I have bought some land in mid Devon, near the coast – and want to get together with a couple of others to plant trees, build a couple of sheds and try to get a small community going.

Its a beautiful space, tucked away, very rural and I want it to remain tranquil, and free of dispute or politics.

If you are open-minded, radical and enjoy friendly company and good times, then that is more important than your specific beliefs or lifestyle. All are welcome as long as you also believe that all are welcome.

I am good at things like planning permission and getting on with the neighbours, and I am  looking for people with land skills and crafts like carpentry to team up with – also food preparation and teaching skills as we will be trying to sell produce and also educate local people in off-grid ways.

Please leave your contact details in the comments section and I will be in touch.

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21 Responses to “A Dingly Dell in Devon”

  1. JohnChippy

    Hi veg-head!
    I like the sound of the project. I’m a 39 year old formwork carpenter by trade but I’ve done roofing and flooring and a few bits of 1st and 2nd fix. I’ve an allotment here in London but I’ve not done anything too unconventional with it. I’m a healthy vegetarian, almost vegan, very capable cook. I’m in very good nick for my age. Well travelled, avid reader, don’t watch TV. Lived basically off grid in Indonesia for a year. (Some foods were bought in.)
    Two of my current heroes are Wim Hof and Charles Dowding so that’ll give you some idea of what I aspire to…!
    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

    • J

      Hi JohnChippy,
      Very interested in speaking with someone like minded. Please do get in touch.

    • Ellen Calteau

      Hey there, did you get a reply? Me my husband and daughter are also looking to team up with like minded people. Feel free to get in touch if it is still in mind. Ellen

  2. Paula

    Hi, saw your post and very interested in finding out more. We are 50s and have some practical skills as well as creative (sewing clothes and furnishings, making baskets, art, woodwork and gardening) In light of the current virus situation, are you still able to continue ok? Looking to go back to a simpler, peaceful community based life as soon as possible. So if you are still looking for people then please come back to me. Many thanks

    • Ellen

      Hey there, did you get a reply? Me my husband and daughter are also looking to team up with like minded people. Feel free to get in touch if it is still in mind. Ellen

  3. Kamida

    Hello 36 yo female. I would like to discuss more the home and community your building to see if it’s a good match.

  4. Thomas Estep

    I’m curious to your location?
    I’m a grower of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms.
    I plan on moving sometime in the next couple years.

  5. Caroline

    Family of 4.. my mum, two daughters and myself.. skills in growing food, catering, permaculture, community organising, event management, teaching.. incl kids how to grow food and nature activities, and been training recently how to set up local food social enterprise. Looking for a home and community to settle long term. Located in Somerset now.. have a little money but not enough for my own land. Mum is 64 yr old story teller, artist and druid, ex teacher.. Kids are wonderfully challenging cherubs.. I would love them to grow up off grid so much. Good luck.. Hope to hear from you. C*

    • Ellen

      Hey there, did you get a reply? Me my husband and daughter 5yrs are also looking to team up with like minded people. Feel free to get in touch if it is still in mind.

  6. Jessica M Jenkins

    Hello, I am very interested in learning more abbot your project. I am a cook, gardener, business savvy free spirit and my fiancee is a jack off all trades with a strong back and stronger desire to escape the American rat race. I look forward to speaking soon about this opportunity. Take care. Be well.

  7. Fallon

    Hello, I am 26 years old, I would love the opportunity to join an off the grid community.

  8. seth

    This sounds awesome I am trying to get https://gf.me/u/wigsib to fruition I would be happy to discuss coming to a mutually beneficial arrangement. Perhaps where I could teach about building materials, provide structures etc… in exchange for farming on the land.

  9. jake

    hi hows your dream shapin up in mid devon, im in north devon looking to maybe get involved in an off grid project. wood is not my thing but i would like to learn, i work as a mobile metal worker/artist. google artsapart . any chance you can help me exit the rat race

  10. Alice


    I am really keen to hear more of your vision for this project. I am looking to move off-grid and help start-up and support a growing community. My skills are in ecology and community engagement and I have some informal teaching experience. I would love to hear from you more about this.

    Happy Monday!
    Best wishes,

  11. Anna morley

    I’m going off grid this year, very interested in what you are offering. I am a single woman with many skills, I am currently studying wood work/craft as at some point I will be building my own cabin. I work holistically with nature and what it offers. I hope I am not to late as I have just seen this.

    Kind regards

  12. AspringForestGardener

    I’m looking to contribute to and learn from this kind of project, I’ve also got some skills, experience and finance to potentially contribute, would be great to get in touch and learn more about your plans and see if there’s an chance to collaborate :)

  13. Sheree

    It sounds idyllic, I dream of living off-grid, but can’t seem to find anyone to share my dream….and then here you are…

    BUT, I’m not very handy, although I’ve just done a house renovation, I love getting stuck in and could help with lots of things. I’m probably not what your after, but I’m interested to know more.

  14. fridgeways

    Hey Dude,

    I have some money and am interested in buying into your scheme, I’m very practical as a plumber and joiner and tree surgeon, I don’t care about much to be honest other than trees!

    fridge ways at g mail dot com


  15. Stuart and Kara Rickford

    Hi, my nane is stuart i have a small family, my partner kara and son Saxon (2yrs old) we are looking to be part of an off-grid community. We would love to hear more of your plans and if we would suit your needs. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

  16. Cynthia

    That sounds really nice…I look forward to hearing from you..

  17. Jeremiah Durgin

    Hello nice to meet you.I am a African American man 19 yrs of age I have been looking for a off grid community to call my home and help develop.I would love a opportunity to be apart of your vision