My name is Joe and I am a 27 year old who lives in the Wye valley, restoring a 200 year old cottage and involved in permaculture, natural beekeeping and forest garden projects. This winter I am hoping to landscape the garden using the abundance of natural stone available and a philosophy influenced by permaculture. At the moment theres usually 3 or 4 workawayers staying here so theres abit of a community feel which is lovely.
I have almost finished restoring a 200 year old stone cottage. I will need help finishing off the final touches and landscaping the garden. I am mostly fully booked now until March, but I have a room free from the 10th of February until the end of March. I don't usually ask for anyone with any skills as its always nice to learn on the job, but at the moment there are so many little jobs that need someone with some DIY or building experience, that at the moment it would be great to get someone who has abit of skill. I have a patio to lay, some fences to make from the local woodland, doors fitting and being made out of pallet wood, an outdoor compost toilet and shower area to be made from roundwood. If that sounds like the kind of thing youd enjoy doing, it would be great to hear from you :)
A bedroom to yourself in the cottage. The cottage is very nearly finished and is looking wonderful, so its definitely no longer a building site!
There are plenty of walks in the Wye valley. The cottage is sited on Offas dyke, a path that allows you to walk the entire length of Wales from the doorstep!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Learning natural building skills and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. I was also a practising medical herbalist so would be happy to teach volunteers about the local medicinal and wild plants. The Wye valley is a beautiful area and there is a wonderful feeling of community here. There is also the opportunity to learn about beekeeping.
5 hours per day, 5 days a week
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