|Preview host||Hello! We are a family of 4. We have 14 acres of beautiful pasture and woodland in the North Pennines AONB in Northumberland (north-east England) - just outside the village of Allendale (3 pubs, library, good shop). It has a stream with hay meadow, mature beech woodland, larch plantation, wet wooded pasture, grazing paddocks and young woodland. We are developing it to be a low impact smallholding with permaculture and organic principles as a strong influence to how we approach things. We are off grid with solar and wind power, rain water collection and compost toilet. We keep, eat and get produce from chickens, ducks, geese, Rare breed pigs, A milking cow, Old English goats and working Horses used for horse logging and other farm work as well as cart rides. We have just built a cruck-frame timber house from our own timber, extracted with our horses and milled on site. We have a sawmill and much of our work is timber based. We are landscaping, fencing and planning the vegetable garden this summer. |
|Preview host||Our Farm is based on the edge of Exmoor in Somerset. It is part of the Dunster Estate with Dunster Castle just down the road or through the woods, depending on how you wish to travel. |
We have recently moved to the farm which is a small holding. Poultry, Horses and dogs. The local beef and sheep farmer uses barns at the farm also.
We have lots of work to do at the farm and it would be great to have some fun energetic people to help. There is also plenty of time to go and explore the amazing surroundings.
|Preview host||Vegetable garden with raised beds in listed walled kitchen garden attached to beautiful Bromham Hall by the banks of the river Ouse. This family home, which dates back to medieval times, is lived in by my mother and some tenants. We can take shelter in the beautiful Orangery if the weather gets too wet. Here there is a bed and woodburner if anyone wants to stay over at the Hall,. We grow most veg and fruit on organic principles. There are also floral herbaceous borders that need renovating when we get the veg garden sorted. There are a few sheep and chickens to help us in our efforts to keep on top of the vegetation. |
There is woodland is alongside the river which affords very rare habitat for wildlife in this area. We have seen otters and kingfishers often from the lawn at the back of the house.
|Preview host||Myself, Michele, my husband Ian, and my daughter Nicole have been living at our smallholding for 6 years. We are a Permaculture site and LAND project centre. We host (i.e. do not run them ourselves) events and courses including, for example a 10 day vegan permaculture course. We have a 2 acre camping field, orchard, small wood, poly tunnel, greenhouses, fruit cage, wooden cabin, vegetable beds. Most of the organic veg we grow are used for catering for events if needed. |
We need help with general land maintenance: cutting back excess vegetation, clearing. Also preparing the veg beds, planting out seedlings, watering. MIN 5 days, MAX 14 days, for 1 or 2 WWOOFers. There is a pub across the road and Glastonbury is close. No illegal drugs please. Please email.
|Preview host||Eco-house on a small holding of meadows & small woodland in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking Stiperstones National Nature Reserve. I have two ponies, one used to drive and haul firewood, the other to ride and in training. Small garden growing veg and fruit, mini-forest garden. |
The work is managing fields and woodland, including wood chopping, scything, mending fences and DiY making simple equipment. Also working with ponies, developing their training, exercising, depending on WWoofer's interest and experience.
|Preview host||I have a dairy farm in central Derbyshire in the beautiful Amber Valley. I am looking for help to convert a stone barn into a green development allowing more people to stay on the Farm and to act as a retreat for people needing to get away. |
I am also keen to develop a collaboration with the local Community gardening group by developing an organic allottment for them.
