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"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 

HOUSE FOR RENT IN WASHINGTON STATE. 1930s farmhouse with greenhouses and Permaculture land. 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. 1,300 sq ft. 1.5 Certified Organic Land. 3.5 acres of Zones 4 and 5. Trails, ponds and small orchard. Large classroom. $1,650 rent. Please email: wiseearthorganics3@gmail.com 

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

BESHARA SCHOOL: DISCOVERING UNITY. Educating the whole person – study, meditation and practical work. 2014 Summer Course Programme: Woodland Retreats; Mindfulness; Study of Rumi and Ibn 'Arabi; Love, Knowedge & Broccoli; Volunteering & Wwoofing; Yurt-hire for self-guided retreats... Chisholme House, Scottish Borders, TD9 7PH – www.beshara.org/coursessecretary@beshara.org – +44 (0)1450 880 215. 

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

LOWER SHAW FARM. Affordable Courses and Weekends. Friendly events from only £96 – all inclusive! Yoga, Massage, Textile Crafts, Willow Baskets, Permaculture Course, Mosaics, Foraging, Sauna building, Positive Ageing, Herbal Medicine, Family Breaks, Circus Skills, Cookery School, and more. Lower Shaw Farm, Shaw, Swindon, SN5 5PJ. 01793 771 080. Email: enquiries@lowershawfarm.co.uk Web: www.lowershawfarm.co.uk 

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

PermacultureVisions.com 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

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

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

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 

I AM RELUCTANTLY SELLING my 57' off-grid dutch barge 'De Liefde'. She is in beautiful condition throughout and comes with a fully residential mooring and garden in Hertford, close to all amenities and transport links to London. She is fabulous home in a warm, friendly community and a great way to live a low-impact life! Offers over £110,000. Please contact me for pictures and full details: andy@flame.co.uk 

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

THUNDERTRUNK COMPOSTING TOILETS are simple, low-tech, waterless toilet solutions for those with a desire (forced or otherwise) to turn their, err, ‘waste’ into fertile compost without having to do anything particularly unpleasant. For more information please visit www.bogshop.beeview.co.uk

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

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

HOLIDAYS

BEAUTIFUL BEACHES WALKING DISTANCE from Permaculture Farm in Portugal. Mongolian Yurt sleeps six; cook/dine in Earthship with garden produce, fresh eggs. Natural swimming pool, Volleyball court, Table-tennis. Near historic Sintra, 30 minutes from Lisbon. Self-catering: £600/wk, (or £100/day); Half-pension also available. Denise and Jon +351 938 484 688 and riberaluxton@hotmail.com

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

CORNWALL HOLIDAY COTTAGE with river running alongside, situated in peaceful woodland valley, with wildflower meadows and forest garden. Countryside location easy access to both coasts and other attractions. Public transport accessible. Tel: 01209 860 458. Email: natasha@austin-uk.co.uk Web: www.kennallvale.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 for 2014. For full details please contact Geri Clarke on 01205 870 062 or visit: www.ecolodge.me.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

ECO HOLIDAY GITE: Central Portugal. Experience off-grid living in a beautiful, secluded, south-facing, river fronted,organic smallholding, fully fitted self catered cottage with studio. Set on a ravine side, incredible views . Sleeps up to four. A lively village is just 1km. €300 p/w. Tel: +351 926 869 472. Web: www.quinta.ateliersudouest.com

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

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

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

SOUTH COAST OF CORNWALL, Strawbale Barn and two Yurts on beautiful 14-acre smallholding. A peaceful south-facing valley, walking distance from coast path and secluded beaches, near Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. An inspiring example of sustainable living with renewable energy, organic gardens and woodland. Self-catering, with organic veg and delicious home-produced food available. Ideal for quiet holidays and retreats, would suit 2-4 people. Tel 01726 844 867. Email info@cotna.co.uk Web: www.cotna.co.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 

WORFOLK COTTAGE, STAINTONDALE, North Yorkshire. An eco-friendly retreat for recreational and spiritual refreshment run by Quakers. Simple accommodation for 14 in five bedrooms, situated between Scarborough and Whitby within a mile of the coast. Email: tc@skybluerights.karoo.co.uk

