Stay with our family in Wales and help with my cross media projects

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  • Description

    Description

    We are married with 3 children (age 6, 9 and 11). We home educate the youngest 2, the eldest goes to the local village school and has help with her special needs. I am Welsh, my wife is 1/2 Irish 1/2/Portuguese (speaks French & Spanish) . I fish most summer days, and we eat fish and fresh veg from the garden most days. We press apples for apple juice and cider in the autumn, we cycle and walk lots, we like real coffee, bake our own bread, film, bbq's.
    We live in an idyllic, 100yr old timber beach house with 120 degree see view. I work as a pottery tutor one day a week in term time and am inventing/making or building/restoring the house gardening/fishing or being a dad the rest of the week.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Fishing, ecological/organic living processes, Welsh rural/coastal culture/environment, pottery woodwork and metalwork skills /facilities.

  • Help

    Help

    I'm a designer/maker/potter/metal worker/builder/fisherman/chickens/vegetable-polytunnel-gardener/cyclist/artist etc we live in an old beach house above the dunes of a national park sandy beach. I need help with projects in all of these areas as I try to maintain an ecologically friendly family life style on our small-small holding.

    Some projects we have tackled in the last year are - Rain water capture and irrigation system for poly-tunnels, vegetables and fruit trees. Indoor climbing/traversing wall. More efficient fishing systems. 5 person velomobile/bicycle. Additional poly-tunnels. Hatch/rear more chickens. More vegetable plots. Complete garden amphitheatre and start theatre/music programme. Collect and press apples for juice and cider. Re-locate metal workshop. Refurbish glamping huts.

    Some projects that are imminent are - Build replacement 5 person bike( children are outgrowing the current one), Solar heating system to workshop. Solar/log fire heating to house. Hedge/grass cutting. Continue to develop bi-monthly beach art events. Build outside solar shower. Saw/chop and stack logs. Repair leaky roof to main house. Utility space extension and solar storage tank room with drying area, solar fruit dehydration process. Making a sheet metal chicken ark from a salvaged green house, to house new chickens that are hatching out imminently.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English/French/Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Timber insulated garden hut/summer house, with sea view/wifi and solar 12v electric.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The sea/beach is 5/10mins stroll through woods and sand dunes from the bottom of the garden, the coast path crosses the beach, Tenby and Pembroke towns with history/culture/night life and shops are 15 mins drive. There is a train station and bus stop with regular service 15mins walk from us, there is a bus stop with an infrequent service 3mins walk from us, and we have a spare bicycle for you to use.

  • A little more information

    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 4 weeks minimum stay.

Our higgledy piggledy beach house.
Glamping hut No2.
View out of window in No2.
No2.
The potters shed.
Some octopus mugs I make.
Glamping hut No1. 12v Solar power/light, insulated, balcony with sea view, wifi.
sun rise in front of the house.
We try to cycle all the time.
Kayak fishing.
Our latest arrival, Margaret 3days old.
Pembroke Castle.
The beach ! (winter)
The beach ! (summer)



















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