Yorkshire smallholding available with potential for senior cohousing

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Smallholding near Selby in Yorkshire available for cohousing development
Senior(ish) Cohousing

Myself and my husband are in our early fifties, and live on a 5 acre rural smallholding with a huge greenhouse (over 2 acres!) near Selby in Yorkshire. We grow strawberries and tomatoes which we sell to local farm shops, box schemes and at farmers’ markets. My husband works full time on the smallholding, whilst I have a full time job and help out at evenings and weekends.

However, there’s just too much work for two of us, so we are looking for like-minded people who are passionate about great-tasting food, who care about the environment and would jump at the chance of living in the countryside.

If you’d like to come and join us, please get in touch!
We would like to form a low impact co-housing community, with around 6-10 single storey eco-cabins, plus communal facilities which we can all share. This would involve taking some of the greenhouse down, but keeping some for continuing to grow our strawberries/tomatoes, plus food for the rest of the community. Ideally the community would be off-grid, and sustainable; we are keen to explore alternative energy solutions and install a communal heating system, for example. We think this would be of particular interest to couples whose children have grown up and left home, who are looking to downsize – get rid of the overheads of a large, empty house, have a better lifestyle and spend your money on having fun instead!

Please drop me an email if you would like to join us – we look forward to hearing from you!
Gillian Baughan
baughang[at]selby.ac[dot]uk (click on the three dots to the left of the @ for full email address)