Can you help us?

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read this plea.

We are a family of 7, currently living near Torquay in Devon.  For a long time we have longed to live a simpler and more fulfilled lifestyle and we have decided the time has come to make that dream a reality - life is too short not to seize the opportunity for happiness!  We aren't restricted to any area, so are looking nationwide.

Our family consists of a married couple (married for 17 years), with 5 beautiful children aged almost 2, 7, 10, 14 and 16. 

Our perfect home would be a cottage/house/bungalow/liveable shack (!) with land.

Ideally we would love to be able to keep a variety of animals including chickens, and grow our own vegetables.  Think self sufficiency and 'The Good Life' and you are kind of on our wave length. 

Both my husband and I are hardworking and outdoorsy types - I've spent years mucking out stables in the rain and snow, being up at 5am and finishing a days work at midnight - I am not seeing our dream through rose-tinted glasses, I know full well how tough and harsh such a lifestyle can be.  I also know how much freedom it will allow our children to have - exploring nature, living and learning from the great outdoors.  It is something we have strived towards for a long time and we want to finally create it in reality.

We don't mind what state the property is in, as long as there is a roof over our heads.  We are willing to decorate and fix up where necessary, so will consider any property in any state of disarray.  We need at least 3 bedrooms, or the potential for 3 - although the more the better.  My husband is a qualified plumber so always willing and able to do any plumbing work that is needed.

ALL offers will be very gratefully received and seriously reviewed.  We aren't time-wasters, this is something we have wanted for a long time and we will be grabbing any suitable opportunity that opens up to us.  We are long term tenants - living in our current property for 6 years, and our previous one for 8 years (only moving due to landlord selling up).  We love wherever we call home and treat the property as if it were our own.  Maximum rent is dependant on the property and opportunity offered.

If you have something available that you may think will suit us, we would genuinely love to hear details from you. We can be contacted by email at .

If it is your first visit here at Classroom Free, do please take the time to have a read through some of postings to see if we are the kind of family that you wish to offer a home to.  You can find out more about our dream and thought process by reading this posting here.
Julia and family.

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