Help with a community/Glamping site on a small holding in Cumbria.


United Kingdom

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    We are a smallholding of 14 acres set in the beautiful valley of Eden ,Cumbria.
    There lives a small community here,Tom and I with our children Silvi (16)and Jo (18) and a few mates who help out from time to time in a caravan and a forty foot yurt.
    We have a large garden and a Veggie plot that requires constant attention and we plan to build an Oak framed straw bale Hen house this year, or at least get the frame up !
    We have a dream of creating a base for artistic and environmental ideas to merge and share and if you'd like to be part of that do join us for a while !

    We do have a few sheep, and a horse, a dog that lives in the house and two cats . We have hens and geese too!
    The past two years a friend and I have been busy building glamping units,in the hopes that one day soon we can run as a glamping site.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We respect and like our volunteers if they work hard for us we do all we can to repay in kind with gentle nights by the outside fire pit, the odd outdoor hot tub, trips out to the mountains etc.Some renovation and building techniques, and gardening skills can be aquired but we do make a lot of beds and need folks that enjoy a bit of cleaning and ironing !!!

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    We would like to think that whoever crosses our thresh hold can find jobs suited to their own personal growth,so if gardening is something you'd like to develop well we can show you some plant propagation techniques , enriching soil, weeding and planting. Maybe building is more up your street, and the hen house project is for you.We would love to set up a website for our place, so if you have computer skills come and use them !
    We do not deny there is an awful lot to organize and tidy up but these jobs are done together and there is a great sense of achievement when any job no matter how large or small is accomplished.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Sorry only Englishd

  • Accommodation


    There is a five bed farm house ,and one of the double rooms has been allocated for our Helpers and Friend s.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a quiet but beautiful part of Cumbria,with the Eastern fells to explore and the tourist towns of Kendal, Keswick and Ambleside not too far away.The local Leisure center is in Penrith(7 miles away) with a good climbing wall, There are Yoga classes locally.Beautiful Walks and bikes here to use to get around if we can't take you !
    Over the years we have had many visit us here to work and play(we do have a party barn and have put on some great parties and festivals ) and we find the exchange of energies and life experiences to be really beneficial and we hope you will too !

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Never more than this

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