There is a lot of work to be done also in developing the site for landscaping and for an organic garden with clearing of the land and tree planting.
|Preview host||The majority of the farm is let to a neighbouring Dairy farmer, but we have extensive environmental improvements to make including hedge laying and planting, ditching, dry stone walling and fencing. |
We currently rear Billy Goats (a by-product from the dairy industry)from 7days old to 6months- the cutest stage in any animals lifespan! We also have a small heard of free-range rose-veal. On top of this we have an assortment of Pigs, Ducks, Chickens, Ferrets and many dogs!
|Preview host||Within the beautiful Scottish Borders we are tackling the invasive rhodedendrons within our woodland which have increased dramatically as the woodland has been opened up to encourage the growth of a more native broadleaved woodland. |
Accomodation is in our family home: individual bedrooms and a shared bathroom for our guests. There is also a sitting room with TV available.
|Preview host||We have a smallholding in rural Pembrokeshire, about 3 miles from the coast , 7 miles from St David's and just outside but surrounded by the National Park. Over the last 6 years we have worked to establish a productive smallholding, keeping chickens for eggs and the table, and bees. We aim to grow as much as possible of what we need in the way of fruit and vegetables. We have planted an orchard, lots of wind break trees and thousands of willows to be used for basketry and coppiced for firewood. We are also trying a small crop of Christmas trees. We have two pollytunnels and a large fruit cage as well as several vegetable growing areas. I particularly love cooking and preserving our produce, so I will enjoy cooking for wwoofers but would also love to learn and sample your cooking if that is what you like to do. We would always aim to find out what your interests and skills are and include jobs in line with those. |
|Preview host||77acre organic hill farm, Growing fruit and veg for ourselves and selling surplus.Highland cows and poultry |
We live in a beautiful, yet remote setting on the side of a 'big hill'
Plenty to do as we're still at the 'setting things up' stage.Facilities are very basic-caravans,kitchen 'shed', compost loo.There is no house (yet!)
Wwoofers sleep in caravan,with woodburner. No mains electric-generator, and the makings of a wind turbine.
Variety of jobs, depending on the season, garden work-sowing, hoeing, weeding and mulching raised beds.Collecting up stones for drystone walling, building, fencing and tree planting. Fixing machinery
Interests include self sufficiency,alternative energy/living, wild food, campfires, crafts... Can teach woodwork, metalwork (Alan makes woodburners), preserves and breadmaking.
A long way from town with plenty of fresh air, great views and walks.
Re-building derelict medieval longhouse is a long term project in very early stages. Home educated boys.
|Preview host||Hello, my name is Marjory. |
I have lived here for 40 years. I am a widow who is active, sociable and hospitable. We are surrounded by mountains and quite close to the sea. From up here on the hill there are excellent views of Caernafon and Anglesey across the Menai Strait. We have six horses and two dogs and often welcome visitors. There is a 40 metre by 20 metre outdoor arena for training the horses. There is a large moorland above the house going up to Elephant Mountain (Mynydd Mawr) and there is ancient woodland, owned by us, which reaches down to the river Gwyrfai at the bottom, towards Waunfawr and where we hold fishing rights.
|Preview host|| We are located on the Gower Penninsula in South Wales. We are just 7 miles from Swansea Centre, and 5 minutes to the local shops. There is a bus service, although personal transport would be ideal. We have 23 acres of land including an ancient woodland. |
We run an holistic retreat centre as well as a yurt camp and B&B. We are looking ideally for a couple who can help with outdoor jobs such as gardening maintenance, woodland management etc., as well as domestic jobs such as making beds, cleaning and kitchen help.
We have an organic garden and spring water. We are also working on building a barn which is a priority this Spring, as well as preparing the Yurt Camp.
We have 2 horses and 2 pygmy goats, a cat and dog, which like attention.
We have various possibilities for accommodation including a caravan, cabin, and the possibility of woofers siting their own caravan.
|Preview host||We are a mixed organic hill farm with Highland and Hereford cattle and Shetland sheep. We manage a nature reserve and are also part of a Stewardship Scheme. We are in the process of adding raised beds, a chicken run, polytunnel etc. We have a straw-bale education centre with compost toilet where we have school groups visit and run courses. |
There is an eco-cottage that we rent out as a holiday let that is run by renewable energy.
