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diamond lil
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What about this?

Post by diamond lil » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:47 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-45046023

Off grid community living on a Scottish island.

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Re: What about this?

Post by Deeps » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:11 am

Part of me thinks that would be fantastic. There does seem to be quite a few people in the article that are looking for 'something' though. It would be a non starter as long as I've got 'er indoors anyway.

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Re: What about this?

Post by diamond lil » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:58 pm

It looks near enough to the mainland to do an escape if you felt stifled. I watched the tv thing about Fair Isle and thought I would go mad there - although I like living remote and my own company, being stuck on a wee island where everybody joins in on everything would smother me.

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Re: What about this?

Post by Plymtom » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:45 pm

Wouldn't get my wife anywhere near a boat she's seen Jaws too many times, plus I'd like to put some distance between me and the coast. :D
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Re: What about this?

Post by Clarebelle » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:48 am

I read this article the other day, it looks like a great place and i love the idea of them taking it upon themselves, via the guy who makes wind turbines, to set up their offgrid power, that guy is a real assest to the community.

I already live pretty remote (600 people on the island i live on) but, while i have kids, that would be too much for me. I believe it's important for them to have other kids to grow up with. Looks like a lovely place and i'm envious of their trees!

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Re: What about this?

Post by izzy_mack » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:04 pm

Haven't watched it as i don't have a tv. but I know a little about it, once sold some chickens to them many years ago. It isn't strictly speaking an island , it's a peninsula and is accessable on foot but the journey is long and very difficult I believe, so not for the faint hearted.

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Re: What about this?

Post by diamond lil » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:29 pm

Did anybody else spare a thought for the long gone folk who lived in all those ruined crofts? I wonder what their lives were like and if they were happy..

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Re: What about this?

Post by jansman » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:09 pm

diamond lil wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Did anybody else spare a thought for the long gone folk who lived in all those ruined crofts? I wonder what their lives were like and if they were happy..
I guess it was a tough life.
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Re: What about this?

Post by Arwen Thebard » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:46 pm

Plymtom wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:45 pm
Wouldn't get my wife anywhere near a boat she's seen Jaws too many times, plus I'd like to put some distance between me and the coast. :D
Mrs Arwen doesn't do boats or planes so getting about is a bit tricky, unless its by road. :roll:
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