Join us at our smallholding in the valleys of Wales, UK



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    We live in Wales in a village at the edge of the Brecon Beacons; and the Gwrhyd Mountain is literally on our doorstep. We have a 4-acre smallholding with pigs and bees, where we grow food and trees for our family's consumption. We grow all sorts of vegetables in our veg patches, greenhouse and polytunnels. We have recently dug two ponds for wildlife but they are also great in the summer for cooling off. We have various rainwater harvesting systems, a small workshop, honey shed, and a compost toilet (otherwise known as the ‘Spotty Potty’). The rest of the time we work from home - in the arts and in community renewable energy. We have a lovely cat called Dipsy.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will be able to learn about life on a smallholding and can be a part of it and help to take care of the bees, pigs, the vegetables etc. We cook and run all our heating and hot water on a woodburning rayburn, and have an array of solar panels for electricity. You can learn some Welsh and a bit of Welsh culture as well as practicing English language (if that’s not your first language). Also you can learn about our work in community renewable energy, for example our 20 year project to build a community windfarm which is now the largest co-op in Wales. Emily is involved in the arts locally and you can get involved in some of her varied creative projects.

  • Aide


    We would like help alongside us in the general running and maintenance of our smallholding:
    • Garden work eg sowing, weeding, harvesting , according to the different seasons.
    • Beekeeping eg managing colonies, maintaining hives, extracting honey -according to seasons
    • Helping with the pigs
    • Woodchopping and stacking
    • Building work eg constructing a wooden shelter, maintaining outbuildings, limewashing.
    • Help with other projects as and when they happen

  • Langues parlées

    Welsh: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement


    You will sleep in a renovated railway wagon in the field, with a woodburning stove. We will cook and eat together - all organic food, and as much as possible from the garden.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The village has limited bus links but we can pick you up from the station and it's very close to some beautiful walks. It's a coal mining area with interesting history which you can see in the landscape. There's a local voluntary run cinema and nearby arts centre. We have various things like table tennis table, bikes and art equipment that you can use if you wish.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    There is always space to park a campervan, but it's on the road outside the house rather than on the land itself.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 111538589657