Tasks for WWOOFers will be varied as is life on a farm.
|Preview host||We've been here for 34 years. We have 2 goats, hens & ducks. 6 acres is SSSI hay meadow. Were not intensive, and try to benefit wildlife as much as possible. We're members of local wildlife groups & have some knowledge of wild flowers, birds, reptiles and amphibians, for which we have created a large pond. We have experience in organic food production, firewood production and hedge laying. |
Help we need is maintenance of a large garden (weeding, transplanting etc) small scale carpentry, ditch maintenance, firewood stacking & habitat management. Our aim is to benefit wildlife and tread softly on the land. We are also members of an African djembe drumming group.
PHONE IN THE EVENING OR LEAVE A MESSAGE.
|Preview host||- Rented property with some land as part of the rental (a paddock waiting to be developed in a perma garden), a lot of useless lawn and some half-wild shrubs. |
- The landlord is letting us a lot of liberty concerning the management of the land and is only concerned about 'righteousness' of the management. (mostly invasive weed control)
- The work needed is at this stage mostly clearing and setting up : in some parts there is some shrub / tree / sapling control to be done, in some other parts vegetable beds and cultivable areas to be built or extended, I have made a draft permaculture garden design for my paddock but this can be reviewed, I am currently working on refurbishing a hen coop and building the run and lastly in some areas we can already apply some perma principles (water harvesting, gutters and tyres planters...)
- Although I have ticked every month for availability, Scotland can display some pretty rubbish winter weather, so we'll play by ear.
- Families with children aged 2 to 9 are particularly welcomed.
|Preview host||A beautiful valley in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 39 acres, over 16 acres of woodland. |
We are a small scale egg and chicken farm. We are certified organic and have just planted a small orchard. Also we have a small fish farm where we rear carp for the table.
We are aiming to be as sustainable and self-sufficient as possible and eventually to farm completely fossil-fuel free. We are very interested in permaculture and how to apply these techniques to a commercial smallholding.
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|Preview host||The estate has been in the family for over 100 years. The amenity woodlands round the main house are in the process of being converted into a 60 acre aboretum. All trees and shrubs are grown from hand collected seeds and cuttings. At present (due to lack of workers) spray has to be used but we want to stop this practice due to water courses etc. There are a host of activities that can be done from this part of Scotland of outstanding beauty and mild climate. WWOOFers can enter into other Estate operations such as work on the Horse Trials and other Estate work like fencing , road repairs , water works etc |
|Preview host||We are a relatively new smallholding in the Perthshire hills with self catering accomodation. We have geese, sheep and chickens as well as a young orchard and lots of grass. We are interested in growing and making nutritious, wholesome food while looking after and hopefully improving the land we work and live on. We have a particular interest in climate change and how to make us and our land more resilient to the changes. We are only 10 miles from Perth but quite remote with no local bus. We want to meet new people and share others enthusiasm about our planet. |
Please note we have a very limited internet connection.
|Preview host||8 acres woodland, veg plot, raises beds. Orchard. Accommodation in newly built eco-house. On-going activities - coppicing, gardening, woodland management. Cat. Dog. Pigs in summer. Tony is a film-maker, Pat is a TESOL teacher. |
Food mostly organic, home-made bread, hearty soups etc. Jam-making when soft fruit in season. We can accommodate 3 people max at the moment.
We are retired, but very active. Daughter Jess and family live next door, so young company available plus some shared work. Jess is a botanical illustrator, basket weaver and casket maker (for green burials). She and her partner are also keen climbers - a possible free-time activity they could share with woofers.
