The talk is over (or just revving up). This just got real for us. Found some land. A nice little 3 acre block with outline planning – half forest with a river. It’s on the edge of a Welsh village near the mid coast – not the cutesy Beddgelert with the coffee shops and steam railway kind of village. We’re talking no frills and a nationalist Welsh flag-flying neighbour next door. But that’s OK. We GOT THIS!
When I say this, I don’t mean that we know in any way how this is going to play out. We have some ideals and core values: sustainability, as off-grid as possible and to create a hub for learning and healing. But the journey is another matter. We have much to learn and discover. And not much money to play with. Happily though, this means we can chronicle every step right here, share our faltering progress and shorten others’ learning curves.
The story so far is…found a plot after numerous journeys to all parts of Wales (looked at houses, farms, restoration projects and plots). It has no services connected but it does have Outline Planning Consent for a 10 x 12 x 7 metre dwelling. 7 metres high? That’s neither single or two story….needs further investigation! Asking price was £130K. Offered £100 and got it. Yikes…game-on. Next step? Massive research into cheap, eco-sound self builds.
Off we go…stay tuned…