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Classified advertising in Permaculture is highly effective. Minimum fee £40 for up to 40 words. If you have missed the deadline to appear in the magazine don't worry as your classified can also appear just on this website for the duration of the magazine issue. To find out more, contact Tony Rollinson.

The magazine really can be a fantastic place to advert and reach a very supportive, responsive and targeted readership:

"When we first set up our eco-architectural practice, we placed an advert in Permaculture magazine and it was seen by an employee at the Mars Corporation. They contacted us and we won the job of designing two large corporate eco-buildings which kept us busy for over five years!" Julie Boultby, Director, Apse architecture and planning. 
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ACCOMMODATION

CENTRAL LONDON B&B, family run. Quote 'Permaculture' for 10% discount on standard rooms. Tel: 0207 837 9140. Email: info@stathanshotel.com Web: www.stathanshotel.com 

TO LET: house with own veg plot on Herefordshire smallholding. Modern semi detached two bedroom dwelling, conservatory, wood burning stove, solar panels, woodland, wildlife, three miles from market town with railway station, £550 pcm. Email Pete Folley folley.farm@btinternet.com 

COURSES

COURSES ACS DISTANCE EDUCATION – Take the Permaculture Design Certificate via distance learning. Plus over 400 courses in distance learning. Study in the comfort of your own home with support from our expert tutors. Contact 08003 284 723 or info@acsedu.co.uk or visit www.acsedu.com

AFFORDABLE COURSES & WEEKEND breaks. Yoga Weekends, Breaks for Women, Family Activity Breaks, Circus Skills, Cooking, Bread Baking, Willow Baskets, Mosaic, Spoon carving, Wild Flowers, Mushrooms and more. Friendly atmosphere, home-grown, local and organic good food, wood-fired sauna, simple living. Lower Shaw Farm 01793 771 080. Email: enquiries@lowershawfarm.co.uk Web: www.lowershawfarm.co.uk

COURSES, ENCOURAGEMENT AND PERSONALISED TUITION. Based in the English Lake District. Introduction to Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Smallholding, Rural Skills, Living Lightly and more. For details please contact Justin & Evelyn Marsh via our website: www.lakelandpermaculture.co.uk

EXPERIENCE UKRAINE. Exclusive opportunity to explore Ukrainian rural life and culture in remote villages of Carpathian mountains with native speaker and in a small groups staying with local families, visiting sustainable community projects, tasting freshly prepared meals and organic cheese and listening to local music bands. Day trips and walks in virgin forests, trips to cultural centres, museums, workshops with local craft people. We are presenting this year 2 trips. Wildlife trip with English wildlife expert (4-12th June 2014) and cultural adventure (19th-26th June 2014). For more details, please visit our website: www.experienceukraine.co.uk or contact Nataliya on 01432 274 869/07963 090 838. Email: nataliya.cummings@gmail.com

PERMACULTURE COLLEGE AUSTRALIA: Check out our great courses at Djanbung Gardens, northern NSW, with Robyn Francis & team. PDC's, advanced design skills, sustainable aid, creative community facilitation, teacher training, international internships, Austudy-approved Accredited Permaculture Training™ Cert III, IV, Diploma. Web: www.permaculture.com.au

PERMACULTURE IN SCOTLAND: Experienced designer, teacher and forest gardener available for consultation, design and landscaping work throughout mainland Scotland and the Isles. All sizes of project considered. For further information call Ludwig on 07760142495 or email: info@earth-ways.co.uk or see www.earth-ways.co.uk

Permaculture Visions are the original cyber pioneers of online permaculture teaching. We provide researched, caring and experienced one-to-one tuition. Building a better future is just a click away. Find loads of free information and ideas at PermacultureVisions.com

THE LAND COURSE ONLINE. Learn at home in your own time, with interactive contact with other learners and your tutor, Patrick Whitefield. Take the whole course or just the modules which interest you: full Permaculture Design Course, The Soil, Ecology, Organic Growing, Sustainable Forestry. Each module includes text, pictures, video, activities, projects, forum, skype sessions and email contact with Patrick. "It's the most comprehensive online course I've seen." – Sally Lever. www.patrickwhitefield.co.uk

TIMBER FRAMING COURSE. Set in an idilic woodland workshop. The course is lead by Alan Ritchie who has over 25 years in construction carpentry experience. This hands on course is fully catered for with home cooked food and camping in the woods. Contact 07966 848 119 or view www.hewnwood.com 

