Comraich Caravan Renovation

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“Comraich”, Gaelic for ‘Sanctuary’ is a 14 acre parcel of land in the stunningly beautiful mid-Argyll on the west coast of Scotland, including meadow, native woodland, pasture, organic vegetable garden and surrounded by the River Add. There is a main house, holiday cottage and several outbuildings.


Our vision is to develop this Natural Sanctuary to increasingly promote and protect the wonderful biodiversity of the area and welcome people from all walks of life to connect and experience this wild natural environment. Wildlife includes otters, pine martins, owls, red squirrels, red deer and a wide range of bird life including Golden Eagles. Salmon and Trout flourish in the river. There is a profound need for places of sanctuary in today’s world, and we are very fortunate to be guardians of this vision and stewards of this precious land.


We have many exciting plans to develop the organic vegetable garden, to restore a previous wild flower meadow, create pathways and resting places in the woodland, and offer foraging and plant identification events. We have already hosted over 200 guests and several seminars, and have been awarded a Dark Skies certificate (no light pollution!) and a Silver Award from the Green Tourism association. Many friends, supporters and volunteers have helped us along the way.


The imminent departure of one of the two founding members creates a need for us to move to the next stage of our development. We need a person or persons to come and live here who can help manage and promote this sanctuary in line with permaculture principles of caring for the earth, welcoming people, promoting diversity and conserving energy.


Therefore, our priority is to insulate and renovate our static caravan to provide a warm, dry and comfortable home to accommodate whoever comes to live and work with us. We have started the renovation in order to make the most of Jay and Rita’s 6 month stay with us. Jay’s extensive experience and wide ranging skills make him the perfect person to be carrying out and managing this project. He is assisted by volunteers from different countries.


Our goal is to raise £6000 to complete the works and pay back funds that have been temporarily diverted from other projects.


Any donation or communication of support is extremely welcome. We also want this project to be a way of reaching out and enabling a wider range of people to connect with us and feel part of contributing to helping this sanctuary to flourish.


You can donate any amount as a simple donation, or as an exchange for the different incentives we are offering. Our incentives reflect the vision and ethos of Comraich and the local wild natural environment. They support the promotion and protection of the nature and wildlife here and offer you a chance to experience it and help it flourish.


We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for all your support.


Suekali, on behalf of COMRAICH


The beautiful setting on the edge of the woodland


What is the complete list of works?

- placing and raising the caravan
- framing and insulating
- plumbing in septic system, electrics, water and gas
- construct external roof
- clad with pine wood
- build walkway of river stone
- insert midge netting over windows
- create porch for leaving footwear and relaxing
- internal refurbishment, including curtains, carpet, paint and general upgrading.

Backers (21)

  1. shizuka hata 
    2 months ago
    20
  2. Reuben Greet-Smith 
    3 months ago
    25
  3. david herz 
    3 months ago
    20
  4. Sophie GERIN 
    3 months ago
    25
  5. laurent belmonte 
    3 months ago
    50
  6. Mary Macalister Hall 
    4 months ago
    25
  7. Kerstin Schaeffer 
    4 months ago
    40
  8. Vincent Vigor 
    4 months ago
    860
  9. Alice Bradley 
    4 months ago
    30
  10. Sue Shorter 
    4 months ago
    30
  11. Jacqueline Bristow 
    4 months ago
    100
  12. daniel fitz 
    4 months ago
    750
  13. Eileen Campbell 
    4 months ago
    50
  14. Jennifer Jaime 
    4 months ago
    25
  15. Dylis Pugh 
    4 months ago
    15
  16. Christine Ritchie 
    4 months ago
    15
  17. M R Douglas 
    5 months ago
    25
  18. Harry Hendrikus Dijkshoorn 
    5 months ago
    10
  19. Anton Lauper 
    5 months ago
    50
  20. Richard Langley 
    5 months ago
    50
  21. Rick Lewis 
    5 months ago
    25

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