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    You'd get a lot more for that sort of money in Spain, Portugal or France (not to mention Eastern Europe) .... and a better climate.
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    Not always the case. I bought 17 acres of mature chestnut coppice for 50k, in West Kent. Nobody else showed up to buy it. The auctioneer commented on the huge smile on my face.
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    Originally Posted by BaguetteMan
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    You'd get a lot more for that sort of money in Spain, Portugal or France (not to mention Eastern Europe) .... and a better climate.
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    Yes but it's not the UK, it's not England's green and pleasant. Who knows what will be the outcome of Brexit. One accident needing hospital intervention and a stay in, could bankrupt a less planned individual.
    even a gypsy caravan is too much settling down.
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    we don't all want to leave Blighty, i'm happy where I am, I just would like some land.
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    Already got the caravan on it:


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    Originally Posted by exile1234
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    Hi

    Just wanna chuck something in the mix here. There are whole villages going for 1 euro in Spain, France and Italy. Buyer has to agree to do the place up and sometimes live there for a certain amount of time. Some places are for free. This is in Spanish but should translate ok. There are somewhere around 1700 villages currently for sale in Spain alone, according to some other sites. The pics are cool!
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    Or you could buy some land with some caves on...e.g.
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    Anyone fancy a recce mission?!
    Wow! Sounds like a real opportunity for folks to create some kind of community. This is something I would be interested in and getting involved with a group of like minded people. Having only recently joined the forum I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Tipi Valley commune in south Wales is still thriving 40 yrs on from when I very nearly joined. Relationship, children and work was my


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    Originally Posted by Mikefc61
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    Wow! Sounds like a real opportunity for folks to create some kind of community. This is something I would be interested in and getting involved with a group of like minded people. Having only recently joined the forum I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Tipi Valley commune in south Wales is still thriving 40 yrs on from when I very nearly joined. Relationship, children and work was my
    Ooops!

    Aforementioned were a barrier that stifeled my dreams. At 55 yrs old I am singled and free to go ahead and realise my dream now. So many ways I can go but settling in a warm climate country to see out my retirement seems most appealing. Where in the world should I go is what Im trying to decide? Any ideas from you guys will be gladly recieved. Love, Peace and Positivity to all. Mick


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    Originally Posted by Mikefc61
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    Ooops!

    Aforementioned were a barrier that stifeled my dreams. At 55 yrs old I am singled and free to go ahead and realise my dream now. So many ways I can go but settling in a warm climate country to see out my retirement seems most appealing. Where in the world should I go is what Im trying to decide? Any ideas from you guys will be gladly recieved. Love, Peace and Positivity to all. Mick
    Before Mrs B and I moved to Wales we looked at Spain, France, Ireland and Bulgaria as a way to dip our toes in the smallholding water cheaply - without selling our house in Kent, so we would have a rental income and a way to return. We decided against it because we foresaw a rise of nationalism in Europe, and didn't want to be the obvious "outsiders".

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    Anyone interested in Buying a little patch of land


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    Originally Posted by hippydax
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    Already got the caravan on it:


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    Portugal all drugs are LEGAL imagine the Cannabis grow you could have in a place like that that is tempting, your first crop would pay for that place
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    Originally Posted by Sootyfoot
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    Portugal all drugs are LEGAL imagine the Cannabis grow you could have in a place like that that is tempting, your first crop would pay for that place
    That's not quite true , they are decriminalised and treated as a health issue , which is a sensible approach. If they were totaly legal and you had a massive grow , who would buy them
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    I suppose so, but it is cheap to live out there well cheaper than here apparently I know Spain is cheaper than here and I was always told Portugal is cheap in Spain although I've never experienced that myself
    So you could live out there cheaply and grow your own weed without anybody bothering you that sounds ideal
    Those Mountains that you're carrying, you were only supposed to climb.
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    Originally Posted by Sootyfoot
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    I suppose so, but it is cheap to live out there well cheaper than here apparently I know Spain is cheaper than here and I was always told Portugal is cheap in Spain although I've never experienced that myself
    So you could live out there cheaply and grow your own weed without anybody bothering you that sounds ideal
    I liked it when I went there , and would think about moving there when I get older still , but not sure with the brexit stuff if its still going to be possible?

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    Originally Posted by ma bungo
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    I liked it when I went there , and would think about moving there when I get older still , but not sure with the brexit stuff if its still going to be possible?
    That has also raised my eyebrow

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    That's not quite true , they are decriminalised and treated as a health issue , which is a sensible approach. If they were totaly legal and you had a massive grow , who would buy them


    People that live in flats? Much like I buy food rather than grow my own. :-)
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    Originally Posted by Boaty McBoatface
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    Why not look at the Lammas model ? Or one of the other communities ?

    They seem happy, and the model means that somebody who doesn't fit can be expelled.
    Not really true, when you buy your plot and get planning through OPD council no matter what kind of a idiot you are you stay end of, like any utopia it can have a dark under current that you only get to see when you are there 24/7 even the free communities have the same problem.

