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|We are a couple at the early stages of developing a smallholding on the edge of Dartmoor. We run a market garden following organic and sustainable principles. We are keen in working with nature to develop systems which allow us to reduce our impact on the earth. |
We're in our first year of developing the holding and have a long list of to-do jobs to get involved with;building a compost-loo; planting trees; mulching; coppicing small woodland area; scything; fencing; general poultry jobs; sowing, picking, etc..
Someone mature, with a degree of independence and happy to work on their own at times would be ideal and you'd need to be happy looking after the animals (hens and ducks) when we are not around. Working hours/days are flexible, depending on tasks and on your plans-we are open to discussing different arrangements to suit all of us. The facilities are basic and shared but are all here. You need to be hardy for the conditions, but will be rewarded by the experience...
|We run a 150 acre organic dairy farm, with a 180 acre support farm 3 miles away. |
Work is varied according to seasonal livestock requirements and can involve anything from helping with the milkings, feeding calves, to planting trees or maintaining our newly established vegetable garden, looking after our small brood of hens and everything in between.
We have 3 dogs, 2 working collies and a jack russell.
We are striving towards a self sufficient household and welcome any help and knowledge that you can provide.
|Beautiful 14 acre smallholding in Devon: house, gardens, veg garden, woodland, hay field, pasture. Horses, ponies, sheep, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats and teenage twins. No tv or pop music but love acoustic music. We live simply. The house and caravan heated with woodburners - you will need appropriate clothing. Live as part of family. Must like animals as our life involves lots of animals. Lots of work with horses and dogs available. (can teach natural horsemanship and dog training and healing). Also eco building - we are building a pole barn and stables. And gardening, farm work, sheep, woodland work, sometimes decorating and help organising house. We match the jobs with what you like doing and what needs doing. Welcome independent, hard-working people used to mud and weather. Need to speak reasonable amount of English - much to explain. Offer warm welcome, loads to do, things to learn, home cooking and good company. Near moors and woodland and small alternative town of Totnes, wonderful for walking and country life. Possible longer term living opportunity for person with buiding skills. ||View |
|We live in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland 30 minutes drive north of Inverness and would love to welcome you to our lovely home in exchange for help in the garden. Accommodation consists of a sofabed in a studio over the garage with its own wood-burning stove, shower room and balcony with glorious views of mountains, countryside and sea in the distance. If you prefer (or if there is a large group there are also 2 spare bedrooms in the house). |
We hope you will be comfortable and enjoy your stay in our relaxed and happy household.
|We live in a 3 bed farm cottage and a studio accommodation on the farm. |
We have 9 acres of woodland that I am keen to work and use as sustainable living and renewable energy.
Our dream is to live by our woods and use the wood for fuel and cooking, a well for water and toilets that have low impact. To do this we need help from like minded people. We are not certified organic but we do not use any pesticides on our farm.
We would like people to stay with us whom we could learn from and whom could have a taste of free range life.
We need help to finish a barn right now the walls needs to be built. If you are interested in learning about woodland management or have experience we really want to hear from you.
We have recently purchased 6 piglets and two highland stirks. We will be getting some orphan lambs. We already have several chickens and 6 turkeys all looking to be mucked out asap.
|We are no longer available for this year! ||View |
|Biodynamic smallholding with two acre of vegetable production small flock rare breed sheep 75 laying hens and a small beekeeping enterprise off site. |
We are converting to horse traction power over the next year
All our produce is sold at the local market town of Shrewsbury at 2 or 4 times per week depending on season
Can expect to be involved with all aspects of farming from vegetable production to sheep chickens horses with the option of beekeeping.