We live in a very quiet and peaceful place, half an hour from the sea and Bodmin Moor is just up the road. Good internet connection. There is a website for anyone interested in looking at Tony's films and the making of the eco-house - tonyhillfilms.net
The house is under 'projects'. There are a number of woofers helping us in the film!
|Preview host||This is mainly a livestock holding 200 acres in all, and has been here for 29 years. WWOOFers should be prepared for livestock work. We have a pedigree herd of Blonde cattle, and a herd of Sussexes which are organic (70 head of cattle in all at present), as are the 3 sows and followers and 80 ewes. All our produce is sold through Farmers' Markets; so WWOOFers should be prepared for the farm to be even busier on Saturdays and Sundays. We are generally 'involved' in a lot of activities, including summer showing of the Blondes.. |
|Preview host||We are a small holding 5 miles from Carmarthen county town. We both work full time. I Susan run a health food shop in the town, Alun my partner works as a lorry driver and has booked time off to plant the garden and tunnels. Our aim is to have produce from our garden to sell in my shop. We have tried various ways of doing this over the years and somebody recommended getting wwoofers to help us. |
|Preview host||My vision is to create a place of sanctuary, healing, beauty and harmony for all (nature and human) to thrive in. I have been here since late 2014. I have vegetable and fruit areas, flower areas and plan more forest gardening. It is organic and we work with nature. Recently nearly two fields were planted with trees and the hedgerows supplemented (560 trees in all!) which is very exciting. Other fields are old pastureland, grazed by neighbour's mountain ponies over late summer/winter. |
Help will be needed with weeding, mulching, digging, clearing ditches, dead hedging; wood processing (chopping and stacking); fencing repairs; small building projects, if these skills are available - e.g. putting up low plastic tunnels, walapini, rustic outdoor shower and kitchen area for campers.....
|Preview host||We are an organically run 5 acre smallholding at the foot of the Black mountain.Very soon to apply for certification with the main focus to be on local food production.Not yet set up but very soon to start prepare a one acre paddock currently being cleaned and fertilized by various poultry.I also have a small herd of 8 boar goats and 3 welsh mountain ewes.This is a beautiful place with great walking on the mountain which is a very short walk from the back gate.Work duties to include regular animal maintainence,processing wood for the burners in the winter and the construction of a no dig market garden.Periodically will be clearing the ditches,composting hay making and a whole host of horticultural and agricultural activities |
|Preview host||We are a small holding set on 8 acres of land and over the last seven years we’ve planted 3 acres of woodland, have a big vegetable plot, pond, meadows, flock of chickens, cat and dog. Our main activities are maintenance of the land to promote wildlife, building green structures, running vegetable garden, and a small low impact campsite with tipis and yurts. We grow and use our own willow to make fences and small structures on the land, grow without use of pesticide or herbicide and make our own compost for vegetables and flower garden. Help needed: gardening (weeding, watering, planting etc.), woodland maintenance, logging, building wooden structures etc... We accommodate 1 Wwoofer or a couple at the time, for maximum period of 1 week. The accommodation is in a spare bedroom in our cottage. We are situated just 1 mile from the beautiful east coast of Anglesey and Snowdonia National Park is nearby. |
|Preview host||We are a coastal farm with land running down to the sea boarded by coastal path, ten minutes walk from Abereiddy beach, four miles from St David's (smallest city in Europe). Its a mixed organic farm with Welsh Black suckler herd with calves. |
Pigs - rare breed, Oxford Sandy & Black which are free range and enjoy life.
We grow heritage cereal crops - Black Oats, Barley and Hemp.
COCA is a CSA project, one of the first in Wales, established in 2010 and now serving fifty families, which bestows a community spirit on our farm.
Come and work on our farm and enjoy joy of working with nature in wonderful surroundings and find your free spirit.
Farm ~ Food ~ Fun :-)
|Preview host||We are a husband and wife, living in a small cottage with a wood burning stove, which is our only source of heating and hot water, and a fair sized organic vegetable garden, with raised beds, on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. David is a wood sculptor and as well as work in the garden, requires help chopping, stacking, gathering and moving a lot of wood, some pieces of which are quite large. For this reason, a man or a couple would be preferred. |
Accommodation is a large, vintage caravan with a very comfortable bed and a wood burning stove. Bathroom facilities are shared within the cottage and bedding and towels are supplied. Wifi is limited, though 4G is available.
You can expect home cooked Vegan/Vegetarian food, and weather permitting, Storytelling around our camp fire some nights (your hosts are both professional Storytellers and Community Artists!).
