We have lots for you to learn in our intentional Christian community with large gardens and wonderful views over the Devon countryside,UK


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    Our home is usually shared with other people. It has plenty of accommodation, a large garden and wonderful views over the Devon countryside. We are gradually restoring it and making it a place for people to live together.
    We are a multigenerational group including retired people and a young family with a baby. We also have a dog. It is a busy household but there is always space to be quiet or to spend time alone.
    We often have people staying with us here, because they need accommodation, because they need a rest or a break, or because they want to try living in an intentional Christian community. We enjoy sharing with others who care about the environment. We are not vegetarian but we eat veggie food quite often. We have a rhythm of prayer in the house which anyone is welcome to join in, but it's not compulsory. We are involved in lots of village and church activities and people are friendly!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our workawayers live with us in the house, often work alongside us and share most meals with us so we chat a lot. We are happy to help them with spoken English if that is what they need. We try to enable them to see something of the countryside round here and to get to village events. Some choose to join in our regular prayer times and some like to exchange ideas about living in intentional community. We enjoy meeting workawayers and people usually enjoy their time here.

  • Help


    We need help in our large walled vegetable garden with polytunnel, and with the rest of the garden too. We have some woodland and there is always something to do there. We keep hens and pigs, so if you enjoy helping out with animals that would be good.
    Inside, we are often refurbishing and decorating part of the house and we are looking for someone who will help with housework and sometimes decorating.
    If you can cook and would take a turn in making the evening meal that would be very welcome too.
    We would like someone who is flexible and happy to join in with what we are doing, just being part of the family here for a while.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Nepali: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You would have your own room in the house or share with one other if we are full. It is not very modern but it is homely and comfortable. The bathroom is next door and would be shared if there is a visitor at the time. There are two sitting rooms both with internet access and a TV room. We don't have smoking in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are within walking distance of the village and Umberleigh train station is nearby, from which it is easy to get to the town of Barnstaple or the city of Exeter and onwards to the main line to the rest of the country. We are in beautiful countryside near to Exmoor and not far from beaches and the sea. We can pick up from the station and are happy to give lifts locally.

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 571254638959