Help at our organic family farm in rural mid-Devon, England



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  • Beschreibung


    I live on a 240 acre organic family farm in rural mid-Devon. I have a flock of 200 breeding sheep and a herd of 28 cows whose offspring are all fattened on the farm. The farm also grows arable crops and we have recently planted about 9 acres of woodland. We produce clean energy from an array of solar panels. If I could ever find the time I would love to grow vegetables in my garden.
    I am looking for Workaway help mainly in the springtime when our ewes are due to lamb. March is our busiest month and much of the time will be spent looking after the sheep, though there are also plenty of other jobs to do as well. There is a very comfortable holiday cottage on the farm which will be available as accommodation. Food will be provided, and while there are full cooking facilities in the cottage visitors will be very welcome to take some meals with me and any of my family that are around.
    I have one teenage son who is at home at weekends and in the school holidays, three other grown-up children who appear now and then, three very friendly dogs, a cat and a horse.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We will welcome visitors into our family and will be very happy to pass on knowledge about caring for sheep and many other aspects of organic livestock farming.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Die vom Gastgeber angebotene Vergütung entspricht dem Mindestlohn

    Die vom Gastgeber angebotene Vergütung entspricht dem Mindestlohn

    Dieser Host bietet Unterkunft und Bezahlung.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the UK minimum hourly wage for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided inline with UK guidance. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Arbeit


    The main activity on the farm is care of sheep and cattle. As it is winter all our cattle are housed so feeding and bedding them will be a daily task. Sheep also need feeding at this time of year. March is lambing and calving time, so much time then will be spent looking after lambing ewes and newborn lambs. Plenty of hands-on experience will be available for those who would like it.

    There will also be farm maintenance work to do including fence repair, hedge laying, wood chopping etc, and maybe some gardening work or even some cleaning in the farmhouse. Farming is not always predictable, and visitors should be willing to help out with whatever comes up.

    Some experience with livestock would be an advantage. A liking for animals and confidence around them is essential as is a willingness to sometimes work alone when necessary.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    We have a recently converted and extremely comfortable two- bedroom holiday cottage very close to our house which will be available to workawayers. We will provide breakfast food in the cottage. Other meals may be taken with us or in the cottage by arrangement.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are in a very beautiful part of Devon, and within reach of Dartmoor and Exmoor. North and South coasts are both about an hour's drive away. There are buses from nearby villages (3 miles) to Exeter which is the county town with all amenities. We have bikes that we can lend you for getting around locally. However, visitors should be aware that the farm is in a fairly isolated area and public transport is quite limited. There is a pub within one mile, and village shops a 40 minute walk away, but not much else, so rural living needs to be to your taste.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    25 hours a week

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