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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. Iím 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.



Town or City: Penzance
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 22329
Country: England

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Penzance, Cornwall, England. Lovely light accomodation in Cornish cottage, with pretty mature garden, two minutes walk to sea front and Penzance harbour also 2 minutes into town centre. Must love animals as I have a little whippet dog and a cat. I am looking for someone to help with the maintance, painting and decorating of my home for 3/4 hous a day during January or February. In return I will provide breakfast and use of facilities for coking etc.



Town or City: High Peak
All Year: no
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Other
Host ID: 26313
Country: England

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In our household we have myself, my husband Chris, our 6 year old daughter and our pet cat.
We live in a small, pretty village which is very popular with walkers, rock climbers, cyclists and others who enjoy ourdoor pursuits and it's only half an hour journey to the vibrant city of Manchester.
I work in the media in Manchester and Chris works away Monday to Friday in London.
Our daughter attends the village school which is 2 minutes walk from our house.
Curently our daughter is dropped off at her friend's house 3 mornings a week at 8am and is picked from school by her friend's parents 5 afternoons a week.
We would expect this to continue with the au pair picking up and dropping off our daughter at her friend's houses. We all live on the same road, so it's really easy and straighforward.
I leave the house and 7.30am and return at 6.30pm, and once a week, usually on a Friday, I'll get home at 7.30pm.
Our daughter's bedtime is between 7.30-8pm and she wakes up each morning ... more inside



Town or City: Holsworthy
All Year: April - October
Area (ha): 7.1
Persons: max 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 26253
Country: England

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On this working organic farm, established in 1997, you will find chickens, ducks, geese, Ruby Red Cattle, dogs, cats and bees. There is a productive vegetable garden, orchard, woodland, hedgerows and a wild flower meadow bordering onto Culm grassland.

All the produce from this farm is sold direct at Farmer's Markets and the preparation is done on the farm too. Plenty to do!

There are always projects on the go from helping with animals, in the garden and fields or various building and maintenance tasks.

Accommodation will be in a twin bedroom in the farmhouse, and you will be treated as one of the family. The North Cornish coast is 10 miles away and Dartmoor 20 miles,all on a bus route.

We prefer one or two helpers who can stay a minimum of two weeks or longer and are happy to muck in and muck out wherever needed.

            



Town or City: Eastbourne
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 11802
Country: England

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We manage a small retreat centre set in wonderful countryside on the South Downs. We are looking for people to help out with a variety of tasks, usually between retreats, such as mowing/strimming, pond clearance, weeding, general maintenance, cleaning, cooking and wood chopping for about five hours a day, or more if you wish. During retreats it would be helpful if you can help us with cooking, serving food and clearing up. We may ask you to work extended hours sometimes but we try to keep this balanced. In return we offer food and comfortable accommodation, use of the facilities (including the outdoor pool and tennis court) and a flexible approach. We can collect you from local stations or there is a request bus stop at the top of our drive. We have help at the moment but would like to hear from you if you are available in the spring or early summer.

        



Town or City: Brant Broughton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 15608
Country: England

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The Old Hall was originally built in about 1650 and a third storey added in about 1800.
The house has some attractive features but needs much tender loving restoration to bring it back to its former beauty.

There are stables (used for storage and one is a gym) and a large garden, paddock, a range of outbuildings, animal pen and an orchard & pond area.

Bedrooms have king size, double or single beds. Baths and showers. Kitchen. Dining Hall. Lounges.

We would especially like to host fabulous joiners, roofers, plasterers, plumbers, electricians, bricklayers, stonemasons, architects, structural engineers (or helpers with any experience of these).

Also at the moment, we would invite people with house keeping, vegetable gardening or landscaping experience and general grafters who have some experience of DIY. We are currently looking to host during January & February 2014.

            

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