|Couple looking for wwoofers, preferably with any knowledge/experience of organic gardening, woodlands management, who can help create a more sustainable environment on this beautiful property. A large, well-loved 400 year old family home with 12 acres which include early 19th century woodlands, a large vegetable plot and a Victorian greenhouse-all wanting love! ||View |
|Tom and Jenny have been living here and developing their garden and smallholder interest since 2001. We have 7 acres by the river Jed in a sheltered rural valley, 1 mile out of Jedburgh. We have a green house, polytunnel, fruit and small herb/vegetable plot. The main focus of this summer is the building of a dry stone wall harb garden. Tom grows willow and coppice woods for his furniture business. The garden is being prepared in places, as a place to display sculpture and outside furniture for Tom's business. We have ducks for eggs, and dream of completing the fencing for geese, chickens and pigs. We Keep bees! We have geodesic dome bath house and wood fired hotpot made from recycled materials by the river. We swim in the river. Our two small children Fergus 9 and Freyja 6 are active! ||View |
|5 acre smallholding in the Staffordshire Moorlands, near Peak District. |
Organic 33 yrs.
West facing hillside, fantastic views, walks.
200 year old farmhouse, woodstoves.
Large veg garden, herbs, 2 polytunnels, fruit, flower gardens, ponds, 1 acre woodland, ponies, chickens, cats, bees, outbuildings.
Log burning Biomass boiler. Solar thermal. Solar PV.
Need help with: inspiration, gardening, weeding, composting, woodland management, log cutting, splitting, carrying & stacking, maintaining buildings, hedgelaying, fencing, drystone wall building, scything thistles, pulling ragwort, harvesting, preserving etc etc etc.
Possible future projects : Improved WWOOFer accommodation, re-lining pond....
Interests include permaculture, herbalism, yoga, meditation, home education.
Piano & other instruments available.
|Currently looking for an enthusiastic couple. Beautiful country house set in 30 acres of woodland and pasture. We have a large walled garden which is part formal garden and part vegetable garden. We grow all our own fruit and veg during the summer. We try to use organic methods of growing when we can and tend our garden using very traditional methods. We are only about 3/4 of a mile from the coastal village of Hopeman which is an easy walk from the house. We need enthusiastic helpers to help us keep our wonderful garden under control. Everything from weeding, planting, grass cutting, strimming, pruning, picking fruit and vegetables, some woodland work, and general help are needed, as is a good sense of humour! We also have a section of our stone wall needing to be re built so if you have wall building skills, we need you! Occasional care of chickens, ponies and dog required. ||View |
|1 acre with fruit, vegetables, free-range hens and ducks, and 1 cat. 2 greenhouses and pond. Aim to be as self-sufficient as possible. Organic since 1982. Wwoofers aged over 25 welcome and need to have experience of English gardening and poultry care, and to be able to work alone sometimes. We can take only one wwoofer at a time. Work includes looking after chickens and ducks, seed sowing, planting out, weeding, watering, grass and hedge cutting, occasional repairs, general maintenance and possibly some house-sitting. ||View |
|The 4.5 acre plot is woodland, NW facing slopes with access via track spanning it's length. River and canal are adjacent. |
Beech is the standard tree, with Hazel, Holly, Ash and Yew.
Work required - woodland management based on permaculture principles involving coppicing, thinning, felling, dry hedge construction, wattle fencing, planting, firewood collection, various wood land crafts, creation of educational practical spaces and interesting constructions, steps etc., foraging.
Set in beautiful peaceful valley. Privacy. Camping recommended, campfire, water.
Woodland has interesting flora and fauna. Aims are to have open areas, wildness, symbiotic use of materials and provide areas for courses,
contemplation, and to encourage diversity a priority.
Accommodation is in caravan or turf roof cabin.
Wwoof host Mark is a traditional Dry Stone Waller and Hedgelayer, and teacher of these crafts. Is also available for teaching. Partner is Japanese, so we are internationally culinary. Authentic Japanese food is a speciality.
Volunteers must be hard working fun loving and passionate.
Can collect wwoofers from their arrival point.
|We have an organic meadow of 2. 5 acres with fruit and native trees planted 13 yrs ago, 5 miles from Glastonbury. A wild flower meadow is returning to the central area, surrounded by thick native hedge and there's an orchard strip. The polytunnel grows salads, tomatoes etc and over winter veg. 3 small veg gardens provide food all year round, no dig, mulched soil, as close to forest floor as we can get. Potatoes grow in beds made using a no dig/hay method. Lots of wildlife, butterflies, birds, and glow worms. |
There are a couple of caravans in the field which the family camp in. Rainwater is collected, a compost toilet is used, and camping bag showers are available. A Bell tent is available for wwoofers. Bring a sleeping bag.
