Lackan Cottage Farm is a permaculture smallholding near the beautiful Mourne Mountains in Co. Down. We live as lightly as possible on the land and offer the opportunity for visitors from all over the world to stay, volunteer and learn with us.
We want to demonstrate how a low impact lifestyle can be a practical reality, meeting our own needs for food, energy, waste and water from the land around us. Sharing our experiences with others is important to us, and as well as offering practical courses, we welcome volunteers from all over the world to learn everything from horticulture to green buildings.
As part of a wish to live more simply, reduce our environmental impact, and as a reaction to the threat of a changing climate, and over reliance on fossil fuels, we are establishing an off grid smallholding using permaculture and organic principles. Our aim is to be able to provide working, practical solutions that people can learn about, and take away to use in their own lives.
Sample Off Grid life for yourself
Come and stay in Northern Ireland’s only off grid self catering cottage and try the good life for yourself. Walk in the birchwoods, feed the hens and enjoy fresh produce grown right here. The ideal spot from which to explore the Mourne countryside.
Finally made room in the shed, and the now de-skirted truck is getting some attention. Cleaning up the chassis is a filty job, but nearly there and it’ll be resprayed this week. At...
Work continues to restore the horsebox – we’re currently cleaning and painting the chassis, and replacing *sob* most of the cab.Cargos are notoriously rusty, and finding parts is a joy, but it’ll be worth it to see the old girl back on the road.Total...
Finally got round to the prototype heater with the round door, so its just awaiting glass and fittings. Was definitely worth this practice run to see how the two cylinders would cut together and how best to make the door. Once this is fired up and the air regulators...
Ok, just fast...
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Rescue animals rehomed
Lackan Cottage Farm
Visitors – We are always happy to welcome visitors as long as you contact us in advance. Much as we love dogs, we ask that you leave them at home as we have free ranging animals and children around the farm. Smoking is not permitted anywhere here.
Contact us at – Lackan Cottage Farm, 79 Lackan Road, Ballyroney, Co.Down. BT32 5HR. Northern Ireland
You can email us – lackancottage [at] riseup.net or use the contact form