Moving to Ireland – Cottage Restoration, Self-sufficiency and Sustainable Living

My name’s Daniel. I’m English, but in the summer of 2016 I gave up the rat-race to restore a derelict stone cottage in the wilds of western Ireland, where I currently live in a wee caravan on site.
It’s a slow process, but I’m also attempting to create a permaculture smallholding on the acre of wasteland, turning it into something beautiful and sustainable for generations to come; with a fruit and nut orchard, forest garden, and of course the odd chicken and duck to keep the weeds (and slugs) in check!
As if that wasn’t enough, I’m also attempting to film and VLOG the process, from building projects, to farming and foraging, to the simple (and not so simple) ups and downs of my life here in the Irish wilderness!
You’ll find a lot more information in the attached video and associated YouTube channel. Any support you may be able to offer, however small, would be life-changing, and immensely appreciated.

Thanks for reading!



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