Green building/eco village in Bristol. Fancy it???

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Post: #64747 mybarnconversion
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:14 am

The area is also wrong for me, but I'd be interested in some involvement -- financial / informational ... whatever is needed!

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Post: #64782 the.fee.fairy
Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:29 pm

Have you had any luck yet Andy?

Can i run the pub, can i can i please?

I'd call it 'The Isher' and have a big flower on the sign and everything...

Actually, seriously, that's not a bad idea. If you can get a licence, you can also get grants from Defra to build a microbrewery, so the beers and wines would be legal and licenced for sale.

Ish Winery...Ish Brewery...The Isher.

heaven methinks...

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Post: #64802 glenniedragon
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:11 pm

So we can all get p-ISHed? :lol:

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Post: #64812 mybarnconversion
Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:08 pm

I'll provide the cider (if these sodding trees ever bear any fruit ... ) :drunken:

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Post: #66826 Midori
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:44 pm

How about mead?

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Post: #66958 Thurston Garden
Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:07 pm

You may already have looked, but this site has lots of inspiration:

http://www.lammas.org.uk/
Thurston Garden.

http://www.thurstongarden.wordpress.com
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Post: #67010 QuakerBear
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:38 am

I'm really interested, and I prefer living communually. Please, please do keep all of us informed. This sounds wonderfully exciting.

Is Bristol commuting distance to Woking? My husband can't change his job, I can though.
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Post: #67100 the.fee.fairy
Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:18 pm

glenniedragon wrote:So we can all get p-ISHed? :lol:

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Absolutely (although not too pISHed - it is illegal to serve a drunk person technically).

Please let me run the pub!! Defra give grants of up to £25,000 for a microbrewery, and huge amounts for restoring old breweries (i know this - i had a friend who had a 17thC brewhouse on his property, and we were looking for grants to restore it and start brewing original recipe beer in it. CAMRA was interested in the historical side and were hinting at offering forensic tests to see if they could ascertain the original ingredients. Defra were really interested because of the age of the building, and the fact that he had acres of land that he wanted to grow hops, wheat and barely in. he wanted to be all organic too. Its just a shame it never worked out reall).

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Post: #67717 the.fee.fairy
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:54 am

Ok, after being at BGG, my sister wants to know when Ish Village is going to happen now!!

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Post: #67724 QuakerBear
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:03 pm

Hhhmmm,

What would we call the village?

Ishopolis
Ishville

Both sound too city like.

Ish-on-the-hill...

Judging from the number of request to run the pub maybe it sould be Ish-under-the-table :wink:
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Post: #67726 the.fee.fairy
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:18 pm

I like Ish-Under-The-Table!

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Post: #68537 Steve Hanson
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:28 pm

Hi you might like to take a look at this site it has loads of useful advice on setting up intentional communities.

http://www.ic.org/

best of luck
Simple, Economical and Purposeful Living

http://www.permacultureeden.com/

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Post: #68612 QuakerBear
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:52 am

Great link, thanks.
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Post: #70333 Bridgette
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:46 pm

I've got a good idea... do it in South Africa!

Perfect currency exchange rate (£'s to R's), really good weather (lots of sun for solar energy), great produce, lot's of really affordable property... and if you did it somewhere close to Cape Town (with Table Mountain as a backdrop...), you can really get away with Ish-Under-The-Table... or Under The Table - Ish!

Please!!! Then I could also join the movement!
Pretty Please!!! :cheers:
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Post: #70351 the.fee.fairy
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:52 am

Dad's had a job interview today - for Bristol.
Ish village wil be great then!


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