Thank you for your interest to visit or join our community.

There are a few ways this is possible (all depending on the stage of the pandemic):
Please note that we do not work with volunteers, though a £-less exchange is possible.

An application form (it’s the same for all options, but not needed for short/day visits) is here.

It is good to know this ‘rules or conduct agreement of the community‘, before you decide to apply to visit or fill in the form.

Ways you can join us:

As a full time -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. The community is our home and a community grows best slowly.  There for 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 experience it is better to stay longer and experience it deeper.

We come to an agreement for a fair exchange. Usually this is an exchange of work in exchange for all normal basic living arrangements. This can be personalised mix. It can be a moneyless exchange, but it doesn’t have to be. Flexibility is a core principle of a Permanent Culture.

Pre-requisites:
Filling in the form and having a conversation so that we can get to know you as best we can so that we can feel safe to welcome you in our home and community.

Having started a nature connection journey and liking it. You can Join our program on the Virtual Village here.

Having an account on the Village to take part in the economy.

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. Join the Virtual Village to be first in line. Register on the email list on the home page to be first to hear about them.

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 organise. If you have any desires or dreams or questions about your own needs or desires to learn, get in touch.

Pre-requisites:
Filling in the form and having a conversation so that we can get to know you as best we can so that we can feel safe to welcome you in our home and community.

Having started a nature connection journey and liking it. You can Join our program on the Virtual Village here.

Having an account on the Village to take part in the economy.

Shorter than one month visits

We would like to welcome you on a fair exchange basis:

We want to give you what you come for, but we also need to get our work done and pay our bills.

To achieve that, we are trying to live -like we are hard wired to live- as written in our DNA. We estimate that our ancestors, before colonisation destroyed our native culture, would work 4-5 hours each day (28-35 a week)  and fill the rest with play, art, exploring, singing, timelessness, etc. We have found our own modern way to live like that and are really enjoying it. We organise our own lives like that and would expect everyone to join in with this routine.

To calculate that a fair exchange, we created our own circular economy. In which you buy your place in the community for RR40-50 per day per person/all included. You can earn your RR’s by exchanging your labour or other skills or you can exchange them for £’s.  Usually we agree a personal mix match of a fair exchange agreement that suits both of our needs best. Feel free to contact us with a proposal.

We can offer a few choices of beds to sleep in. More info on the Village.

Pre-requisites:
Filling in the form and having a conversation so that we can get to know you as best we can so that we can feel safe to welcome you in our home and community.

Having started a nature connection journey and liking it. You can Join our program on the Virtual Village here.

Having an account on the Village to take part in the economy.

Day/short visits

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.

Planting Strawberry plants
Planting Strawberry plants

If you have little time or if your visit is for work or profit purposes, we do accept payment in RR’s too. Enough to pay someone to do the work that we were unable to do while giving you a tour is enough. You can buy time from us on the Virtual Village.

For a short visit, it is not needed to be registered on the Village, or to fill in an application form. You can contact us here.

We are happy to listen to suggestions for another way of a fair exchange too.

Rubha Phoil