MISCELLANEOUS

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

WIN AN ONLINE COURSE ancient philosophy from the Idler Academy. Ever wanted to know more about Socrates, Plato and the Stoics, but were afraid to ask? Our friends at the Idler Academy are going online and are offering a free online course, worth £25, in the philosophy of the ancient Greeks to Permaculture readers. The course is taught by Dr Mark Vernon and consists of six video lessons on the most important philosophers and schools of Athens, plus notes and access to a discussion board. You may view a trailer here (http://idler.co.uk/product/online-courses/an-introduction-to-ancient-philosophy/). To enter the competition, simply send your answer to this question: Who taught Plato? ... with the subject line "Permaculture Comp" to mail@idler.co.uk. On 15 July we'll select a winner from the correct entries. Libertas! 

OPPORTUNITIES

ESSENE GARDEN COMMUNITY “on the bank of a river in the foothills of the mountains” in New Zealand’s beautiful South Island. Seeks likeminded people, gardener, carpenter, baker, plumber, orchardist, healer etc. The central block of the house and a dutch barn are built, fruit, nut and coppicing trees planted. We have a bore, wind turbines, log-burners and ranges, diesel-burner, solar, batteries, generator, various sites for hydro. Building, woodworking, farming equipment; furnishings etc. Vegetarian, non-smoking community, finding God in Love, in Nature, in Greenness. Spirituality not Dogma. Contact: tokanuitodd@gmail.com  Alternatively, if you are looking for the perfect site for your own community, we would consider a sensible offer.

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

KEVERAL FARM, an organic farming community in Cornwall is looking for members with skills and enthusiasm to live in shared house. Members need to be interested in communal living and take part in all aspects of managing the co-op. Web: www.keveral.org

NEWBOLD HOUSE Wellbeing & Sustainable Living centre: Garden manager position available. FT/Residential. Beautiful eco-mansion, N. Scotland. Organic walled vegetable garden, orchard, flower beds & woodland. Near Findhorn Foundation. Skills: excellent veg/fruit/ornamental gardener, organisation, volunteer coordination. Contact: deborah@newboldhouse.org 01309 672 659. www.newboldhouse.org

PERMACULTURE ASSOCIATION VACANCIES. Open vacancies at the Permaculture Association. The Permaculture Association is happy to announce two exciting new vacancies! One is the post of the Strategic Communications Coordinator, and the other one is for an International Support Worker. These are two exciting part- time posts with lots of opportunities to learn and grow! The deadline for both is Monday, 2nd June 2014. The Strategic Communications Coordinator will tell permaculture's story to the world, and in particular communicate the work of the Permaculture Association to members and the public. They will support the successful promotion of our upcoming events, our membership scheme, the Permaculture Diploma, and other aspects of the Association's work. Interview date: Monday, 9th June 2014. The International Support Worker will help the international permaculture network identify a strategy for its next phase. This will be an exciting, challenging and rewarding post, with huge potential to transform one of the world's most interesting sustainability networks. Responsibilities are outlined in the Job Description. Please also find attached the application form. Interview date: Wednesday, 11th June 2014. View: https://www.permaculture.org.uk/noticeboard/news/open-vacancies-permaculture-association-20140501 

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

RETREAT CENTRE AND FOOD FOREST/REFORESTATION project, Catalonia, Spain, invites two selfsustained vegetarian couples to join the team. An interest in being part of creating an inspiring space in a challenging environment needed. Longterm possibilities available. Contact Elfinflower: earthlove8@hotmail.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! 

SUNSEED IS A BRITISH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROJECT based in Almería, Spain and is currently recruiting for two volunteer staff positions: Volunteer Eco-construction Coordinator and Volunteer Facilitation Coordinator. Please see our website for more information www.sunseed.org.uk or email communication@sunseed.org.uk 

PERSONAL

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

VERY SPECIAL WOMAN SOUGHT to share a simpler, more creative kind of life, a beautiful home, and 2.5 hectares of forest garden in the hills of the Sierra de Aracena, SW Spain.
Full details: http://elpocito.wordpress.com 

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)

BRIGHTON - Freehold terrace house. Biggest private garden in town centre, approx half an acre. On a hill with panoramic views, including sea & downs. £550,000 meya777@yahoo.co.uk 

