Help with maintenance of our homestead on Hadrian's Wall in Cumbria, North England

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  • Description


    We have a log gasification boiler heating system and a lot of land.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • Help


    Help managing fuel for our log gasification boiler heating system [basically toting and stacking logs] and general strong help around this overgrown homestead and woodlands. We can provide ACCOMMODATION ONLY for 8 hours help a WEEK [ with perhaps the odd group meal or bonfire thrown in for fun])

    If you are hooking up a caravan, electricity and logs for your own fire are fine but will 'cost' extra hours.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn all about log gasification boilers and what it takes to sustain them.
    If you are keen, you can take part in servicing the combustion chamber
    or if you are here at the right time of year, you can help with processing logs.

    I teach music and welcome musicians. Jams around out door fires are encouraged.

    We are right on top of Hadrian's wall, history is everywhere.
    You will learn about Reivers and Lords and also great artists.
    The light here is amazing for painting.
    A preferred art spot for Morris, Burne Jones, Rossetti and the Nicholsons.
    Even Bertrand Russell is connected to this place.

    I am an international lady. Not really British. I have lived in several countries.
    Here you will find a lively cultural exchange of minds that seeks to unite nations through awareness and understanding.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    I speak gansta spanish and french.

  • Accommodation


    Your own 1600 stone, glamorous 'bothy' shed with mini kitchen, sheets and towels. It is heated and has wifi. There is satellite tv in another heated shed next door. Amazing views.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is situated right on the Roman Wall Walking route. Local sites include various Mile Castles [Our farm hosts the tallest bit of the wall still standing.], Birdoswald Fort [3miles], Lanercost Priory and tea rooms [3/4 mile]. We have two woodlands[One ancient. One not] both with rivers. We have 2 rods in the river Irthing [1/2 mile]. if you like fly fishing. The land next to the river Irthing is part of the remaining 3% of English wetland so there are otters, badgers and heron as well as trout in the river.
    The lake district is an hour away.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 8 hours per week- No food

My Photo Album

Old church at Lanercost Priory
Roman remains at Lanercost Priory
Banks Burn
Banksfoot Farm

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