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Island living, off grid

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:07 pm
by diamond lil
I've heard they are looking for people to settle on Gometra, off Mull. Would be off-grid though. Here's the website
- http://www.gometra.org/
"We have no reasonable access to a doctor or teacher, no reliable internet, mobile or land line, no cars or public transport, and we are off-grid. There is no working washing machine on the island. We usually have cold running water (though there are spells when the springs dry and water must be collected from the burns and boiled) and we often have hot or at least warm water. We are amongst the remotest and most service-poor communities in the Scottish Isles, and the tide of well-meant but inapplicable regulation, hard to satisfy in our extreme situation, may yet sweep us away. From landfall and access to doctors, schools & shops on Mull (a magnificent island off Gometra's North shore) and the mainland, our safest harbour is fifteen miles return across the turbulent, often treacherous Atlantic waters of Loch Tuath, white with surf and spindrift as I write. A rough hill track, which takes about five hours return to walk, three hours return to travel by quad bike and trailer or two hours return by quad alone, a journey in winter reminiscent of riding in a washing machine set on cold, leads across a causeway and tidal ford to a community little larger than our own at the East end of Ulva (a magnificent island off Gometra's East shore)."

Re: Island living, off grid

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:09 pm
by Arwen Thebard
That is some pitch. :lol:

Re: Island living, off grid

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:19 pm
by diamond lil
Aye. Yuppy wannabees definitely not encouraged there eh :twisted: :twisted:

Re: Island living, off grid

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:54 pm
by omega man
why does it sound so appealing? :shock:

Re: Island living, off grid

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:29 pm
by jansman
You have to be a tough dude to live there.

Re: Island living, off grid

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:53 pm
by diamond lil
I could maybe have managed it when younger - but the lack of a doctor or even a nurse is a big problem for anybody with a family.

Re: Island living, off grid

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:31 pm
by jansman
diamond lil, this is exactly why preppers and survival types will fail if they think they can go it alone, solo. We need family and society

Re: Island living, off grid

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:27 pm
by Trojanhorse
I guess the estate agent did not write it!