We are situated 5miles from the nearest village, and there is no bus, though we are quite happy to give lifts within reason.
We look forward to welcoming you into our home!
|Preview host||For 2018 only experienced horse riders need apply. If you are a couple then at least one of you must be experienced. Also I would prefer that you come for at least 3-4 weeks and more if it works out. There may be indoor basic carpentry/restoration type work at times. |
We have one acre of garden and the rest is croftland for Shetland sheep, Highland cows, 2 Highland ponies, ducks, hens, bees and the occasional pig. Jobs - planting out veg, weeding, picking fruit, strimming, cutting grass, fencing repairs, dry-stone dykeing, clipping sheep(end July/beg Aug). I have one milking cow which will need milking from April.
Kayaks, bikes, sea-fishing, brown trout fishing. Accommodation in separate well insulated cabin (with loo but no heating) next to the house but you would eat and live with us during the day. We are 1 mile from the sea and there are sandy beaches near by. There will be an opportunity to learn basket-making and spinning.
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|Preview host||This is an exciting place to WWOOF, where we work hard... and play hard! We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme for people in Leamington Spa and the surrounding area, growing veg (and fruit) for 150+ households. We grow approximately 10 acres of field vegetables, 7 large polytunnels and a 2 acre orchard. We were established by and for the local community to provide sustainable and organic food in harmony with nature, with people not profit at the core. |
|Preview host||We have a large vegetable plot on a dairy farm (wildlife friendly but not organic) in the Blackmore Vale in Dorset. The plot was formerly part of an organic market garden run by my partner and myself and has three polytunnels, one of which we 'landshare' with two local families. We need help maintaining, and in places rescuing, the plot and becoming more self-sufficient. Hours are flexible and helpers will work alone as well as with us. We have a few chickens and an orchard and we have a barn dance at the end of summer. The date for this year's dance is 13th September and we need help in the week or two before this. We have two children (5&10) and tend to go to bed early so would suit someone who can amuse themselves. Accommodation is in a static caravan with a kitchen for self-catering, though there will be shared meals. The farm is 1 mile from the village which has a friendly pub. Our nearest towns are Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Dorchester, Yeovil and Blandford Forum. |
|Preview host||We are an intentional community of about 50 people (adults and children) living in separate self-contained units within a Georgian manor house, stable block and cottages on 40 acres of land. We work the farm co-operatively with the aim of producing a substantial part of our food including meat, milk, eggs, fruit and vegetables. |
We accept volunteers from March through to November. We generally host up to 3 volunteers for stays of 14 days. You may be working on just about any job on the farm: with the animals, gardening or on the grounds and farm buildings.
Accommodation is in a shared room with adjoining galley kitchen and shower room. We also have space for camping, with showers and toilets close by.
We provide food for you to self-cater most meals. We have a communal meal every Saturday evening.
|Preview host||We have lived here for thirty years but the property has been owned by my husband's family for 160 years. It is a large Victorian house with garden and 2000 acres of farmland and woods. We have sheep on the farm though rarely need help with them. I would like WWOOFers to cut hedges and grass and bring in logs for Winter. In summer we need help weeding and planting vegetables too. I have done most jobs in this garden myself and can show people what to do. It is a help to have Wwoofers who have used small machinery (quad bike, chainsaw, hedgetrimmer, strimmer) but not essential. Sometimes we need help planting trees in the woods or putting in tree stakes and tree guards. There may be some DIY jobs too - like painting sheds or glazing. We try to give Wwoofers a variety of work. |
|Preview host||We have a family run Organic Dairy Farm and sell our milk to OMSCO (Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative). Our animals are just as important to us as family members all of our cows have names and we have Mothers ,Daughters and Grandaughters. Our other animals consist of Sheep, Chickens and occasionally Geese and Pigs however we must not forget Sox the Collie Dog!! |
There are a multitude of jobs to do which can range from day to day tasks such as milking cows and feeding calves through to more long term projects such as fencing, hedgelaying, copicing and shed building.