We need help with bramble maintenance, hay making/ scything, veg gardens, poly tunnel, watering, tree care, pond digging and planting, ditch digging, landscaping, possible cob building, tidying. Self sufficient motivated people preferred.
|We are looking for a young person with some vegetable gardening skills, that would like to come and look after our vegetable garden. |
This would be a medium/long term commitment, to growing vegetables for the coming year. Starting soon and growing through the season until September.
Knowledge is not essential to start with, but will be gained in the process.
If you would like your own vegetable plot for the next few months and you are able to commit this amount of time. Please contact us.
As well as vegetable gardening there will be plenty of time to help out with many of our other projects.
We live in a large Cornish stone barn set in about an acre of gardens, on the Lizard peninsular, almost as far south west as you can travel on the UK mainland. Overlooking Falmouth Bay, and a few minutes walk to the beach.
The area in which we live has been farmed for many hundreds of years.
|Hidden away near the south Pembrokeshire coast we're living in the middle of a protected wildlife site; a classic slice of old farmland with hay meadows, wetland and woodland full of wildflowers and bird song. As well as looking after the wildlife interest, we also farm a small herd of beef cows, ponies and bees. We've spent the eight years since we've been here building various interesting structures using traditional/ low impact techniques. |
We've had plenty of help from friends along the way but could now use some more regular assistance during the year to assist with a whole range of tasks; animal husbandry to wildflower seed harvesting, cob building to woodland management, improving veg production to fruit picking.
We're particularly keen to hear from people who have skills such as carpentry and stone masonry to help us finish off various building projects around the farm. Most importantly you need enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in!
We’re a young family with two little ones, who may have diverted our energies a little in the last few years...
|We bought the farm in January 2012 and are establishing a new mixed smallholding. We have pigs, hens, geese, ducks, rabbits and cows on site. We are just beginning with vegetables, fruit trees and a wood. There is plenty of labouring with fork and wheelbarrow. Accommodation in the house and lodge for volunteers or friends. We are 25 miles from Exeter and two miles from the nearest village. We are not on the national grid for electricity and are "low impact" living. This is beautiful Devon countryside, with big skies, masses of stars and completely peaceful. We have three young children and life is full on so you'll have to muck in and be part of the family. If you're the sort of person who likes to join in the fun and is not wondering when you can clock off then you could have a marvellous and even life-changing time. ||View |
|Our eco farm is a new project of Hare Krishna spiritual community ('Sanctuary of Peace'). It is being developed as a holistic spiritual centre, to help re-establish the sacredness of life. We are making 1st steps, however in a long-term we are aiming for self-sufficiency. |
Being a new project, the eco-farm provides good opportunities for development and initiative. We invite volunteers to share their skills to develop this project. It includes a walled garden, green houses, a meditation garden, energy saving technologies and an ashram for spiritual practices. If you prefer fruits over alcohol, fresh air over cigarettes, our famous vegetarian food over meat and would like to experience a detox retreat then our Farm is for you!
We invite you to experience an alternative lifestyle that benefits body, mind and soul and is based on the motto 'simple living, high thinking'. You are welcome to participate in programmes at Karuna Bhavan such as Kirtan, Mantra Meditation, Musical instrument lessons, Sacred dance, Self-Realization Lectures, Video evenings, festivals, etc.
|We are Dee and Anita. We both have paid work and run the small holding, which is hard work but very rewarding. We are pretty easy going, for example with work times. All we ask is that volunteers do not take advantage and aim to fully complete a task and work safely taking our advice. |
We try to produce our own food and so keep geese, chickens, ducks and sometimes pigs. We hatch our own eggs. We garden using organic principles in our garden, raised beds and poly tunnel. We always need help with the garden and animals. We can make butter, soft cheeses and make our own sausages etc. We are happy to teach volunteers these skills.
