plot in Scotland or Wales where the prices are lower.
 
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That's kind of freeing, but how will you choose?  Do you have a set of criteria, or would you embark on a journey to see if somewhere calls to you to take root?  I'm more of a criteria person myself, but I've just come back from Galloway where I was visiting some friends who moved up there a few years ago.  I think they were attracted by the sense of community, so they must have spent some time there working out whether they liked the feel of the place.

I have to say though, Orkney "felt" nice when I was there a few years ago...
 
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My criteria is that the land isn't in a flood risk area, doesn't have any overly restrictive covenants or clauses, doesn't have public access rights over it, and that it has vehicular access onto it. If those four boxes are ticked then I'll view the plot and see if it feels right, if it feels like somewhere I could make into a mini paradise and it ticks my primary four tick boxes, that's when I'll take the plunge and buy the plot if it's within my 30k budget. 🙂
 
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Stephen Anthony wrote:My criteria is that the land ....... doesn't have public access rights over it



That excludes pretty much all of Scotland, where we have ‘right to roam’ laws. It’s not usually an issue, unless you have a footpath through to somewhere though.
 
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Hi Nancy,

I've probably worded that criteria wrongly, I don't mind the right to roam, I enjoy the right to roam myself, I mean to say that plots with designated public towpaths across them are off my list.
 
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