Welcome To A Taste of Self Sufficiency

Welcome to A Taste of Self Sufficiency.  We are conscious consumers of the earth’s resources and believe Nature is our teacher, that money gets in the way of living an authentic life and have repeatedly found that the less we spend the greater the experience (and its much more fun!). Food nourishes us throughout it’s life cycle from planet to mouth and beyond. Therefore, we must nurture the soil, the organisms within the soil, and all of life including our fellow human beings. Our philosophy is not solely focused on food.  It is about integrating sustainable and connected thinking in our every thought and action to care for ourselves, our guests, our neighbours, our wider community and of course our earth.  For us, being self sufficient includes sharing resources, knowledge and skills with others. 

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.

Sleep 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. Come and nurture yourself with a good nights sleep in a home where there is plenty of peace and tranquility.


Have a life changing experience!

As featured in 

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

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

Come as a Half Board Vegan at £45 per person or Full Board On a Taste of Self Sufficiency for the price of £55 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; and smile and laugh!

Contact us today:

Taste of Self Sufficiency

Howle Hill



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

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