Help to cook for our family on a sustainable organic farm in East Devon UK

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  • Description

    Description

    WE ARE LOOKING FOR WORK-AWAYERS , TO STAY FOR A MINIMUM OF 4 WEEKS BUT IDEALLY LONGER.
    EITHER A SINGLE PERSON, 2 FRIENDS OR A COUPLE. PLEASE READ BELOW FOR MORE INFO ABOUT US. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!
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    Greetings!

    We are looking for volunteers who can help with domestic tasks: mainly child-minding and leading the cooking of our communal meals, also some cleaning and washing clothes.

    We are looking for enthusiastic Workawayers who can really commit to helping us, be part of the family, and have some flexibility with working hours. We prefer that helpers stay for at least 4 weeks (ideally more), to provide more stability for our daughter.

    We are situated in a beautiful valley tucked away in the stunning surroundings of Branscombe in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Although we have 39 acres, over 16 acres is woodland, some of which is ancient broadleaf woodland with some trees estimated at around 200 years old. Numerous springs feed a brook that runs through the centre of the valley, down through the village and to the sea.

    We are a certified organic poultry farm, producing meat and eggs. We have two flocks of laying hens, 5 flocks of meat chickens, various fruit trees and a small fish farm where we rear carp for the table. We are now developing a new permaculture vegetable garden and we also have a childrens' education facility on our farm.

    We are aiming to be as sustainable and self-sufficient as possible and eventually to live completely fossil-fuel free. We are very interested in permaculture and how to apply these techniques to a commercial smallholding.

    Any questions please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you happy travels!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love meeting new people from all walks of life, and learning about different skills and approaches to living and the creation of a more environmentally sustainable and united world. We believe that through connecting with each other, our shared world will become a better place - Workaway is an amazing opportunity for this!

    We love sharing conversations and exchanging stories about our different countries and lifestyles, community, politics, energy, farming, economics, history, art, sustainable futures and more.

    We love hearing about life in our volunteers' country of residence, about personal journeys, families and backgrounds, and we are very happy to help people improve their English as we work, eat and chat together!

  • Help

    Help

    We need someone who is a confident cook and who is used to cooking meals for between 4-7 people. Also someone who is great with children, our daughter is 6 years old and is homeschooled here on the farm at a learning hub for home-schooled children. We are often busy until 6pm so from 4pm until 6pm we need someone to be with her and also start preparing the evening meal. We provide the ingredients which are 90% organic. This task will almost always be assisted by other farm volunteers. Also earlier in the day it would be helpful to have someone set out the lunch items, and perhaps do some other cleaning tasks or washing clothes, hanging clothes out to dry etc.

    We would generally expect helpers to help 25 hours per week, i.e. 5 hours per day, with 2 days off per week.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our accommodation for volunteers is one of two 14-foot caravans. One has two single beds and is suitable for one or two people. The other has only a double bed and is therefore suitable for either one person or a couple. They are situated approx 15m from a Portakabin with a fitted kitchen and bathroom, and covered area for meals or relaxing. There is an outdoor composting toilet nearby. Broadband wi-fi is available and can be picked up from inside the caravans.

    Evening meals and lunches will generally be together. Although we eat meat (always organic and well sourced), most of our meals are vegetarian and we welcome 'veggies'.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are not near any shops and are on the outskirts of a very long village which is a collection of valleys leading to the sea, the beach is approx. 1.5 miles away. We can provide transport to the nearest towns when possible, there are buses nearby, and we have bicycles available too. The village currently does not have a shop but does have excellent pubs, a tea room, and a beach cafe. There are amazing walks along the cliff tops and through wooded valleys, and numerous local attractions to enjoy.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week











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