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The Smallholder’s Guide to Crowdfunding

The Smallholder’s Guide to Crowdfunding

The biggest barrier to anyone’s hopes and dreams is often cash, but raising capital to fund a project is no longer just about talking to a bank. Paul Melnyczuk investigates the dos and don’ts of crowdfunding your smallholding. I attended a conference on funding community supported agriculture; the buzzword was ‘crowdfunding’. We used it to […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Set up a Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

How to Set up a Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

B & B owner Lorraine Allanson looks at the qualities and attitude required to turn your house into a B & B for paying customers, one of the more common forms of rural diversification Fancy an easy little job where you simply provide a bed and a bit of breakfast for guests with the rest […]

The Hobbit House

The Hobbit House

Simon Dale tells us how he built his ideal family home for just £3,000. I built our family house in Wales, with the help of both my father-in-law and visiting friends and passers-by. Just three months after starting the project we moved in. I estimated that between 1,000 and 1,500 man-hours and £3,000 had been […]

By January 9, 2014 6 Comments Read More →

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