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

FARMHOUSE, DETACHED STONE WALLED with 7.5 acres of land five bedrooms two bathrooms 190m2 of living space on two floors. Lots of original features, outside courtyard and second floor sun terrace, it also has an additional 80m2 of workshop/storage, off-grid situated on the border of Alicante and Murcia in Spain, in a little hamlet eight minutes from the nearest town. £190,000. Email: dazzer100@hotmail.co.uk

FIVE ACRE ORGANIC SMALLHOLDING for sale, Central Portugal. 250m2 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

FLAMBOROUGH. 3 BEDROOM semi-detached house, conservatory, solar hot water, wood burner providing central heating and hot water. 90 foot wildlife friendly garden with organic fruit and vegetables. Near heritage coast, Yorkshire wolds, and moors. £127,000. Email: svbuckle@yahoo.co.uk 

FOR SALE 8.75acres Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery including caravan. Stunning views, stream, spring, wildlife and wonderful air. Giant oaks trees, willow, cobnuts, apples etc, rough pasture & access via stoned track. £59K. Tel: 01547 528 892. Email: mad.hatter@btconnect.com 

FOR SALE – FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY to buy eco home in co-housing community. Fabulous 2/3 bed south facing Passiv haus in award winning Lancaster Cohousing development of 41 homes in picturesque location next to the Lune river, a short distance from Lancaster City. This house is one of the 3 biggest in the scheme. All the other homes are occupied. Asking price £350,000. The house was completed November 2012 and affords extremely comfortable, warm, easy, sociable living yet with your own private space. Amazing modern eco technology includes: passiv haus build, solar energy, biomass boiler and proposed hydro project as well as the wonderful community that is the Forgebank, shared meals, car pool and social events. Included is a new designer kitchen, walk in shower, carpets throughout, two balconies, cheap energy bills as well as a share of communal facilities – namely Common House, Guest Bedrooms, Laundry, five acres of land and a Mill Building (developed and used by a co-operative of working hubs). For photos or further information on the development visit www.lancastercohousing.org.uk or on the eco-hub Mill working http://haltonmill.org.uk/ and please contact the owners on vinechristine@yahoo.co.uk

FRANCE - Isolated old stone house with 42 hectares of woodland and fruit trees on French/Spanish border of Eastern Pyrenees - an ecological paradise. 1 hour from Mediterranean. 4 bedrooms, workshop, second building for conversion. Further info: http://gsteelbod.wix.com/la-mougue 395,000. Tel: +33 468 211 552 

FRANCE – PERFECT SMALLHOLDING for sale with stocked lake in lovely Limousin region. Lodge with solid fuel range, hand water pump, greenhouse, veranda and shed, all on approx. Four acres land. €55,000, a small price to pay for a full life. For full details please call Sarah Louise +33 629 995 280. Email: missorange33@hotmail.fr

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

FRANCE. RURAL STONE FARMHOUSE to renovate. 121 m2, overlooking pretty west facing valley running down to small river. Small outbuilding. New roof, planning permission. Services nearby. 7,133m2 land, more available. 1 hour east of La Rochelle. 34,500. Tel: +33 549 097 747. 

FRANCE 20 MILES from Poitiers. Converted 16th Century mill, outbuildings with letting accommodation. Own lake, river and 15 aces of woodland. Very beautiful, secluded setting. €500,000 OIR. Tel: 01747 824 484.

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 COTTAGE TEAROOM AND GUESTHOUSE at heart of Yorkshire Dales National Park. Peaceful village location, stunning scenery, brilliant wildlife including kingfishers, buzzards and woodpeckers. Lovely tea-garden, veg garden, private owner’s accommodation, fabulous old fireplaces, Aga. Run as green business with many happy customers. £440,000 freehold, stephen@smartercat.co.uk

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 

LAND FOR SALE. 4 acres beautiful, peaceful moorland close to Pendle Hill in Clitheroe area of Lancashire, suitable for tree planting, bird watching, camping, permaculture projects. £7,500. Contact ann.algie@gmail.com for further information. 

