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Cathie Ackroyd, Becoming Domestic


Name: Cathie Ackroyd 

Homesteader, Writer, Children’s Cook Club Party Organiser, Professional De-Clutterer,
Company Secretary for Family IT business, 

Place of Residence: Shropshire, UK

and Personal History:
Seven years ago when her twin children were three
years Cathie and her husband downshifted by leaving London and their high-tech
careers to explore more simple, rural ways of life. They rented five different
houses and smallholdings in five different areas, which included investigating several
communal/co-housing setups along the way. Cathie and her family have now settled near to a
woodland they purchased with their combined pension funds and are establishing
a permaculture ‘micro-holding’ on their 1-acre homestead.

Current Projects: Restoring a neglected hazel coppice; planning a permaculture home and garden system; setting up small, home-based
community focused enterprises; keeping chickens for meat and eggs; publishing a
book version of Becoming Domestic; converting heating and hot water systems to
renewable/resilient systems; undertaking Diploma in Advanced Permaculture

Other Fun
  Cathie is married to Darren and they have three children all in primary
school. She plays the piano and is a member of the local Transition group. She also runs the local permaculture group’s website.

More Places to Find Me on the Web:  The Becoming Domestic Blog