Join us setting up an off grid permaculture holding in Wales

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Brendan and Ludka and with our 3 children we are in the process of building our off grid straw bale house while establishing our permaculture holding.

    Our smallholding is granted permission under the One Planet Development , Welsh government planning initiative.
    At the moment we are looking for volunteers with their own vans or trailers as our facilities on site are limited. At the moment we live in a caravan ourselves.

    The location is quite remote and picturesque on the edge of the famous Preseli Hills. Our grounds are a mixture of gardens, fields and woodland. There is also a large pond, a vegetable garden with greenhouse, and a small apiary with around 7 beehives. We grow as much of our own produce as we can, but could do with some help with this and the upkeep of the land, pond and gardens.

    The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is within a short drive and is a haven for those who seek a bit of peace and love nature and the great outdoors. There are many beautiful walks around and we have a big family of red kites living on the top of the hill. Our woodlands are home to at least 30 different species of birds and many small creatures such as mice, rabbits and voles. In the spring the woodland is covered in wild garlic and bluebells and this is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit.

    We are at the moment looking for people who are interested in helping with some carpentry work as we are building a workshop.

    We are also looking for people to come and help with the upkeep of our land and learn about beekeeping, permaculture and all aspects of running an off grid smallholding.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The preseli hills offer lots of opportunity for walking and the Pembrokeshire coast is less than half an hour from here. This is a welsh speaking area so guests will hear welsh being spoken in the nearby villages. There are many local cultural events (more in summer) but primarily we hope we will attract people who enjoy peace and quiet and the countryside. We are happy to teach visitors about beekeeping, vegetable and fruit growing and garden maintenance.
    You can find out all about off grid living in rural Wales.

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment we need help with carpentry work finishing to clad our workshop.
    We need help with gardening, vegetable growing, house and buildings maintenance, pond maintenance and hydro electric project.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At the moment we are looking for volunteers with their own vans or trailers as our facilities on site are limited. At the moment we live in a caravan ourselves.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are quite remote, there isn't much public transport here, so if you don't have a car you will not be able to go far from here but obviously if we are going to go anywhere we will offer you a lift and will show you around. We are quite, relaxed people all we ask is that you clean up after yourself and keep the place reasonably tidy. We have three young children so it will help if you enjoy children's company. We have one cooked meal in the evening and we all sit together and you will be invited to join us. There is always food in the fridge so during the day when everyone is busy you might need to sort out your breakfast or lunch.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours











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