|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 2015. The land is next to a site of special scientific interest. Projects will include bee keeping (2015), gardening, hedge laying, preparing a fern garden and various water features and preparing a new section of the garden for home grown organic veg. Help and guidance can be provided by a gardener with years of experience, if required, who is already helping with the project. |
Of particular interest is help from WWOOFERS with carpentry and building skills to help with conversion of outbuildings and decks/bases for yurts and wood cabins.
|The Estate is a wonderful old bit of Devonshire countryside, over 5000 acres is farmed by various tenants and some of the land is Organic producing milk and beef. |
I rent the sporting rights from the landowner of this private Estate and live in a lovely cottage tucked away in one of the many Woods on the land. With 12 dogs and an extensive list of poultry and game, I would class my home a small holding.
I run the Estate as a working game shoot where I look after everything from Woodland management, Cover crops, Pheasants and vermin control just to name a few.
We eat our own meat through the season with game bird being bountiful in the winter and other game meat through the year. The operation is in its infancy and we would welcome like minded people who love the countryside and are open minded to game shooting and hunting to come and help on the land with various jobs.
|Living in a lovely old stone cottage, surrounded by woodland up on the Malvern Hills caring for traditional cider & perry orchards on the estate - pruning, harvesting, making cider & perry, grazing Organic sheep. |
Good home cooking (mostly organic) - largely vegetarian, have access to beef & game – harvesting, foraging, hunting & gathering. Eat yourself fitter! 2 dogs and 2 cats so no pets or children. No TV or Net but limited email, spring water. Great Walking
You need to be reasonably fit and able. Bring warm clothes and stout waterproof boots. We live a very basic life and ask people to respect our way of living which focuses on sustainable living and limits consumption, you will be weighed when you arrive, and we ask to see your cosmetics/toiletries
kendricks will not suit you if you live on your phone/computer and need constant stimulation or music. It can be cold/wet here in winter – so come prepared!
Learn how to make fire, carve a spoon, weave, coppice & identify trees, produce charcoal, live lightly, throatsing but most importantly .. evolve!
|We are a family of 6 living rurally in the Scottish Borders. We are Rab & Amanda, Kailzie, Caitlin, Corrie & Callan. We have 4 dogs, 2 cats, 4 hens and two working draught horses. We live in a 4 bedroom house with outhouses on 6 acres of land. We also manage a remote moorland shepherd's cottage 3 miles away. |
We are working to support the land to recover from intensive pheasant rearing and from long term overgrowth and neglect. We have 1 polytunnel (put up this year - 2013), and 2 raised beds. We plan to grow as many of our own organic fruit vegetables as possible - we have a long way to go! We welcome WOOFers help with tasks such as: gathering and chopping wood, dead hedging from trees we are coppicing, gardening, building raised beds, field cleaning and maintenance, making jams and preserves, increasing the fruit stock, tree planting and protection on the moorland.
Accommodation is in a Tipi but we hope to have a room in the out houses soon.
We offer a welcome friendly experience of rural homesteading.
|16 acres vegetables. 7 polytunnels, 6 intensive plots, and field scale. Produce sold at Salisbury and Shaftesbury markets weekly throughout the year. Also some wholesale outlets. Large asparagus plot. Tasks includes propagation, planting, weeding, harvesting. Soil Association certified since 1999. Always aiming to strike a good balance between commercial viability and sustainable agriculture. Other interests: beekeeping, medicinal herbs and conservation. Wwoofers of all nationalities very welcome, including couples. Self contained accommodation. French spoken. ||View |
|We are an organic farm community, that uses some permaculture principles. |
Several different businesses and projects go on here.
Sean and Bill's business produces vegetables (mostly grown on a nearby organic farm), and greenhouse crops including micro-leaves and edible flowers (mostly grown at a nearby nursery). This is all grown on a commercial scale, for our vegetable boxes which are sold to local families, and for fancy restaurants.
