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  • Living in a croft

    Anyone ever been tempted to get into crofting?

    Here's a nice feature on the BBC website about the crofting lifestyle, and what's involved:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/h...ft_/html/1.stm

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    my mother often expresses her desire to live such a simple life--exactly the one shown in your link (nice link, by the way, brian! thanks for that) my hubby, too, would love to live in a croft but as for me, i would love to experience it only for a while i guess. i love the idea of raising my own food--animals, veggies and fruits--living in a peaceful place, breathing less polluted air and being close to a body of water; but i have to have internet connection to be able to survive for a long time.

    but if it were only for a few months, i could stand the absence of my pc and the internet. i just have to have several books and crafts to keep me sane!

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    • #3
      You really have to look into the crofting legislation before embarking on this. It's not just a matter of buying a croft and a few sheep!

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      • #4
        I really had no idea what was crofting all about before seeing your link. Thanks, would love try that one out.

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        • #5
          I would love to restore a croft house, but wouldn't go for crofting as a whole. I see some fabulous ruins up in Scotland and would love to get my hands on one of them! There's one, and I won't say where, that is high on a hill facing the sea. You can see for miles from that house. I'm praying it one day is for sale.

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          • #6
            I also had never heard of this either. It sure seems like a much calmer lifestyle than the one I currantly am living. It sounds nice for awhile but then I couldn't see me living this way all the time.

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            • #7
              It is definitely a lifestyle change if you go for the full crofting way. I don't think I could do it after attending too many livestock sales where lambs don't bring in any money at all. So sad to see a part of Scotland going away.

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              • #8
                It's an interesting concept, but I'm not sure I'm hardy enough for it. I think my husband would absolutely love it, though.

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                • #9
                  My husband would love this type of lifestyle also. He is one for outdoors and no neighbors and hardwork. So he would enjoy this type of lifestyle also.

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                  • #10
                    Here's a BBC article and a photo of a large croft house ...they're usually smaller than this. Real cottages.

                    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...3Doff%26sa%3DN

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                    • #11
                      Unfortunately it is a fact of life that you would need an additional job, as crofting does not allow you to earn a reasonable income Lovely way of life, but hard .as you need anoither job and looking after stock 24/7

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                      • #12
                        The last sheep sale I went to was so depressing that I think it's a dying way of life and too bad too.

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