We are an environmental and human awareness project with a deep love and respect for the Natural world, that all life is to be respected and protected, we are located in the Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire. We offer a space for people to connect with nature and learn more about it. We provide fantastic opportunities for volunteers to take their own initiative, be creative and learn more about our impact on the environment, as well as taking personal introspective time to listen to our own inner landscapes.
We take volunteers for a minimum of 3 months and we prioritise placements for people who are interested in a more long term stays. If you are interested in need of some quiet space and time in nature for reflection and you value time alone then our place would suit you well. We usually have one or maybe 2 volunteers here at any one time. It is suitable for you if you want to be engaged in meaningful work and be a part of the change so many of us feel passionate to see happen. We provide this as well as a space / context for you to develop your own passions and gifts to the world. In this regard, there is an opportunity to create extra income for yourself and develop your own purpose and business. We are looking for people who can take initiative and are creative, want to be a part of a community and self promote.
There is also lots of general land work in all areas; general maintenance, planting, weeding, lake management, hedging, building, stone walling etc.We also have many ongoing projects involving carpentry both on the land and in the buildings. We have an amazing round house structure called an Earth lodge which is a green eco build. help with cleaning, cooking and house maintenance is also part of the work here.
Our site is four acres in size and surrounded on all sides by 200,000 acres of forest. You can walk out of our gates direct into the forest and roam for miles. We are fairly remote, our nearest neighbors are 1/2 mile away but we are within easy striking distance of a local town with organic supplies and Bristol city, Gloucester and Ross on Wye.
Accommodation is a caravan of your own. We also make sure that there is a good balance for each person of more physical 'hard' work and lighter work.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
To be living in nature and doing meaningful work, as well as supporting the vision we hold and are dedicated to, which is to bring humans back to nature.
The work is mostly land based tending to the gardens and the forest and trees. Some of it is simple and easy and other bits require a bit of experience
Other skills that are always needed here are:
Carpentry, like fixing sheds, making shelves etc
General DIY odd jobs - just good and figuring things out
Gardeners / land schaping
House care and community care
Heated caravan of your own and all your meals - mostly vegan and vegetarian. Self catering kitchen and food supplies included
If you have your own live in vehicle you would be welcome to park it up.
Work clothes, a sense of humour :O)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week