Who We Are

In some ways living at Dôl-Llys is a bit like living in a friendly street or a small co-housing group. We each have our own front door but in addition we have extensive commonly shared amenities; these include two large reception/sitting rooms, washing machines and washing line, a heating system, a guest room, indoor and outdoor storage space, a summerhouse, gardens, polytunnels, a workshop and woodland fuel. Some chicken-keeping and Beekeeping. We find that sharing things and space encourages interaction and a more considerate and collaborative way of living that is more about “we” than “me”. It’s what a lot of people would call “give and take”. Click here to watch a 2019 BBC interview explaining life here.

Currently there are ten adults and two children living at Dôl Llys – covering three generations. There are also three dogs, three cats, fifteen hens and a couple of hundred thousand bees!

Dôl Llys Hall is situated just outside the beautiful historic market town of Llanidloes and is surrounded by beautiful Welsh hills. The following links provide useful information:

Guardian article – Let’s move to Llanidloes

Visit Llanidloes

Visit Mid Wales

Elan Valley