Welcome to A Taste of Self Sufficiency

Welcome to A Taste of Self Sufficiency! 

We enjoy a wonderfully simple and uncomplicated lifestyle – living as lightly as possible on the earth by valuing its resources, and sharing our time and energy with our guests and local community.  We live a rich lifestyle on less than £6,000 a year.  There is no hardship, frugality or austerity. Yes!  There is an alternative eco-nomy to:

Live Well


We grow our own food: vegetables, proteins, fruits, mushrooms and herbs on our 1.5 acre field, We nurture the land by using natural organic, permaculture and biodynamic techniques, managing a wildflower meadow, laying hedges and using a scythe to cut grass.

Eat Well


We nourish ourselves by eating what we grow and making our bread, jams, wines, preserves, ciders, cordials and sauces. Come and nourish yourself with great tasting food that is freshly picked and freshly prepared on one of our half day tours.

Be Well


We nurture ourselves and others by treading lightly on the earth.  We have created a carbon neutral home, using only wood and the sun for our energy needs. And, a home where there is plenty of peace and tranquility.

Have a life changing experience!

Come for a two hour tour at £15 per person or a Half-day Educational Session at £25 per person where you can learn to grow, forage, cook and eat nature’s bounty; tread lightly on the earth; explore the beauty of a hidden corner of Herefordshire!

We have been featured in:

Permaculture magazine (no. 91, Spring 2017), and (no.95, Spring 2018)

as Taste of Sustainability in Vegan Life magazine (October 2017)


Contact us today:

A Taste of Self Sufficiency

Caenwood, Howle Hill



Phoning us: +44 1989 563790
E-mailing us: caenwood@yahoo.co.uk