Join a family passionate about permaculture in Nevern, United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

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    13/11/2021

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Our home is a 7 acre family smallholding, on the North coast of the Pembrokeshire National Park, beside the mountains and the sea. We have been here since November 2019, so it's very early days with lots for you to get involved with!
    Our main focus is to regenerate the land with a diverse range of holistic systems that can restore biodiversity and habitat, provide for our needs as a family, and become a thriving example of permaculture in action.

    We've both spent a lot of time volunteering around the world and love the chance to now host our own guests! We need help from volunteers with all kinds of tasks around the smallholding. We don't have produce sold to the public, it's all for the family and volunteers. We are passionate about permaculture design, regenerative agriculture and building interesting things.

    Our farm is about 3 miles from Newport Sands beach, a beautiful wide sandy beach. There's a huge amount of spectacular coast path to wander, incredible oak forest, iron age settlements and ancient burial grounds, all within just a few minutes from home. Our local villages are really sweet and you can find everything you need between them and Cardigan town, which is about 15 minutes drive away. You are welcome to borrow one of our bikes for trips around the local area.

    Along with our cat, ducks, chickens and goats, we share our land with barn and tawny owls, pipistrelle bats, red kites, buzzards, foxes, badgers, mice, voles, moles, woodpeckers and many many song birds.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    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

    The area we live in is a National Park and is spectacularly beautiful. The coast path and beaches are reason enough to come here, but this area is also steeped in history, with lots of iron age settlements, ancient burial grounds and standing stones. This area also attracts people who value living close to the land and connecting to the natural world, and the landscape is full of interesting and creative people who are living in unusual ways off the beaten track - eco houses and One Plant Development plots. So much to see, get involved with, inspired by and learn from.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We have lots of projects going on at the moment - such as setting up annual no-dig gardens, designing and planting food forests and other perennial food systems, planting windbreaks, taking out overgrown trees, digging ponds, setting up composting systems, carpentry, firewood processing, (lots of) bramble clearing, and rebuilding several derelict but fantastic greenhouses. There's a huge range of different things to get involved with.

  • 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

    Accommodation

    We have a very lovely, dry, spacious caravan set up with it's own full kitchen, and bathroom and outdoor shelter and fire pit, under the stars and owls. We will provide all your food, and you can cook for yourself as you like. We usually come together with volunteers for a few evening meals each week but you can also cook this for yourself if you'd prefer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have two children - an 11 year old who goes to the local Steiner school, and a 3 year old at home with us. We have to juggle working on the land, spending our time with her, and we both also work from home, so we are generally incredibly busy and appreciate the help with moving all our family based projects forward. Often we will be working alongside you with whatever you are doing but we will inevitably be drawn away at times so you do need to be happy doing tasks alone and managing your own time.
    You are welcome to use our bicycles to ride to the local villages and beach.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can usually accommodate campervans. Get in touch with us and hopefully we can welcome you.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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