Help with our house and garden and enjoy the Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Welsh couple, have 3 grown-up children who live away and 4 grandchildren who visit us during the summer.
    We love having the house full of people and love to cook for them and with them. We enjoy a variety of music and drawing, meditation, sea swimming and walking. We have hosted helpers for over 3 years and always enjoy their company and learning about different cultures and food. For students who wish to improve their English we are happy to play scrabble and other board games in the evening and to generally help improve their English.
    We live on a sheep farm in West Wales, working with nature, not against it. We have 2 working dogs who live in the house. We have a polytunnel and are growing our own vegetables, we also have a large garden that we need help with.
    Indoor and outdoor everyday tasks, help with cooking. Mowing the grass and weeding.
    Owen is an innovative conservationist and we are always looking at renewable energy and how we can run the farm in a more ecologically and environmentally friendly way.
    It is an attractive farm with wooded area and moorland and magnificent views from the top of the farm looking over the Preseli Hills on one side and the Irish sea down to St David's peninsula on the other.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    Wales is a country that clings tightly to its culture and traditions. It’s a country rich with history, myths and legends, and music, literature and poetry. There’s a Welsh word – hiraeth – and it loosely translates as ‘having a love for our land and everything in it, past and present’.
    The dragon came about because of an Arthurian legend – Merlin had a vision of a red dragon (the Welsh) fighting with a white dragon (the Saxons). Naturally, the red dragon triumphed and banished the invaders from our land.
    There are lots of ancient monuments to visit, burial chambers.
    St Davids is the smallest city in the United Kingdom, 15 miles away and home to
    a beautiful cathedral, built in 1181.
    We also have many castles to explore in Pembrokeshire.
    Fishguard library houses the famous Last Invasion Tapestry, (likened to the Bayeux tapestry) which depicts the last French invasion of 1797. The Preseli Mountains is home to the amazing Bluestone.

    There are storm beaches where you can sea swim and surf and a glorious coastal path 3 miles from the house. There is a coastal bus running during the summer months. There are seals, porpoises and dolphins and many sea birds to be seen around the coast at Strumble Head lighthouse.

    This area is a haven for the environmentalist, people interested in wildlife, archaeology, geology and history. The lighting is magnificent for artists and the area has a very large artistic community.
    In May there is a folk festival and the Jazz festival in August and agricultural shows in August.
    We have a small independent cinema run by volunteers.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for workaways to help in the house and garden.
    We have a polytunnel and are growing our own vegetables, we also have a large garden that we need help with.
    Indoor and outdoor everyday tasks, help with cooking. Mowing the grass and weeding.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Either in the house or mobile home depending on who is staying at the time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is kayaking, coasteering or hiking. Gym and swimming pool in town. Folk club meeting once a week.
    Local bus service 1 mile away. Use of bike, one person tent. Coastal path walking, sea swimming and the Preseli Mountains.

  • 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

    One well-behaved pet. Would need to be kept on a lead outside. Not allowed upstairs in the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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