Other activities include vegetables for home consumption, soft fruits, apple juice and cider, and shitake mushrooms.
Sean and Bill take longer-term WWOOFers (4 weeks or more).
Volunteers coming for 1-3 weeks will usually just be working at Keveral, and will usually work with different community members, on personal projects or for the community.
Meals are sometimes provided but usually you will self-cater in the Visitor's Barn with food provided by your host. In september, there will be 3-5 WWOOFers here.
Accommodation is a small caravan, the Visitor's Barn, or camping.
We are 15 minutes walk through the woods to the beach at Seaton, with great walks along the beach and coast path.
|House with large garden - 15 acres requiring constant maintenance and work. |
Herbaceous borders. Woodland Garden.Wild Garden.
Also a sheep farm.
House is large
|Located 25 miles w of Aberdeen, Royal Deeside, on bus route. A 3,000 acre working estate with forestry, gardens, chickens, pigs, bees, hens. Run on ecologically sound principles. Work includes gardening, (restoring 18th C walled garden & 19th C woodland garden). Inside work in Victorian Castle for occasional corporate hospitality business and producing home made foods to sell locally. Accomm in own room in Castle or Cottage. We are a musical family. Beautiful countryside, year-round opportunities for work. Preference given to non-vegetarians. ||View |
|We are a couple in our 50s and poppy the dog living on 6 acres . We have a polytunnel,lots of woodland,a large vegetable patch and garden.We grow organic/bio dynamically a large variety of fruit and vegetables. |
There is lots of work needed in all different areas,growing,building, clearing .
We need someone who can at times work on their own.
We are close to the coast with lots of possibility to by cycle or canoe in the estuary.
|We are an innovative company bringing seaweed - or macroalgae - to the tables of the world. |
We have a farm on the West Coast of Scotland in-build, and wild harvest from the Fife coastline in East Scotland - what we call the East Neuk in the Kingdom of Fife.
The waters are clean, the currents fast and the weather dry.
We pick seaweed according to the lunar calendar on the spring tides throughout the year.
This is true vegan food, bio-available and packed with nutrients. all our seaweed is picked and dried in the sun to develop the umami taste, then shipped off for milling and packing.
|My husband Michael and I need help to recover a once well-loved garden has become a little wild. Originally the home of the national collection of old dianthus (pinks and carnations) the garden is full of treasures and its distinctive character has drawn many visitors over the years. I can offer good accommodation, good cooking and a warm welcome to anyone who would like to work alongside us to bring this magic place back to its full beauty. The aim would be to re-open to visitors and develop the garden's potential as a source of peace and delight to others. ||View |
|We live on the stunning Morvern peninsular in a Castle. It is remote, wild country. We (Jane and Hugh) work from home. We have 2 daughters who are home some of the time. We need help with clearing and thining some woods, preparing wood for storage etc and gardening. At present our gardening is mostly slash and burn! Keeping on top of grass with a strimmer and helping set up and start a vegetable plot including preparing the soil etc. Also helping finish off a shed we have built and a bridge. We also have a boat that needs some work on. |
Accomodation is in your own room at the House with access to a small kitchen and bathroom.
Idea if you have a car or at the very least you have a driving licence (clean !). If you have your chain saw qualification that would be an enormous help and quad bike experience.
|WORKING FARM so NO SMOKING, DRUGS or ALCOHOLIC DRINKS.( WWOOFers Health and Safety is being considered here) Have flock of some 500 sheep, 1 old cow, poultry, 6 dogs & cats. Can teach you everything that we have learnt about smallholding/farming. NEED HELP looking after animals, logging, chipping, and veggie garden and POLYTUNNEL, DECORATING and DIY, domestic chores. WE provide BASIC ENGLISH food meals . Free WIFI. Use organic principles. Very Rural so NO night life.APPLICATION FORM must be completed for insurance (covers public indemnity liability on your behalf) If non EU citizen YOU DO need your own health & travel insurance. We send a questionaire to all prospective Helpers and tell them as much as we can and try to eliscite as much about them so as not to give anyone the wrong ideas about us. ||View |
|Originally border castle with 6 acres of partly restored gardens, large walled kitchen garden. 6 acres of young woodland. All Soil Association licensed. Harvest Gingko, nettles etc. for herbal use. |
Host residential groups through the year, singing, painting, retreats etc. Also open to the public 30 days a year -guided tours; teas. See website.
