Rifleman Cottage

LAND Region: 
EnglandSouth East
LAND Project Type: 
LAND Centre

Rifleman Cottage is a 6 acre small holding operating to permaculture principles. We aim to be as self sufficient and sustainable as possible.

Rifleman Cottage is a pair of old farm workers cottages with six acres of bramley orchard behind it , close to the market town of Faversham in Kent. We have developed permaculture principles over a period of time and have invested in solar panels, solar voltaic panels, wood burning stoves, WET system to grey water storage and a few more.
we aim to grow as much fruit and vegetables as we can and sell some of the surplus during the summer. We keep pigs and chickens and are looking to start sheep in the future.
We offer bed and breakfast facilities and offer evening meals if required. Most of the food is organic and all sourced locally. We have been able to provide all the food from the garden during the summer months for this.

Member Project known date: 
Friday, 13 January, 2012
Number of people text: 
Group visit scheme: yes.
We have used Zones as much as possible. We have made 15 raised beds and have other growing area. Our recent building of the WET system will help us to store waste water for re use during dry periods. We heat the house with logs using the two log burners. We have introduced other methods of reducing our carbon foot print in the house.
Project start date: 
January, 1990
Rifleman Cottage Luddenham
Faversham, Kent ME13 0TL
United Kingdom
Kent GB