Build it Together - Fordhall Straw Bale Bunkhouse

by Fordhall Farm in Market Drayton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th December 2018 we successfully raised £23,920 with 163 investors in 84 days

Join the Fordhall community and help us complete our straw bale bunkhouse.

by Fordhall Farm in Market Drayton, England, United Kingdom

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Barbara Boag 19th December 2018

I bought a share when you started out - just wanted to help! I live in Scotland but have never visited Fordhall Farm. I hope I will get there one day to see the wonderful work you are doing.

M H STONE 18th December 2018

Have always supported the farm since the initial call for funding and all the work they've done in support of sustainable farming, educating the public, especially youngsters, and enabling supporters to help and participate in the work of the farm.

Tim Manton 15th December 2018

Having moved into the area some 2 years ago and visited Fordhall a number of times I think this is a fabulous idea and am pleased to get right behind all those concerned.

Jennie williams 14th December 2018

Fordhall Farm points the way to a future that is possible on a small scale, local, sustainable level and is worth every penny invested in it. We love what you are doing and just wish we lived nearer.

Yvonne Jarzebowska 13th December 2018

Its a wonderful project and it is amazing how Fordhall Farm has grown and developed over the last 12 years and helped so many people thanks to the inspiration and hard work of Ben and Charlotte

Karen Ellis 13th December 2018

My husband and I are from farming families. We've followed the progress of Fordhall Farm with interest. My husband loved straw bale buildings and built several. He was also very involved at one point with Care Farming. Sadly he died in Oct less than a year after we left our farm. I thought this would be a lasting tribute to Martin, to his skills and interests and for the benefit of other people. God Bless and all the best with the project. Karen Ellis

JUDITH TAIT 13th December 2018

We visited this year and were inspired by what we saw and heard. My partner is already a landlord, so I now join with him in our support for the future of Fordhall farm

Nick de Smith 13th December 2018

Been investors in this tremendous project since the start - our daughter did part of her DofE with you (living in a freezing caravan!) & loved it. Long may you prosper!

Levels of Investment

£60 or more

One community share + book

• £50 community share in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative, making you one of our landowners forever • Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm • 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • Postcard following completion of the build in spring 2019

£35 or more

Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm book

• Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm book • 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • Postcard on completion of the build

£60 or more

Cream tea for two

• Vintage cream tea for two • Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm book written by Ben and Charlotte Hollins • 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • Postcard following completion of the build in spring 2019

£65 or more

Children's share package

• 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • £50 community share with special children's share certificate and Christmas gift package • Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm • 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • Postcard on completion of the build

£100 or more

One night stay in bunkhouse for 2ppl

• One night stay in the straw bale bunkhouse in 2019 for two people in shared bunkrooms • Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm book • 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • Postcard following completion of the build in spring 2019 Please note that this building will not normally be available for private accommodation hire.

£120 or more

Two community shares

• Two £50 community shares in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative, making you one of our landowners forever, a vote in our AGM and a permanent say in our future • Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Book • 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • Postcard following completion of the build in spring 2019

£125 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Private tour of Fordhall Farm

• Private group tour of the farm and new building (2hours) by Charlotte Hollins (for groups up to 20). • Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm book written by Ben and Charlotte Hollins • 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • Postcard following completion of the build in spring 2019

£150 or more

The children's experience

• Fund an educational visit to Fordhall, allowing us to offer a free session to a deprived school. • Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm book written by Ben and Charlotte Hollins • 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • Postcard following completion of the build in spring 2019

£250 or more

Four Community Shares and book

• Four £50 community shares in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative, making you one of our landowners forever, a vote in our AGM and a permanent say in our future • Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm book written by Ben and Charlotte Hollins • 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • Postcard following completion of the build in spring 2019

£750 or more

0 of 20 claimed

One Share and Group Stay - exclusively yours

• Private and exclusive stay in the straw bale bunkhouse for one night in 2019 (for up to 22 people). • One £50 community share in the Fordhall Community Land Initiative • Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm book written by Ben and Charlotte Hollins • 'Thank Ewe' by George the sheep on twitter • Postcard following completion of the build in spring 2019 Please note that this building will not normally be available for pri

£1,500 or more

The ultimate children's experience

• Cover the cost of an overnight stay in our bunkhouse for a class of children, and a full day of educational farming and wildlife activities. • Signed copy of the Fight for Fordhall Farm book written by Ben and Charlotte Hollins • 'Thank Ewe' from a Fordhall friend on Twitter • Postcard following completion of the build in spring 2019

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