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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

WE LIVE IN A LARGE beautiful South-facing Victorian house, with a 5 acre garden, on the edge of Bath. We are offering a carpeted and insulated yurt in the garden, with a woodburning stove. No electricity, a compost loo and a single tap. There is potential to build a shed offering shower and cooking facilities. You would be able to share our kitchen, and use the shower/toilet in the house. Would suit someone/a couple who want a combination of independence and community. Rent can be paid in full, or partly in cash and partly in kind; and is negotiable, but in the region of £400 - £450 a month. This includes all utilities, council tax, wifi, etc. Please email philip@frontrowfilms.co.uk if interested.

WE LIVE IN A LARGE beautiful South-facing Victorian house, with a 5 acre garden, on the edge of Bath. We are offering a room in the house, with shared use of bathroom and kitchen. Rent can be paid in full, or partly in cash and partly in kind; and is negotiable, but in the region of £400 - £450 a month. This includes all utilities, council tax, wifi, etc. Please email philip@frontrowfilms.co.uk if interested.

COURSES

Does your permaculture course appear on our Course listings pages (77-79 in the print edition)? As with our classifieds they also appear on the digital/app editions of the magazine and on our website for the duration of each issue. For details email: tony@permaculture.co.uk

ACS DISTANCE EDUCATION – Permaculture courses, PDC, studied online. Animals in the Permaculture Environment. Permaculture Consulting. Advanced Permaculture. Permaculture Design and Construction. Permaculture Systems. Plants and Permaculture. Mud Brick Construction. Landscaping. Carpentry. Contact 01384 442 752 or info@acsedu.co.uk or visit www.acsedu.co.uk

BEN LAW OPEN DAYS & COURSES. Visit Ben’s West Sussex woodland for the day and experience for yourself his inspirational lifestyle and view his now world famous cruck framed roundwood timber house. Ben’s educational courses include; Woodlands & Permaculture, Coppicing, I’ve Bought A Woodland What Do I Do Now?, Charcoal Making and his renowned Roundwood Timber Framing make him an essential resource for woods people the world over. View: www.ben-law.co.uk

BRIGHTON PERMACULTURE COURSES. Various dates throughout the year. Phone: 07746 185 927. Web: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk

BROCKWOOD PARK SCHOOL. A vegetarian, international, alternative, boarding school for 14 - 19 year olds. Founded in 1969. View: brockwood.org.uk for more details.

BUTSER ANCIENT FARM, Hampshire. Learn traditional skills in a unique environment with houses from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman and Saxon periods. Woodworking, metalworking, blacksmithing, swordsmithing, jewellery, pottery, flintknapping, basket weaving, traditional crafts, herbal lore and more. 02392 598 838 www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

CHARLES DOWDING, growing since 1982, no dig organic gardening and teaching in Somerset, UK. Charles discovered quicker and simpler ways to grow healthy plants. For further details please view: www.charlesdowding.co.uk

CHICKEN KEEPING COURSES, all levels: Beginners; From Hatch to Despatch; Despatch, Pluck & Dress. VENUE: Quantock Hills, Somerset. LED BY: Cheryl Arvidson. WHEN: Regular dates throughout year. Web: http://greenmeadowpoultry.co.uk, Phone/Text: 07970 594 226

DAVID HOLMGREN courses in Australia with one of the founders of permaculture. For details view: http://holmgren.com.au

CHARLES DOWDING, growing since 1982, no dig organic gardening and teaching in Somerset, UK. Charles discovered quicker and simpler ways to grow healthy plants. Web: www.charlesdowdling.co.uk

DESIGNED VISIONS. Various permaculture courses with various tutors. For dates and locations view: www.designedvisions.co

FOREST GARDENING in Devon. Various dates throughout the year. Led by Martin Crawford. Web: www.agroforestry.co.uk

GLENNIE KINDRED workshops, courses and talks. Various dates and locations view: www.glenniekindred.co.uk/workshops/index.html

GRAHAM BELL OPEN DAYS & COURSES. Various dates throughout the year. Phone: 01700 502 506.
Web: www.grahambell.org

GRAHAM BURNETT PERMACULTURE courses in Essex. Various dates. Phone: 07454 086 172.. Web: www.spiralseed.co.uk

LONDON PERMACULTURE COURSES. Various venues and dates in and around London. Led by: The London Permaculture Network: www.LondonPermaculture.com

