Help out some artists in a small holding in the hills of West Wales, UK


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    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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!

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 6 days a week

Host ref number: 324849925559