We are part of a small ecovillage in west Wales. One of four plots on 21 acres of mixed pasture & woodland, all in various stages of building ecological houses and land. Our family is Wyc and Silvia with children Willow (7) and River (4), and Peggy, a friendly dog.
When not building, Wyc works three days a week as a teacher of 3D animation and games design. Silvia was a yoga teacher and is now a full time mum. We both have a background in meditation, yoga and similar practice but are currently in a period of practical activity, hence the building. We don't have much time to sit in a beautiful forest of bluebells, contemplating reality. But there is one here, just in case we do!
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are part of a cultural movement in Wales towards sustainability, transforming our lives to live in a way our planet can survive, and setting an example of how it can be done while living the 'good life'. Wales actually has a special kind of planning permission to help make this happen. There are numerous other similar settlements in the area and some good social events going on.
Anyone interested in natural building and sustainability will benefit here as there are four plots in various stages of developing off-grid dwellings and ecological land projects, and lots of opportunity to work with and socialize with the people who know all about it.
Our position in South West Wales is also excellent for tourism- Pembrokeshire is famous for having some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe, and we are surrounded by beautiful countryside and the Pembrokeshire national park.
We live next door to other Workaway hosts- Swn y Coed and Chris & Erica
We are in the last stages of building our eco-house, and are moving into becoming as self-sufficient as possible and developing our land-based business.
We need one or two people or couples who are willing and able to get involved (under guidance) in maintenance of the land, gardening, tree planting, building structures, polytunnel, scything, etc.
Forest garden and nuttery to plant, herb beds to create, strawberries to plant, raised beds to create. Also mulching, schything and planting. Chickens and sheep to care for.
When you stay you might have the static caravan with wood burning stove, hot water, kitchen and shower. Or you may have the small timber log cabin with electricity, internet, a wood stove, warmer and more cozy but lacking other facilities (available in the main house nearby). Both places have wireless broadband Internet.
We use a composting toilet.
Washing machine, fridge and freezer in the main house.
We are 100% solar powered, so expect some limitations during dark winter weather. And expect to wear wellington boots frequently.
Food is provided when you're on site. We may need you to help with cooking, to serve yourself breakfast, and to take turns washing up.
We're about 3 miles from the nearest town with train station and main roads that go to all the tourist destinations. Our nearest beach is Amroth (10miles), which has a sunken ancient forest and beautiful rocks and cliffs. 7 miles north is Lammas, the well known eco-village that started the movement over here. They host tours in summer and numerous social events, courses and workshops.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a log cabin for volunteers, it has a woodburning stove, electricity and internet connection, which is good enough for internet usage and video conferencing.
We have a large carpark that can accomodate campervans and live in vehicles.
5 hours a day, five days a week, negotiable.