DESIGN SERVICES

APSE ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING create beautiful, inspiring and ethical eco-architecture. We listen and we care. Call 01803 865 760 for a free friendly consultation, or email apse@apse-architects.com or see www.apse-architects.com

JUSTIN + EVELYN MARSH. Permaculture design, advice and encouragement. Low impact building, woodland and estate maintenance. Personalised tuition, training and education. More information: www.lakelandpermaculture.co.uk

NEED HELP? Want to permaculture your garden, smallholding, farm or woodland? For expert, friendly advice call Patrick Whitefield on 01458 832 317 or email: info@patrickwhitefield.co.uk

EVENTS

See PM's GUIDE TO FESTIVALS, FAIRS AND EVENTS 2014 in Permaculture magazine no79 or try the events CALENDAR on the bottom left of our home page

FOR SALE

BAMBOO CHARCOAL WATER FILTERS. Try our natural and eco-friendly way to filter your tap water. Refreshingly simple, great tasting water and no plastic waste! For full details please call 020 8549 2772 or visit www.charcoalpeople.co.uk

FABULOUS OFFERS & AMAZING competitions on our range of quality, useful books, dvds, tools and products that help you live a more self-reliant life. Sign-up to our FREE monthly www.green-shopping.co.uk eNewsletter and ensure that your home, garden and community are helping yourselves make informed decisions and helping you save money ... all while looking after our planet.

FOR SALE: A small ethical international essential oil and aromatherapy business based in Kent. Excellent, large well established client base including a large Asian customer, strong/unique brand identity with recently updated, attractively presented products. Soil Association Organic Certified. Excellent scope for large further development. Rural and very affordable location. For further details please email d@meadowsaroma.com 

LOUISA SLADE JEWELLERY. Louisa delights in creating jewellery with meaning. She especially enjoys ‘repurposing’ personal pieces and re-designing them into something new. If you want a personalised gift or wish to commission a design of your own then view: louisaslade.com

MOON TIMES ORGANIC CLOTH PADS, PANTY LINERS, MOON SPONGES AND CUPS. The comfortable chemical free alternative to disposables! ‘I love my moon pads; they are soft, practical, pretty, natural and comforting! 10% off code PMMT – use at checkout www.moontimes.co.uk

NATURAL BURIAL PLOT for couple (side-by-side) in beautiful, mature, woodland, South Downs (near Petersfield) location for sale due to prospective occupants’ (still living!) relocation. £1,240 (10% cheaper than normal list price). Contact Iain 01983 472 491.

NEW AND USED HANDMADE YURTS for sale and hire. Comfortable, beautiful, portable spaces crafted from steam-bent ash and quality canvas. Contact Henry Dowell 07904 956 828 or www.yurtmaker.co.uk

“WILDLIFE FRIENDLY GARDENING begins beneath us.” www.soilisalive.com is a website that supplies the book, TINE. TINE is a guide to the how and why of no-dig gardening.

WILLOW FOR SALE at competitive prices! Grown and coppiced at The Sustainability Centre as part of our WET (Wetland Ecosystem Treatment) System. All proceeds go towards Sustainability Centre volunteer projects. Call Rachael on 01730 823 166 or email: volunteering@sustainability-centre.org

YURT POLES, coppiced sweet chestnut available now, also selection of sweet chestnut poles, many sizes contact: Ben 07966193154 or ben@ben-law.co.uk

GENERAL

LIMEYLIGHT has been designed and built to help the hard working farmers to take their clean products and services out to the world. We appreciate their hard work, commitment and hurdles they have to overcome to produce such products, so have created a platform that will allow them to market their products to a targeted, world-wide audience. This will HUGELY benefit these farmers, their businesses and families but they need to be made aware of limeylight and its availability. Please take a look at our 2 minute video which explains what we do and how it can benefit so many people. The video is at www.limeylight.com 

HOLIDAYS

BEAUTIFUL, RUGGED PEMBROKESHIRE. Two eco-friendly, converted barns on small-holding. Each sleeps 4. Coastal path 2 miles 01348 891 286. Email: holidays@stonescottages.co.uk Web: www.stonescottages.co.uk

BRITTANY. COSY COB COTTAGE for two on permaculture smallholding. Chickens and fresh eggs, sheep, rabbits, bees. Pigs and ducks during the summer. Vegetables, polytunnel, willows, mushroom cultivation, waste water treatment, wildlife pond. 11 acres woodland. Short courses. Tel: +33 296 274 465 www.brittanycountrygite.com www.permacultureinbrittany.com

