Hello,

I have just finished university and I am currently working to try and pay off some debts. I figured if I can get my accommodation as cheap as possible this would help me get out of debt quicker. I would like to experiment with living in a tent and also with sustainable living. I learn by doing, and this would be a great opportunity to learn about low-impact living.
I am looking for an area in West-Mids/Worcester which has a close-by water supply and reasonably good access. You will find that I am a very respectful and easy going person and will look after any land that is rented.
Thank you.

Danny 07703032333

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4 Responses to “West Midlander looking to go off-grid, any land available to rent for tent/van?”

  1. Simon

    Hi a new site has recently been opened in Woolwich (east london) which may interest you and we are looking for any new people who would like to get involved.

    btw, this site is free… you shouldnt have to pay anything for somewhere to live!

    Address is

    1-7 Pier Road, North Woolwich, E16

    DLR: King George V
    Rail: Woolwich Arsenal

    why not call us up for a chat?

    07864845803, 07727046200

    Good Luck!

    :)

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  2. aringofbrightwater

    elnav-I wish it was so simple in the UK to go off-grid in a cabin or house as it is elsewhere in the world.The UK has very stringent planning laws and building regulations A)you can’t just put up a house where you like B)what the house is built of, how its heated, its electricity supply etc etc are all covered by tough regulations.Yes these are surmountable but it costs far more in the UK than say the US or Canada, that is assuming you can get permission in the first place.Add in buying a house plot which can cost a minimum of £100000 ($180000 approx)plus legal and planning costs etc etc things just are not simple here .
    So the reason most off-gridders in the UK live in vans,trailers and tents is purely and primarily down to cost.The problem then is most people who live in vans or trailers are seen by the majority as hippy’s, trailer trash or undesirables and generally reported to the authorities as such and thus moved on by the police.
    The government do not like you not conforming and doing as you please in the UK and the general public attitude particularly of the middle classes is anyone who does not live ‘normally’ is someone to be feared.
    Living in off-grid or organic communes is quite common in France and other Eeuropean countries but very rare in the UK.
    To put it bluntly, the UK just ain’t off- grid or ‘independent living’ friendly, but things are changing slowly and sites like this help a great deal in assisting attitude change.I guess as living costs spiral more people in the UK will move toward ‘free’ energy sources and off grid living but changing the attitude of how off gridders and free living people are viewed is going to take a little longer.

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  3. phil jones

    elnav, this is surely down to planning laws, cost and space. Planning departments are notoriously difficult to deal with, buying land and building costs big money, if you can find the land with pp.
    Tents/vans are immediate, practical and unobtrusive, less likely to attract unwelcome attention from authorities and capable of being moved if necessary. regards, phil

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  4. elnav

    Tent? Van? Do people in the UK have an aversion to living in houses.?
    There seem to be a sharp division between off-grid in the UK and off-grid elsewhere. When talking about living off grid people in the UK seem to only think in terms of single people living in a van, RV ir tree house or in this case a tent. Off-gridders in other countries think in terns of a small cabin or larger house. Something that can be expanded to raise a family in.
    Its a curious distinction.

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