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Leek
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.7
Persons: 3
Category: Other
Host ID: 22450
Country: England

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Last Updated: March 29, 2017

Experience WOODLAND MANAGEMENT and LOW-IMPACT LIVING in the PEAK DISTRICT.

This 6.5acre (2.63hectare) plot - half woodlands and half water meadow - is a Site of Biological Importance. We are working to improve habitats and biodiversity. Learn woodland management and woodland crafts.

Our house is equipped with many eco-technologies: solar hot water, solar electricity, rainwater harvesting, wood-fired cooking,heating and hot water, and eco toilets. An1800s house adapted for low-carbon living.

We grow ORGANIC VEGETABLES for or own use in the home garden and in a new plot on the meadow. We are moving towards biodynamic growing.

We are seeking energetic volunteers, who can stay from one to three weeks. NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE NEEDED. Accommodation in our home for up to 3 single persons or a couple (shared room with own shower).

We offer a variety of tasks depending on season, weather and current priorities. . Being self-sufficient in firewood, the moving, cutting, splitting of wood is an ongoing task.

We provide good food, comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome.


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