COTNA ECO RETREAT, CORNWALL. Straw Bale Barn and 2 Yurts on beautiful organic smallholding. A peaceful south-facing valley, walking distance from coast path & secluded beaches, near Eden Project & Lost Gardens of Heligan. An inspiring example of sustainable living with renewable energy, organic gardens and woodland. Self-catering, with veg and delicious home-produced food available. Ideal for quiet holidays and retreats, suits 2-4 people. Tel 01726 844 867. Email: info@cotna.co.uk Web: www.cotna.co.uk 

DORDOGNE, FRANCE, RETRO CARAVAN. Pretty 12ft retro caravan with strawberry wallpaper set in shady orchard. Lovely area of the Perigord - Limousin Parc Naturel. Swimming lakes nearby with beaches and cafes. Sleeps 2 adults, 2 children. Bedding provided, including French linen sheets. Separate cooking and shower facilities. From £190-£250 per week. Bring your own tent £5ppn. Please phone: 01629 258 285 or +33 553 603 416. Web: www.frenchfarmhouse.org.uk

GLOUCESTERSHIRE ORGANIC FARM. Buzzards, longbarrow, woodland walks. Peaceful holiday cottage, hut by the ancient pond, yurts in the glade, camping with a view and spacious shepherds hut. All within walking distance of our award winning farm shop and café. Web: www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

GREEK HOLIDAY WITH A DIFFERENCE. Sun, sand, sea and community living, in a beautiful green and mountainous region of the Pelion. Organic veggie kitchen. Attend workshops and/or be a staff member. Pelion Holistic Education Centre, www.pilioncentre.com/stk/

HAMPSHIRE ECO-HOSTEL & CAMPSITE, including Yurts and Tipis. Stay at the Sustainability Centre in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Family friendly, 55-acre woodland site. Great location for walking and cycling. Veggie café onsite. Tel: 01730 823 549. Web: www.sustainability-centre.org

HOLIDAYS IN NATURE. Self-Catering Eco Accommodation at a scenic west Wales nature reserve. Quote Permaculture for a 10% discount on holidays of at least 7 nights'. in 2014 (book by 31st May). Call 01570 493 358 or visit www.denmarkfarm.org.uk

ISLE OF WIGHT unique offgrid strawbale holiday cottage. Surrounded in a large food forest, the garden overlooks a quiet beach with stunning ocean views. This secluded location offers a relaxing ecological experience inspired by permaculture and Masanobu Fukuoka. Find out more at www.victorialodge.co 

MOUNTAIN PEOPLE. Beautiful rustic holiday homes in the French Alps. Wild rural locations with fabulous views of mountain ranges. Perfect base for family holidays and adventure sports –  skiing, paragliding, climbing, hiking, mountain biking and rafting. Quote Permaculture for €100 discount. Email: enquiries@mountain-people.com Web: www.mountain-people.com

OLIVE PRUNING HOLIDAYS in Italy Marche region, no experience necessary, training given, from February to March 2014 for more information see www.sites.google.com/site/casamontale or email i.oliver2008@btinternet.com

SEASIDE HOLIDAY HOUSE. Superb for family holidays and romantic hideaway breaks, 1 minute’s walk from sea. Cosy Victorian house in Seaview, Isle of Wight, sleeps 5. Next to wetland wildfowl reserve on one side and wooded estate on the other. Sizeable games room/kid’s zone at end of garden. Accessible by public transport. Bike hire available. For further details about our Permaculture readers’ off-season discounts contact tim@permaculture.co.uk Web: www.oaksatseaview.info

SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK 6 bed eco guest house. Won Eco Green Dragon Awards and Gold Green Tourism Business Awards. “One of the greenest boltholes in Europe”, The Guardian. Logburner, solar thermal tubes on roof, insulation, recycled railway sleeper uprights, dry log store, new double glazed conservatory, orchard with Welsh fruit trees, veg plot, refiltered rain water harvesting for loos, ducks. All staff mountain leaders and canoe instructor qualifications. New £2m down hill bike route opened just 3k away. Electric car charging points being fitted. All electric made on site or bought in from 100% renewable sources. Ceilia & John Whitehead, Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House, Bryn Elltyd, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales, LL41 3TW. Tel: 01766 831 356 Mob: 07905 568 127. Tweet: EcoHouseSnowdon Web: www.ecoguesthouse.co.uk