We are lucky enough to be on the Higher Entry Level stewardship scheme with Natural England and as such a huge ammount of work is centered around conservation. This is particularly important to us as we are a registered County Wildlife site, with culm grassland which is spiecies rich environment.
Please note that we will not respond to anyone who has not provided information about their skills and interests in their profile. This is a working holiday!
|Preview host||We live in a Georgian house with over 20 acres of woodland and over 3 acres of garden including a walled garden and large greenhouse. We are restoring the garden which includes mature trees and shrubs , herbaceous borders and we also grow vegetables. We are half a mile from Broughshane on the edge of the Glens of Antrim and 10 miles from the coast. Accommodation will be in the house with us, each person can have their own individual room. |
|Preview host||If you like rough, rural and amazing views, you'd do well here. |
Help is required with sowing, planting, weeding, picking, strimming, mowing, jam and chutney making. We gather seaweed and manure throughout the year for fertilizing. People with practical building and maintenance skills are very welcome. I am away some days working, I prefer couples or people who are happy to work on their own.
I have livestock on the croft, hens and sheep, two friendly collie dogs, Jack and Fingal, and two outside cats, who will distract you in the garden. I am a relaxed timekeeper who enjoys having people around on the croft and although both rural and remote, there is a good social life within our friendly community. We all enjoy eating our own locally grown meat and locally caught shellfish and fish.
We have a variable and unpredictable climate, ranging from cold, wet and windy to hot and sunny sometimes within a day, so come prepared!
Always a good idea to call and find out about alternative possibilities for getting to Scoraig. Check out extended description.
|Preview host||ONE person only at a time please..Carpenter please /or someone who can sew from Nov - dec 2017.Hosting then from mid Jan 2018 onwards |
Friendly, uncomplicated farming family. C16th house with big garden and grounds. Grandad has large vegetable garden and greenhouse . Orchards 5-6 acres woodland with stream separate to our family 400 acre farm. Help with Labradors during season.
|Preview host||The Castle is located at the top of the Ards peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland. Our closest town is Newtownards and Bangor. Belfast is a 40 minute drive from the Castle. We are one mile from the Irish sea, the closest beach is Millisle. On the other side of the peninsular is Strangford Lough, a beautiful and clean haven for wildlife. Local amenities in the Castle include a grocery store EuroSpar and post office. There is a local bus station with direct busses to Belfast via Newtownards. There are 2 bicycles available for wwoofers to use to explore the local area. |
|Preview host||300 acre organically run farm in S.W. Scotland, using biodynamic sprays. 4 miles from local harbour town of Kirkcudbright. We have 450 Lleyn sheep ,which we lamb in March and April, and shear in June/July. All grassland pastures with wildlife ponds and newly planted native tree woodlands. The farm is run by Charlie and Elaine, and 3 working Collie dogs. We also have 2 holiday cottages for tourists. Beautifully set farm,with stunning views, but quite isolated. Accommodation is in self-contained flat on the farm, all meals provided. Help needed to work with the sheep, woodlands, veg. garden, dry-stone dyking and general farm maintanance. |
|Preview host||Organic market garden business established 10 years. Organic Angus suckler herd on farm operated as separate business. Looking for help with all aspects of organic garden including polytunnels and raised bed work. Will be working with female owner and friends with a good mix of hard work and social interaction. Lunch and evening meal provided on working days. Also breakfast ingredients. Free time on evenings and weekends to relax or explore the local area. |
|Preview host||We are located in Ceredigion about 1 mile from the main road and are surrounded by beautiful wooded valleys. Only 8 miles from Cardigan Bay Coast. |
The name of our farm is Welsh for REMARKABLE VALLEY and indeed it is. We have been making artisan cheese from raw milk here for more than 30 years and if you Google the name of our company, you will find a lot of information about us. We keep pigs too and a future project is to have a dairy herd. We are organic and Soil Association approved.