NATURAL SWIMMING POOL courses in north Norfolk throughout the year. Led by David Pagan Butler. Quote ‘Permaculture’ for a 25% discount on course prices when booking. Phone: 01263 585 022 Web: www.organicpools.co.uk

ONE PLANET DEVELOPMENT (OPD): A Practical Introduction. 21 – 24 September 2018. Weekend: What it takes to set up and run an OPD smallholding. Topics include assessing land, business ideas, building requirements, renewable energy, water management. Monday: Getting planning permission. Details: jacqui.banks@hotmail.com, www.danyberllan.co.uk

PATRICK WHITEFIELD ASSOCIATES. A wide range of courses in different formats for accessible learning. Online and residential courses. View: www.patrickwhitefield.co.uk

POSTGRADUATE COURSE: Researching Holistic Agroecology (www.researchingagroecology.org.uk). Apply now for a course that brings the humanities and holistic science to the renewal of agriculture. Join a blended learning course and participate in our residential intensives. International, inspirational and educational!

PROFESSIONAL & CERTIFIED TRAINING in organic/biodynamic gardening and farming. Online or full time two year work based apprentice style learning. 20 years experience in sustainable and holistic training for a better future. BioDynamic Agricultural College. www.bdacollege.org.uk

PERMACULTURE WOMEN’S GUILD. Online Permaculture Design Course. Rolling enrollment, classes start in April 2018. This game-changing course features over 40 expert teachers from around the world, each offering a module that reflects her own specialised skillset and experience. In addition to the standard 72-hour certification curriculum, this offers extra modules on social and emotional permaculture. We aim to revolutionize online permaculture by requiring more hands-on practice than any other PDC. In short, if you study with us, you won’t just be empowered to talk about permaculture and design pretty gardens, but you’ll also have the tools to manifest your own broadscale designs, projects, and community programmes. Our teaching team is all women but all genders are welcome to enroll in the PDC. View: www.permaculturewomen.com

STEPHANIE HAFFERTY, seasonal plant-based recipes, organic no dig gardening, homegrown eco friendly potions from plants, edible garden design, permaculture, small-scale homesterading, living lihtly and abundantly. Web: www.StephanieHafferty.co.uk

TOMAS REMIARZ forest gardening expert. Contact for any of the following services: • Training programmes from short talks and workshops to in-depth courses • Mentoring service for forest gardeners, including site visits and face-to-face or remote tutorials • Collaborative design processes with groups including households, community groups, commercial or institutional clients • Site design, including singe visit walk-through designs, outline plans through to fully costed and scheduled plans • Food forest planting service including sourcing of plants and materials, site protection, ground preparation, planting of trees, shrubs and herbaceous layers • Site maintenance, repair and retrofitting • Development and execution of research programmes Web: http://reallifeforestgardens.com/

ONLINE
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DESIGN SERVICES

EVENTS 2016

Let us know about all of your permaculture events for 2017: tony@permaculture.co.uk

EUROPEAN PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE 2018. This year the EUPC is coming to the beautiful mountains of County Wicklow just an hour from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, where we will be extending a thousand welcomes to Permaculturalists from right across Europe. The 5 day event will take place from 8th to 13th August 2018 at Knockree Hostel, County Wicklow and will be a dyna mic mixture of pre-scheduled speakers, workshops and open space on a diverse range of topics, though the theme for the week is 'New Partners for Permaculture: Reaching Beyond Our Edges' so this will also be very much a community building and networking event.
 In addition to the main event in Wicklow it is also intended that there will be 'Fringe' events taking place not only in Ireland but across Europe this summer, including Permaculture courses, talks, open days, networking and permablitz's.
 Attendance tickets to the EUPC cost €100 for the 5 days, or €25 for a day pass and there are a range of accomodation options onsite and nearby. 
There's much more info about the programme, tickets, fringe events and volunteering on our website at www.eupc2018.ie
 Social media links are https://www.facebook.com/eupc2018 and https://twitter.com/eupc2018
 We hope to see you there! 2018 EUPC Organisers Group
e: clairetemplar@googlemail.com
t: 00353 85 8828539
w. www.eupc2018.ie

OFF-GRID FESTIVAL 9 – 12 August 2018, Tapeley Park North Devon. It’s a not-for-profit gathering of people who practice, support, promote or looking for sustainable living. Comprised mainly of workshops, talks and other community or person enhancing activities. It’s very family friendly and aims to get kids involved and engaging with nature and learning to enjoy arts and crafts. There is music in the evening. Subjects can be anything from agriculture to politics and energy production to story telling and arts&crafts: http://offgrid-festival.co.uk/