THE ECOLODGE – a simpler way to relax. Freedom for children and seclusion for adults. Close to the Lincolnshire coast and wolds. Rates unchanged. Contact Geri Clarke on 01205 870 062 or visit web: www.ecolodge.me.uk

WEST ALGARVE, PORTUGAL. Make your holiday in the sun a creative learning experience. Observe, participate or just relax, on our river-bordered Permaculture smallholding close to Portugal’s unspoilt Atlantic coast. Always something going on. Families most welcome. Traditional rammed-earth-walled farmhouse accommodation. Camping facilities. Winter lets available. Web: www.icanfeedmyself.com

WEST DORSET, PEACEFUL SELF-CATERING organic garden cottage. Axe valley countryside views. Near Marshwood Vale and Lyme Bay. Sleeps 2+2. Ideal walking and sketching. Art tuition/ceramics. Tel: 01460 220 201. Email: marilynroseart@googlemail.com Web: www.axevalleycottage.co.uk “We received a good summer of bookings in 2013, most from recommendations from Permaculture magazine readers.” Marilyn Rose

WITHYFIELD COTTAGE WEST SUSSEX. Inspired and built by Ben Law and his team, a unique roundwood timber and straw bale holiday cottage. Sleeps 6. Located on a working dairy farm close to South Downs National Park. Explore the footpaths, observe the wildlife and enjoy a campfire. Mob: 07733 238 169. Tel: 01403 711 544. Email: merrionfarm@aol.com Web: www.withyfieldcottage.co.uk

WOODLAND RETREAT VACATIONS IN YURTS. Do nothing – do everthing – a time to unplug and simply be in nature...stay in the heart of the Scottish Borders, on the edge of forest and open moorland. Beshara School, Chisholme House near Hawick, TD9 7PH. Email: secretary@beshara.org Web: www.beshara.org/chisholme/RetreatVacationsChisholme.html 

MISCELLANEOUS

NOT SURE WHICH CATEGORY TO ADVERTISE IN? – have your ad placed here, contact tony@permaculture.co.uk

OPPORTUNITIES

CORNWALL - KINDRED SPIRITS sought to help/share buy/lease wood/farm land for husbandry & pleasure. Establish productive sanctuary. Escape to nature for all ages, wild camping, shelter construction, survival skills, fun, etc. Interested? Please drop a line to: cornishgaia@safe-mail.net

COUNTRYSIDE JOBS SERVICE – The place to find a job, volunteer position or course in the countryside, environment and conservation sectors. Tel: 01947 896 007. Web: www.countryside-jobs.com

HEARTWOOD COMMUNITY – South West Wales. Permaculture Based housing co-op seeks new members, two bed barn, strawbale insulated static and strawbale room available to rent in 2014. Rent £215 per month, food and bills £180. We have 35 beautiful acres, woodlands, orchard, gardens, opportunities for low impact self build, goats, ducks and chickens. We make decisions consensually, practice NVC and eat together 5 days a week. Contact Staci 01267 275 960. Email: info@g-e-e.org

INTERESTED PARTIES SOUGHT for new co-housing venture in the Dorset/Devon area, involving some co-operative food growing. Contact: kate-cohousing.weebly.com 

KANAWEN ECOVILLAGE, in Cataluyna Spain seeks new members and supporters to join in a shared vision of spiritual connectedness by building a thriving sustainable community in a beautiful valley, including renovating existing traditional farmhouses. Email welcome@kanawen.org to learn more. Web: www.kanawen.org

NEWBOLD HOUSE Community and Wellbeing Centre looking for FT/residential Cook/Kitchen Manager. Beautiful Victorian eco-mansion in north Scotland. Vegetable gardens & orchard. Close to Findhorn Foundation. Skills needed: wholefood/seasonal/large group cooking; preserving and baking. Good organiser. deborah@newboldhouse.org. 01309 672 659. www.newboldhouse.org

PIONEERING SPIRITS required 8 acres Forest Row Insulated portacabin+burner. well water, tree bog, Biologic Design WET system. Biochar stove, 48x8m growing beds + 20m hugel bed. Starting a CSA suit young couple. call Stuart/Emma 01342 811 906 or stoplooklisten@me.com www.thecrossingforestrow.wordpress.com

SITE MANAGER. An eco-oriented intentional community in its infancy is looking for a site manager who is also an experienced permaculturist/organic farmer to live in Loural and further develop the land, manage the logistics of workshops and retreats, and take care of the rural tourism in its first steps. We are looking for a highly focused, responsible and creative person, able to do several hours of field work on a daily basis without direct supervision. Fluency in both Portuguese (Spanish) and English is a must, self-motivating, with good promotion and communication skills. Loural is situated in the Góis region, Central Portugal. As yet there are no further inhabitants in the village. However, there is quite a lot of activity in the immediate surroundings. If you are interested, visit our Facebook page for background info and send your CV and motivation letter to info@louralvillage.nl Further info is available upon request! 