Furthermore, on the farm we also house Da Mhile Distillery, the first,organic,
farmhouse distillery in the UK.
|Preview host||We have 100 acre mixed family farm with an emphasis on conservation and wildlife. In a lovely, quiet rural location in West Wales - yet close to a small village i.e. walking distance of bus route, shop, pubs etc. We have a herd of suckler cows, a flock of sheep and grow cereals. We use no sprays on our crops. Market towns are 7'ish miles away on bus routes. As well as normal farming, conservation, house and garden jobs, we have various projects ongoing, including hedgelaying, woodland improvement and building renovation. Depending on the time of year various types of jobs are available. Accommodation will be with us in the house. We are approximately 10 miles from the coast and on the Teifi Trail (walking) |
|Preview host||2 acres. one-third acre orchard + poultry, two-thirds veg, (polytunnels/soft fruit/herbs). Ducks and chickens for eggs. We share milking goats for milk, yogurt & pot cheese. Currently using traditional organic cultivation and rotation with biodynamic applications. No-dig systems and permaculture forest garden. Organic since 1998. Aim to live a sustainable lifestyle using organic, biodynamic and permaculture systems. Can teach organic gardening - all areas, countryside conservation and management, polytunnel growing. Winner of Soil Association 'Best Box Scheme Award in 2002' although we no longer run a veg box we do attend regular markets. Diana is a medical herbalist. Opportunities for herbal work is limited by need and season. This is a busy working smallholding and we welcome visits from enthusiastic people who like to get involved and want to prepare for this lifestyle themselves. Close to coast and moors with beautiful walks. Great vegetarian food (please specify any other special dietary needs when you apply) and varied and extensive library. Rob used to wwoof. Ideal for enthusiastic people who want to experience smallholding. |
|Preview host||Our Community Farm is situated on beautiful Dartmoor a short walk from the small town of Chagford. The farm is run by Sylvan and Katherine and their 2 small children with support from friends and volunteers from the local community. We are one of the UK’s first community-supported micro-dairies and started operating in April 2013. We primarily produce goats’ milk dairy but also free-range pork, woodland poultry and honey under a Community Supported Agriculture business model. We share a site with our CSA who use the same model to provide vegetables to the local community. |
Jobs at the farm are very varied, from milking the goats and making cheese, helping with the various ongoing building projects to mucking out the animals.
|Preview host||Organic 4.5 acre smallholding in the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) with large vegetable garden, orchard, bees, chickens, ducks and sheep. We live as an extended family with 4 generations currently resident, and have been here for 16 years. |
Ongoing is our hand-built house project using locally sourced materials and traditional means of construction. We also have 3 (sometimes 4!) loveable dogs living on-site. Lots of food (home-grown where possible) available and plenty of opportunities to explore the area, with footpaths on our door step.
Help always needed with the garden and building projects, plus day-to-day management of livestock.
We work from home, running an architectural practice, with other ventures planned for the future, including:
- Blacksmith's forge
- Green woodworking
- Education centre
Non-smokers only, please.
|Preview host||We are 10 minutes from Brighton and have 54 acres of sheep grazed pastureland. There are a variety of jobs here, we really need help with our eco-campsite and setting up systems i.e. composting. Chainsaw and logging skills also very helpful. Also pruning our 70 tree young orchard, weeding, seedling sowing (in barn) and transplanting. Early in year, starting off veg seedlings, then its work helping with eco-camping facilities - any skills in solar arrays for hot water and electricity very welcome. Some conservation work - we have encroaching scrub on Bronze Age monuments to sort out sometime.. |
|Preview host||We are Ben and Vicky Lyons. We have a small farm in a very rural location on the Mendip Hills - 15miles to Bath, Bristol and Glastonbury. We grow and dry Calendula flowers to infuse into plant oils and make natural skincare products. We also grow vegetables, raise sheep, and occasionally pigs and cows mostly for our own consumption. |
We need help picking flowers and loading dryers. There is also work to be done in the garden, around the farm and looking after animals.
