Join a family with their exciting new community permaculture project in Spaxton, UK

Country

United Kingdom

Favourited 69 times


  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks

    Feedback

    1  

  • last activity

    Last activity

    20/10/2021

  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    90.9 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 2 days

 
  2021 
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
  • Description

    Description

    Do you have experience of, or an interest in permaculture design or biodynamic farming?

    An exciting new permaculture project, my family and I have just bought some land with a dream of turning it into a community permaculture garden.

    Starting from scratch with nothing but 5 acres of grassy field in the Somerset village of Spaxton, the family consists of Grandad (John, residing in the farm house, likes growing tomatoes in his greenhouse) Amanda (me, passion for nature and growing stuff,) Anthony (brother, loves sustainability and getting his hands dirty,) and Pete (my partner, a plumber, loves to spend his time building things and finding solutions.)

    Together, we are embarking on this new project to be able to sustain ourselves from the land, to increase biodiversity as much as possible, to help people find joy and love in their life and to bring the local community together.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    Travellers can learn English language (Amanda speaks French, Spanish and some German,) learn about permaculture, farming, building and we will also organise trips to events from time to time, for example to the summer solstice at Stone Henge.

    There are so many local places to visit in Somerset! We are right next to the Quantock Hills for hiking, or for more ideas, check out the somerset-life website.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Help from travellers can be varied and chosen based on what you wish to contribute. We started the project in July and have so far built a polytunnel, shed and compost toilet, established vegetable beds, dug a pond and planted a little food forest with about 40 trees

    Our current projects for workawayers include:
    Develop new vegetable beds using a no-dig method
    Propagating seeds
    Planting out seedlings
    Weeding
    Look after chickens
    Decoration (painting signs and artwork)
    Cooking / cleaning

    No experience is necessary, however we'd be particularly keen to hear from people who have knowledge and passion for permaculture, biodiversity and community. If not, then some experience of gardening would be very helpful!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love learning languages!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation can only be provided in tents at the moment while we're having the final building works done on the house, so please only apply if you're up for that! Tents camp/air beds, sleeping bags, blankets etc can be provided if you don't have your own. Workawayers are also welcome to stay in their own tents /camper vans on the farm land. You will have access to outdoor toilets (compost and chemical) and the bath inside the farmhouse.

    Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on site on work days, (if you like cooking, then making dinner could be part of your volunteering hours!) On days off, breakfast will be provided as standard but if you would like lunch or dinner on days off, you'll need to let us know in advance.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours / day, 5 days / week (flexible & negotiable!)



Host ref number: 875447343984