Thank you for your interest to come and join us.
There are a few ways this is possible (all depending on the age of pandemic):
Application form is at the bottom of the page
As a full permanent member,
As as a full temporary member,
As as learner,
As as volunteer,
As as visitor for one day or longer,
Or as paid staff.
Or in a combination of these.
Full -short or long term- Member of the team and the community
Our preference is to welcome people as full members of our community and team. After all being a community is our long term aim. But that doesn’t mean that we can open our door for everyone at any time for any length of time. It is our home after all and a community grows best slowly. Full members need to stay for at least a month or preferably longer. The integration process into the team on average takes a month as it is a rich learning journey and is a big investment from our part. Also for you to fully benefit from that learning it is better to stay longer and experience it deeper.
Usually this is an exchange of work in exchange for all normal basic living arrangements. This can be personalised with paid work if it is skilled work, payment in RR, top ups in courses or programs, rent, kids, etc…. Flexibility is a core principle of a Permanent Culture.
An application form is here.
Pre-requisite is having started a nature connection journey and liking it. Your own or you can join our program on the Virtual Village here.
As paid Staff
At the moment we have jobs/part time positions free for joiners, electricians, website masters, builders, project managers, acorn members, workshop leaders, teachers and much more in the shape of the odd jobs. Join the Virtual Village to be first in line.
As a Student
We welcome individuals, families, small groups to come and have a rich learning experience. This can vary from a few hour workshops to a season long Permanent Culture Village Builders course.
Make sure you’re on our email list to find out what we offer. If you have any desires or dreams or questions, get in touch.
Shorter than one month visits
We would like to welcome you on a fair share basis. We use a standard of £/RR 40 per day per person if everything is included. We can create a mix match of a fair share agreement.
Pre-requisite is having started a nature connection journey and liking it. You can Join our program on the Virtual Village here.
For really short visits, we use the principle, that we permanent culture people call: bring a spade. We have enough spades, but it gives an indication of what we propose: We ask from people that they spend 2x the amount of time that we spend giving a chat and a tour, helping us out. Not because our time is more valuable than yours. But because we have to spend time explaining the tasks. We want to try to have the same amount of work done at the end of the day plus have you visiting the community and chat with us. This is a way that can make that possible.
Or come and see the project on one of our volunteer days. If you would like that, let us know, We’ll make sure that you get invited for the next one. We are more than happy to show people around on those days and answer any questions in return for some help on the farm.
If you have little time or if your visit is for work or profit purposes, we do accept payment in money too. Enough to pay someone to do the work that we were unable to do while giving you a tour is enough.
We are happy to listen to suggestions for another way of a fair exchange too.
We hope that you feel that this would be a fair exchange.
One of the permanent culture ethics after all is fair share.
Let us know what you think.