We are an extended family under the same roof but allowing each other personal space,most members work outside of the village.
There are infinite opportunities of things to do but it works better with a short first stay and a minimum of two WWOOFers. I am not always available to work with you. Sometimes possible for overseas WWOOFers to stay longer by arrangement. Very small village, nearest shops 3 miles.
|We have a beef suckler herd and small sheep flock on a hill farm, located on a small off-shore island. Historic island family (mainly adults), involved in many aspects of island life including fishing (plenty of seafood), wildlife conservation,(puffins), visitors (bunk house), and community (events and activities). Adaptability and patience are requirements - with weather and tides the main determinators of work at any given time. WWOOFers are given the opportunity to experience life as we live it. Usually meals are taken together, (meat and/or vege. but specialist supplies are not easy to come by here). Bunkhouse or caravan accommodation usually available. |
Not taking any bookings at present.
|The farm is an organic hill farm of approx. 750 acres which overlooks Wigtown Bay (largest Local Authority nature reserve in the UK) We carry 350 black face and cross ewes, and 60 hill cows. Our main problem with being organic is weed control and we would welcome a WWOOFer during June/July to help cut thistles, dochens and brachen using strimmers, scythes and sickles. I play both Highland and Lowland bagpipes and my wife plays the clarsach. |
We can be contacted by telephone, letter or email.
|Small-holding estate with historic house, Victorian walled garden producing vegetables, fruit and flowers, Policy gardens and arboretum containing mature specimen trees, plantation wood and chickens. Bordered by Urr Water River and close to the Solway Firth Coastline. Interesting area to visit with many historic sites, scenic areas, gardens etc. Can take up to 3 wwoofers at a time. One bike possible to borrow when not being used. ||View |
|We are a smallholding on the North Devon coast looking for volunteers for a diverse (and very exciting!) array of projects. |
The site is a luxury camp here on the coast, as well as this we are trying to build a self-sufficient smallholding with permaculture inspired gardens. This is all being made from recycled materials and is slowly coming together but I'd love some more help! We'll also need help managing this for food and veg in the summer as well as other tasks. If anyone has knowledge of gardening and especially Permaculture we would greatly appreciate your help to make this area a success.
I'd love help in a range of tasks from gardens to building to hedge management and laying, animal husbandry, DIY and loads more, so please get in touch. We do prefer people to stay with us for at least a month as this gives us more time to get to know each other and for you to see how our camp/farm runs fully.
|Our farm is a mixed fully organic farm of 52 hectares with 60 sheep for producing lamb, cereals for animal feed and vegetables for human consumption. We have an organic box scheme which delivers throughout the Highlands and the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Help is appreciated with both farm work and the packing and distribution for the wholesale/retail operation. ||View |
|Our farm is a six acre mixed permaculture small holding in a picturesque and very rural part of Northern Ireland, near the border to Ireland. We run the holding on organic principles. There are two horses, and many chickens for eggs. |
In 2014 we will be concentrating on our horticultural projects. We have two poly tunnels, several growing areas, a fledgling orchard/forest garden. We will be expanding our vegetable growing area and maintaining our fruit growing areas and planting new hedges and trees.