SOUTH DEVON SMALLHOLDER seeks collaborator, single person or couple, in any or all of the following: horticulture, stockkeeping, beekeeping, arboriculture, agroforestry. Knowledge and experience of permaculture essential, stockkeeping experience highly desirable. Rent-free onsite agricultural accommodation available, profit share basis. And/or: self-employed shepherd wanted for non-regular/odd hours. 1 or 2 hours weekly. CV and/or letters or for more information contact beenleigh.meadows@gmail.com

SPACE ON ECOLOGY RETREAT, £200 per month per person or £2,000 per year. Own room then shared workshops, studio, office, research, solar power, land, water, bikes, maintenance. No mains, very basic, no dogs. Wales. Viewings 07938 787 078. 

2 MOTIVATED SUPPORT WORKERS WANTED for 2014 season to help run a commercial, organic business on an inspiring permaculture and ecological centre; with deep respect for the earth and being an award-winning model of sustainable food production. £50/week + food and accommodation. Contact Paul, Primrose Organic Centre, Felindre, Brecon, Powys LD3 0ST. Tel: 01497 847636. E-mail: paul.benham33@gmail.com 

PERSONAL

LOOKING FOR A SOUL MATE? – have your ad placed here, contact tony@permaculture.co.uk

PROPERTY AND LAND

Property tends to go very well within the magazine and on our website. It is fair to say if you have property with good land and wish to sell on to buyers who would care for and develop the soil and facilities you have nurtured then the readers of Permaculture are ideal people to tell about what you have to sell. "I have been amazed at the response for our house for sale. We have sold it and are now living in Spain." Katy (who advertised in Permaculture magazine)

AWARD WINNING and highly acclaimed Primrose Organic Centre for sale due to retirement. 3 bed cottage, large conservatory; attached 5 bed, 2 bath & kitchen annex; solar hot water, biomass log boiler; attached barn with lapsed planning & for wind turbine. Outbuildings including pods; ecological, and sustainable highly productive market garden with 2 greenhouses, 4 polytunnels and forest garden, selling to Hay-on-Wye market & 20 restaurants and shops. Organic 28 years. 3.5 acres including 0.5 acre woodland and peace garden. Potential to be a Permaculture Land Site. £495,000. Youtubes on www.primroseearthcentre.co.uk Contact Paul 01497 847 636.

BEAUTIFUL FARM IN ANDALUSIA (SPAIN) Unique finca with unlimited potential for Eco-tourism, nature retreat, hikers, bird watchers, botanists or BnB. 3km away from the fascinating village of Genalguacil in Sierra de Ronda, Málaga. Tel: +34 646 202 120. Web: www.majolillo.com

BEAUTIFUL MILL TO RESTORE IN CHIANTI, close to Florence with building permits. Will make a great self sufficient eco build, as Italy offers renewable energy incentives. Immersed in nature with a total living space of 216mq, legally two apartments can be split and used for holiday lets or as one home. There is a mill behind the main house of 30mq and garden surrounding both totalling 6,500mq with streams, trees and road access. The land is very fertile, ideal for organic gardening. It is in a magical, untouched secluded part of Chianti, for nature lovers who seek peace and harmony. €295,000. For photos and info chiantimill@yahoo.co.uk 

CAPE TRIB EXOTIC FRUIT FARM, Cape Tribulation, the prime Daintree tourism destination, 2 hours north of Cairns, Australia. A tropical permaculture with over 100 different species, and 400 mature mangosteens. Award winning tourism and farm business. Offers over $A699,000. More info www.capetrib.com.au/sale

CENTRAL PORTUGAL Traditional 2 Bedroomed bungalow for sale in village location with established vines and small orchard plus 560m2 of fertile organic agricultural land with well, pump and pipes for irrigation. Offers around £67500, including furniture and fittings. Further information contact 07760 735 720 or nigemaxwell@yahoo.co.uk 

