Help us on our smallholding in the beautiful Peak District, Derbyshire


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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Our names are Kerrin and Joseph. I moved to the UK from South Africa several years ago and Joseph is born and bred in Liverpool. A Workaway love story; we actually met via Workaway and are expecting our first little bundle of joy next April.

    We have a smallholding in the beautiful Peak District, Derbyshire that we share with 3 naughty little dogs, 1 geriatric cat, 5 crazy chickens and 3 stubborn ducks. With an incredible panoramic view of the little village below and Kinder Scout 'mountain', it is the perfect place to unwind and breathe. Starry nights are punctuated by the hoot hoots of owls and the high pitched squeaks of bats. In the summer the haunting call of the night jars are carried by the breeze and the knocking of woodpeckers echo through the trees. Sit and have a morning brew in the courtyard, meditating to the peaceful trickle of the stream and the songs of little lambs bleating across the valley.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Culturally I am a half and half South African Brit who is besotted with Norway, haha. I consider myself to be a citizen of the world and welcome all cultures. I speak English and Norwegian with some South African nuances. I try to live in a sustainable way and am passionate about permaculture and organic lifestyles. I am a writer, an artist, a graphic designer, photographer, entrepreneur and brand ecologist. Joseph is a Scouser through and through, full of fun, with a fantastic sense of humour and is an avid traveler as well as a very talented angler. He is an accomplished silver and goldsmith and artist. We are looking to share this experience with creative people who are passionate about nature, animals and sustainable and communal living. We have a lot to teach, share and a lot to learn. In essence we are searching for our tribe and to make life-long friendships and connections with incredible people.

  • Help


    Come and keep us company, stay in the house with us and the menagerie and help out on the farm. Help us establish a vegetable garden, plant trees, fix outbuildings, farm and land maintenance and accommodations, help with cooking and cleaning and then feel free to walk/hike, write, paint, relax, dance, play music and have fun.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Norwegian

  • Accommodation


    We currently have one double room for guests in the main house. See Picture below.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is known for its incredible walks and scenery. The village is quaint, but not in the middle of nowhere. There are loads of fun and exciting things to do in the area, caving, paragliding, hikes and rambles, food festivals, sheep dog trials, many beautiful villages to explore, fishing, climbing and also have good access via, bus, train or taxi into Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds if some city vibes are needed.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 818772789451