Help us around our eco house and enjoy a rewarding experience in Plymouth, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We built our own eco house about 12 years ago, on a sloping site with 8 acres of woodland.. Tiony is a film maker, i used to be an English teacher. OUr daughter and familn live next door. We can share helpers for garden work, teach basket making; between us we have a lot of skills.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Tony is a film maker who often needs help with his latest projects. I am a retired ESL teacher and Spanish speaker. We have hosted volunteers for several years and it has been a very valuable and rewarding experience for us and our guests. Helpers can learn about woodland management, biuilding, coppicing, basketry, gardening, cooking, fruit picking and management, orchard management, pruning.

  • Help


    We live in an eco house which we built ourselves. The help we need depends on the season - apple/ soft fruit picking and maintenance . Weeding, planting, woodland maintenance, No special skills are needed but if you have experience in working with wood, pruning etc, that would be very welcome. We are not vegetarian but eat little meat and are happy to cater for vegetarians. We often share helpers with our daughter and family who live next door. Jess is a botanical illustrator and basket weaver/coffin maker. We live about a mile from the nearest village but transport is available if needed. We have a largish area of woodland, veg and soft fruit area, We plan a small scale building in the near future and help with creating a plunge pool and sweat lodge in the stream in the woods.

    2 days off a week and 4-5 hrs work. Accommodation is in the house, very warm and comfortablek

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Comfy room in warm house. Bedding etc is provided. We share cooking and if you cook we wash up and vice versa.
    Good internet connection

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in east Cornwall, near Bodmin moor and Dartmoor. Nearest sea 30 mins away... Good surfing, hiking, Eden Project.. Climbing. We are happy to drive to the nearest transport link. and nearby towns and villages, if you do not have your own transport.

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes, we have good internet connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Limited flat space for parking, so can't accommodate really large vans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 648174823822