Exciting project, former intensive, run down dairy farm, now in conversion to a 28 acre, organic, family run small farm, and holiday cottage business. We have a large veg patch, polytunnel, an orchard and have recently planted woodland. Our aim is to be self sufficient for meat (so we keep some animals), veg, fruit and fuel. We are mainly looking for help restoring historic old stone barns, help on the veg patch and around the farm.
Situated in a beautiful, quiet, rural location with great walking, short drive from town/coast. Please note that public transport is limited and infrequent.
We home educate our 4 children; and while we're aiming to be 'self sufficient', we are a busy family, we work extremely hard -get up early and go to bed early, but we are a warm and friendly bunch who like to have fun too - camp fire cooking, singing and playing card or word games, and watching films are our style.
We're looking for ENTHUSIASTIC, outgoing, energetic, polite helpers to come and join in and participate with our family 'good life'. If you are happy, independent , dynamic, keen to help, learn and share we'd be delighted to meet you.
If you are shy or very introverted and quiet or lack self motivation we'd rather you apply to another host.
NO SMOKERS thank you! We generally only have volunteers for a maximum of 2 weeks at a time.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We need help with many aspects of modern and traditional building, carpentry, planting, weeding and much more! It's mostly physically demanding, please only apply if you are prepared for this.
Happy to help with teaching you English and building/farming skills.
English and some French
You will be staying in our house in a downstairs room with underfloor heating, en suite shower and toilet. During the day this space is used by the family, but during the evenings it will be for your private use.
Happy to pick up volunteers from nearby train and bus stations.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week
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