Meerkats, Emus, Horses, Owls, Alpacas, Pig, Sheep, Rheas, geese, chickens, ducks Close to London, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    Looking for someone good with animals and enjoys being outside. Being good with a diy would be great!
    We also need two general helpers to assist with daily feeding of the animals and general help in farmhouse.
    Our next availability is September 1st onwards for someone who can ride and help with our horses.
    Would consider couple or single person, We welcome single people couples or friends and usually have 3 volunteers at a time.
    Please note many of our helpers return each year.

    We prefer helpers to stay a minimum of a month and welcome long stayers. Our animals are pets and it takes time to learn the routine. Our minimum stay is 4 weeks.
    Happy easy going farm, plenty of pets/animals.
    Jobs include helping repair fences, tidying barns, repairing things like wheelbarrow tyres, gardening, chopping logs, plus general
    Help in the farmhouse cleaning tidying ironing.
    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 17 he 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 (including 2 top show horses), 2 big dogs, 2 alpacas, 2 emus,pig, sheep, Rhea's, owls, meerkats many hens, peacocks, cats, turkeys and ducks. We breed emus and Rhea's as a hobby.
    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, gym, lounges bathroom, TV room, use of the laundry room, you can use mountain bikes as we have beautiful cycle routes and have full use of our fully equipped gym. We provide you with full board in exchange for 5/6 hours a day, 5 days a week. We obviously have wifi.

    Happy to host single or couples or two friends
    Horses are competition horses, you are welcome to ride well schooled horses but MUST have riding knowledge, horse riding is optional.
    The work around the farm is general. Looking after all our animals is top of the list ! And then the general day to day running of the farm like cleaning out the animals, gardening, housework in the farmhouse, outdoor work such as strimming weeds, fence painting etc.,

    We are a friendly easy going family who are looking for that type of person/people. Must enjoy working outdoor life and love animals. Chance to ride top quality horses and groom at horse shows or visit London to view the sites! Obviously caring for animals is not just about cuddling and feeding them. Dogs need a bath, emus love a shower, birds and stables all need cleaning and sweeping. Our home is a 600 year old farmhouse sitting on its own land, cleaning and tidying / laundry is all part of the job here.
    For our horses, we have a round pen, stables, a Menage and plenty of lovely riding. I am a horse fanatic!
    If you feel you can be productive and help us with general help, diy specific help with horses, please get in touch let me know what dates you are looking for so I can check calendar.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • 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.
    If you have a particular skill like carpentry, horse specialist, or great at diy please do contact us.

  • Help

    Help

    We require help with our animals, taking care of them plus help in and around the farm.
    We always need a strong capable person who like working outdoors as well as those who enjoy Lighter work.
    We are looking for people to help with the gardening, animals, housework in the farmhouse and also help with the feeding and caring for our animals, outdoor work such as strimming weeds, fence painting etc.,

    Help with exercising horses is optional and only available to helpers who can ride well.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Beautiful room and bathroom in 500 year old farmhouse

  • 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.

  • A little more information

    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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




















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