A Place to be Real Together


Spirituality & Community on the Dorset Coast

We are a beautiful seaside retreat combining the experience of community living with...

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What's New?!

Special discounts on these events & more...!

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Family holidays, art events, singing weekends, meditation courses, walking weeks...

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Dorset Art Weeks 2018

Sat 26 May - Sun 10 June 2018. Two weeks of art, artists and cream teas...

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Othona Gold

Othona came to Dorset over 50 years ago. The Othona Gold Appeal aims to secure our future for another 50 years......

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Learn about Othona's flora and fauna with core resident, Mark James...

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Our Team

Meet the people building community by the sea in Dorset...

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Join Our Core :-)

Cool as a cucumber in the kitchen, office wiz, cozy home maker, Jill or Jack of all trades. Are any of these you?...

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Recent blogs

Mindfulness = paying attention to the present moment.

By being more aware of our thoughts and feelings, we can, experts say, improve our mental and physical well-being. Not a passing fad or... Read More

"Anyone who believes in indefinite growth in anything physical, on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist" - Kenneth Boulding (Quaker economist)

Unfortunately,... Read More

Our website is looking and acting a little funny at the moment. Headings aren't in title font, FAQs page and others are showing all the text instead of having dropdown function. Our developers are... Read More

Upcoming Events

Sat 26 May Sun 10 Jun 2018
Exhibition, Artists' Talks, Residential Events, Cream Teas & more
Mon 28 May Mon 28 May 2018
Express, Connect, Relax!
Tue 29 May Sat 2 Jun 2018
Stimulate and explore creative writing via great artworks
Mon 4 Jun Fri 8 Jun 2018
Treat yourself to time to read...
Tue 5 Jun Tue 5 Jun 2018
An opportunity to hear the artists share about their work