We used to be a host on the Blackdowns and have now moved to a 6 acre holding in North Cornwall. We have Turkeys, chickens, ducks and geese. We also have 4 friendly dogs!
We offer bed and breakfast to holidaymakers and are very busy! We have lots of work involving gardening in our huge formal garden plus vegetables in season. Lots of tree work and log moving too.
We are right by the Camel Trail cycle route so you can borrow bikes and cycle to the beach (12 miles)
Accommodation is fairly basic, a nice caravan or shepherds hut until April and tipi from April onwards. Shower and toilet provided.
You will need to bring warm clothes suitable for working outside and good boots.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Volunteers needed to help with good variety of tasks, incl landscaping, gardening, woodland management and also a lot of just general help! Permaculture principles practiced, More than 25 years experience so can pass on lots of knowledge, Accomodation is a nice caravan or a shepherds hut with woodburner (it can be cold) or tent or tipi in field. We invite you to share our lives our food and our chores!! vegetarians/vegans no problem!
Please bring: Warm sleeping bag etc, old clothes, good waterproof boots, waterproof coats (this is England!)your own towels and wash stuff, a torch, and other personal stuff you need.
Hours 9-4ish 5 days per week with plenty of breaks for tea and cake etc! (total help 5 hours per day)
We are near lots of beaches and the Eden project and many other tourist sites.
English, basic French
We provide: A dry comfortable caravan or shepherds hut or tipi or tent in summer with woodburner and lots of wood, internet WIFI access, but you need to bring a laptop or similar, phone charging, access to shower, use of our house when we are home. YOU LIVE AS ONE OF THE FAMILY SO YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HELP WITH COOKING, CLEANING AND GENERAL CHORES!!! OUR SITTING ROOM IS GENERALLY FOR FAMILY ONLY - WE SOMETIMES NEED A BREAK!
WEEKENDS ARE FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT AND OURS SO PLEASE NOTE WE ARE WILLING TO TAKE YOU TO TOWN/COLLECT YOU FROM TOWN AT TIMES TO SUIT US AND WE WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO EXPLORE AND ENJOY THE LOCAL AREA. BREAKFAST & EVENING MEALS ONLY AT WEEKENDS.
VERY IMPT....DUE TO A BAD EXPERIENCE, TRAVELLERS WITH NO REFERENCES NOT ACCEPTED SO PLEASE GET A REF FROM SOMEONE YOU HAVE WORKED FOR BEFORE APPLYING, THIS CAN BE AN EMPLOYER, ANOTHER HOST, A TEACHER OR SOMEONE WE CAN EMAIL OR PHONE....PLEASE.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours for 5 days per week