KindaVillage Activities

The idea is that KindaVillage will build to self-sustainability (and ultimately profit to re-invest) by establishing its social business ventures early on in the process, and that is going to require hard work! But it’s important too that the live-in community and volunteers experience the calmness of being in such an environment by looking after their health and wellbeing and supporting each other.

We are in the very early stages of development – activities and social businesses in KindaVillage will evolve as our core community grows and develops and will be dependent on funding and finding the right people and partnerships to deliver each initiative. However, we have detailed below what we would like KindaVillage in Wales to contain:-

Housing & Live-in Community

  • A large farmhouse building for use by either live-in community members and volunteer visitors to KindaVillage, or for letting as part of our wellbeing and special interest retreat packages (an early development)
  • Self-build eco homes for social care worker individuals and families living in the Eco quarter (a longer term aspirational development – subject to planning permission)
  • Social care provision and supported housing for the disabled or elderly (a medium term development)
  • A community garden for outdoor wellbeing and exercise, outdoor cooking and social events and to provide camping space for visitors or travelling volunteers (an early development)
  • Individual eco lodges for community families who prefer to live in separated space but still be part of the overall community (a longer term aspirational possibility)

Social Business Activities

  • HQ for the Missing Kind (tMK) charity, including a support hub for the social businesses at KindaVillage or belonging to the tMK network (an early development)
  • Use of holiday cottages and farmhouse on site for letting to guests on our KindaExperience wellbeing and special interest courses and retreats (an early development)
  • Social Entrepreneur incubation and support hub (a medium term development)
  • Organic farm food and ethical products for merchandising (an early development)
  • Environmental/Permaculture/Eco-building/education/visitor centre (a longer term development)
  • Hospitality and Events facilities and a hub for charitable or local community projects (an early development)
  • Alternative schooling: particularly for those children who may be struggling in a standard educational model (a medium term development)
  • Creative pursuits, therapies and retreats: art, music, photography, writing, etc. (an early development)
  • Holistic therapies and retreats, classes and workshops (an early development)
  • Crafting with nature workshops (an early development)
  • Volunteer, new employment, and training opportunities (throughout development and beyond)

Land-based Activities

  • Organic fruit and vegetable growth (an early development)
  • Organic low-energy hydroponics micro-greens (a longer term aspirational possibility)
  • Animal sanctuary for mis-treated farm animals with animal therapy (an early development)
  • Outdoor activities for children, including visiting animals and learning experiences in nature (a medium term development)
  • Bush-crafting and woodland wellbeing and rehabilitation experiences (an early development)
  • Use of woodland for fuel, building and crafting, with re-planting/coppicing undertaken to replenish and increase supply (an early development)
  • Annual KindaVillage community celebration event (an early development)

 

Organic fruit and vegetable growth

Organic low-energy hydroponics micro-greens

Organic and ethical animal farming