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Frugaldom is home to an animal sanctuary, campervan and  motorhome stopover aire, hut site and rewilding / nature project. We are located near Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland. We are planting new woodlands, forming new wildlife habitat, creating environmental art and offering the opportunity for others to get involved. With several ponies and goats on site, there is always work available for willing volunteers, subject to relevant experience and/or training. We are also a hub for creatives seeking inspiration from nature. We operate voluntarily, promoting environmental awareness and sustainability while providing a relaxing space where you can enjoy some of nature's own therapies. Frugaldom is a licensed Animal Welfare Establishment (Licence No: 040522). You are welcome to support the project as Friends of Frugaldom and suitably experienced volunteers are welcome. 

As a CAMpRA accredited Aire and Certificated Location site, we offer overnight parking for 3 fully self-contained campervans or motorhomes up to a maximum 7.5m in length. We are completely off-grid, so no running water and no electric hook-up. No booking required, bring what you need and leave no trace. We do have serviced waste disposal facilities - £5.00 surcharge applies for use - but no other services are provided. Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads as we have ground-nesting birds, adders and other wildlife, as well as the sanctuary ponies and goats.


Payments and donations can be made by scanning the PayPal QR code at the yard or via We also have honesty / donations boxes on site.

We are open all year round but best to check ahead during peak times. Arrivals between noon and 5pm, departures by 11am. If coming off the late ferry from Belfast, please book ahead to ensure the gate is open for your arrival on site. If you have to open a gate, please close it securely behind you. Thank you.

Friends of Frugaldom support group members can help with the following::

  • Planting orchards, new woodlands and willow beds

  • Establishing 'edible' hedgerows for foraging

  • Growing herbs, berries, fruit and vegetables

  • Providing new wildlife habitats for nature conservation

  • Caring for the sanctuary animals (subject to conditions)

  • Creating environmental art from salvaged materials

  • Painting

  • Repairs and Maintenance

  • Gardening

  • Field work

  • Inspiring creativity

  • Promoting frugality and sustainability

  • Welcoming anyone who cares to share our vision

What began as a frugal living challenge grew into a self-sustainability project, which provides a valuable source of inspiration for writers, artists, photographers, crafters and performers. Proud supporter of the Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere, member of Social Enterprise Scotland, The British Horse Society, CAMpRA, Scotland Starts Here, Motorhome Fun, SearchforSites and listed in many other sites and publications.


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