Ideally we are seeking wwoofers with some horticultural experience as you will sometimes need to work on your own. Occasionally we have a bit of extra help one day a week. We will work Mon – Fri, 9-5.00, weekends off (for you). Tasks will include: Weeding, bed preparation, seed sowing, planting out, clearing ground and large perennial weeds, mulching, planting trees/hedges, making and spreading compost, grass cutting and hedge pruning, pest collecting and disposing, harvesting, amongst others.
|A family house with large garden and 30 acres of mixed woodland. We grow fruit and vegetables and have chickens and ducks and three dogs. We would like a couple to come and help with general gardening from March through until November. There is separate accommodation in a very comfortable two bedroom cottage. We will provide all food for WWOOFers to self cater plus sheets, towels etc. |
I need WWOOFers for the last two weeks of August and also for some of September and October.
|LONGTERM OPPORTUNITY, FARM ON YOUR OWN or BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT for 12hrs A WEEK. |
We live in a beautiful part of the Highlands, with low rainfall and plenty of sunshine, on a busy croft with self catering holiday homes. We are looking for a person/couple to help here and join in our lifestyle and/or take over the farming.
We are looking for someone who enjoys estate and property maintenance, organic farming and gardening, mostly outside work, but who could occasionally help with cleaning the holiday homes and cooking, and has an ethos of living reasonably lightly.
You will need to be strong and practical and able to spend 3 or 4 hours a week using a mower, strimer, hedgecutter or chainsaw. Hopefully you can drive a tractor, help with building repairs, look after the animals, and more occasionally help clean holiday homes. It will be a bonus if you can cook organic wholefood meals from fresh produce. We are addicted to building in a sustainable way and are building an eco-lodge to replace the caravan. Continued under Extended description...
|Herb propagating nursery (A small family business, specialising in medicinal, culinary and bee herbs - and would suit people interested in basic gardening at least) set on the Somerset/Devon border, edge of village with thriving shop. 1.5 acres with further 14.5 acres plantation (a short drive away). Two polytunnels, glasshouse and herb beds to tend. Accommodation in self-contained mobile home with broadband, sleeps 3. Cook DIY in own kitchen, food provided (vegetarian/vegan), basic healthy diet and spring water on tap. Soil Association certified with open days and mail-order packing the main sales. Long or short-term WWOOFers or from abroad welcome. Suits couples. There are 3 dogs, though at first they seem alarming (they are quite boisterous) they soon become friendly. We are a short drive (or bus trip) away from the seaside, with Lyme Regis, Seaton, Beer and Branscombe being popular weekend destinations for Wwoofers' to unwind! |
NB. We occasionally eat meat but only organic (why only occasionally), and the same goes for the occasional drink. Please feel free to likewise top up your diet.
|Small rural craft business specialising in woodland crafts. Food growing areas for own use,and willow beds. We constantly need help maintaining the polytunnel and growing areas. There is always wood to sort, and general maintenance. Willow to cut and sort in the winter, fruit to be picked in the summer. Wonderful location, inland loch, walking and cycling, great views. Call us anytime with at least a weeks notice before your visit so we can have a place ready for you. ||View |
|We offer a wide range of experience between several fascinating and varied host sites within 15 miles of Lampeter. All hosts are involved in permaculture activities. Sites include vegetable and fruit production, woodland, forest gardens, chickens, willow and other related enterprises. Every site has something special to offer, with beauty and tranquillity high on the list! This is a unique opportunity to enjoy this organic 'hotspot' of mid Wales with its thriving 'alternative' culture, by staying with group members. We have regular monthly group work parties and you may be able to time your visit to coincide with the group gathering. Most of us prefer to host WWOOFers for about a week. You can arrange to visit hosts consecutively extending your visit to this area for several weeks. |
Please note we have limited availability to host wwoofers in the winter (November to February) and some of our hosts can only provide accommodation for single people.
Please email the contact above [with your membership number] and you will be sent details of all the current hosts in the permaculture group.
|Four acres of bio dynamically managed land in gorgeous rural Devon, near Totnes |
- Large walled vegetable garden.
- Young orchard and soft fruit area
- fields currently used for winter grazing and making hay
Opportunities for all sorts of work - at the moment we welcome any help with clearing, fencing, compost making, painting and general maintenance.
we are aiming to get goats and pigs in the next few months so would welcome extra hands preparing for them.
In the summer there is more opportunity to learn a bit about bio dynamics and organic vegetable growing as well as learning new skills. The majority of our grassland is cut using Austrian Scythes when time permits and this is a wonderful chance to connect with the land and still enjoy the quiet of the country.
