Help out a friendly, easygoing family with our exotic pets in Hertfordshire, fairly close to London, UK


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    Hi Thankyou for reading our profile.
    We have lots of different Workaway experiences here.
    We mainly offer a good cultural exchange programme where you are able to learn about a different lifestyle and learn about a different culture. We are here to support your learning exercise whilst having fun helping us.

    We welcome single people couples or friends and usually have 3 volunteers at a time.
    Please note many of our helpers return each year and do read the references supplied by previous helpers. Lots of different types of things to do on the farm.
    We prefer helpers to stay a minimum of a month and welcome long stayers. All our animals are pets on the farm and We are not open to the public just to walk in. Our minimum stay is 4 weeks.

    You can use our fitness equipment together with bikes to look round the local area we have lots of lovely places to walk and hike.
    We live in a very old farmhouse and we enjoy an easy stress free lifestyle with plenty of outdoor wildlife.
    We also love to hear from anyone good with animals and/or good horse riders.
    We live on a lovely farm 25 miles north of London, our family consists of 3 of us at home now, the older children live in London.
    My son age 20 is a very keen Carp Fisherman and does fishing competitions he loves to fish and enjoys overnight camping by the lakes. He also drives.
    The Farm has pet animals, 4 horses, 4 big dogs, 2 alpacas, 2 emus,pig, sheep, Pygmy goats, miniature horses, owls, meerkats many hens, peacocks, cats, turkeys and ducks.We breed emus as a hobby and have camels
    Our animals are our pets, we are not open to the public like a zoo.
    We offer you accommodation, we have a nice room in the house in busy months you may share a large room with a person of same sex! you can have access to the kitchen, lounges bathroom, TV room, use of the laundry room, you can use mountain bikes, We provide you with full board 7 days a week, in exchange for helping 5 days a week.
    You are welcome to ride well schooled horses but MUST have riding knowledge, horse riding is optional. Sorry but my horses are not suitable to teach you to ride.
    We are a friendly easy going family who are looking for that type of person/people. Must enjoy fit healthy outdoor lifestyle although we have fabulous wood burning fires in the house together with central heating.
    For our horses, we have a round pen, stables, a Menage and plenty of lovely riding. I am a horse fanatic

    COVID during these times out two operational businesses are very quiet. Horsebox Hire and B and B. We already have other people who work for us on these businesses.

    The country is a lovely place to live we can supply you with warm clothing, boots, gloves and anything you may need to make your stay here enjoyable with us.
    Finally must be non smokers

    Please if you have any further questions just message us

    Have a great day

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    They can learn about a variety of different animals to care for, spend time to interact and learn about animals. The surrounding area is for you to explore. You will have a chance to visit London to see all the attractions, cultural sites and meet people.
    You are welcome to ride well schooled horses but MUST have riding knowledge. Horse riding is optional.
    We are a very easy going relaxed family where our animals are our priority.

  • Help


    We would like you to consider our home as your second home. Generally we eat breakfast and lunch together where we are able to sit and chat about the day. You can immerse yourself in the great British culture we can teach you about all the different types of animals we have here you can learn all about their individual needs learn how to take good care of them, what they eat and how they like to live. It’s up to to make sure the animals are all very happy. Obviously you will need to help keep clean the communal area of our farm house. You can walk the dogs, groom the camels/horses walk around the farm making sure everything is safe. Safety of the animals is too priority. We also want you to enjoy our garden and if you want to help in the garden that would be great.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Beautiful room and bathroom in 500 year old farmhouse
    3 meals a day

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 25 miles from central London
    So you can visit London or enjoy our countryside surrounded by fields and nature
    Please make sure you have the relevant visa required to enter the Country to volunteer with us.

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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

    Hi we can host Workaway who continue to work on their computers/laptops

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We are able to Host helpers with camper vans

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25 hours/week)

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