Since the Enclosures, access to land has become much more difficult for ordinary people, and now two-thirds of land in the UK is owned by just 0.36% of the population. Here are some options for taking back and getting onto the land – individually or collectively.


Land co-ops
Invest in, join and/or become a smallholder with a co-operative designed to hold land.


Community land trusts
Community-owned land and housing.


Become a smallholder
How to get a smallholding and navigate the planning system to build a home on it.


The One Planet Development Policy in Wales
Wales has a ‘One Planet Development Policy’ that makes it much easier for individuals or organisations to build homes on their land.


Escape the rat-race and get onto the land by volunteering on organic farms & smallholdings for food & accommodation.