Help a young family with an Organic vegetable project, forest school, and help around the house in Brechfa Forest, Wales, UK

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are Alicia and James, a young couple that moved to Wales from Brighton four years ago. We live in a 200 year old stone cottage surrounded by Brechfa forest. We have almost finished renovating the house using eco and traditional methods. We are now working on improving the land, creating habitats, growing more organic vegetables, planting trees, making ponds etc. On top of that we are raising our kids and working part time. (Please check the help section below for the current projects we need help with)

    James (35) is a tree surgeon and musician, Alicia (29) is a painter and has just started a forest school locally. We are both veggie ( and gluten free), and like: nature, traveling, yoga and meditation, music, painting, walking in the mountains. We have a dog called Bronwen, and 2 cats called Buddha and Theo and 4 chickens! We like board games and watching movies, playing music in the evenings. We have an 12 year old foster son, and a 1 year old

    We have set up an organic no dig vegetable garden here, and are in the process of setting it up as a community interest group. We are setting up a seed saving group locally, and hope to be able to teach adults and children how to grow vegetables, save seeds, and learn some woodland skills in the coming year. We have recently started selling vegetable surplus to the community with our veg shed

    Because we are foster carers, we cannot accept anyone who takes drugs, has serious mental health problems, or has a reliance on alcohol. Please let us know any experience you may have in the caring profession, or experience with children, as this is very useful. Although you will not ever be alone with our foster children, we may ask you to do a DBS check if you are staying for any length of time. We will be happy to answer any questions about this over the phone as we usually have a phone call or zoom with you before you arrive.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    This part of wales is really beautiful, there are loads of awesome walks from our house, we are right on the edge of the woods. There are so many amazing birds you can see from our garden! Including Goshawks, buzzards, owls, woodpeckers, swallows, etc! If you need a bit of peace and quiet and time for self reflection this is the place for you.

    things we like to do on our days off: go to seaside towns, drink a cider and play cards by the beach, do coastal walks, or go for a walk somewhere new. You are welcome to join us on your day off or take the bus and go somewhere that interests you more. We can give you a lift to the train station and pick you up if you have a day trip in mind.

    covid/ indoor things you can learn. alicia can teach you woodwork and how to make spoons and spatulas and other small wood items. james can teach you to use large tools such as chainsaws, angle grinders, strimmers, etc

    The only thing to mention is if you need super nightlife and going out, this probably isn't the place for you, we are 20 mins drive from the nearest town, if you don't have a car theres not much you can walk or cycle too, (you might just about be able to cycle to the nearest pub in 1 hour, or walk to Brechfa village in 2 hours. The bus into town is a 30 minute walk away). But obviously you can come to town with us when we go, as and when!

    Because of the house being in the middle of nowhere, it may suit couples or groups of friends better than individuals, but this is a personal preference !

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are currently looking for a volunteers summer /august ( see calendar for up to date availability)

    Vegetable growing tasks
    Sowing Hoeing weeding moving compost, making compost, harvesting,
    We have just started a new no dig community veg garden if anyones interested in seeing a veg project at the start

    Garden tasks such as: chopping + stacking firewood, strimming, digging a pond,
    ,clearing paths into the woods,, smashing cement render of the side of the building to make paths in the garden, looking after the chickens, clearing metal and plastic from the land,

    household tasks
    General help around the house such as cooking , washing up, tidying and cleaning , walking the dog, light diy, entertaining the baby

    As we have our 12 year old foster son and a 1 year old baby, please include any experience you may have with children and babies. Please also let us know if you have a DBS, ideal but not essential. again, you will not be left alone with our foster child/children due to safeguarding :)

    Someone who is happy working independently would suit us, as we have a mix of tasks we do together, and some days you will be working alone on tasks. Accommodation will be in the annex at the back of the house

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    future projects we may be doing at this time include - building/ designing a wooden house -renovating the barn, designing the front garden, taking cement render off the house and using lime, making a wood fired hot tub, outdoor shower, making outdoor furniture, making a greenhouse from second hand glass, growing mushrooms from logs and, building green wood roundhouse type thing on the land

    we are doing the no-dig method of organic vegetables. You don't need tonnes of experience in growing veg, but a basic understanding of veg growing would be great, we can teach you about no dig if this is new to you.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We can offer a room in the annex at the back of the house.

    Our house is on a well system, so we have lovely spring water with no chemicals in it. in summer we usually have to use the compost toilet and ration showers to make sure we don't run out of water in the dry months, we have a membership to the local swimming pool for a good long shower! or we have been known to wash in the local river! james is building a rainwater shower

    Meals
    We will provide 3 meals a day including weekends, the cooking is done on a rota so its shared between all that are eating. We cook veggie or vegan whatever people prefer.

    Please note- no cooking meat in the house or caravan please.
    also, we usually don't provide alcohol, but we can take you to the shops so you can buy whatever you need :)

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    we have very good wifi- fibre optic

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    friendly dog allowed as long as it gets on well with our dog

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week / or 5 hours a day 4 days a week.

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 383617212793