Help an 18 acre permaculture project, Church Stretton, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    An 18 acre Permaculture project demonstration site-established in 2005.
    New woodlands, Forest gardens/arboretum, organic veg, and medicinal/culinary herb beds.
    We practice "Insight Design", a practice that has taken many years of research, experimentation ongoing journey experience.
    It is a place where creative vision and action meet to bring positive change.
    For some it is a portal to a new life.
    Connecting to nature- 'True' sustainability, developing and raising awareness, wildlife conservation, holistic healing, music and art are our deepest concerns.
    We are oriented towards the experience of change, simplicity and compassionate living.
    Building experience most welcome. Garden Fairies welcome
    This is a unique site through hard work and is maintained with the same approach.
    Vegetarian site. (Vegans accommodated for).
    We like country pubs Real ale/Home produce inc Cider,Local Live music,making music under the stars by a camp fire.Watching an occasional film, Receiving and visiting friends.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Sustainable eco living, living off grid and in tune with nature.
    There's an abundance of learning opportunities for those who are seeking a retreat type experience.
    The energy here is that of healing, and inspiration to merge with the natural world,observe it and ourselves within it.Living a reduced impact lifestyle ,even for a short period offers many satisfactory and fulfilling lessons in the way of the modern Peasant and seekers of their own path.

  • Help


    Ability to be flexible is essential also to sometimes be prepared to work alone periodically and observe our peaceful,diverse environment.
    Varied help according to seasons and projects needs e.g. help with veg plots/Horticulture, TREE SURGERY, forestry, Nursery care, Watering ,Site maintenance, Eco/Natural and general building.
    Volunteers should be prepared to work around 5 hours a day and be flexible and open minded in their approach.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hebrew

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers accommodation= 'small basic touring caravan under a roof' This is 'your' own personal space.
    Food- meals will be taken in the Polytunnel, Roundhouse, 'Basho's Tea Den' by the pond or outside pic-nic tables.
    The Roundhouse is our own personal space which we also share from time to time.
    Compost loos located a short distance from accommodations-(Squat and seated).
    Laundry= by hand.
    One hot bath a week.....Additional cold wash's in Poly tunnel (hose shower or bucket wash).
    Natural swimming Pool.
    Internet access.
    Workaways have limited Wi-Fi........ Short limited access 'On their own devices'.
    Sorry No Pets or children. (This is a wildlife Sanctuary).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearest train station is Shrewsbury or Church Stretton. Nearest bus stop is Dorrington. We can collect helps from these 3 places.

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    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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5.5 days a week

My breakfast :)...perhaps yours too....we make hi -energy chlorophyll based ,detox smoothies most days.
Spring view of the 'Rides' -access between the woodlands.
Cider house build on to the Strawbale roundhouse -presently under construction!
Janta with his home made Cider.
A working retreat...
Our reforested field 10 years on.
Relaxing meal by the pond with a volunteer :)
Basho's Tea Den Relax,Education ,Celebration space by pond.

Host ref number: 279287556166