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Town or City: Newport
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 33
Persons: 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 60523
Country: Wales

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Communally run 80-acre organic farm. We eat, work & make decisions together whilst sharing a large Welsh stone farmhouse and its outbuildings. We aim to live as lightly as we can with deep consideration and respect for our planet, each other and ourselves. All our power is produced by sun, wind, and water; we grow as much of our food as we can, we use our tractor for carting and haymaking, goats for milk and cheese and aspire to live life slowly enough to enjoy the rich pleasures of this glorious land.

Unfortunately, we can't accept volunteers flying just to spend time with us as the environmental cost of flying far out-weighs the benefit of your visit. Please see our website and Facebook page for more info.

During our volunteer weeks, we offer meals and accommodation for about 5.5 hours of helping a day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and about 3.5 hours work on a Wednesday morning. At the weekend, and on Wednesday afternoon, your time is your own, to explore the surro... more inside

      



Town or City: Edinburgh
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 29067
Country: Scotland

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We are a fun-loving hostel right in the heart of Edinburgh's fantastic old town. The hostel is in a historic building just off the famous Royal Mile in Scotland's fascinating and vibrant capital.
We offer our guests a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere in a unique and clean environment.

As a helper you would be part of our international house keeping team. The work consists mainly of the daily cleaning jobs in the hostel, like making beds, cleaning the kitchen, showers and toilets, hoovering and doing laundry. You would work 2 hours per day for your accommodation in one of our staff dorms, a free laundry wash per week, and internet.

It's important for us to maintain a very high standard of cleanliness. We also want all our guests to feel comfortable and welcome, so we like our staff to be friendly and outgoing and happy to get in touch with our guests and other staff.
We require a minimum stay of one month.

Please note that this is a volunteer position which de... more inside

            



Town or City: Leicester
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 82933
Country: England

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We are a family who live in a big old Victorian house in Leicester. My family consists of my wife and I and our boys. Our boys are 21,19 and foster son 19 . We also have an eighty five year old living with us as part of our family...he originally owned the house and gave it to us to restore...what a job ! There are other houses too including a farm at the sea side...it's literally on the beach !
There are also 4 acres of ground to maintain along with pigs a horse, guinea fowl,chickens,doves ,peacocks and our dogs !
That's just our animals....we also have several badger setts,foxes bats and various rare species...stag beetles,great crested newts etc. Our house is entirely heated by log burners and we recycle everything .There are a few outbuildings and a woodwork shop along with various "projects" I need assistance with... I even built my own car, which is awesome lol...well I think it is anyway !
We need help in all aspects of building , gardening and general maintenance. I curre... more inside

            



Town or City: Leek
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.7
Persons: 3
Category: Other
Host ID: 22450
Country: England

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Experience WOODLAND MANAGEMENT and LOW-IMPACT LIVING in the PEAK DISTRICT.

This 6.5acre (2.63hectare) plot - half woodlands and half water meadow - is a Site of Biological Importance. We are working to improve habitats and biodiversity. Learn woodland management and woodland crafts.

Our house is equipped with many eco-technologies: solar hot water, solar electricity, rainwater harvesting, wood-fired cooking,heating and hot water, and eco toilets. An1800s house adapted for low-carbon living.

We grow ORGANIC VEGETABLES for or own use in the home garden and in a new plot on the meadow. We are moving towards biodynamic growing.

We are seeking energetic volunteers, who can stay from one to three weeks. NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE NEEDED. Accommodation in our home for up to 3 single persons or a couple (shared room with own shower).

We offer a variety of tasks depending on season, weather and current priorities. . Being self-sufficient in firewood, the moving, cutting, splitting of ... more inside

            



Town or City: Somerset
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: Single or a couple
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 29211
Country: England

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**We have space from 19th March for helpers who would like to stay for about two weeks.**

We keep poultry and rabbits and have a vegetable garden at our house in a small village on the Quantock Hills. We are also involved with our family horticultural nursery and smallholding two miles away, where our family also has beehives. We sell eggs and breed and sell hens and rabbits. We run courses in poultry-keeping from beginners to advanced levels (that helpers are welcome to participate in). We have an interest in sustainable/local food production and are starting to experiment with perennial vegetables and how chickens can be integrated in to a system. We kill and prepare our own chicken for the table.

