Come and help on a North Cornwall family smallholding!

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United Kingdom

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, basic French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours for 5 days per week








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