Help on our alpaca farm near Dartmoor, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    My wife and I specialise in alpaca breeding and alpaca products.

    We have a poly tunnel and there is some tourism.

    The small farm is eco friendly and our power is off grid.

    The area is peaceful and full of natural beauty. The alpacas are interesting animals that have a calming effect on people.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about farming tourism self reliance.... and about the culture.
    We can help with the language and are both patient listeners.
    We always have interesting conversations and we can learn as much from you as you will from us.

  • Help

    Help

    The volunteers work would be centred on the none profit making side of the farm and not the business side. The work would Include working in the poly tunnel which provides food for the household . Also work on the vegetable growing area which also provides food. General maintenance work around the off grid system. Also some work with the alpacas centered around those that have retired and are really pets.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and French.Learning basic Japanese and Chinese.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is self catering and is a lovely studio in the side of the barn. The room is lockable and just for one volunteer. It has a sink and gas hob and grill. It has a lovely view out to the farm. There is a hot shower and toilet and fridge very near. I would prefer non-smokers as the barn and it's contents are highly flammable. (we provide all the food,bedding and towels ) There is a sitting area outside. There is a calm beautiful atmosphere here. Sometimes we could eat together but mostly you will be cooking for yourself. You will have plenty of breaks and spare time to enjoy the view.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can pick up the volunteer from Winkleigh bus stop. You can get a bus to Winkleigh from Exeter. There is a carp fishing lake half a mile away. The villages of Dolton and Winkleigh three miles away have good pubs and small shops. Dartmoor is 10 miles away which is good for hiking. The North Devon coast is 35 minutes drive.

    The studio provided is self catering with a gas hob and grill . There is a nice sitting area outside with table and chairs. We are happy to socialise but you will have your own space.

    We would hope the volunteer would leave here having gained some experience and also thought the experience was worthwhile

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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