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Devon
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.12 approx
Persons: one
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 20313
Country: England

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Last Updated: February 14, 2019

Hi HelpXers,

Mum (Pat) and I (James) moved here 5 years ago to get some land, escape the busy city consumer lifestyle and start on a path of sustainability and self-sufficiency. My partner Holly is also staying here with us. We are starting to produce our own organic food, water, energy, materials and much more. Basically trying to remove the dependencies we have on big corporations and the failing economic system. I believe we need to re-establish community, sharing, loving and helping each other, rather than pursuing our manufactured and isolating need for money, big TVs, fast cars and bling etc!

Short term we are looking for someone to help with jobs such as pulling brambles, wood chipping, splitting logs, digging, strimming, re-pointing the stone walling and paving slabs, hedge cutting etc.

Long term we are looking for someone to farm sit while we are away from 27th July - 16th August. You would need to complete your week trial well in advance of the dates we are away as it takes time to learn the daily routine and we will be trialling several volunteers to select the most suited person who the animals and ourselves feel most comfortable with. The earlier you can come the better. Previous farm experience would be advantageous here. Your main duties would be animal care of the rabbits, ducks, chickens and geese; letting them out at sunrise and shutting them away at sunset, feeding, collecting eggs, mucking out etc. Plant care; opening the tunnels at sunrise and closing them at sunset, watering, slugging and pest control.

Short term you would most likely need to camp in a tent, or there is plenty of room to park up if you have a van, longer term especially if you are farm sitting or stay on through winter we may be able to find you a room in the cottage. We will of course provide food, cooking arrangements to be determined.

Please feel free to contract us with any questions.

James, Pat and Holly

reviews (14)
Helper: Jimmy Byrde Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 17, 2018
I spent 14 awesome days with James, his partner Holly and his mother Pat on m... view complete review

Helper: Thibaut and Emilie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 22, 2017
We have spent 2 weeks with Pat & James, they were really interesting people, ... view complete review

Helper: Eli browne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: November 11, 2016
sorry for the delay Pat and James are lovely people with a beautiful and cle... view complete review

Helper: Delphine Forner Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 25, 2016
I had great time with Pat & James! I stay with them one month and I learnt a ... view complete review

Helper: Gary Lee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 21, 2016
I had a fantastic experience staying with Pat and James, they are excellent h... view complete review

Helper: Connor and Tine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 22, 2015
Our stay at Pat & James was short but very sweet indeed.. Lots of stuff is h... view complete review

Helper: Clement GUENARD Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 19, 2015
I stayed a week with Pat and James because I couldn't stay more. They are rea... view complete review

Helper: Andy Robinson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: February 4, 2015
I has a great few days with Pat and James last year, I learnt a lot - about h... view complete review

Helper: Konrad Lech Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: January 19, 2015
I stayed about ten days with Pat and James, because of the need to come back ... view complete review

Helper: Oliver Marsh Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 20, 2014
Had a great two weeks staying with Pat & James. I helped out doing wood chipp... view complete review

Helper: Jen Petersen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 22, 2014
I spent several weeks with Pat & James, and hopefully helped them efficiently... view complete review

Helper: Vivien Diack Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: August 19, 2014
There are a great many tasks and projects in progress on the farm in Thorndon... view complete review

Helper: Bernhard Bosch Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 29, 2013
Hello Pat and James! I really enjoyed to stay at your land and I had a very ... view complete review

Helper: Jorge Montes Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: November 9, 2013
I spent two very pleasant months together with Pat and James. They are very w... view complete review

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