welcome to beech hill community

Beech Hill is an intentional community. It is the home of some 16 individuals who live, work and have fun together. We live together because by sharing and co-operating, we manage to live more lightly on the land and our lives are enriched in many ways.

Everything we do is developed with an awareness of the impact of our work and lives on the environment. We recycle as much waste as we can and strive to reduce our consumption of energy. We grow our own vegetables and fruit organically. We have compost toilets which we encourage visitors to use, and we process our sewage with a reed bed sewage treatment system.

In 2007 we completed an exciting renewable energy project, with the help of grants from EDF and The Low Carbon Buildings Fund. We now have a wind turbine to generate electricity, solar panels to heat water and a high efficiency, low emissions log boiler for central heating.

To find out more about Beech Hill Community please look around our website. If you can't find what you need contact us via email: beechhill@gmail.com.

Our facebook page is here - like us to stay in touch!


We potentially have one single room available for a new community member.

The joining process starts with visitor weekends. Dates for the next ones are:

Friday 22nd April to Sunday 24th April 2016

Friday 3rd June to Sunday 5th June 2016

Please have a look at our visiting page for more information.

Next Volunteer Weeks for 2016: Open to members of WWOOF or HelpX. 

30th January - 6th February
5th -12th March
9th - 16th April
21st - 28th May
3rd - 10th September
8th - 15th October
19th - 26th November

Contact us to book your place on one of our week-long volunteer programmes: email beechhil@gmail.com with the subject header "volunteer".


We are looking for 2 self-motivated, energetic volunteers with skills and experience in carpentry to share community life with us from 20th May - 20th July 2016. We would like to revamp our campsite and build new beautiful structures to accommodate kitchen and toilet and general camping facilities.

We can offer a community experience in a beautiful rural setting with opportunities to:-

  1. Learn new skills.
  2. Develop on-going projects.
  3. Help co-ordinate a one week volunteer programme.
  4. Immerse yourself in English language with the possibility of English lessons in the local town.
  5. Fully experience life within a community co-op, attend meetings and local social events.

The role would also include other community duties like cooking, childcare and housework.

You will have a link person in the community and we will provide supervision and support, though we would expect you to be be self-motivated and directed on a daily basis.

We are offering free board and accommodation in return for 30 hours' work a week, and will provide you with a reference at the end of the stay detailing your experience, skills learnt and your role as a volunteer co-ordinator.

Contact Beech Hill Community Co-Operative beechhill@gmail.com for an application form and more details of the project

Closing date for applications is 30th March 2016

See our visiting page for information.

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