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Town or City: Craven Arms
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 21587
Country: England

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This is a community focused market garden based at Walcot Hall in South Shropshire. Its purpose is to encourage food gardening through inspiration, demonstration and information.

In 2012 work began creating a number of display gardens of different sizes and designs. A self-sufficient garden, large enough to feed two adults and two children over the whole growing year, has already been completed.

Help is needed to manage the current garden and also develop further gardens including a school style garden and smaller gardens designed to inspire those with less available growing spaces or in urban areas.

All the gardens are managed without the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides and minimal external inputs in general.

Volunteers will have a unique opportunity to learn about growing delicious organic produce in the surrounds of an idyllic country estate set in the beautiful Shropshire countryside.

      



Town or City: Malmesbury
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 20
Persons: 1
Category: Other
Host ID: 26973
Country: England

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My name is Hector and I run an equestrian eventing yard in Wiltshire not far from the Badmington Horse Trials.
I would like a helper who has had experience with horses and is not afraid of hard work ! The work will involve mucking out stables, filling hay nets, taking horses out to pasture, riding if good enough, handling young horses and generally mucking in with all that is going on.
I am 24 yrs and running my own business. I event horses for my clients as well as breaking in and schooling young stock.
I enjoy other sports such as football, squash and tennis.
I live in a flat above the stables with my Scottie dog Dougal. The yard is situated on a beautiful estate in the Wiltshire countryside.

I have a spare room in the flat and will provide an evening meal. There will be food with which to make your own breakfast and lunch.

I look forward to hearing from you...

Check out my website for more info and photos




          



Town or City: Stroud
All Year: no
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 26904
Country: England

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Hello. We're a busy family of 5, with three girls aged 11, 8 and 4 and a half. I (mum) am training to be a midwife which involves long hours away from the house. John (dad) is a secondary school teacher so cannot always get back in time to collect the girls from school.

We live in Nailsworth, a pretty Cotswold town which has shops, cafes, lovely country walks and it's a 10 minute bus ride to Stroud. We have a big garden which your bedroom overlooks (see photo 4). You have your own shower room, wifi and meals included.

In return we need help with the kids and some housework/laundry: 5 hours a day (weekdays only) walking the kids to school in the morning, tidying up, putting dirty clothes into washing machine, putting clean clothes into cupboards, light cleaning. You'd be free until 3pm when you'd collect the girls again and look after them until John or I get home. About 5 hours a day total, Monday- Friday.

This would suit someone who's comfortable with kids, maybe from a ... more inside

          



Town or City: Woking
All Year: WINTER
Area (ha): 0.4
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 23087
Country: England

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UPDATE FEBRUARY 2014: WE ARE ABOUT TO EMBARK ON A PROJECT TO REPLACE TWO BATHROOMS AND REDECORATE ONE BEDROOM, AND NEED HELP WITH STRIPPING OUT, PREPARING FOR PROFESSIONAL FITTERS, AND DOING SOME SOME BASIC DECORATING. THERE WILL ALSO LIKELY BE SOME WORK TO DO TO CLEAR UP THE GARDEN AFTER THE WORST OF THE WINTER.*** WE COULD ACCOMMODATE TWO PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE 20TH OF FEBRUARY 2014 FOR APPROX. 2 WEEKS. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.We have a delightful Victorian country house on 0.4 acres of land situated in beautiful Surrey countryside between Woking and Guildford just outside London. We are a couple working in London who require some assistance keeping things in good shape. The 0.4 acres is partly laid to lawn, there is a small orchard and vegetable garden, and sizeable borders in various stages of maturity. The house, while comfortable, needs ongoing maintenance. In return for 4 days work in the garden or around the house per week, we will provide you with ... more inside

            



Town or City: BRISTOL-based
All Year: From September 2014
Area (ha):
Persons: 1-2
Category: Other
Host ID: 17540
Country: England

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Amazing opportunity…

From SEPTEMBER 2014…I require a tutor to teach my 2 children (UK education curriculum with alternative/progressive slant) in ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

I am a single parent planning to take my two children (a boy of 12 and girl of 11) out of the UK school system for 6 months to a year, to have a totally different experience. The idea is to live in Essaouira in Morocco and experience a different way of life - away from consumerism, mainstream media, never ending screen addiction and bad British weather - with a view to staying longer.