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    Originally Posted by Woodstock69
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    ... dark under current ...
    ??? please feel free to spill 'em?
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    I fancied the Azores, but Mrs B blocked that one straight away - too difficult for the boys to visit - and that was before they both started (unexpectedly) producing grandchildren.

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    Originally Posted by Woodstock69
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    Not really true, when you buy your plot and get planning through OPD council no matter what kind of a idiot you are you stay end of, like any utopia it can have a dark under current that you only get to see when you are there 24/7 even the free communities have the same problem.
    Anything you can tell us would no doubt help other prospective community founders. Personally, I'd like to know in case I have to gather my extended family around me in a hard future, no intention of founding a community of strangers.

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    Originally Posted by Boaty McBoatface
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    I fancied the Azores, but Mrs B blocked that one straight away - too difficult for the boys to visit - and that was before they both started (unexpectedly) producing grandchildren.
    Very unexpected for boys to do that
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    Salutations hippies! I meandered through links on the internet and found this website today. I'm looking to buy a place in the UK which is way up high (800 ft above sea level) to go off grid. Does anyone have any pearls of wisdom on how to find such properties? I'm using Rightmove to look around the Peak District at the moment and I was wondering if there are less conventional places to find land with suitable planning permission or heavens above, a dwelling that has already been converted for off grid living.

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    Originally Posted by Friday
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    Salutations hippies! I meandered through links on the internet and found this website today. I'm looking to buy a place in the UK which is way up high (800 ft above sea level) to go off grid. Does anyone have any pearls of wisdom on how to find such properties? I'm using Rightmove to look around the Peak District at the moment and I was wondering if there are less conventional places to find land with suitable planning permission or heavens above, a dwelling that has already been converted for off grid living.
    I use rightmove, I would make sure any land isn't in a national park or SSSI it's nothing but trouble, good luck in your quest
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    Hello Friday,

    Might I ask why you wish to live above 800ft ? It can get a bit chilly up there. I'm at 450ft, that seems like a good compromise, we get a lot of sunshine, avoid the frost pockets and mist, have a manageable amount of wind and can still grow almost anything. It was actually 45c in my polytunnel last week, bit too hot, had to open the doors.

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    Originally Posted by Boaty McBoatface
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    Hello Friday,

    Might I ask why you wish to live above 800ft ? It can get a bit chilly up there. I'm at 450ft, that seems like a good compromise, we get a lot of sunshine, avoid the frost pockets and mist, have a manageable amount of wind and can still grow almost anything. It was actually 45c in my polytunnel last week, bit too hot, had to open the doors.
    It's a loooong story. Nearly 7 years ago, I walked off the beaten track and found myself going along a very strange path - metaphorically speaking. Various people walked in and out of my life. Mostly, they are unusually psychic. My latest buddy was introduced to me by her best friend about 3 years ago. The lady needed help which I was able to provide. I've been pulling her butt out of the fire many times and in return, she has done the same for me. She is extraordinarily gifted and she can see people's potential futures. Two months ago, she told me to find a bolt hole. I live in Peterborough, very close to fenland which was reclaimed from the sea. Her instructions were to get way above 800 feet above current sea levels, the higher the better. She said I need a place where I can live when there is no mains electricity, no piped gas, no piped water, no shops selling anything. OMG! I got to know this lady very well in the past 2 years and I am taking her warning very seriously, much to my husband's consternation.

    I am an urban softie. I do not garden. I have never kept chickens nor reared fish. I knew zilch about off grid living but I've been doing a lot of research these last few weeks.

    She has seen the landscape and the house where I shall end up. I know roughly what I am looking for. But the chances of finding this place (yes, I believe it does exist) in the Peak District are very small. The reason I am concentrating on the Peak District is because when the time comes, I have to be able to get there within 2 to 3 hours from where I am living. If time is not of the essence, Scotland has more opportunities but it's much too far away. I have not asked what is coming but I suspect there'll be mass panic and the motorways may be full of traffic, so in such a scenario, the high ground around Buxton is where I am searching.

    It doesn't even have to be a dwelling. I'm prepared to buy land with planning permission and make it suitable for an offgrid lifestyle.

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    Once I find the place, I shall go seriously offgrid. I have even found a firm who specialises in such projects. It'll cost a lot of money to put the facilities in.

    The other problem is that my husband and I are not homesteaders. We can't do any plumbing. We wouldn't dream of doing any electrical work ourselves. We have never chopped wood. We have never kept chickens. The thought of a composting toilet leaves me cold. LOL!

    But I have been 'told' that people will come into my life with the requisite skills. When I find this place, the others will appear. It has been like that these past 7 years. I have a destiny to fulfill and apparently, I shall be changing directions in a very big way.

    I asked my friend how long I have to get this place ready. She can't say for certain as there are various factors which can come into play and bring events forward. But I may have 2 years to do this.

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