Help with a community straw bale build near Exeter, Devon, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi my name is Joe, I'm 29 years old and I am currently working on an eco-building project in a local woodland. The main construction is a large straw bale walled roundhouse that will be used for storage of apples and making cider. It has reciprocal roof - which looks really cool. I have been working on it for about year now and I'm really keen to have some workaway people here to live together and work on the building, in the vegetable garden and in the woodland.

    I studied Physics at university and have been a teacher of mathematics for two years. I love to cycle and have done a few trips through Europe - from the UK to Barcelona, to Stockholm, to Montpelier and to Prague! I like juggling, photography, video editing and living in the wilderness!

    We are really looking for people who can problem solve creatively, and can be independent.
    Hope to see you soon!

    Joe

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The site is in the heart of Devon in the English country side - a lovely place to be and help.
    Learning eco-building techniques - working with wood and clay.
    Learnig about geodesic domes.
    Cider and apple juice making
    Garden and woodland managing.
    and Juggling!

  • Help

    Help

    The main project that we would like help with is the roundhouse cider store with green roof - it is building using wood from the woodland we planted, local clay and any recycled building materials that we can find. We would currently love help finishing building and rendering the straw bale walls of the store using clay render. We are also putting in the doors and timber floor in which takes some work! The store is in a woodland so we would also like help managing the woodland and collecting fire wood. There is a large vegetable patch if you like gardening and chickens to look after. In the Autumn we make cider and apple juice - from collecting the apples in the orchard to pressing and bottling! There is lots to do and learn - the place is really inspirational!
    We are really looking for people who have done a bit of building work before, can problem solve creatively, can be independent and enjoy living in the great outdoors (even when it gets a little cold!)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation may vary depending on the time of year but basically we have a few sleeping rooms free so there is plenty of space! Please ask me when you contact me!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of great hiking opportunities on Dartmoor. The sea is just 2 miles away. The Exe estuary is beautiful. There is lots to do!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week. But flexible!



























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