Please Note: This website is out of date. The Steward Community Woodland sustainable living project ended in 2018 for legal and planning permission reasons. The contents have been left here as a historical archive.

Independent services offered by Community Members

Merlin Howse - Technical Developer

I have lived at Steward Community Woodland since the project started in 2000. Since being here I have continued work in some areas and also learned new skills which I love to share with others. I have a C&G 7307 teacher training certificate for adult education.

Off-grid renewable energy

I run courses here at Steward Wood on Off-grid renewable energy. I can also offer courses, talks and consultation on the subject to groups or individuals at other venues. Please visit for details of the courses or you can contact me directly using the details below

Website development, website hosting and system administration

I have worked with computers and website development since long before moving to Steward Wood. This website was designed and built by me including the programming of the content management system that allows others to update it. I also host websites on a dedicated hosting server. Please visit or for more information or contact me using the details below.

Computer training

I run an IT Surgery in Moretonhampstead where people can come along with their computer problems or just get a bit of help or training with a certain system or application. I can also offer training on acquiring and using free legal software such as the Linux operating system and various applications.

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Please feel free to contact me either through our contact page or directly:

Tel: 01647 478008
Mob: 07817 391149

Last updated: 2016-09-19

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