We are a family (husband, wife & two daughters ages 2 & 4 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....)
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
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.
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:
Putting up tree guards for sheep grazing in orchard
Vegetable/fruit garden weeding, propogation, planting
Help around the house. Everyone does turns keeping house, dishes, taking out compost....
Animal care of Jacob sheep, chickens and ducks
Child care for 2 and 4 year old (no experience necessary, even going for a little walk or reading a story or two is a great help)
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 love to find a person, couple or family to stay long term. We have 6 acres and are happy to use some of the land if people want to set up their own project *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️(market garden, animals etc...)
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.
English, some French
Accommodation is in caravans with woodburners. We have an outdoor shower and compost toilets, so be prepared for fairly rustic, but cozy accommodation. We do not have the internet, but there is a library and various pubs in town with wifi (1 hr walk to town). Meals are shared. Please can you mention in your application to us that you read and are happy with this.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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