ECO-RENOVATED STONE COTTAGE, South facing, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.  Wood fired range, solar hot water, photo-voltaics with feed in tariff, mechanical ventilation heat recovery, natural insulation, green oak porch, large sunny organic garden, parking. Totnes £495,000 oneorc@yahoo.co.uk

5 ACRE ORGANIC SMALLHOLDING for sale, Central Portugal. 250sqm stone house. Full solar equipment, woodburner, vines, fruit, olive trees. Natural springs, streams and ponds. Beautiful mountain setting. 30 miles to skiing and 60 miles to beach. £150,000. Contact 07585 956 084 or truckinmarvellous@yahoo.co.uk 

FRANCE – OLD FARMHOUSE, small peaceful village Limousin region. Three principal rooms, converted attic, kitchen, bathroom. Ideal permaculture development. Large barn, cellar, workshop, lean to, goat shed, good sized garden. Six pockets woodland nearby 1.35 hectares total. 115,000. Tel 01472 371 080/07879 400 859. Email joanna@aiw.me.uk particulars/photos

IBIZA. ARCHITECT DESIGNED OFF GRID HOUSE. Set in two acres of private woodland. £522,000 (Valued at £610,00 need quick sale!). The house is 137 meters squared (divided into two houses which can be restored to one). Two living rooms with wood burners, two diners, four double bedrooms. Two fully fitted kitchens. Three bathrooms, with two showers, one with bath, three toilets. Large lockup basement, with natural light. Two terraces. Free, unlimited water from our own private well. Very high specification build, double skinned clay brick walls, cork cavity insulation. Floor to ceiling double glazed doors and windows, plenty of natural light and tiled throughout. Solar panels provide hot water, electricity, phone, internet, TV, fridges, washing machine, and lighting. Two acres to create your dream garden and swimming pool. 3.7 miles to Beniras Beach. 1.8 miles to San Miguel. For more information and photographs please email: reneecerf@aol.com 

IDYLLIC 2 BED COTTAGE with 14 acres of woodland and 1.5 of pasture in secluded location within the Blackdown Hills Devon. Very private. Opportunity to create your own self sufficient eco home. £430,000. beclet@gmail.com

ISLE OF MAN. Characterful stone-built four bedroom house with beautiful upstairs sunroom. One acre, facing south, includes small paddock. Sheltered location. Good deep fertile 'strong' soil, neutral to acidic, well drained. Outbuildings include potting shed with loft. Substantial hen-house. 7m x 24m polytunnel. In heart of village, close to shop /Post Office. Short walk to primary school. Easy access to public transport. Good broadband speed. £499,950 ono. Call Lorna on 01624 882 820 or contact info@propertywise.co.im 

ISLE OF MAN, WEST COAST: 3-bedroom stone house. Solar panels, woodburners, rainwater harvesting (2,000-litre potable water tank). 1-acre plot with 12 x 4m Keder greenhouse. Breathtaking sea views. £450,000 ono. Tel: 07624 470 941 or email jpx10@mac.com for details.

KENT COTTAGE with two acres of ground near Penshurst. Wonderful views facing west; large garden, established fruit trees, paddock, woodland; 5 bedrooms etc., 1h commute to central London. £800k+. Available from July. Email stefanie.nesse@orbis.com 

LIMOUSIN, FRANCE – Unique, renovated family stone property in 'mini paradise' landscape of 8.7 hectares of woodland and pasture. Suit rural lifestyle family with plenty of energy and common sense. €250,000 ono, please see http://www.green-acres.com/en/properties/59459.htm or email cabouzou@gmail.com

LIVE IN THE FINDHORN COMMUNITY, Scotland – A dynamic and growing ecovillage valuing ecology and spirituality. Duneland Ltd, a community company, is taking off-plan reservations for eco-spec flats & houses in a co-housing cluster. For more information contact Jonathan Caddy 07825 212 816, jcaddy@duneland.co.uk

NEW ZEALAND, TARANAKI. Live the Dream – beautiful 'off grid' 10 acre lifestyle block with rural mountain and sea views New built 3 bed 'Eco' house, cottage and sleepout used as holiday accom, gardens, food forest, orchards, coppice, lake, fenced paddocks, sheds, plastic house and nursery. Offers over $NZ650,000 (roughly £325,000) more info derinatur@hotmail.com ">http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=682958266 derinatur@hotmail.com 

