Help out on our Cider Farm near Llanidloes in the beautiful welsh countryside! UK


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  • Description


    We are a family (husband, wife & two daughters ages 4& 6 years). We have a 6 acre smallholding, we make cider and grow apple trees and we aim to be as self-sufficient as possible with fruit and vegetables. We live in a beautiful location in mid-Wales and always have fun and interesting projects, good food and great cider. We are musicians as well, (accordion, guitar, mandolin, banjo etc....)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love to have people come and stay with us. It is a great opportunity to learn from each other. We can teach about gardening, orchard management and cider making, as well as many other aspects of living on the land. We live a simple but loving and fun life and are happy to share what we can with our volunteers.

  • Help


    We have lots of different types of tasks to help with around our six acre smallholding. We are looking for volunteers that want to be part of our family and help out with fun and varied projects at our orchard. We are happy to teach about all aspects of our life here from making a fire and cooking to making cider, gardening, running an orchard and animal husbandry. We grow most of our own fruit and vegetables, we make cider and grow apple trees. We have chickens and ducks for eggs and a few sheep for lawnmowers and meat. We are off-grid with solar and wind power and live eco/sustainable lifestyle.

    Current tasks and upcoming projects include:
    Vegetable/fruit garden weeding, propogation, planting
    Planting/weeding polytunnel and veg garden
    Help around the house. Everyone does turns keeping house, dishes, taking out compost....
    Animal care - chickens
    Playing with kids when they are not in school - reading, walking etc.

    Our kids go to the local Welsh medium school, so it is easiest for us to accept families with kids during holidays when the kids are home.

    We are interested in both long term and short term volunteers. We prefer stays of at least two weeks, but are happy to consider applications for the whole season.

    We would prefer volunteers who are happy to spend time with the kids/take for walks, play around the house and garden. If you are not into looking after the kids but are into our other projects we will still consider your application, but please let us know so we can plan to have other volunteers here to help more with the kids. If you only want to do childcare, but are not as into the other activities, that is great too. We are happy to accept someone to specialize in childcare and help around the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is in caravans with woodburners. We have an outdoor shower and compost toilets, so be prepared for fairly rustic, but cozy accommodation. Internet is limited. Meals are shared. Please can you mention in your application to us that you read and are happy with this.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live near Llanidloes, which is a lovely little town about halfway between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth. There are lots of great walking trails and a beautiful hilly landscape. Workawayers have two days off a week to relax and enjoy the fantastic Welsh countryside.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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