Wednesday 16 August 2017

Eco Village Visit

I will return to normal blogging in September, in the meantime last week end I had fantastic day out at Lammas Eco Village in Pembrokshire, they hold open day tours through April to September.
 The eco village is made up of 9 smallholdings of about 6-7 acres each
 The village is totaly off grid
every small holding is self sustaining 
 Planning permission was granted in 2009
 the project is being run under the One Planet scheme
 The smallholders all own there land
and had to show within 5 years they could be self sustaining
 and bring in an income of at least £5,000 per smallholding
 this income is made from the land using non agriculture methods
 as well as raising there food
 they raise there own fuel
 the small holders come from all walks of life
 some are family's with children
 when they moved on to the land it was barren and had been over grazed for 25 years devoid of wildlife
 They have volunteers who help them work the land learning as they go
 The smallholdings all live independently with a village community, if you are ever in the area on a Saturday go along for tour, I came away with some ideas I want to implement here, if you cant get to visit you can learn more about the project HERE


  1. That sounds amazing Dawn.
    I love the houses-x-

  2. That looks like such an inspiring place to visit.

  3. When I go to Wales it will be on my places to visit. Incredible.

  4. When I go to Wales it will be on my places to visit. Incredible.

  5. ooh I really fancy going there. Where exactly is it?

  6. That's totally awesome! What a great concept for those folk. Was it expensive for them to buy into Dawn? We've looked at intentional communities before, but it's always been out of our budget to buy into...

  7. That sounds a fab place to visit!

  8. A fascinating project. Definitely somewhere to visit when in Wales.
    Thanks for reporting back on it.
    I understood your need for a break from blogging, ( it must sometimes seem as though we, your readers are like nestlings, beaks ever open for the next morsel to be dropped in and therefore very demanding) but am so glad that you are going to continue. Reading bloggs helps me to see and understand things from a different perspective, rather like "From Our Own Correspondent" does. Sue

  9. If ever I am back in the area I would be incredibly interested in visiting them and trading ideas and knowledge. I hope things are going well for you and look forward to your return to blogging in September, with any luck I can resume some level of normality by then also

  10. That looks so interesting and an inspiration!

  11. Sounds very interesting. I love how they have reclaimed the land.

    God bless.

  12. I love the houses. I wish the countryside was full of smallholdings like those instead of fields of grass, sheep, cattle and so often isolated with no humans about in the day time. That is my experience any way in Ireland. Would love to know how they make 5 grand a year.

  13. I just found your blog, having wandered over from the Weaver of Grass blog. We drove right through your area last summer, going from Aberporth to Merthyr. It was just lovely. We fell in love with Wales and the people we met. We have been on our place 40 years and I do not think have accomplished half of what you did in one year! Stop by my blog if you ever have

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  15. What an inspiring write up - if we ever get to visit then I definitely want to visit this place! Thanks for sharing dawn


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