Help on our smallholding and enjoy a musical exchange in the Golden Valley, Herefordshire, England

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Royaume-Uni

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Saffron and Alex a couple in our early 50’s with 2 grown up sons and a grandson. We live with our dog Nettle a lively lurcher and our kitten Mishka near the Welsh border between Hay on Wye and Hereford in a beautiful peaceful spot on the top of a hill with amazing views and walks.
    We lived in an intentional farming community with 50 residents/members for 11 years with our children, looking after animals and growing food together, we enjoyed working on projects in groups. During this time we hosted lots of volunteers ( workaway and Wwoof) and enjoyed the cultural exchange.
    We have now moved to a house with 1.5 acres of land where we have a polytunnel, vegetable beds, and a small coppice area and orchard which we work organically using permaculture and some forest gardening principles. We would like to host volunteers and have lots of projects and work we need help with. We only grow food and store wood for ourselves and are not selling/ a business.
    We both work part time Alex is a music teacher and plays most instruments including guitar, trumpet and piano and plays in quite a few bands, I am a speech and language therapist working with children with special educational needs and I love being outside, growing stuff and walking. We both enjoy cooking and do quite a bit of preserving food.
    We are mainly vegan but do eat local eggs and are thinking about having chickens and maybe alpacas!
    The kind of work could include:
    Clearing brambles and nettles
    Making steps and paths
    Hedge laying
    Coppicing
    Storing wood
    Pruning fruit trees
    Sowing, planting vegetables
    Turning the compost heap
    Scything our small field
    Making preserves, picking and preserving vegetables

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Sharing knowledge about growing, organic gardening permaculture and forest gardening
    Sharing food and cooking together
    Listening to music and playing music together, learning to play instruments

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We have lots of projects and work we need help with including:

    Clearing brambles and nettles
    Making steps and paths
    Hedge laying
    Coppicing
    Storing wood
    Pruning fruit trees
    Sowing, planting vegetables
    Turning the compost heap
    Scything our small field
    Making preserves, picking and preserving vegetables
    Cleaning
    DIY
    Help with garden building projects

    Some work would be together/in a group with us and some alone depending on the task

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Sign language (American): Débutant
    Allemand: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We would be interested in learning most languages but particularly German as our son lives in Germany. Saffron teaches basic sign language. Alex teaches music/ mainly trumpet and guitar and would be happy to share/exchange

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Good size bedroom with comfortable double bed
    Own toilet and sink
    Shared kitchen and bathroom
    Sitting rooms with cozy wood burners
    WiFi
    Evening meals would usually be together and lunch if we are at home or food available if we are working or out.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are in between Hay on Wye and Hereford.
    There is a bus within 1.5 miles distance that goes to both towns, we have bikes to borrow although it’s quite hilly!
    Hay on wye is famous for its book shops, literary festival and lovely hill walks the Brecon Beacons are near by. Hereford has some nice independent shops and cafes, river walks and a cathedral you can use ‘Beryl’ bikes to get around the town. You can visit Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham by train from Hereford

  • 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

    1 large parking space available for a van

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibly but would depend on whether they would get on with our dog/cat and we have lots of sheep in surrounding fields so would have to be well trained or not interested in sheep

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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



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