Help wanted on smallholding, Herefordshire/Welsh border


United Kingdom

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    We have a smallholding on the outskirts of a small market town in Herefordshire, close to the Welsh border. At the moment we are looking for somebody with good DIY / carpentry / building skills who would be able to renovate a static caravan. This would involve insulating the underneath, insulating and cladding the walls, repairing the floor, replacing windows etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects

  • 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
  • Help


    At present we are looking for an individual, 2 friends, or a couple with DIY, building, carpentry ,electrical, plumbing skills, etc, as we want to completely renovate our mobile home which has been empty for a couple of years. Because you will largely be working on your own we can be very flexible about how you fit the hours into the working week.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your accommodation would be in our small cabin which is connected to the mains electricity and has wifi. You would also have sole use of a nearby portacabin with shower, toilet and cooking facilities.

    Because of the pandemic we are not currently providing meals for helpers but rather paying £90 (per person for 25 hours work) a week, to self cater. This means that working here could be rather lonely and you need to be happy in your own company.

    The cabin has a single bed with a pull-out bed under.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a good area for hiking and off road cycling. The small town (with several pubs, supermarket etc) is in walking distance, and there is a bus service to Hereford which is about 20 miles away. Hay-on-Wye is about 12 miles away but not accessible by public transport.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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

    Because of our totally free range hens, our own dogs, and neighbouring sheep we could only consider very well behaved dogs guaranteed not to chase anything.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

Making a willow dome.
The winter
Making a dead hedge

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