Help with renovation project, growing veg and cooking. North Devon, UK


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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 3 semanas

  • Descripción


    We are a family working hard to achieve our dream; living a fun and full life whilst we get there. Our children are little (aged 4 and 6 years), so they need lots of attention. Due to the lockdown we have had to both get much more full time jobs, so our renovation project has slowed up..... for now. But, we still need lots of help with things like -

    - Clearing brambles, stingy nettles
    - Wheelbarrowing manure to the veg beds, planting, watering, weeding and harvesting the veg
    - Wheelbarrowing rubble, rocks and building materials
    - Clearing rocks from a fallen down barn
    - Feeding and caring for our chickens
    - Cooking lunch and dinner sometimes would be amazing too
    - Playing with our 2 kids

    Importantly we want someone who is interested in gardening, the countryside, being with a family with young kids; someone who is not afraid of hard work and likes being knackered after a good days work (5 hours is what Workaway suggests!).

    We are using all natural materials to build with. Caring for the environment and ultimately making a home that is a healthy place to live in is our aim. When the season gets going we grow 90% of the vegetables that we eat, and we have chickens for eggs.

    We live a few miles from the North Devon coast. You can walk through the fields and woods, along the rivers, to the little town where you'll find a good selection of cafes, pubs, a few restaurants, fudge shops and some really well stocked little food shops. You'll also be at the sea! There is an excellent surf spot here - perfect in the winter. About 30 minute drive away there are some more surf spots. We go regularly to swim and play, and whenever the surf is good. This is an isolated place - so you'll need to be comfortable with that.. if you like the countryside, you'll love it here. There are so many places to walk, cycle, swim and explore.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

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

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Learn how remote areas in England function! Explore the forests, fields, Moors, beaches and rivers that are on our doorstep. There is so much wildlife; deers, owls, bats, mice, lizards, slow worms, birds of prey, song birds.. and many many more. We live in a dark sky reserve - the stars look phenomenal here. Go surfing, kayaking with Siobhan. Come to our local Climate Action Group. Learn to grow food, flowers, trees and how to harvest the food we grow. Learn how a renovation project works; the planning permission, sourcing environmentally friendly building materials, learn about renewable energy. Learn endless fascinating things from our children! Learn loads about building and renovating, landscaping gardens and setting up veg plots and fruit growing areas.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda


    We need you to help us with:

    - Clearing brambles, stingy nettles
    - Wheelbarrowing manure to the veg beds, planting, watering, weeding and harvesting the veg
    - Wheelbarrowing rubble, rocks and building materials
    - Clearing rocks from a fallen down barn
    - Feeding and caring for our chickens
    - Cooking lunch and dinner sometimes would be amazing too
    - Playing with our 2 kids

    Hours - we're flexible with when you do your 5 hours of work a day, but we do require a good 5 hours 5 days a week. If you wanted to explore for a few days, or go to something special in town - no worries, we would work something out that suits all of us.

    We can offer you:
    We provide you healthy, home cooked meals (we're vegetarian, but if you wanted to add some meat to your dish, we're totally fine with that).
    You would be welcome to join us to eat and chat. We respect your privacy always, and request some for ourselves too; typically we like to have our evenings to ourselves.
    You'd be welcome to go surfing with Ben whenever he goes.
    We live in a beautiful, isolated, peaceful spot surrounded by nature - the moors, forests, rivers, the sea.. there is so much to explore here.
    Pre-covid I travelled to Bristol most weekends to work. You'd be welcome to get a lift with me and find somewhere to stay for the weekend and catch a lift back home with me on Sunday afternoon (if this happens again!).

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    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    A bedroom in our part-converted barn. There are 2 cosy, finished bedrooms and a living room below with a woodburner. The barn has a makeshift bathroom with a caravan porta potti in it. You have use of the fully fitted bathroom in our mobile home for showers anytime you need.

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    Lynton is our nearest town, 5 minute car drive, 30/40 minute (beautiful) walk. It has food shops, a tiny cinema, tourist type shops, lovely cafes, etc... It's a great place with lots happening for a small town.

    We'd either eat together or we can provide you with food. We'd welcome you to join us for meals, walks, etc, but we also value some private family time.. or even alone time too - very important! We'd respect your privacy and your need to have company too. If you enjoy cooking, we'd love you to cook whenever you fancy.

    During your time off you would be free to explore the beautiful local area and visit neighbouring towns and cities (Lynton, Valley of Rocks, Porlock, Dunster, Exeter, Bristol, Dartmoor and South Devon, Cornwall). Buses run from our nearest village (Barbrook) to connect with wider bus and train networks.

    Road cycling is very popular in the area, as is mountain/trail biking, and walking. Surfing is big along the coast of Lynmouth, Woolacombe, Croyde and few lesser known beaches that Ben can show you. There are opportunities to coasteer and horse ride too.

    Exmoor National Park and the National Trust run lots of local volunteering opportunities for anyone wanting to gain skills in conservation.

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    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 pretty good reliable internet through Airband.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    You're welcome to park up. We have a couple of spots that are suitable. You'd have your own space, with a beautiful view. We have water and electric to the parking spots. There's a caravan 'porta potti' that you could use and a shower in our mobile home.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Well behaved dogs allowed :)

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 969145887884