Building and gardening in cottage in remote wooded valley in West Wales


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    I am 69 and own 2 cottages in a lovely South facing wooded valley. I am 15 miles from the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast Path and near the National Park. I live on my own.
    I grow my own fruit and vegetables organically. I usually have a good crops of strawberries, grapes and peaches from my polytunnel.

    I'm a qualified yoga teacher. I am active in the local Friends of the Earth group. I am very busy working to establish a cohousing community in this area where I hope to move to in the next few years.

    This is a wonderful area for walking with well sign posted paths along the hills and valleys.
    The first ecovillage in the UK is near here.
    I'm mainly vegetarian, but can source meat/ fish locally.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn a bit about Welsh history and language, although I'm not a Welsh native. You can join me in my yoga practice. I know a little about Ayurvedic medicine and herbalism. You are welcome to join me on visits to theatre, music, cinema, dances and walks etc. I'm interested in literature. art and politics

  • Help


    Help needed, May this year particuarly limewashing next door cottage and gardening.
    Also need someone with carpentry skills.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, and some French and Welsh

  • Accommodation


    A large, fully insulated chalet in my garden with a small kitchen, wood burner, a nearby compost toilet. It has solar lighting, but no running water or electricity . You would have use of my bathroom and WIFI in my cottage and eat with me (I will provide food if you want to cook for yourself in the chalet.)
    I also have a small spare bedroom in my cottage

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Its a lovely area for walks.
    Public transport is limited.
    If you have your own transport there is a lot going on here: theatre, cinema, art galleries, music and dance.

    There's surfing and kayaking etc. at the coast, about 15- 20 miles from here.
    It would suit someone who likes an alternative lifestyle, loves nature and the out doors; is happy to spend time on their own.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week. For a long term volunteer, willing to be flexible with shorter hours and days.

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