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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 1, 2 or 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 42873
Country: England

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Last Updated: July 14, 2017

NOTE: We are new to helpX, so as yet have no reviews, we have had Woofers and they had a good time here :)


Hi! :)
We are looking for happy, enthusiastic people to come and help us out with projects on the farm!
We have space for up to 2 people (more if they don't mind sharing a bed).

We ask that you work around 25 hours per week, generally 5 hours a day, for 5 days, but this is flexible depending on yourselves and the job.
It would be helpful if you have some experience with hands-on or outdoor work, DIY etc..., but if not, no problem if you are reasonably fit and willing to learn.
Stay length;- from a weekend to 2 weeks.

Types of Work
There are always loads of different projects that need getting on with on the farm, June's project is building a 20m by 20m Turkey pen! Other possible jobs might include gardening, weeding, feeding and looking after animals, clearing brush, tidying, cleaning, painting, building things from wood...!

If you have any special skills or talents, please let us know, maybe there is an extra special project that we haven’t even though of yet!

Our Place
The farm is in a beautiful spot with rolling countryside, you can see Dartmoor on a clear day, we have woods and meadows and the fields go down to the river Torridge
We moved here 3 ˝ years ago and are slowly turning the place into a smallholding and wild garden.
This involves; restoring the fields to native meadow, planting trees, flowers & creating artwork around the place.
We have a big veg garden & polytunnel, 9 chickens, 16 ducks and 2 dogs, we have pigs in the summer, and oh yes... 20,000 bees!

We are a family group of Grandma (Diana), Mum (Abi), Dad (Rich), Ash 2yrs and baby Tia.
We are all pretty relaxed and easy going, love the outdoors, creating things and meeting new people.
Diana is a passionate gardener & Bookbinding Teacher, Rich's green fingers grow all our fruit and veg. Abi designs all the things we build onsite.

We will provide you with whatever food you would like for breakfast - Tea, Coffee, bread, cereal, eggs etc. to eat when ever suits you. Lunch, similar, sometimes we will prepare and all have lunch together.. Evening meal – work days, we will prepare something nice for all of us, (Abi & Diana are both very good cooks). Rest days we normally ask that you do your own thing, any food you would like provided (sausages, veg, pasta etc)
We offen have BBQs by the river if the weather is nice.

Our 'residence de helper' is a trailer caravan in the barn with 2 fitted double beds. There is Wifi and power, cooking facilitates & a toilet in the caravan, your own fridge/freezer & compost toilet in the barn. Helpers have access to the shower in the Studio.

Getting about
There is Pub & Bus Stop within walking distance, with 5 buses a day to the local towns of Holsworthy & Torrington and beyond if you wish to travel further, we often drive into town to get supplies, or to take the kids to the beach, so you would be welcome to come along.

We hope that you would like to come and stay with us!!! :)
Please got in touch
Abi, Rich, Diana, Ash & Tia …..:)

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