Exotic farm help - camels/horses/pigs/alpacas/emus/meerkats/goats, UK


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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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    Hi Thankyou for reading our profile.
    We have lots of different Workaway experiences on our farm.
    1) we are looking for people who are good with all animals and enjoy working outside diy/mending gardening / chopping wood and so on.
    2) people good with animals but prefer working inside so housework / cleaning / ironing
    3) people who ride horses well
    Or anyone who is happy to do a mix of the above.
    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. All our animals are pets and it takes time to learn the routine. We are not open to the public but do have a bed and breakfast so we often do show round tours of the farm. 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. Cleaning all farm vehicles, Horseboxes.

    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 18 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), 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. Although our bed and breakfast guests often get shown the animals.
    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 in exchange for 5/6 hours a day, 5 days a week. We obviously have wifi.

    Horses are competition horses, 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.
    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

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    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.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • 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, gardening, washing farm vehicles and so on

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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • 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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    • 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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