FOR SALE

BEAUTIFUL WOODEN JEWELLERY and combs. Exquisite designs lovingly hand carved in the Highlands of Scotland from rescued off-cuts of high quality hard woods. Individually crafted necklaces, earrings, brooches, kilt pins and more. Each piece unique.  Visit our on-line shop: www.woodlandtreasures.co.uk 

ECCO STOVE wood fired masonry heaters provide an economical and highly efficient way of getting the most out of the least amount of fuel. To find out more contact our team on 01527 857 814 or email sales@eccostove.com www.eccostove.com Meet us at the South Downs Green Fair, Sunday 7th May 2017.

MARKET GARDEN business opportunity on 1.7 acres of organic land at Ragmans Lane Farm, taking over from a very successful business.  You will need experience, skills and the ability to deliver a self-sustaining project. Closing date 23rd September 2018 http://www.ragmans.co.uk/home/news/ View: www.ragmans.co.uk

RAPANUI. 100% organic cotton. Design your own tshirts and sweatshirts, delivered to your door. Web: permaculture.teemill.co.uk

RAW, FRESH, MADE-TO-ORDER DINNER KITS of curry pastes, unusual sauces, soups and rice flavourings for that home-cooked taste. There are vegetarian and allergen free kits alongside traditional Thai, Indian and Singaporean recipes. Saves you time and storage. No preservatives, no salt, no sugar added, chilli in separate sachet so you can tailor the spice level. For full details view: www.MisterPaste.co.uk

REMIN VOLCANIC ROCK DUST:  Demeter accredited, Scotland sourced, 360million years old, freshly crushed, finely screened, contains all minerals & trace elements for healthy soil and plants.  Autumn Offer to encourage application while soil still warm (!) – type “PERMACULTURE” in Remin on-line shop for 15% Discount. Tel: 01330 820 914. Web: www.reminscotland.com

REMIN VOLCANIC ROCK DUST: Demeter accredited, Scotland sourced, 360million years old, freshly crushed, finely screened, contains all minerals & trace elements for healthy soil and plants. Special offer – type ‘PERMACULTURE’ in Remin online shop for 15% Discount. Tel: 01330 820 914. Web: www.reminscotland.com

VEGGIEPOWER SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. Diesel to vegetable oil engine conversions and kits. Offgrid Installations solar, wind. Event power supplies for Cinemas Stages etc. Bicycle Generators. Bicycle Blenders. Shop and Courses in above technologies. chris@veggiepower.co.uk www.veggiepower.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 01730 823 166. Email: volunteering@sustainability-centre.org

YURT POLES, coppiced sweet chestnut available now, also selection of sweet chestnut poles, many sizes. Ben: 07966 193 154 or ben@ben-law.co.uk

GENERAL

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ECCO STOVE wood fired masonry heaters provide an economical and highly efficient way of getting the most out of the least amount of fuel. To find out more contact our team on 01527 857 814 or email sales@eccostove.com www.eccostove.com

REMIN VOLCANIC ROCK DUST: Demeter accredited, Scotland sourced, 360million years old, freshly crushed, finely screened, contains all minerals & trace elements for healthy soil and plants. Special offer – type ‘PERMACULTURE’ in Remin online shop for 15% Discount. Tel: 01330 820 914. Web: www.reminscotland.com

VEGGIEPOWER sustainable energy technologies. Diesel to vegetable oil engine conversions and kits. Offgrid installations: solar, wind. Event power supplies for cinemas, stages etc. Bicycle generators. Bicycle blenders: www.veggiepower.co.uk

WILLOW FOR SALE. Grown and coppiced at The Sustainability Centre as part of our WET (Wetland Ecosystem Treatment) System. All proceeds go towards volunteer projects. Email: volunteering@sustainability-centre.org

GENERAL

ECOTRICITY the world’s first green electricity company, supplying 100% green electricity. www.ecotricity.co.uk/permaculture

FREE VIDEOS TEACHING organic and perma- culture food growing: huwsnursery.com/videos, or search HuwsNursery on YouTube

PHONE COOP. Phone, broadband and business telecoms: www.thephone.coop/permaculture

TRIODOS BANK: Small act big change. We’ll only lend your money to organisations that work to benefit people or the environment. If you open a Current Account, savings account or Cash ISA with us, we’ll give you a £40 voucher to spend at Permaculture Magazine’s online store when your balance reaches £100. Go to www.triodos.co.uk/permaculturemagazine for full terms and conditions. The current account can be opened by any UK resident aged 18 or over who meets the eligibility criteria. Interest rates may change. Tax savings depend on circumstances. This offer is limited to one voucher per new customer.

TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE ACCOUNTING is managed by Peter Ellington PM’s Permanent Publications Financial Director. It provides accounting and taxation services for social enterprises, charities, businesses, and individuals looking to build communities and with environ-mental concerns. For a free initial consultation call Peter on 07824 479 489. Web: www.triplebottomlineaccounting.com

VISIONARY PODCAST of the World our Hearts Know Is Possible. Feel the change you wish to see. Deepen patterns of connection to Earth. Evoke Awe, Gratitude and Joy. Create a World where Everyone Wins. 10 mins/day, 5 days/week: 
http://chooseyourgrooves.com/ep000-visionary-podcast/

HOLIDAYS

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, wild life pond. 11 acres woodland. Short courses. Tel: +33 296 274 465. Web: www.brittanycountrygite.com and www.permacultureinbrittany.com

CENTRAL ITALIAN MOUNTAINS. Help us create an eco-community centered on a Food Forest in a remote Apennine village. Our detached cottage and villa with pool, games room and 360 degree views are available for working holidays, relaxing holidays and property search holidays. See MorriconeVillage.com

COTNA ECO RETREAT, CORNWALL. Straw Bale Barn and 2 Yurts on beautiful organic small-holding. 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

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: www.ecolodge.me.uk

FOREST RETREAT, MACHYNLLETH (WALES): Stunning retreat deep in the Dyfi forest, situated on a working organic farm; sparkling river, incredible walking and biking. Off-grid, wifi free, sustainable tented camp with accommodation in yurts/tipis. Each unit in own private area with private eco-loo and outdoor wood-fired bath. Reconnect with nature and yourselves. Families welcome. Quote PERMACULTURE for 15% off. www.ecoretreats.co.uk

GARDENS OF PARADISE TOUR visit all 3 Baltic States in 9 days and enjoy beautiful family homesteads on the way. Explore alternative vision of permaculture based countryside living: www.gardensofparadise.eu

HAMPSHIRE ECO-HOSTEL & CAMPSITE, including Yurts and Tipis in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Family friendly, 55-acre woodland site. Great for walking and cycling. Veggie café onsite: www.sustainability-centre.org

NORTH DORSET HOLIDAY and weekend breaks at our traditional smallholding set in a quiet rural area. Friendly informal atmosphere under one hour Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Cranborne Chase and Longleat. Lovely walks or join in with lambing, cider making and hedge laying. Accommodation in two bedroom annexe, twin bedded ensuite room, sleep in the barn or just camp. Self-catering or meals by arrangement, all diets catered for. Or you can opt to work and stay here for free. For details tel 01747 824 484 or email jonathancoward@btinternet.com

OFF-GRID, detached Guesthouse in former East Germany, 4-6 people, 1 acre of private grounds including private forest land and gardens, walking & cycling, nature & peace, wellbeing & happiness, kids friendly, www.forestguesthouse.eu

OFF-GRID HIDEAWAY in rural Catalonia. Beautiful mountain location, two bedroom self-catering apartment, sleeps up to four people. Ideal for artists, walkers, cyclists, wine lovers and people interested in eco living. Email coppingfrances@gmail.com. Web www.xaletpigall.com

OFF-GRID STONE HOUSE and outbuidings in Girona Spain. Beautifully restored, 225m2 main house plus self-contained annex. Part of hamlet in unspoiled valley. Ten minutes from lovely village with amenities. 10 acres of land include terraces and forest. 330.000€. ubagolara@gmail.com http://canboscdellado.blogspot.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. Web: www.axevalleycottage.co.uk

SEASIDE HOLIDAY HOUSE. Superb for family holidays and hideaway breaks, 1 minute’s walk from sea. Cosy Victorian house in Seaview, Isle of Wight, sleeps 5. Next to wetland wildfowl reserve and wooded estate. Sizeable games room at end of garden. Accessible by public transport. Bike hire available. Contact: tim@permaculture.co.uk for PM readers’ off-season discounts. Web: www.oaksatseaview.info