OFF-GRID 4 BEDROOM timber house. Large solar array.10 miles from Glastonbury. Private road access. Up to 3 acres available. Large barn with mezzanine and separate accommodation. Further buildings. Own bore hole water supply. Ofers in the region of £350,000. Tel: 07703 124 120 

OLD COTTAGE in southern Snowdonia, Wales. Photovoltaics (with off-grid option), solar panels, 2 bedrooms, spring water supply. Approximately 3 acres including fruit and vegetable areas, greenhouse and wood which fuel a cooker and stove. Beautiful, secluded but not isolated. Price £227,000. Phone 01650 531 283.

PEACEFUL, SECLUDED 18 Acre smallholding in West Wales 12 miles from Cardigan Bay, near Lampeter (Transition Town & University). Four bed detached character house with solar panels, private water, mature gardens, wildlife haven, unspoilt land and mature woodland. Partially converted barn/studio suitable for Retreats/Courses. £369,500. Tel: 07773 587 840. Email: llety.wennol@gmail.com 

PRETTY 2 BEDROOM semi-detached stone cottage in rural Brittany plus attached stone building for possible conversion and large barn set in 2 acres. Now reduced to £35,000 contact Martin on 07896 123 473 or abhayajit@buddhafield.com 

SHROPSHIRE/WALES BORDER, 2-acre smallholding, 28 years organic, large raised bed vegetable garden, polytunnel, fruit trees, soft fruit, pond, meadow grazing, outbuildings, part traditional stone part turf roofed Segal timber frame house with balcony. Very Eco. £259,950. 01743 791 021.

SITUATED IN RURAL WESTERN CRETE, just a few minutes from the coast and 30 minutes from the beautiful Venetian port of Chania, this large, fully restored property comprises 200sqm over two floors set in productive grounds of 1400sqms. The property sleeps 7 in comfort and has a beautiful vine covered courtyard adjacent to the living room and kitchen, complete with an external kitchen and wood fire oven. There is a roof terrace. Overall, the gardens contain: vines together with olive, lemon, orange, plum, pomegranate, almond, pear, fig, peach and pistachio trees. There is ample ground to grow vegetables. For sale to include all furniture and fittings for €249,950. For more information please telephone 01822 832 308 or email bobdersley@gmail.com

SOMERSET. OFF-GRID HOUSE for sale near Glastonbury. 4 bedrooms single story timber frame house with straw bale infill. Huge veranda. Very good finish with lovely views. Private lane access. Approximately 1 acre of land. Large solar array and battery bank, all top of the range equipment. Solar water heating. Own bore hole water supply. Children's swingboat business included for festivals and events. Offers in the region of £340,000. Tel 07703 124 120. 

SPANISH PYRENEES near to Ainsa and Ordessa National Park. Peaceful, south facing, terraced hillside 10 acres. Yurt available. Plans for house. Existing small stone building and wooden store. €40,000 will consider offers. Phone: 01516 523 517. Email: ian.ritchie1951@gmail.com

3 BED HOUSE MACHYNLLETH, £110,000 ono (cash buyer only). Excellent wood burner, external insulation, new roof, low energy bills. Generous permaculture designed garden, polytunnel. Near Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), beautiful mountains and beaches. Details on: 12caecrwn.tumblr.com and email 12caecrwn@gmail.com 

2-BED HOUSE IN SOUTH NORFOLK, permission to extend. Set in 1 acre of land above the Waveney Valley. Large vegetable garden with PolyTunnel, green house, raised beds, chicken run, mandala garden, lots sheds (in good repair) and brand new oak frame 2-bay cart lodge. Air-air heat pump, solar hot water and wood stove. Permission to extend to 3-bed with larger kitchen, family room and bathroom. Situated opposite nursery and primary school with Forest schools program. £198,000. For full details contact Eloise Wilkinson 01986 788 785 or email eloise.wilkinson@gmail.com

WANT TO JOIN established permaculture project? 3-bed timber house for sale in Ireland. 1 acre landscaped garden with ponds + 25 acres shared with 3 others. Mixed woodland, grazing, river. Beautiful location, west Cork, 2 miles to village. €180,000. For full details please contact: +353 2 647 300 or juliakemp1@gmail.com

WASHFIELD, DEVON. 3 bed cottage in 3/4 acre, meadow, orchard & vegetable zones. Tiverton 2 Miles, peacefully surrounded by farmland. Perfect for permaculture; traditional barns & piggery, natural water, chemical free, lovely village community, rayburn & woodburner, low bills - great lifestyle. Kayleigh - 07956 714 214. £385,000. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-42265754.html 

WORCESTERSHIRE, 3-4 BEDROOM black/white cottage. Wood stove powered central heating, new electrics, double glazing, bathroom and kitchen. 1/3 acre of fertile organic land, poly-tunnel, pond, fruit trees, water well and stream. Garage/workshop/woodshed/brick out house. Additional land available for rent. £325,000. Stephen: 07817 261 064. 

