Smallholding in rural North Wales


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We live on a (small) smallholding in a very rural location in North Wales, on the edge of Snowdonia. The setting is delightful and secluded, yet the nearest small town is only 2 miles down the road. Our animals (dog, cats, chickens, bees, rare-breed sheep & pigs, donkeys) rule the place and our lives, so this is for animal lovers only!
    Our land is mainly pasture in two fields adjacent to the house, with a large garden with orchard & veg beds. There is also a working music studio on site which my partner runs.
    Our aim is to be self-sufficient for food, but we still have a long way to go! We love food, wine, cooking (and eating) and enjoy intelligent conversations. We are well travelled but now quite happy living in our little corner of Wales. We also run a local shop with wholefoods and local produce.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    We all have a lot to learn from other people and new encounters. We enjoy good conversations about the small and big things of life, and the exchange of experiences and sharing of skills.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Help can be arranged flexibly around a mutually agreed schedule. You should be able and confident to do things on your own without much supervision. We are are quite new to smallholding life so we are specifically looking for people who already have relevant skills to share, as we have a lot to learn. There are always smaller & bigger jobs to be done, below are some examples of jobs that can change with the season:
    Animal care & farm maintenance
    Building maintenance & repairs (painting etc)
    Collecting / sawing / stacking fire wood
    Carpentry & wood working projects
    Ground works (securing/repairing paths, paving, building steps on slopes, etc)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    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 in your own room in our (small) house (double bed, suitable for single person or a couple).
    Shared meals (breakfast & dinner - lunch is 'help yourself').
    Wifi available throughout the house.
    We have no television.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Mobile reception can be a bit patchy depending on your network.
    We are happy to pick up volunteers from the nearby mainline train station (Llandudno Junction).

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    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.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, more or less

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Host ref number: 258156218922