We generally follow organic standards, although we are not certified. We have a no dig policy in the garden and use many permaculture ideas.
We have a converted horse box / caravan for woofers to sleep in near to the house with access to the house for bathing, and use of the toilet. Also plenty of space for parking and camping. Electricity available
We love to get together for meals (we do eat well) but long hours and a young daughter prevent much evening socialising for us.
|Preview host||We run a small residential retreat centre in the heart of the Sussex countryside, hosting meditation retreats and similar spiritually-related events. We host people in our house and also in cabins and bell tents in the grounds: we have some lovely accommodation, and this is also where Woofers will stay. Our garden is only 2 acres but it has enough in it for a much bigger garden! We have a massive kitchen garden, two greenhouses, a polytunnel, and lots of fruit and soft fruit. In summer the garden is overflowing with fruit. We have also just finished creating a swimming pond, which is a lovely place to just sit and contemplate (or swim, of course). We also have a sauna (Woofers may use), a treehouse, Ping-Pong room, and lots of quiet places to be in nature. We are set in beautiful Sussex countryside with extensive walks and cycle rides in the vicinity. Please note that we only take weekend woofers, there is no point on contacting us for longer stays - thank you. |
|Preview host||Our cottage is a beautiful, old stone cottage, on the southern edge of the Peak District, Britain's first national park. An area of immense beauty and a paradise for walkers and climbers.We are also only 6 miles from Alton towers, Britains premier theme park |
It is a smallholding of some 1 1/2 hectares. We keep sheep, pigs, poultry and bees. We also have extensive fruit and vegetable gardens and a polytunnel. We aim to live naturally and sustainably, growing as much of our own meat, fruit, vegetables and wine as time and labour allow. We have three children, so foreign WWOOFers, from different cultures are particularly welcome. Of course, any WWOOFers who share our values and work ethic, and have a sense of humour, will be welcomed.
On a practical note, we can provide a caravan for 2/3 people and cooking and toilet facilities.
There is a shop, pub and cafe in our village.
|Preview host||This holding has been Soil Association registered since 1975 and we have had WWOOFers all this period. Home cooking daily including bread etc. the Vineyard is reason for being here, vegetables are the next important activity. |
We make wine on site - no livestock. WWOOFers are encouraged to take part in all jobs. Meals shared together, full co operation to find the best way here.
Emails only checked once a week or once every two weeks.
|Preview host||"As a volunteer here you are appreciated for who you are, not only for what you do." |
We are a school and retreat centre. Its 187 acre estate is set in the midst of glorious countryside. For over forty years, we have offered a complete education in what it means to be human. The school draws on the wisdoms of many traditions.
Volunteers are a vital part of life here. You may be involved in diverse activities ranging from working in the organic garden, to cooking a feast, splitting timber, putting up yurts or caring for chickens. As a volunteer, you are welcome to participate in all aspects of the Institute including study and meditation if you wish.
WWOOFers may come at any time of the year, but are encouraged to come outside our volunteer weeks (see calendar on our website). Normally volunteers come for one or two weeks (no less than 1 week). We are also keen to host a couple of longer term WWOOFers over the summer period.
|Preview host||A Farm to Produce Food for People. |
It is a “community interest company” set in order to innovate and create sustainable small farm enterprises. It took us 6 years of huge losses and a steep learning curve to get to full production and to break even! It is still a work in progress and a never ending challenge.
We produce every cut of meat, every vegetable and fruit we can here. Value is added through doing our own butchery and processing, making ready meals and we are reliant on people eating our food to sustain the farm in the pub, cafe, and direct farm retail.
To produce such a wide range of food, without using fungicides and pesticides, and in a manner we are proud of takes a lot of people. We have a core team of full and part time people who help across the enterprises, we provide supervised work experience for adults with difficulties and education, have volunteers, students and interns contributing to getting the huge amount of work done to grow food and bring it to market.