Evolving syntropic style/permaculture garden near Aberystwyth, Wales, UK


United Kingdom


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    I would like help on my 3 acre small holding, initially the produce area

    This is an evolving growing to eat garden, with intention of growing as much produce as I can to be as self sufficient as possible in vegetables and fruits.
    Non profit making, for own consumption and sharing

    Would be lovely to grow, cook, eat & socialize with like minded people
    I would like to make a self sufficient garden area, which includes erecting greenhouses a polytunnel raised beds, fencing, growing & caring for crops, also my poultry

    Making a syntropic style garden with a perennial vegetable area along with introducing more beneficial flowers, small pond to create a natural balance within the garden, I'm not organic but do try to be very careful about what I use

    Also general cottage maintenance inside & out, tree and hedge cutting, gardening, planting a small orchard, decorating & organizing

    I live in a most beautiful place
    Am surrounded by miles miles & miles of countryside/forest walks
    Wild swimming a few mins walk

    Am on national cycle route no 82 if you enjoy cycling
    Cardigan bay is easily accessible where the seaside, wildlife and scenery can be explored

    Projects include erecting a polytunnel, second hand greenhouses, planting home grown & purchased plants

    Would be nice to meet like minded people who are interested in alternative ways of living to exchange knowledge as we can all keep learning new things everyday

    Exchanging culture's, especially different styles of cooking, trying new foods, ways of doing things is very inspiring

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    I live in a beautiful spot
    Miles of walks on the doorstep
    10 miles from town and beach

    Can be used as a getaway/retreat

    The national library of Wales is in the University Town of Aberystwyth, which is the nearest town along with Tregaron an old drovers town

    Aberystwyth has the National Library of Wales & Art's Centre which is a cultural hub with theatre, outdoor screening, cinema, book shop, cafe with beautiful views to the sea overlooking Aberystwyth
    Along with a ruin castle, cliff railway, camera obscura, marina, beautiful prom & beaches

    There are opportunities to access Welsh classes, I myself don't speak Welsh

    I enjoy sharing any produce grown along with cooking together if this is also enjoyed by the workawayer, eating outside when weather permits

    Plenty of wild water swimming, countryside/forest/mountain/beach walking, cycling

    Rheidol steam railway at which you can be a volunteer

    In New Quay there is the cardigan bay marine wildlife centre, fabulous for dolphins with dolphin survey trips & watersports

    There are Red Kite centres in the area along with the stunning Elan Valley
    Surfing and fishing along the coast

  • Help


    Caring for & helping with animals Creating a perennial/syntropic/annual garden area with greenhouse and polytunnel

    Moving/maintaining poultry housing
    General maintenance to cottage, gardens, sheds & grounds

    Hel0 with ground maintenance, fencing, creating a communal area with rustic benches & fire pit for socialising /cooking outdoors

    My lovely workawayers have helped making a wildlife pond, started the fire pit area, planted a small orchard, tidying & maintenance which is fabulous

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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


    Small caravan when weather permits/
    Bedroom in cottage

    25 hours volunteering a week - 3 meals a day, cereal breakfast, fresh eggs,toast fruit, light lunch & evening meal

    We all help with food prep and dishes

    15 hours a volunteering week in exchange for accommodation only

    We all help to keep cottage clean and tidy

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The limited bus service to town is 1 mile from cottage

    I generally go into Aberystwyth weekly, workawayers are welcome to a lift

    I'm quite & enjoy a quiet and peaceful way of life, socialising around a fire of an evening I find bliss

    Your own transport would be a bonus for getting around but not necessary

    When weather permits campfires are welcome

    Long or short stay workawayers welcome

    Aberystwyth has public transport either by train or coach

    I can meet you at Trawsgoed bus stop
    (No service on Sundays)

  • 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

    Yes digital nomads welcome Also have an area for park up campervan/motorhome/caravan

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    By prior arrangement I can accommodate any size camper

  • 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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