Looking for help with various small projects on our land near Exeter, Devon, UK

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  • Description

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    Help! Hi
    We have just been let down by a couple who were coming on Saturday as one of them doesn’t have the right visa 😳
    Hoping there is a couple who would would be available to come for even just one or more weeks from Saturday as we have bought lots of food and materials etc for specific jobs! Please read our profile and get in touch ASAP if so!
    Thanks
    Karina
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    Organic Status: Home grown and chemical free

    Update May 2019: we are looking for help for June and from September onwards. We would like help with gardening, light building work (wood), tree planting, log splitting on log splitter machine, general maintenance. It's a beautiful place to be at this time of year especially!

    We Do usually ask that you come to stay for two weeks minimum , though we can sometimes host for longer. Please get in touch if you're interested. Prefer couples as the accommodation is for two and has double bed. Thanks!
    We are also open to the possibility of hosting a couple longer term, subject to a trial month so we all know if we get on/ you like it here etc. If you are looking for a longer term placement where hours/days are flexible so that you can take on a job in the area too then get in touch.

    Hi,

    We are very lucky to have a beautiful pocket of land set in the rolling hills of Devon, surrounded by stunning countryside. We are looking for help with various small projects. We're in Mid Devon and it's half hour drive to lovely beaches, 25 minutes into the historic city of Exeter and half hour to Dartmoor.

    The land is a mixture of meadow bordered by traditional hedges, deciduous trees and has a lovely little stream running along one side. There are 3 hectares in total, we have half and the other half belongs to friends. We are a small alternative community where everyone has their own home but come together for socialising around the fire etc and helping each other out!

    We have planted over 200 trees in the back field and have an organic veg garden and polytunnel.

    We are both creative hardworking sort of people, appreciate nature and are aiming towards sustainable living on the land. Sam is a chainsaw artist and I'm a dancer, and I speak Spanish. We're a sociable couple and have lots of interests, I love cooking for others and planted the veg garden so that there's plenty of delicious home produce to use! Sams love is motorbikes, oh and trucks. and rock music, played loud (pre-warned!! we also play other music!)

    If you don't have a car there are buses to take you exploring and a train station in the nearest town. Will give lifts when possible and will take you out to explore Dartmoor and exeter too. Most people also love just chilling out on the land it's a very relaxed atmosphere and no roads can be heard! The local village has a post office shop and two pubs. You'll be welcome to come to my flamenco and Bollywood dance classes for free! We like sitting around the fire chatting about the craziness of life and people :) and getting to know you as friends. We both lived alternative lifestyles for many years,and enjoy travelling.

    Your accommodation is a beautiful and warm caravan with everything you need, small kitchen with gas cooker etc, double bed, seating area, wood burner,heater, gas shower shed and washing up area straight outside. There's a compost toilet next to it.

    Current projects include: making a second compost toilet, help with veg gardening, some woodwork diy, tree planting, clearing brush. On rainy miserable days we would not want you to work outside!

    If this sounds like your sort of place,drop me an email and I'll get back to you soon.


    Thanks and happy travels!

    Karina and Sam

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We like to get to know our helpers and exchange ideas and skills. You could learn more about working the land and also alternative culture in England, and visit local places of interest

  • Help

    Help

    Upcoming projects include clearing more of the back field, Work in the veg patch, log cutting ( with splitter), tree planting, making a second compost loo, general bits and bobs of woodwork/ maintenance around the place.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a wooden cabin and have a classic caravan as accommodation for volunteers. It's fully fitted out and has a double bed, wood burner, gas stove etc, electric, a fantastic and unique place to stay! The caravan is for two people so we prefer to have couples stay. We ask 5 hours each help a day, 5 days a week. The 5 days can sometimes include weekends. On work days we will cook the evening meal and give you food to use for breakfast and lunch. We will either cook for you on non work days or give you the food you need. Can cater for omnivores/veggies/ vegans/ etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visit Dartmoor, the Devon coast, exeter, Bristol nearby. The quirky town of totnes is a short train ride away.

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week





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