This will be a trial to see whether an unconventional life abroad may become a longterm commitment. I am a writer & stylist, blogger and DJ and hope to start a business designing while I am living in Morocco. My children are very enthusiastic - we creative people with a love of reading, watching films, listening to music, dancing and cooking delicious homemade vegetarian food.

I feel there is more to life than being a slave to ... more inside




Town or City: Tiverton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.43
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 22377
Country: England

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I have 6 acres of natural broadleaf woodland in mid-Devon. I’m a woodsman and work the woods to produce charcoal and green wood working products: furniture, bowls, spoons etc. I also do oak timber frame building & teach green woodworking. I live as sustainably as possible on the land: I live in a yurt, off-grid (mainly solar), and grow fruit & vegetables in the forest garden & polytunnel. Water is from a well. There is a compost toilet and a wood-heated shower.
The woodland is about a mile from the village of Nomansland, where there is a pub & regular buses to the town of Tiverton (9 miles away). Accommodation is either in a caravan (can sleep 2) or a wooden shack (1 person). Both have wood burners in them. There is no wifi/internet, unless you have a smart phone or ipad; it is not exactly 3G, but the signal is good enough to check emails etc. There is a pub 1 mile away with wifi if you have your own computer. There i a bicycle to be borrowed. It is very rural here so be prepared ... more inside

            



Town or City: Didcot
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.8
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 26661
Country: England

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Help please giving TLC to a 1 acre organic (non-certified) garden and additional 1 acre of land (which have been unloved by the previous owners for several years) in preparation for running yoga and spriritual retreats in the spring/summer 2014. The land is next to a site of special scientific interest. Project will include gardening, hedge laying, preparing a herb garden and fern garden and various water features and erecting/establishing a poly tunnel for organic home grown veg. Also if the volunteer(s) has/have the skills and experience, help is required converting an outbuilding to a bedroom with en suite bathroom for retreats and building some yurts. Help and guidance can be provided by a gardener with years of experience, if required, who is already helping with the project.

  



Town or City: Bideford
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10
Persons: 6
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 18439
Country: England

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Currently looking for helpers from the end of September with food and board included.

We are a smallholding on the North Devon coast looking for volunteers for a diverse (and very exciting!) array of projects.

Last winter we set-up a luxury campsite with yurts and bell tents and we are just coming to the end of our opening season. Now that we have the business up and running we are looking for help with getting the next few projects up and running. This is mainly a case of getting the farm into working order and creating a truly self-sufficient smallholding.

Over the next 5 months projects include,
building and landscaping a market garden with greenhouse and polytunnel
Fencing works around the farm to make it all livestock proof
Looking after the pigs and other animals
A number of woodwork projects including field shelters and stores
Tree planting in a number of areas
Woodland management and some coppicing.
I hope some of those sound of interest.

We have a... more inside

            



Town or City: Crediton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 17.5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 26373
Country: England

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This is a 17.5 h working broadleaf woodland, managed for the long term benefit of all its non-human inhabitants. We produce firewood, sawn timber, charcoal, coppiced hazel, yurt poles and simple carpentry made out of sawn timber.

It has a spacious furnished cabin heated by a Rayburn and a Jotul. There is a kitchen, filtered rainwater, an outside heated bath and a composting toilet. Food would be supplied to be cooked on the Rayburn and and two gas rings. Food will be supplied for cooking on site.

We need people to help us move timber, wood and brash, to plant saplings and to help in the sawmill. You will begin to learn the arts of coppicing and eco-forestry by actually doing it.


          



Town or City: Leighton Buzzard
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .80
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 26368
Country: England

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Stud of American Miniature Horses. We show our horses at top level in the UK and Belgium. Foaling also. We have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a small herd of pygmy goats, all of which will need to be looked after, horses mucked out, groomed and help with training. Trips to Belgium included. Cover for holidays essential, must be completely honest and trustworthy. Own luxury caravan accommodation, food provided. We are 2 miles from the city centre, bike is provided, walking is possible also. Main line station in town.

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