TUSCANY: B&B in beautiful countryside near the sea. 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms on friendly WWOOF farm. Breakfast provided and possibility to eat dinner with the family (own, organic or local produce). Idyllic scenery – rolling hills, woodland and olive groves, good biking/hiking country. Beaches 10kms. Info and photos; Bridget noi.nove@gmail.com

MISCELLANEOUS

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

OPPORTUNITIES

TAKING PART in the Permaculture Ambassador programme is a great way of developing and practising many different kinds of skills and gaining confidence in using them. Sign up to Ambassador email alerts to hear about how you can be involved in the Ambassador network. We will also share relevant opportunities and events (festivals, talks, courses): www.permaculture.org.uk/ambassador

Black2Nature – Race Equality in Nature, is a black-led group formed with the aim of getting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people of all ages out into nature. The group wish to hear from people who would like to join, support or contribute. Email: equalityinnature@gmail.com

CJS The Countryside Specialists since 1994 an information resource with each edition providing an insight into one specific area of the countryside and conservation sectors. CJS, The Moorlands, Goathland, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO22 5LZ. Web: www.countryside-jobs.com

EARTH WAYS has acquired a 15 acre paradise on the Isle of Skye and is starting a permaculture and nature based community. They are looking for members, helpers and loans. Find out more here: www.earth-ways.co.uk/rubha

ENTHUSIASTIC PEOPLE WANTED to establish permaculture in olive grove, East Crete. As agronomist (ecol. sustainable!), work (alone) 110 olive trees since 2015. Preconditions rather sparse at moment, (caravan, open air sanitary facilities). Cannot provide earnings except stunning views. Happy to deliver detailed information on demand. Email: campolucci@posteo.de

ELEVATOR The Good Job Network promotes jobs with social enterprises, charities and purpose driven companies. Job Seekers can sign up for free, create freelance profiles and earn money from referring their friends to ethical jobs. All the jobs on the site have been carefully curated to ensure they are all paid opportunities to make the world a better place. Find out more here: https://elevatorcafe.com

Horticulture Tutor/Coordinator – Ruskin Mill Trust.An opportunity has become available for an urban grower to work with young people with special educational needs as part of their Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE) programme at Argent College in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and motivated person with experience of running horticultural projects and organic methods who has  an openness to the biodynamic approach. Training in biodynamics will be provided. For more details please visit www.rmt.org/jobs.

Horticulture Tutor – Ruskin Mill Trust. We are seeking to recruit a gardener with experience of working in a social or educational setting. Based at Vale Head Farm a biodynamic farm in rural Staffordshire, young people with special needs come to learn and work as part of their Practical Skills Therapeutic Education programme at Glasshouse College, Stourbridge. The post holder will work directly with our students, teaching horticultural skills within the context of a working market garden. For more details please visit www.rmt.org/jobs

I'M HAVING A ROAD TRIP with my friend Jenny, from Dieppe to Seville (via Bordeaux and Valencia) with a flexible route... and we're looking for one night stays at organic, Permaculture, biodynamic places than can offer either a tiny camping spot (fom her) and a room with access to a shower for me. Dates 29 August - 8 Sept.ember 2-018. Budget €20 max per night. Contact: Mark Charlton, thejoyfulheron@yahoo.co.uk

INTERESTED IN ECOLOGY / PERMACULTURE WORK for the Autumn / Winter (October – March)? Rodmell Food Forest is a forest garden within South Downs National Park at Rodmell, East Sussex. We want an ecologically-minded couple to steward the forest from October-March in exchange for all meals and cosy accommodation (18ft Yurt with wood stove). Main tasks include maintaining/developing the garden and woodland alongside our part-time gardener, feeding chickens, harvesting and preserving produce and participating in other daily communal work. Great opportunity to live close to nature. More information at www.rodmellfoodforest.org Applications directed to Luke at rodmellfoodforest1@gmail.com

RENT-FREE, 4-bedroom farmhouse on Irish permaculture smallholding, inc. 3 acres, an event space, visitor accommodation, 4 outbuildings and a cabin. Would suit individuals, couples or small group (up to 8 people) who want to tribe-up and live from the land, especially those with interest in culture (music, writing, art), rewilding a love of the natural world and a longing to reduce their dependency on money. If strongly interested, write to: Mark Boyle, Knockmoyle, Kylebrack, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland (with a little about yourself) to arrange a visit. Possibilities for cooporative ownership exist also.

