Our small farm is home to an ever changing community, some members of which play an important part in the running of the project and are with us for longer periods.
Our aim is to provide a space where people can connect to the land and gain basic practical skills that are fundamental to living sustainably. We are also reconstructing a working farm from the Neolithic (about 5,000 years ago), exploring the origins of agriculture. Our passions are archaeology, natural history and living close to the land.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We have a wonderful diversity of volunteers on the farm, which can be a rich social experience. There is an opportunity to gain so many land based skills. You can learn how to live sustainably here - growing and processing foods and cooking. You can learn how to handle livestock and how to manage the land for biodiversity in our woods and fields. You could learn building skills on our latest projects and all about the origins of agriculture in our stone age venture. Travellers wanting longer term placements can do internships in a whole range of subjects, gaining experience of managing small projects themselves.
Volunteers will be given a range of tasks so they can experience many aspects of rural life. There are a great variety of tasks - gardening, livestock management (sheep, cows), cheese making, harvesting and food processing, cooking, cleaning, natural building, woodland management, fencing, beekeeping, winemaking, green woodwork.
You don't need to be skilled but if you are, there is the chance to do more specialised work - especially in building/craft projects or those requiring computer skills . We are especially looking for carpenters at the moment to help on a barn reconstruction - a lovely 17th/18th century structure which will be repaired and raised in 2019 for use as a visitors centre.
There is a lot of hard physical work - volunteers need to be fit and self motivated.
In winter, when we close to general volunteers we are looking for independent people to house sit with minimal work.
English, some French
Our accommodation is quite basic. You will have a bed in a dorm or on a barn balcony. If you are lucky you will get a room for two! We try and find more private accommodation for the volunteers that are with us for longer or a bit older and especially those doing internships. We have a lovely railway carriage, straw bale house, yurt, cabin etc. We all eat together in our beautiful 17th century farmhouse where there's also a shared bathroom and sitting room. At weekends volunteers will cook for themselves
Nearest coach/bus to Llanidloes, train to Caersws - we can pick you up from either
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week