Helping with some lime-washing at my cottage in remote wooded valley near Clunderwen, UK

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  2020 

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  • Description

    Description

    I am 70 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 eat a very healthy diet and like cooking, but really appreciate if volunteers cook too.
    I am used to living on my own and I am a quiet person. I can find it a bit exhausting hosting people, so help cooking cleaning and dish washing and allowing me a bit of space is important .
    I'm a qualified yoga teacher. I am active in the local Friends of the Earth group and member of a permaculture group. I have been trying 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 eat some organic chicken and fish sometime.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    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 nature, wildlife, local history, literature. art, politics.

  • Help

    Help

    Help needed gardening, mowing the lawn, cutting hedges cutting and stacking wood and this year scraping off surface and re-pointing and limewashing next door cottage .
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  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Welsh: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A fully insulated chalet, sleeps 2 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.)
    You can also stay in the cottage I'm doing up.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Its a lovely area for walks.
    Public transport is limited. There is a bus once a week from the village and a book-a-bus service. The nearest train station is 6 miles from here and coach stop 15 miles. I can pick you up from there.
    If you have your own transport normally 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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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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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