Experience life on a tiny, remote English island (a totally different experience in England)

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Looking for Autumn (October, November, December) Workawayers!*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Although we will consider longer placements. We can take up to 6 workawayers if you are travelling as a group.

    We are a 12 acre succulent and herb farm on one of the smallest and most remote islands on the Isles of Scilly. We also have holidays cottages and a fudge business. The Isles of Scilly are 28 miles south west of mainland Cornwall.

    The farm is run by Issy who also has 3 self catering cottages. Gareth runs a business away from the farm and we have 2 children who are 5 and 3. We are very sociable and friendly and love having new people around and hearing tales of your travels.

    Issy’s parents live on the farm as well.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gartenarbeit
    Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Kochen/einkaufen
    Landarbeit
    Sonstige Arbeiten
    Hausarbeiten

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Scilly is a quiet, chilled out place but is a totally different experience to the rest of England.

    We are looking for workawayers to make the most of their stay and enjoy the experience of living a crime free existence.

    Winters can be very remote on Bryher, there are occasional boats off island but certainly isn’t the island hopping experience you get in the summer. But it’s very quiet and relaxing.

    There are usually yoga and badminton groups and there’s a small gym you can use.

  • Help

    Help

    We’ve had great success with our winter workawayers and some have returned on multiple occasions.

    Ideally we'd like people to stay as long as possible (nothing less than a month). If you stay a month we will pay for your travel over here (from Lands End to Scilly by small plane and the boat over to Bryher in winter).

    You must speak excellent English.

    Jobs for the autumn include:-

    Painting holiday lets
    Looking after chickens
    Lots of work on the succulents (propagating, planting, watering tidying them up)
    Gardening
    Clearing land
    Small farm chores like sweeping/clearing poly tunnels/watering

    We will be away for 2 weeks in October on our annual holiday.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your winter accommodation is a converted shed in October then a cosy holiday cottage with super king or single beds in November and December WiFi, tv, shower room, kitchen, sitting room etc.

    We provide you with food for your stay. Breakfasts you eat in your accommodation, lunches I cook a light lunch and dinners will sometimes be with us and sometimes you use your food we've supplied. You can also help yourself to the herbs eggs,, etc from the farm. I can cater for most diets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bryher is a very remote island off the coast of Cornwall. It has stunning scenery and is perfect for anyone who wants to see what it's like to live in a small community. 86 people live there and it is virtually crime free. The children go to school by boat.

    Scilly has stunning wildlife, crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, vibrant water sports. If you want to learn to paddleboard kitesurf Gareth's happy to teach you after your work is done! Bryher is perfect for running as well.

    Most of our workawayers are big fans of beach combing. They've found vintage beads, shark tags from America, china etc. Scilly is the last stop until America so there are always interesting things to find. On super low tides you can walk to the neighbouring island of Tresco or collect razor clams/cockles to eat.

    On the island there’s the opportunity to take part in community work.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
















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