Nr. Knighton, UK
All Year: Spring Summer Fall Winter
Area (ha): 4 acres ( 1.6 hectares)
Persons: Single/Twin / Double
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 3244
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Last Updated: May 12, 2013
We are always keen to share skills, knowledge, understanding, ideas, experience, good food, great scenery, laughter and thoughts with fellow optimistic, happy forward-thinkers - is that YOU ?
This is a 'Project House'. Friends develop their own personal projects with us and wonderfully helpful volunteers help and support our projects. (*See examples on list below)
Accommodation is in a traditional 17C Welsh Long Farmhouse with inglenook / open fires / set on a hillside overlooking a small village. It's peaceful; surrounded by fields, trees, sheep and clean air. Great area for walking, riding, thinking, singing, planning dreams, camping, meditation, music, writing, painting and cycling.
Contact us by email so we can read through your profile and get to know your aims and interests. After exchanging contact details, it's useful to have a chat with you over the 'phone to say hello and discuss what sort of projects we'll be tackling when you are here .
It helps to know what you would like to gain from coming over here and working alongside us so tell us when you email.
Enjoy your travels and if you are over this way, drop in.
An ongoing big THANK YOU to all HelpXers who continue to support our project making it an ever better place for special individuals.
Grant and Helen
Help Exchange Host 2007 - 2013
Wwoof Host 2005 - 2012
CouchSurfing Host 2008 - 2013
* There is Wifi connection so you can keep intouch so long as you bring your own device for geting online.
* Bring a comfortable pair of working gloves with you and sturdy waterproof footwear.
* This is a non smoking place.
* When emailing us, include a short description of yourself, your interests and skills. We always give preference to those sending their background info. Thank you.
* NOTES / FAQ's
The most often asked question from HelpX (and Wwoof) members is " What sort of projects will I be tackling here"?
> Each day, each week, we start, continue and complete projects. A few projects are ongoing, for example, we are always planting and harvesting.
Whilst there is no set timetable of projects here, one Wwoofer who woofed here through last Summer wrote out a list she tackled and her list is fairly typical of the sort of activities:
* Constructed a small retaining stone wall around the base of the Robin Hill Bird Table and fixed the table slats so they stop drooping in wet weather.
* Designed and constructed a Kitchen Composting box
* Planted out last year plant cuttings including the first silver birch on the Central Path between Hay Bod and Yule Fir
* Landscaped around the Oak Spring
* Did some charity paperwork over one morning when it was too wet outside.
* Helped brainstorm a marketing plan for a series of community paths.
* Started the build of an outdoor pizza and bread oven
* Replaced hinges on letter box by Holly Gate
* Took 200 cuttings of box plant and potted them up.
* Walked up onto the Beacon and Knucklas Castle Mound
* Mixed sand/cement and did mortaring for water tower
* Cleared out dead undergrowth alongside the Wood Bod on the Geas Path
* Weaved willows to enlarge the Nest on the Circle and Ygdrasil Path.
* Pruned along the Kelpie Path at Ylem
* Moved pile of weeds and re-made some wood steps alongside spring water tower.
* Planted vegetable seeds and potatoes.
* Cooked bread outside, washed up etc.
* Lit first paper fire in the blacksmith forge to dry out fire bricks.
* Helped to design a Japanese Kudo cooking range
* Made dry stone wall
* Raked out leaves from brook and cleared banks
* Cleared large stones and constructed a new compacted earth tyre gabion retaining wall
* Helped with the weekly shopping.
* Painted the tree carvings in the Bod Gallery
* Dug holes for new fence posts
* Created model of a Traditional Radnorshire Elf house for some books for children.
* Visited W.H. Smith book museum in Newtown and unexpectedly stumbled across a Monet in Newtown modern art gallery.
* Clipped hedges and topiary
* Circled the floodlit Ludlow castle
* Cut grass, cleared weeds and tidied paths.
* Watered vegetables and planted potatoes
* Explored Ludlow Town festival
* Carved hypertuffa (Concrete and compost mix)
* Cleared fields of nettles and thistles
* Made a brushwood gabion habitat and birdboxes
* Dug out a soil bank and drainage ditch
* Planted shrubs
* Sieved earth
* Wrote and uploaded a story online
* Designed a garden water feature
* Sorted out the resource bod contents
* Planted willow arch.
(We hope this list is of general interest to both HelpX and Wwoof members)
There's an 'energy' here you will enjoy that's invigorating and hopefully enlightening.
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