Heartwood Community are seeking new members – could it be you?

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Posted May 24 2018 by Staci Sylvan of Heartwood
Laying down roots at Heartwood Community

Heartwood Community is seeking energetic, reliable and committed people to join their intentional community in South West Wales. It’s over to Staci from here to tell us more.

Put your roots down and live lightly

We are a Permaculture based fully mutual housing co-op located near the market town of Carmarthen. Presently there are five adults and three children living here. Heartwood is an old dairy farm with 35 acres of land: woods, pasture, wetland, streams, orchards and gardens. We garden and grow food together and manage our woodland and hay fields.

We eat a vegetarian dinner together five days a week in the communal house. On Wednesdays we have our community meeting and workday. We share the care of two goats, a pony (who helps us with working the land and woodland managemet), chickens , ducks, sheep, a small dog and many cats! Some of us car share.

A communal dinner at Heartwood Community

This position would suit someone working part time who is ready to commit to an alternative lifestyle which focuses on living close to the earth.

Who we’re looking for

Essential qualities

Gardening or woodland management

Good communication

Availability for – 1 day a week workday, Wednesday morning meeting, 5 days a week communal vegetarian dinner, cleaning rota and admin

Ability to pay rent and food/bills

Natural building at Heartwood Community

Desirable qualities

Practical skills including animal care, childcare, cleaning, DIY, building, plumbing, electronics

Smallholding experience

Non violent communication skills

Consensus decision making experience

Shared car use

Want to get in touch?

If this sounds like you, please contact us to let us know what you can bring. You can email [email protected] and [email protected]

Further information about the community can be found via Diggers & Dreamers and our own website here.

The team at Heartwood Community

If you’d like to learn more about what life can be like in intentional communities in general, visit our topic introduction here or follow the links to the right-hand side of this page.