What is Brithdir Mawr?


As stewards of this 80 acre farm, we aim to live our lives working with, rather than against nature: we keep goats, ducks, chickens and bees, we produce fruit and veg in poly-tunnels and gardens working to organic principles. We coppice wood for fuel, bake bread, preserve produce, and use our own materials such as wood and willow for craftwork. We take care of the land, recycle and conserve resources. We use compost loos and are off the grid for electricity and water.

Being a community is a large part of what we do.

In the course of our communal and personal lives we choose to consider our decisions with these 3 principles in mind:

To work towards a lifestyle that leaves the local and global environment healthier for future generations.

We want the benefits of collective living to outweigh the difficulties; so that working together is easier and more enjoyable than working separately; and so that we will can flourish and feel at home.

To share and exchange skills and experience to help others and ourselves move towards a more sustainable lifestyle.




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We Need Your Help!

to secure the future of Brithdir Mawr

Brithdir Mawr is currently in a state of flux. The community has been here for 25 years, for the last 15 of those we have leased the property from one of the founder members. He is now looking to part ways with Brithdir and wants to sell the property to us, to achieve this we have come up with a plan.

Having looked into many possibilities we have decided the best way forward is for the property to be owned by a trust – protecting the housing and the land indefinitely. To do this we have set up the Brithdir Mawr Community Benefit Society (CBS), this way the project will be truly community owned. In January the Brithdir Mawr CBS will take on the lease of the whole farm, granting a sublease for the buildings and part of the land to the Brithdir Mawr Housing Cooperative. The CBS has some exciting projects launching in the near future to improve food security, to provide jobs for local people, to increase people’s access to the land and to help people reconnect with nature. 

Over the past 25 years we have housed hundreds of people, we have provided volunteer and educational opportunities for thousands of others, we have provided much of the food for these people and we’ve provided opportunities to earn livelihoods.

Over the next 25 years we want Brithdir Mawr to be even more outward looking, we want to be able to use this land to make a positive difference to our society and to the environment in which we live. However, to make this possible we need help.

In August we are planning to launch our first Community Share Offer this will give you the chance to join the Brithdir Mawr Community Benefit Society as an investor shareholder. Full details will be announced soon, to stay in the loop please get in touch.

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