Help us build up a vibrant, healthy and ecological small holding near Pontypool, Wales, UK

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    05/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Our farm's mission is to serve the community and create a diverse smallholding  that is healthy and ecologically balanced in all its practices. A place where people can be inspired to change themselves and the world through education and getting closer to and knowing the source of their food. We will regenerate and heal the landscape as we produce deeply nourishing and wholesome food. We are an open and welcoming place for all sharing what we have and giving what we can. We are building a vibrant and exciting farm that our children and grandchildren will want to be part of.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • 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 practice regenerative, permaculture, and organic low input methods and are in the process of building a small holding that will supply into an organic meat business that is already established. Rabbits, chickens and ducks and hopefully guinea fowl will be eventually produced.

    We also have plans for a couple of Jersey cows but need to sort out the electric fencing and housing first!

    We prepare traditional fermented foods like sourdough bread, lacto fermented vegetables and kefir everyday, a good opportunity to learn theses vital food preparation skills that has taken us years and (many courses!) to learn.

    We are over a mountain track and have fantastic views. 26 acres of pasture and 30 acres of forest.

    We grow as much veg as we can but would like to develop this. We are solar powered, and use logs for heating and hot .water via a biomass boiler.

    Loads to learn and even more to contribute! Open to suggestions and ideas.

  • Help

    Help

    Building some log sheds and animal housing out of reclaimed wood and pallets.

    Clearing and lining a leaky pond.

    Working a large (50 tonne) log pile splitting with 5 tonne splitter and splitting axes.

    Setting up a rabbitry (breeding cages and housing)

    General gardening, hot compost turning, looking after 10 chickens and 9 ducks.

    Building up a vibrant small holding ideas and contribution WELCOME!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Lovely ground floor room that the old owners actually used to live in whilst they rented out the rest of the farm house!

    Double mattress and cupboard space. Also drawers for storage.

    No kitchen in room but full access to kitchen.

    Shower and toilet ensuite.

    We eat at set meal times but welcome to cook at anytime.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are very open and have many people coming to the farm from London from many religions and cultures. We expect all of our guests to respect this and the different sensitivities.

    We do not have Alcohol and drugs on site and Tabaco and vaping must be in car park area above the house. We do not cook any pork products on site.

    We are situated in the Brecon beacons and have walking trails all over the place!

    We have a beautiful farm here and people are always emotional when they leave.

  • 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

    Bumpy track in to the farm but space for a large camper van

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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