Dear lovely folks in the UK especially Cornwall & Wales,
We are trying to contact you through this channel because we would love to come visit and experience your beautiful place.
If any of you know another website or contact medium for us to reach out to like minded folks in the UK we'd appreciate a little message back
We are planning on discovering & exploring the southwest and west, Cornwall & Wales area especially.
Connor and I are eager to get in touch with some local intentional communities and homesteaders who could use another family on board... as we are ultimately searching for a home in a community setting for ourselves in the near future.
We've got lots to contribute during our visit too.
If it's only possible to have us over for a couple of hours, that's fine too, but in case you could use some extra hands around let us know, because we'd love to get to know your place a bit better.
A bit more about us:
My name is Tine (32), I was born and raised in Flanders, Belgium. My first language is Flemish (Dutch), and my second and third are English and French. My husband Connor (28 is from Seattle, Washington State, USA, We've been married for 4 years now. (We are both EU citizens.)
My husband and I have been avid world travelers during the last 6 years in search of what we called our "perfect little paradise", it's actual location was a mystery to us but we have now set our sights on somewhere in the UK. Being from two completely different parts of the world, it's proven to be a bit tricky to make that decision but we're ready, we've figured it out!
In the meantime we have not just been laying around on a tropical beach. We have been work trading our way around the world. We love getting to know the locals and participating in their daily routine and culture. Our experiences varied from being honored guests at a local village wedding in Fiji to helping build a cob brick house in Southwest Australia. We encountered a lot of Natural Building and Permaculturealong the way. Through traveling you don't only broaden your perspective on life and the world in general as I'm sure you probably already know. You also create a whole new set of skills. Needless to say my interests got sparked for learning all about organic gardening, Biodynamics, Permaculture, alternative medicine and nutrition. My husband got in touch with his inner builder and turned out to have a knack for woodworking at first. After deciding to get an education in this field, he completed a natural building apprenticeship in Oregon, on the west coast of the States. He had found his calling in life. To built beautiful buildings and furniture and all that comes along with it using his skills and knowledge of sustainable carpentry, using recycled and locally sourced materials, cob and straw bale techniques and rocket stoves… just to name a few. We will never stop wanting to learn more about these professions we have picked up along the way. I, myself, got certified as a Organic Nutritional Consultant and took several gardening courses, got my Permaculture Design Certificate and interned under a Master Gardener in 2014.
We'd just love to see how you guys run things, learn more about your community and maybe walk away with some more insight into what you guys are all about.
We don't have any definitive dates in mind yet, but as soon as we've had some responses from some people we could start planning it all a bit more detailed.
We will be in your area during the second half of march for sure.
We would love to hear back from you!
Love, Tine & Connor
If you are looking to settle in the UK they are some of the most expensive areas that you have chosen. Most property is bought up by rich Londoners as second homes and the communities have been really destroyed with so many homes standing empty for most of the year. You may have more luck looking in Wales or Scotland. certainly near us there is the Findhorn foundation Eco village and if you were interested in coming up north you would be welcome to stay here for a while. We are just a family with a smallholding but we have sheep, goats, poultry and there is a nice network of folk interested in permaculture locally.