We look forward to welcoming you within our warm and friendly family environment.
Max, Selby, Paris (16) and Ariel (12)
|We are a 25 acre smallholding. We have British White cattle, a few sheep, poultry and trout in our fishing lake. We also have a productive vegetable patch, orchard and polytunnel. We have been here for the past 18 years and enjoy the self sufficiency challenge and lifestyle. We generate our electricity and heat our water (from our well) with solar power as far as this is possible in our climate! The work on our smallholding is seasonal and weather dependent; it includes help with livestock, gardening, land maintenance etc. Unfortunately, we are not a large enough farm to justify more than 2 Wwoofers at a time. |
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| We are on a gentle south west facing slope of a valley 2 miles from the sea. The soil is an acidic sandy loam with seams of clay and occasional boulders, quartz and slate. Our water is from a spring. 3 years ago we started altering 2 fields that had been grazed by organic Hereford beef cattle into a forest garden. The challenges have been creating shelter from wind, improving the soil, designing planting areas to maximise sun penetration and creating walkways to improve access. Things are beginning to take shape. Produce ranges from coppiced wood, fruit, soft fruit, herbs, limited vegetables( grown in under storey) and wild flowers. As much as possible is grown from seed or whips and there are raised beds for seedlings and cuttings. Work is varied; weeding, grass cutting ( sit on mower, hand powered mower and strimmer with all safety equipment), de-turfing and mulching around trees, path creation, stone work, lime rendering , making compost areas, making structures for supporting climbing berries, planting out, taking cuttings, grafting onto root stock and harvesting all crops. |
|The aim was to transform a disused school field into a 'Garden of Eden' using Permaculture Design! We have built 32 raised beds on an old tarmac football pitch and are in phase two of planting an edible forest garden in the field beyond. What we do varies according to weather and needs of the week, but our priorities this year are growing lots of vegetables, planting/maintaining the forest garden, sealing the pond and starting to host some interesting courses on the site. We also hope to build a workshop later in the year. Other tasks could include making compost, chopping wood and foraging. We like to make beer and wine, pickle things, grow mushrooms and do anything else that is fun, wholesome and creative. We are nestled in the Duddon Valley, amongst the fells and forests of the South Lakeland National Park. We live in a small but homely cottage which has two spare bedrooms, wifi, a good selection of books, films and documentaries, a cat and a dog (both delightful). We like to inspire and be inspired! ||View |
|You'll live on a traditional croft on the west mainland of the Shetland Islands, a stone's throw from the sea (warm enough for swimmig in summer). You'll have your own, south and sea-facing room. |
We are an easy-going household and like our wwoofers to have fun. Great wildlife - sea birds, seals, otters and, if you're lucky, whales and dolphins.
There's good public transport and hitch-hiking is easy.
We have a large collection of plants from all over the world and a small nursery for ornamental plants.
We grow crops for our livestock and all our own vegetables, salads, herbs and soft fruit.
The work here is highly varied - feeding, watering, lambing and clipping sheep, general repairs and maintenance, planting, potting, weeding, harvesting and processing produce.
The weather can be a little unpredictable at times, bring some wellies and a warm jumper. Apart from a flock of pure-breed Shetland sheep we have one border collie and five cats.
|We live in south east , wooded, beautiful Cornwall. We have 14 acres of land and 10 acres of woodlands which we look after. We recently rennovated our farmhouse and at the moment Woofers are welcome to stay in our cottage that adjoins the end of our house. |
Currently we grow our own vegetables, forage wild foods, look after our animal friends and three children and a baby. We also sustain our own heat with wood from our land. We love making and creating. I am a potter and teacher of pottery. I also sculpt from stone. James is a farrier and has forging skills. Our children love working with felt, and wood.
We would love Woofers to come and stay to help us with everyday work here such as collecting and chopping firewood, help with our animals, foraging and occassional building.
We would love to swap ideas and inspirations about rural , low impact,sustainable living. We home educate our children and its always a fulfilling day here.