LOVELY ORIGINAL HOUSE and land for sale. Southern Ireland. Email: grayfriend@gmail.com Web: www.liscarrigane.com

MAYO, WEST IRELAND, 1950's 3-bed bungalow, fully habitable but needs upgrading. Beautiful coastal location. Large garden by river, old shop/studio attached and granny-flat,needing renovation. Friendly rural village, church, pub and primary school nearby. Great potential, £65,000. Tel: 01335 372 777. Email: murphy.anita0@gmail.com 

MID WALES Idyllic 2 acre field with river border for sale in secluded Trannon valley. Wildlife haven, land organic for 30 years, small lake and wetland habitat, ancient oaks, willow plantation, hard standing for parking, compost toilet. Ideal for camping. Phone 01686 430 436 .

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 email derinatur@hotmail.com or visit http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=682958266 

OFF-GRID CONVERTED FORGE next to North Oxford canal. Solar, wind and diesel generator, composting loo, solid fuel Rayburn, organic raised beds and greenhouse. £320,000. Contact 01295 690 048 or 07846 339 621. 

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 

RENOVATED 5 BED PENNINE FARMHOUSE near Hebden Bridge. Well set up for self sufficiency with large growing space, 30ft. polytunnel, greenhouse, hen houses, pig pens etc. large attached barn, separate large garage/workshop and holiday cottage. £725,000. Contact sue.leaper@3-c.coop for info and photos. 

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.

SOUTH LAKES TERRACED COTTAGE: well-maintained, two double bedrooms. Low running costs: solar panel/wood burner run hot water/radiators. Long, narrow organic garden; deep beds, woodshed. Close to Ulverston market town and Lake District boundary. Good public transport. Bargain at £135,000! Contact: louise.moss7@gmail.com  

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

SW FRANCE, permaculture farm, 3.85ha. Quiet hilltop site on cul-de-sac overlooking Garonne valley. Fantastic views. Organic cert. until retirement. 2-bed house good condition, ch, w/burner, 3 large barns incl. tobacco barn ideal conversion gîte. Workshop. All tractors, equipment included in sale. 165,000. +33 612 112 019. 

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 

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

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to acquire 12 acres of land in the Teifi Valley, south west Wales, managed for biodiversity and conservation, containing a variety of habitats, with equipment shed. Development potential subject to planning consent. £120,000 ono. Contact ffynnonmamgu@gmail.com or call 07989 200 008. 

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 

WEST WALES SMALLHOLDING two bed-roomed character cottage with six acres deciduous woodland four acres pasture. Ideal for self-sufficiency – well water, solar water heating, own wood for central heating. Over 40 species birds. Large polytunnel, static caravan. First time on market for 30 years. £310,000. For full details phone 01570 493 491 or email adamsfamily@draig.plus.com

WOODLAND FARM Ireland, 30acres inc. 8acres native woodland, meadows, grazing and 1acre gardens. Delightful timberframe house, 3bed, south facing. Farm buildings, old cottage. Lake, mountain views. Good walking, riding. Secluded riverside, Imile village, 30mins Carrick-on-Shannon. £250,000, stock at valuation. mreading@eircom.net 

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TRADES AND CRAFTS

CHRIS JOHN JEWELLERY. Affordable beautiful, handcrafted wooden rings made from responsibly sourced wood. Web: www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-John-Jewellery/136268069825856

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

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

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. 

WANTED

CREATIVE COLLABORATIVE CHANGE and Integral Housing and Land-use. Help Progress new types of Sustainability-relevant activities/networked in different Locations. Build a team of capable people. Initial Sites Opportunities – Rural – Horticultural, Farm and P/T work, Education site, Biochar. Wales/Borders Market Town. Urban – Bristol and Manchester. Develop more! Seeking housing participants and advisors. More Info call/text IH&L 07815 805 647.

KINDRED SPIRITS sought to help/share buy/lease wood/farm land for husbandry and pleasure, in Cornwall, Devon or possibly Brittany. 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

NORWEGIAN GARDENER seeks one, physically able person for 3-4 weeks this summer to help establish permaculture garden on island on west coast of Norway. Free food, lodgings and hands-on experience in beautiful part of the world. Work with the weather, weekends off where possible and free time to explore. Experience preferred, not obligatory. Enthus-iasm for permaculture and personality most important. Tolerance of a cat and 3 year old child essential. Female preferred. Dates negotiable between 21st June and 10th August 2014. Send letter and/or CV to Rebecca Smith at abysseus@hotmail.com

WANTED TENANTS. Canary Islands, Gran Canaria. To rent off-grid, two 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