We are an artistic couple living and working in the hills of West Wales. We have a four acre small holding where we have our gardens, studios and workspaces. Its situated on top of a hill with amazing view and no neighbours. Nearest town/shops is Machynlleth, some four miles away.
We always have multiple creative projects on the go, renovating old buildings with eco build techniques, creating public art installations, woodworking , landscaping, walling and growing vegetables, trees, flowers and bonsai.
We love to play music, kayak, go fishing and walk in the hills when not working.
We have a nice piano, guitars and fiddle here!
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You can see how we live here in the hills. Learn how we grow food, cook food and eat it! We like to play music, enjoy the landscape, work the land, build things. We have traveled all over the world for the past 30 years, so can bore you with our tales of adventure, experiences and how to live an easy life!
We are always renovating old buildings as part of our artists retreat, also building a wooden eco-cabin. Any carpentry skills really welcome Constant gardening, hedge cutting and wood gathering. We also have art projects which change all the time.
Volunteers must be strong, fit and hard working.
Please do not apply if you have limited English as it proves very hard to give job instructions for more complex tasks.
Various options including caravan, tent and bed in the house, depending on weather and other guests who are staying. You will maybe be asked to change rooms depending on other guests.
We are near the coast (20mins), mountains, walks, Centre for Alternative Technology. Ten minutes to the edge of Snowdonia national Park. Fishing in season. Mountain biking. Kayaking and sailing also nearby.
We live a quiet life day to day, but with lots of adventures , travels, creative projects and music making in-between.
If you want to come here and spend your spare time on the internet/social media every day/night then this is not the place for you.
Come to enjoy a different lifestyle away from modern living, live in the landscape, explore, see and understand nature, ecology, the birds and flowers and be curious about the real world.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 6 days a week