SHARPHAM TRUST is offering a unique apprenticeship programme providing comprehensive training in all aspects of running a kitchen garden, alongside managing ornamental gardens, lawns, woodland and orchards. You will develop a range of skills from growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers to be used in the kitchen, crop planning to sowing, cultivation, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, mowing, strimming, pruning, clearing, irrigation and much more. Previous experience is ideal but training will be given on site. An interest in sustainable food growing as well as flexibility and a sense of humour is a must as well as being enthusiastic, practical and willing to learn and contribute to a hard working team. Closing date: 5th August 2018. Interviews: 13th August 2018. Phone: 01803 732 055. Email: admin@sharphamtrust.org. Web: www.sharphamtrust.org

SIGN UP FOR GROW Observatory’s free online course, ‘Citizen Science: From Soil to Sky’. Learn with other permaculturists about growing sites; plant health; climate; soil components; global soil challenges; regenerative techniques; landscape ecosystems; citizen science, fieldwork, GROW Observatory and more! Please view: www.futurelearn.com/courses/grow-from-soil-to-sky

SOLAR HOT WATER IN A PERUVIAN CLOUD FOREST COMMUNITY. Welcome to La Casa del Techo Cerde (house of the green roof) deep in the cloud forests of the Peruvian andes in the community of Leymebamba. This self-built house is on 12 hectares of cloud forest has been constructed with materials almost exclusively sourced from the land itself and with a combination of local knowledge and architectural styles and introduced techniques inspired by principles of sustainability. We are now putting the finishing touches to the house and looking to build a cost efficient solar hot water system based on locally available materials which integrates heat from a wood burning fuel efficient stove which can serve as a model for replication in the community with the aim of supporting environmentally sensitive building and energy generation in Leymebamba. We are looking for someone who would be available for a short consultancy to lead and implement this project. Spanish preferential. Dates and terms to be agreed on. For more information contact Conrad Feather: conrad@shinai.org.pe

UK ENVIRONMENTAL JOBS at www.environmentjobs.co.uk and International Jobs at www.environmentjobs.com

PERSONAL

STOP! In the name of LOVE! Single black 50 (something) female. Lively, honest, fit and healthy looking for male partner in this dance we call life. Love my garden and allotment. We have something in common – permaculture. North Hampshire scmbs2@ntlworld.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)

CENTRAL PORTUGAL Exquisite organically farmed small-holding, 2.5 acres, south facing with panoramic views of mountain ranges. An abundance of vines, fruit and olive trees, own water, firewood, vegetable gardens and flowers galore. Beautifully reconstructed house, workshop, sheds, two caravans. €249,000. Email: sumastarkie@gmail.com

CHARMING OFF-GRID ORGANIC olive farm on 10 acres of olives, and cork, mimosa, lemons, oranges and eucalyptus. 2 bedrooms large kitchen dining, large bathroom and bathtub with shower in very peaceful location surrounded by eco reserve, situated within heart of Portugal, forty minutes from Spain. Grant available to transform into agri-tourism. €145,000. Email: riveralmond@protonmail.com

COMMUTABLE GOOD SIZED 3 bed elevated brick bungalow in Kent with views. 1.6 fertile acres with slight southern slope magnificent forest trees and some quality fruit trees. Wildflower and wildlife garden. Chicken aviaries and small paddock area. Offers around £495,000. Tel 01227 730 625.

COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND. Organic Smallholding on 11 acres. Renovated Stone cottage. Large gardens, lots of fruit trees and bushes, 2 polytunnels. Grassland. Spring water supply €240,000. Further details tel +353 656 835 924. Email: beaverfir@gmail.com

DARTMOOR: 2.8 acres watered pasture land with 2 looseboxes and tack/feed store, fenced and with bordering streams. 4 bedroomed terraced cottage nearby in conservation hamlet, with productive raised beds vegetable plot, greenhouse, sizeable sheds, parking. £575,000. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55090545.html

ECO CO-HOUSING Nottinghamshire, 3-4 bed private earth-sheltered house for sale. 24kW renewable energy (wind and PV), 100% rainwater harvesting, permaculture and share in onsite cooperative business promoting sustainable living, with income. 5 households share 14 acres allotments, ponds, sheep, chickens, woodland, 3 polytunnels and orchard. Excellent rural location with access to amenities, incl thriving market town 1.5 mile, East Coast Mainline 15 mins. £460,000. Please visit our website, www.hockertonhousingproject.org.uk, contact Liz contact@hockertonhousingproject.org.uk

