Home sweet home!
Can you believe we’ve already been on site for two months?! It hasn’t taken long to start feeling like home though and our pioneers are already doing a fantastic job of settling in and getting the foundations of our ecovillage set in motion!
Gordon Swain (1944-2014)
We’d like to pay tribute to the farm’s former owner Gordon Swain, who converted the site himself. Sadly he passed away 3 years ago, but his hard work and vision will live on with us!
Gordon Swain, with wife Margaret and two sons, despite much scepticism, purchased the derelict farm site in 1987 and proceeded with a vision to reclaim the land and inspire a transformation. Rebuilding the farmhouse, converting the cowsheds and smokehouse into letting cottages, building up the river banks and excavating a 1 acre spring fed lake, attracted an abundance of wildlife from the river, woodlands and skies. Gordon was very eco-minded utilising the natural spring water to supply the house, installing solar power generation and water heat exchangers to the roofs of the outbuildings.
Gordon unexpected passed away in 2014 making it impractical for the family to maintain the property. Our humble ad most gracious appreciation is expressed to Gordon and his family for the creating this legacy, an amazing haven to be shared with so many in need of recovery and inspiration from mother nature.
Home from home
Would you like to be a part of our ecovillage in the heart of the beautiful Welsh countryside? Perhaps you have a few hours a week that you could volunteer to help out at our co-working home?
Or maybe you’re looking for a brand new adventure and want to come and stay with us as a residential volunteer? Head on over to the website for more details of how you can get involved…
The site is looking more beautiful than ever and we’ve even got some new residents!
Thanks to Les McNamara for the lovely photos in this months newsletter.
WE’RE HIRING! Want to make the world a better place and be surrounded by like-minded people? Have you struggled to hold down work before due to a disability or a difficulty to commit to full-time employment? Then we’ve got the perfect thing for you! More details on the website…
We’re having a party and YOU’RE invited! Thursday 21st December at the KindaVillage, all welcome! Come and celebrate the shortest day of the year and a wonderful 2017 with us all. Get in touch if you’d like any further details. We look forward to seeing you next Thursday for festive fun!
More to come in 2018! Keep a lookout for the next projects on the horizon as the new year will see the village beginning a whole host of exciting ventures. There will be KindaFestival and Conference to look forward to and we will be developing our eco and animal care teams, among many other ideas and enterprises!
Whatever you’re doing during these holidays, from everyone at the KindaVillage we wish you peace and happiness.
Hwyl fawr a Hapus Nadolig – Goodbye and Merry Christmas