Help with the daily running of our stunning 75 acre permaculture site near Machynlleth, Wales

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    Stunning 75 acre permaculture site with Beavers (!!) and bees. 2.5 acre Forest garden and have reforested upland pasture with 30,000 broadleaf trees so far :) We supply a local CoOperative box scheme weekly with around 150 portions of veg and fruit Jun-Nov. AirBnB hosts with 3 self-contained Cottages and are developing our upland growing areas with a 'field scale' crop and the 'glamping' with Gypsy caravans and cabins. Some saplings are 8 years old. Help needed with gardens, harvesting, cleaning Cottages, looking after the birds and animals, being lovely to visitors and pretty much everything in between ;) Carpenters, Sparkies, Straw bale enthusiasts, green fingered sorts, folk with brilliant ideas and good hearts. WWOOF hosts from waay back. Volunteer house available from October 2017 - yurt and cabin through Summer 2017.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    The daily running of our Conservation site is varied and never dull! We have need for most skills - although experience working with plants, animals and people is especially needed :) Good cleaners (who actually enjoy it!) are like gold dust x Also, our building projects would benefit from anyone skilled with experience and imagination! Working hours are flexible, but we do expect around 30 hours work per week in exchange for food and board.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Summer 2017 - Yurt, Bell tent and Cabin. Some shared accommodation, but possible to have own space if needed - please ask. 2 rooms available in the main house. Large volunteer caravan in the Forest Garden for cooking and dining - on mains power and with fridges, gas hob, microwave etc.... Composting toilet, showers etc in main house or holiday Cottages. From October 2017, fully equipped Volunteer house will be available for Winter. WiFi on site. Shared food - but you decide the shopping list within a reasonable budget! Mostly self catering (work it out together) with random meals for the whole site (depending upon how droopy or excited I am!) We do eat some meat and fish, but are happy to accommodate vegans and buy what is needed - just ask x

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are pretty remote here - about an hours walk to the nearest 'main' road, so this place would suit folk with a genuine passion for nature and outdoor life. Free time could be joyfully spent walking, climbing, wild swimming, practicing archery, yoga or Tai Chi.... also renowned for Mountain Biking trails here! Machynlleth is a cultural hub (the Historic Capital of Wales) and is bursting at the seams with Arts, Comedy, Music and Community events. Local shops and pubs are pretty far - so come with a vehicle if that is what you are looking for. Dyfi Osprey Project, National library of Wales, Cinemas and amazing Beaches less than 30 mins away by car.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It is extraordinarily beautiful here!!! We run a very popular AirBnB business, but using the income we generate, are creating an edible forest, supplying chemical-free local veg and teaching groups, families (and whoever will listen! ;) about other models of producing food and land husbandry. In particular, we are passionate about Agroforestry systems and food production to stimulate local economy, community participation and address rural poverty. You would have an opportunity to immerse yourself in seeing a successful alternative approach to farming and food ..... regenerating land and biodiversity in the process! ........ and hopefully have a giggle at the same time! We need your help and are very open to creative ideas x

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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