We are a family of five living on a smallholding with vegetable gardens, chickens, ducks, and two shepherd's huts. We also run a woodwork business making rustic furniture and composting toilets from a farm near our home.
The family comprises Paul and Suzanne, our two daughters Ella and Olivia, and Suzanne's mother Irène.
Summer 2020 we are especially looking for people who like spending time with children, or even have teaching / tutoring experience.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We are a very active family and workawayers are encourage to join us in our various hobbies, including yoga, soccer, Tai Chi, mountain biking, canoeing and general socialising!
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We are a lively family living on a smallholding in the countryside near the market town of Machynlleth in Mid Wales.
We run various projects - from our woodworking business, Free Range Designs, to a vegetable market garden and hosting guests through an online rental site- and are always looking for a helping hand.
Summer 2020 we are particularly looking for some help with our two children, aged 8 and 10. School has been out for a while and travel is off the cards this year, so we are particularly looking for fun-loving people who like to be creative and spend time with children. Maths / English tutors especially welcome!
Besides helping out with the children, we are generally looking for a practically minded people - carpenter/builder/electrician/plumber/general handy people to help with our ongoing projects.
Accommodation for workawayers is in a beautifully crafted wooden Shepherd's hut in a lovely spot by the river. We are very sociable people and like to include workawayers in family life, but it is also nice to have some family space at times, and the shepherd's hut provides a self-contained place to be in for some privacy.
Please message us if you would like to come and help :-)
Shepherd's Hut or Caravan
We live in beautiful countryside surrounded by trees and hills, 4 miles from the market town of Machynlleth. There are plenty of outdoor activities in this area: some of the UK's best mountain biking trails, hill and mountain walking; the beach is 25 mins away for surfing or canoeing; and there are rivers and lakes nearby, too. The university town of Aberystwyth is a 30 min train ride away.
We can lend you a bike and will provide transport.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours per day 5 days a week
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