REWILDING PROJECT ~ SANCTUARY ~ AIRE ~ HUT SITE

Frugaldom is home to the online Frugal Living Challenge. It is also a sanctuary and rewilding project with an active support group and members' forum. We have a CAMpRA accredited stopover aire for a maximum of 5 self-contained campervans or 3 motorhomes up to 7.5m, which is completely off-grid - 
no services on site. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads as we have ground-nesting birds, adders and other wildlife, as well as ponies and goats. Payments by donation, which can be left in the honesty box or paid via PayPal mobile QR code.

We are unfunded, operating voluntarily as a social enterprise, promoting environmental awareness and sustainability while providing a relaxing space where you can get enjoy some of nature's own therapies. The project is a combination of frugal living and working, with fruit and herb growing, tree planting, environmental art, nature conservation and, of course, the sanctuary ponies and goats. As a licensed Animal Welfare Establishment, we fundraise to help care for the animals and to help improve their facilities. Anyone is welcome to join us as Friends of Frugaldom and make the most of all that membership has to offer. You can also join our Frugaldom and frugal living forums.

We hope you enjoy your stay under Galloway's dark skies, surrounded by nature. 

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 last 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.

The concept of frugaldom is based on frugal living and the pursuit of freedom from debt. Everything we do here is on a budget. We make, mend, recycle, barter, grow fruit, vegetables and herbs, and strive to find the most cost effective ways of doing things. Taking care of the environment is high on our agenda so we have reserved most of our land for tree planting, wildlife and nature conservation but we are also keen enthusiasts of the Scottish hutting movement. At the end of 2021, we completed the first Frugaldom hut and hope that it can inspire others to do likewise.

Frugaldom project invites you to visit, take part, learn more or simply sit and enjoy the freedom to be at one with nature. Friends of Frugaldom can book family accommodation for up to 4 in our luxury holiday caravan, which is sited at the nearby Three Lochs Holiday Park, plus we have sufficient hard-standing for up to 5 campervans or 3 small motorhomes. All members can make the most of our lovely bowtop gypsy wagon as a getaway, meditation room, reading room, hideaway... It's set in its own little garden so why not book a visit to sample the ultimate frugal living experience.

  • 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

  • Creating environmental art from salvaged materials

  • 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, SearchforSites, Park4Night and listed in many other sites and publications.