Episode 47: Holtsfield
Holtsfield is a chalet community on the Gower peninsular near Swansea, Wales.
Holtsfield is a chalet community on the Gower peninsular near Swansea, Wales, where people live in small wooden bungalows commonly known as chalets. A long-standing dispute with the landlord has, in the past, meant violent evictions, but now the community is more stable and will hopefully remain for a ling time to come.
This film was made in 1997 and for the director, Helen iles, it was the beginning of her obsession with land, community and sustainability. How can we live together in a way which is kind to ourselves, as well as kind to the animal and plant life?
The journey is documented in the web series Living in the Future and in the 50 minute Documentary Films EcoVillage Pioneers and Lammas. You can watch the series for free online and buy the films on DVD and download.