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TRADES AND CRAFTS

ECOBUILDINGS BY BEN LAW. Ben runs a specialist ecobuilding company, The Roundwood Timber Framing Company Limited. This specialises in the supply of roundwood construction timber and a building and project management service. Main species: Sweet Chestnut, European Larch, Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Chestnut Laths, Sussex Shingles, Chestnut and Western Red Cedar. For more details please view: www.ben-law.co.uk

HOME RETROFIT & KITCHEN/BATHROOM installation specialist. "If you need a reliable, high quality, friendly and trustworthy contact to share the retrofitting of your home then the GLS Installations team offer a wide range of services" says Permaculture's Tony Rollinson. Contact: 07905 606 416 or grant@sharley.co.uk

HORSE LOGGING, timber extraction service, working horse tuition, public demonstration days with drays and various implements. We also install equine stock fencing timber stables etc. For more information call Eddie 07973 261 388 or James 07866 358 319. Environmentally friendly nationwide. 

KILN-FORMED GLASS. Art, gifts and jewellery from Ireland's first eco-village. International postage available. Contact: Mollie Barrow Kiln-Formed Glass, Cloughjordan, Co.Tipperary, Ireland. View: http://facebook.com/spleodarglass

THE CREATIVE COPPICE COMPANY. Experts in sustainable coppice management! Using locally coppiced timber we offer a range of environmentally sound garden snugs & treehouses, rustic fencing and furniture. For further information please visit www.creativecoppicecompany.co.uk 

WANTED

LOOKING FOR PEOPLE & LAND in Herefordshire to develop a permaculture demonstration and education centre. We need people with capital and similar vision. For more details please contact 01981 540 121 or cevans@gn.apc.org

MEMBERS WANTED for international farming community, established for 35 years, in the Herefordshire countryside. Please email membership@canonfromecourt.org.uk or look on our website canonfromecourt.org.uk for more details

SELF-CONTAINED rural or semi-rural accommodation sought in East Devon to rent or in return for p/t help. I am an experienced veg and fruit gardener, I can help look after animals, can do book keeping and admin support. Anything considered. Contact: woman.friday@yahoo.co.uk

SITE MANAGER. An eco-oriented intentional community in its infancy is looking for a site manager who is also an experienced permaculturist/organic farmer to live in Loural and further develop the land, manage the logistics of workshops and retreats, and take care of the rural tourism in its first steps. We are looking for a highly focused, responsible and creative person, able to do several hours of field work on a daily basis without direct supervision. Fluency in both Portuguese (Spanish) and English is a must, self-motivating, with good promotion and communication skills. Loural is situated in the Góis region, Central Portugal. As yet there are no further inhabitants in the village. However, there is quite a lot of activity in the immediate surroundings. If you are interested, visit our Facebook page for background info and send your CV and motivation letter to info@louralvillage.nl Further info is available upon request! 

WANTED TENANTS. Canary Islands, Gran Canaria. To rent – Off grid. 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen-diner with gas oven, fridge-freezer, solar hot water, photovoltaic lighting. 10,000 m2 land and water tank. Young fruit trees. Want to live in peace and quiet, off road, grow your own food, like walking? Fancy a change of scene, a year out? Minimum 6 to 12 months. 485 per month. Tel. +34 928 671 731 Email: gallagher.sheena@gmail.com 

WANTED: VOLUNTEER HELPERS - SOUTH DOWNS GREEN FAIR 11th MAY 2014! http://www.southdownsgreenfair.org/ Fancy helping us for a couple of hours on Sunday 11th May 2014? Enjoy free entry & a free drink! We need stewards and helpers throughout the day (2 hour rotas). Contact: rachael@sustainability-centre.org as soon as possible. We would also love help with children’s craft and other activities on the day (2 hour rotas). Contact: janet@sustainability-centre.org