Help with building our traditional timber framed wedding structure on private nature reserve on Dartmoor, Devon, UK


United Kingdom

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a family of 5, Gavin, Vicki and our 3 children and small whippet, living in a stunning rural location on the edge of Dartmoor, but only 25 mins from Exeter (a city). Our business is holiday accommodation and we have 3 self catering holiday cottages on site and a glamping pod. We manage our 50 acres of woodland, grassland and lake as a nature reserve. We are just starting to think about hosting weddings so as well as the general maintenance the estate requires we are renovating the current games barn to make it suitable for a wedding reception. We are also finishing off a timber framed structure by the lake for wedding ceremonies. The whole family gets involved with projects, but we try to balance the hard work with lots of fun, cycling, beach trips, wild swimming, BBQs etc.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will stay in a great location, surrounded by stunning countryside and wildlife with a friendly warm family. There will be lots of opportunities to eat tasty food, practice your language skills and learn about our culture.

  • Help


    We would like help to finish putting a shingle roof on our wedding ceremony structure and putting down the floorboards (the main structure has already been completed). Some carpentry experience is needed, and general practical skills. We would also like general help with painting of a barn and gardening, veggie patch looking after, would suit a single person or a couple.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    A large pretty bedroom with ensuite facilities with a seperate entrance to the rest of the house. The room has a TV, kingsize bed and central heating.
    Help yourself to cereals and toast in our family kitchen for breakfast. Lunch and an evening cooked meal will be provided. Smoking is not permitted inside any of the buildings.

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    What else ...

    We are located on beautiful Dartmoor with lots of amazing countryside to explore, and great wild swimming locations a short walk away. We have bikes that you are very welcome to borrow for transport. Lifts can be arranged into Exeter and to other towns for sightseeing. Moretonhampstead is our closet town, 3 1/2 miles away.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 892736641627