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  • Joined Dec 2021
Hello from Buckinghamshire!
« on: December 14, 2021, 09:17:54 pm »
Long time lurker, first time poster.

My partner and I have always dreamed of owning a small holding but taking care of my parents I was never able to afford anything locally. Well today I signed on 2 acres of agricultural land 10 minutes away from my parents. Many tears here.

The dream is to one day have a tiny home on the property with 6 sheep (to produce my own wool and make crocheted and felted items), chickens and our own organic veg boxes. I appreciate this may never happen as planning permission can be ruthless. But wondered if anyone had any advice?

At the end of the day we have a plot to let our two girls grow and learn and I'm so pleased to be able to finally post, so thank you for my time lurking and reading all your informative posts.


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Hello from Buckinghamshire!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2021, 11:24:08 am »
Sorry for the delay in welcoming you as a posting member of the forum, @Ladyofthethread !  Only just spotted your intro post, for some reason.

Sorry to hear about your parents :'(, but congratulations on achieving your goal of having a piece of land  :thumbsup:

My only advice regarding looking towards planning permission is

  • Read up everything on the Chapter 7 website, buy the book and read it too
  • Get hold of your Local Plan and read that.  It usually gives a really good feel for the local attitudes to development in various scenarios 

And enjoy your ground! 
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Hello from Buckinghamshire!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2021, 12:40:14 pm »
Hello and welcome @Ladyofthethread .  I love your name.  We have knitting and spinning icons but no crochet or felting, unless these would do:  :yippee: :notworthy:  to mimic the process of felting and of course these:  :hughen: :hugsheep:

I love your aims - nice and simple and I hope your dreams come true
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from Buckinghamshire!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2021, 01:45:59 pm »
Hello and welcome :wave: Love what you have planned and wish you all the best.
I love the tiny house idea but having lived in a caravan for eight months while we wererenovating our house, I don't think I could do the reality.


  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Rhondda fach
Re: Hello from Buckinghamshire!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2021, 07:20:50 pm »
Hi and welcome


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