Eco-project in local woodland near Exeter, Devon, UK


United Kingdom

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    Hi my name is Joe, I'm 33 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 agricultural equipment. It has reciprocal roof - which looks really cool. I'm really keen to have some workaway people to help out!

    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!


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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.
    Learing about geodesic domes.
    Garden and woodland managing.
    and Juggling!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Currently helping with the vegetable garden, growing hops and managing the woodland/hedging.
    We normally have some other projects going on: like working on an off grid solar system, converting a van to a camper van and general maintance and upkeep of the straw bale and clay building and green roof.

    Previous help: The main project that we would like help with is the roundhouse 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. The store is in a woodland so we would also like help managing the woodland and collecting firewood. There is a large vegetable patch if you like gardening and chickens to look after. 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 before, can problem solve creatively, can be independent and enjoy living in the great outdoors (even when it gets a little cold!)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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!

Host ref number: 115493468413