We are looking for help for about 28 hours a week, spread to be mutually convenient.

After being shown how and becoming confident we like helpers to take responsibility for feeding and watering the rabbits and chickens in the morning, most mornings. This usually takes about an h... more inside

            



Town or City: Truro
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 7
Persons: up to 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 82883
Country: England

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We are a family of 2 adults 2 teenagers, a bouncy collie and a grumpy cat, we are looking for help on small farm and woodland and with letting cottages. Various tasks inc gardening cleaning and general land and property maintenance, No previous experience needed, Jobs vary thoughout the year and we do our best to provide a range of interesting work. Also happy to help foreign visitors with language. We have a particular interest in forest gardening/agroforestry.

Stays from 1 week with option for longer term stays.

3 x 6 hour days per week (can be flexible on hours eg shorter hours and more days)We would like visitors to eat some meals with the family but to be mainly self catering and to bring own food.

The accommodation is in self contained studio close to our house. Very peaceful countryside location. Short walk to nearest village with a shop, covered market, a pub and a very good bus service to the local towns of Truro and Redruth and further afield.




            



Town or City: Hawick
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 75
Persons: 1-2 person at a time
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 54973
Country: Scotland

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"As a volunteer at Chisholme House you are appreciated for who you are, not only for what you do."

This is a place of great beauty set in the heart of the Scottish Borders. It is primarily a school and retreat centre. The 187 acre estate offers an ideal space in which to retreat, engage in study and experience the reviving effect of being close to nature.


We accept help throughout the year but at the moment we are particularly looking for help over the summer. Come and join volunteers from all over the world for a week or two of satisfying work in Chisholme's walled garden and estate - and help too in preparing the wonderful meals for which we are famous. You can come for one of our special volunteer weeks when a programme of activities complements work outside - or at any other time. Please see the website for more details http://www.chisholme.org/whats-on/upcoming-courses.html


Volunteers are a vital part of life here. You may be involved in diverse activities such as ... more inside

            



Town or City: Plockton
All Year: April til end of October
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 61420
Country: Scotland

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We run a busy Bed and Breakfast facility within our family home, which is situated in a small picturesque village called Plockton, on the mainland of the north west highlands. We are near the Isle of Skye. During the season we would welcome your help with the B&B and any help around the home/garden during the day would also be welcome . You would have your own room with it's own bathroom facility near by.

There is a vibrant traditional music scene in the village, beautiful walks around the coast and the countryside, it also attracts its fair share of artists who take inspiration from its location in the Scottish Highlands. The village is situated on the shores of a sea loch, and provides availability of water sports during the summer season.

    



Town or City: Stroud Gloucestershire
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1 acre
Persons: 1 or 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 59955
Country: England

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You'll be made very welcome. BUT RIGHT NOW we can't take visitors
This is a Cotswold house with a large garden ...I need help to get the house and garden ready for visitors and also while we have people staying.
You'd have your own comfortable room and be expected to work with me and unsupervised on everything from gardening, cleaning, DIY and decorating - maybe even teaching and art work if you like that kind of thing? We'll be around so you can ask questions if you need help with stuff. It's a lovely part of the world.


    



Town or City: Leicestershire
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 400
Persons: 15
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 82354
Country: England

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This is a community growing initiative. We are currently implementing estate wide permaculture solutions across the beautiful estate at Stanford Hall. Our current project is the launching of a 7 acre community supported agriculture scheme that will provide vegetables and educational activities for local schools, community growers and surrounding villages. The scheme is utilising no dig, biodynamic principles along side many other cutting edge agricultural techniques.

To get this pioneering scheme off the ground we need to bring together a diverse team of individuals. We've set up 5 cosy yurts with wood burning stoves, right on the banks of the river Avon. There is access to toilets, hot showers, a canteen and communal recreational area, and a chef on site to cook and take care of everyone.

There are tasks to suit all abilities and experience levels, so if you'd like to be a part of this exciting project please get in touch.

          

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