ECOHOMES AT LANCASTER COHOUSING 3 bed homes and 1 bed flats for sale/to rent in award winning Passivhaus development. Beautiful semi-rural riverside setting with 100% renewable energy. Intergenerational community. View: www.lancaster cohousing.org.uk or call Jan 07715 712 992

FOREST GARDENER, investors wanted, south from Cardigan Bay: growing nuts, fruit,vines, and veg now, on 4 mixed smallholdings, we have sunny, south-east plots, 3 and 4 acres, for sale. Looking for investors to help, over 2 - 5 years, in buying nearby, excellent land, river and woods. Keith, Chrys: 07871 827 177, 07514  987 927.

IDYLLIC WELSH LONGHOUSE with self contained annex and convertible outhouses for sale near Lampeter Wales. 27 acres pasture, woods, orchards and own water supply. A mile from nearest neighbours and EMF friendly. Ideal for small community. £400,000 ONO. Contact Cathy Whitefield shantilotus7@gmail.com for details.

IRELAND WEST CORK very spacious 3 – 4 bed farmhouse  near Bantry, with separate annex in elevated south and west facing position, stunning views from inside and outside, 2.4 acres includes orchard, large polytunnel, 2 woods and fields. 225,000 Euros. Contact Susannah Burrage 07419 835 393 susburrage@gmail.com

ISLE OF SKYE: Rubha Phoil, a new Nature-Based Permaculture Community on the Isle of Skye is selling a building plot and inviting new members. We offer opportunities to own your own land, build your own home, rent one or live in your own temporary home. More information here: https://www.earth-ways.co.uk/plot-for-sale/

KILMARTIN, ARGYLL walk in the footsteps of Neolithic ancestors to a secluded off-grid hideaway set in half an acre of Native Woodland for £12,500, or drive to an attractive wee caravan on the trackside edge of 3 acres Native Woodland for £19,500. Tel Woody on 07900 473 493.

NEAR HYTHE, Kent Coast. 4 Bedroomed detached house, 0.6 acre garden with ponds, orchard, raised vegetable beds, weaving willow bed, wooded area. Double garage with office. Outbuildings. Backing onto Royal Military Canal and woodland. 10 minutes cycling to amenities and beach. OIRO £550,000. Email: claudie1664@gmail.com

OFF-GRID, detached guesthouse in former East Germany, 4-6 people, 1 acre of private grounds including private forest land and gardens, walking & cycling, nature & peace, wellbeing & happiness, kids friendly, www.forestguesthouse.eu

OFF-GRID STONE HOUSE and outbuidings in Girona Spain. Beautifully restored, 225m2 main house plus self-contained annex. Part of hamlet in unspoiled valley. Ten minutes from lovely village with amenities. 10 acres of land include terraces and forest. 330.000€. ubagolara@gmail.com http://canboscdellado.blogspot.com

SMALL COUNTRY HOUSE in rural Spain £33k. Quiet off-grid two bed house with olive tree plot (80 x 30m approx), on the Serra Mariola National Park. Lovely walks, views and nature, yet only 4k from lovely village/town. Photographs: video: spckmoore@gmail.com

SOMERSET ECO HOUSE AND 4 ACRES. Fertile south facing land near Exmoor, fantastic views to Blackdowns and Quantocks. Beautiful self-built off-grid house, timber frame and straw bale, 3/4 beds, currently arranged as two living spaces. Barn, polytunnels and outbuildings. Agricultural tie - ex market garden. Offers over £405,000. SOLD! But, an example of how well property goes (often to likeminds) in the pages of PM (print, digital, online).

3 BED FARMHOUSE, stunning views, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. 2 open fireplaces. 4 acres wilderness, woodland. 1 acre beds, fruit trees, lawn, pond. Own water and firewood supply. Strong local permaculture group and sympathetic neighbours. £295,000. More details: howardoak@yahoo.co.uk

SW FRANCE- Nouvelle-Aquitaine, one of the mildest and sunniest regions. Wide selection of properties for sale including those with permaculture, smallholding, or equestrian potential, plus watermills, gîtes, B&Bs, little farms, and plots of land. Email jo@actous.immo for more information. Licensed Estate Agent and Permaculture Diploma Holder. Josephine Holleran, Agent Commercial, SIRET: 82485261000016. Actous Immobilier SARL, Carte Professionnelle: CPI16012018000027320, CCI de la Charente.

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