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Talybont
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.2
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 22094
Country: Wales

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Last Updated: March 25, 2018

For May 2018. I would welcome a practical couple or 2 people to stay for up to a month and help me get ready for B and B, and some simple building and landscaping projects in the garden, such as rebuilding raised beds.

Useful skills would be simple carpentry, decorating, gardening, sewing, cleaning. I have noticed that a practical approach combined with attention to detail and positivity are as valuable as skills or experience.

My home is an old mill in a large village in mid Wales. It's a quiet house and garden on the riverside and its about 5 miles from the sea. There are train stations at the nearest towns Aberystwyth, and Machynlleth and buses to the village. This is a beautiful area with many walks and the Wales Coastal Path passes 2 miles from the house. Talybont is a friendly lively place, with 2 pubs, shops, hairdresser. We have pub quizes and sometimes live music.

The two nearest towns are Aberystwyth (University and Arts Centre)and Machynlleth, (regular festivals and live events, a place where many sustainability projects are happening). The Centre for Alternative Technology is half an hour away on the bus.

For each night stayed I am asking for 5 hours of help, plus to share cooking and a small amount of daily housework, eg washing up or cleaning. For my part I provide very high quality organic vegetarian or vegan food, and private comfortable sleeping accommodation and I hope helpers will find the exchange fair in value.


I aim to live in a sustainable way, and all "work" here is done with this in mind. The household is organised to conserve energy and resources, along with comfort, cosiness, fun and great food. I really enjoy hosting helpers who are willing to support and observe the aim of low impact living here

I am increasing the amount of vital vegan, raw and fermented food in my diet so if you have skills in these areas I would love to learn from you and happy to include this in our exchange. The house is smoke free, meat free (more or less vegan ) and alchohol free.

I meditate and like to be around reflective people who also meditate, although this isn't a criteria.
I also love live music, and singing, and practice yoga, tai chi, and belong to a Lindy Hop club in Aberystwyth


WIFI
Mobile reception is reasonable.

I speak English, Welsh, French and some Swedish.

I welcome people with a reasonable spoken level of spoken English, French or Welsh. It is important for me to communicate well with helpers. Therefore if you are a beginner in English, I but cannot offer you a place, but wish you well for your travels.

I look forward to hearing from you if this is of interest. And if not, all best wishes for your plans and travels in the wonderful world of Help X!


Linda

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