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Falmouth
All Year: Not Christmas
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 4517
Country: England

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Last Updated: April 16, 2012

SORRY - WE CAN NOT TAKE ANY MORE HELPERS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We have a 12.5 acre smallholding located in a pretty rural hamlet midway between Falmouth and Helston in Cornwall. Approx 2 miles from the nearest main road and 5 miles from the sea. We keep beautiful alpacas plus several free range chickens. We ALWAYS need help with animal husbandry, halter training/walking alpacas, cleaning shorn fleeces, maintaining the vegetable patch and garden, wood cutting, general maintenance, help with cooking etc and we would particularly like an experienced spinner to help with our alpaca fleeces. Future projects include: laying concrete, developing an alpaca poo recycling unit; fencing. On rainy days we try to work indoors i.e. painting or housework. You will be sharing our home with us and our dog and 2 cats. We have 2 neat bedrooms for helpers (1 double, 1 single) or the option of a caravan (summer only). We would normally like helpers to stay for at least 2 weeks, become part of our family and work as part of our team. 9 to 5 cannot apply on a smallholding at this time of year. If you are a clock watcher with strict time constraints, we respect that, but our farm is NOT for you. We are not slave-drivers but it is not a holiday camp either. On days off, you can enjoy a local day trip with us, or alone. There are some nice walks from the farm but our village is very rural with no nightlife. We are strictly non-smoking anywhere on the farm. We can cater for vegetarians and meat-eaters but time does not allow us to cater for any special diets or food allergies. Wireless broadband service available (but due to previous abuse, you must bring your own computer as you cannot use ours). You are invited to be part of the family and we look forward to hearing from you.

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