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|5 acre smallholding in the Staffordshire Moorlands, near Peak District. |
Organic 30 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, 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, fencing solar PV array, walling/ insulating bimass boiler and storage tank....
Interests include permaculture, herbalism, yoga, meditation, home education.
Piano & other instruments available.
|This is a 2.5 acre smallholding in rural Devon. We moved here in late 2010, so things are still at an early stage as yet. Currently there are soft fruit, vegetable beds, culinary and medicinal herb beds and orchards under development. One of the orchards needs more underplanting to create a "forage garden". A polytunnel containing herb and veg plant nursery provides the current income, along with eggs and apple juice. The Holding is surrounded by mature trees and hedges so there's a chance to learn and practice traditional devon hedgelaying in winter months. |
Current livestock are 3 hens, 6 geese, 13 goslings and 5 cats.
|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 |
|We are a small spritual community living on a beautiful Hebridean Island in old lighthouse keepers' cottages. Our organic gardens are 4 acres in size. We have cows, hens and cats. Our lives are closely connected to nature, with lots of appreciation for the wild beauty of the Western Isles in Scotland. We are looking for individuals, who have a particular skill such as carpentry, maintenance or gardening or experience in cooking for large groups... (R06) ||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.
|The background is a hostel with a large garden. In July and August help is needed picking strawberries and raspberries There is sometimes work in the garden outside July and August. Late July and August there is some work on our farm. Flowers and fruit are used in the Hostel and Restaurant. ||View |
|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.
This year we're particularly keen to hear from strong people who have practical skills such as carpentry and stone masonry to help us finish off various building projects around the farm.
We’re a young family with two little ones, who may have diverted our energies a little in the last few years...
|18 acre Permaculture project first established 2005, 10 Acres of New woodlands, forest gardens/arboretum, organic veg, and herb beds. We embrace Permaculture techniques,practice "Insight Design". This is a place where creative vision and action meet to bring positive change. True sustainability, developing and raising awareness, wildlife conservation, holistic healing,music and art are our deepest concerns. We are oriented towards the experience of change, simplicity and compassionate living. Varied work according to seasons and projects needs e.g. help with veg plots, Woodland work,Tree Nursery care,Watering,Site maintenance,building etc Diverse interests including herbalism, Karma yoga,music,and Art town & country Pubs/Real Ales.Presently we live in an old showman's caravan.Volunteers accommodation= 'Bell tent' by pond or 'small Caravan'. We all use compost Loo's.Start of Straw bale Roundhouse building in 2013, related building experience most welcome. Karuna has been created into a very unique site through hard work. Volunteers should be prepared to work at least 6 hours a day and be flexible and open minded in their approach. |
lots more info on the website.
|Our farm is a developing low-impact project from seed to table, which uses permaculture and sustainable principles as possible. We grow our own fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs and are working toward self-sufficiency. |
The eco-farm is a relatively new project (beginning 2012) providing good opportunities for development and initiative. It includes a walled garden, 3 green houses, a meditation garden and recent installation of energy saving technologies (windmills, bio-mass boiler, solar panels, etc.) There is always a range of seasonal activities to do, both in the greenhouse and outside, some more energetic (lifting, shoveling) than others (seed sowing, harvesting).
The Farm is run by Hare Krishna community called ('Sanctuary of Peace') since 1987. It is a space for people from all walks of life to practice a more loving and compassionate way of living. It is being developed as a holistic spiritual centre, to help re-establish the sacredness of life. This is done principally by following a lifestyle based on the motto of 'simple living, high thinking'.
Our Farm is an alcohol and drug free environment.
|We want likeminded folk to share our special space. We have lots of ongoing work in the garden, plus projects. Some things we can teach, but we also want to learn. We also like to show WWOOFers the local area and culture. We are easy-going but hard working. Are you creative, but can complete tasks undertaken? ||View |
|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 the spring/summer 2014. The land is next to a site of special scientific interest. Project will include bee keeping, gardening, hedge laying, preparing a herb garden and fern garden and various water features and erecting/establishing a poly tunnel for organic home grown veg, help with chickens/chicken run. Also if the volunteer(s) has/have the skills and experience, help is required converting an outbuilding to a bedroom with en suite bathroom for retreats and building some yurts. Help and guidance can be provided by a gardener with years of experience, if required, who is already helping with the project. |
|Living in a lovely old stone cottage, surrounded by woodland up on the Malvern Hills caring for traditional cider & perry orchards on the estate which includes pruning, harvesting, making cider & perry and grazing Organic sheep. |
Good home cooking (mostly organic) - largely vegetarian but have access to beef & game – harvesting, foraging, hunting & gathering. Plenty of good wholesome food and plenty of nutritious ideas on how you can 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.
We would 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 and throatsing!
|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 |
|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 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.
|I need help to recover a once renowned garden that is becoming 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 interest and media coverage over many years. I can offer good accommodation, good cooking and a warm welcome to anyone who would like to work alongside me 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 inspiration for organic growers. ||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.
|Family, rare breed,self sufficient food producing unit of 5 Rutland smallholdings(all about 30acres each) within a 10 mile radius. WORKING FARM so NO SMOKING, DRUGS or ALCOHOLIC DRINKS.( Helpers 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 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 questtionaire 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 yurt camp here on the coast and as well as this we are trying to build a self-sufficient smallholding including permaculture inspired gardens, livestock, new tree plantings and natural grassland. This winter we have been aiming to get an extensive new kitchen garden built and up and running. 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.
We will also be developing further green buildings in the future with a round house and other projects in the pipeline.
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.
|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. ||View |
|57ha (140ac) of improved grass, rough grazing, wetland & birch woods (management demonstration site). Excellent wildlife habitat, 6 ponds, many flowers, birds & animals. 10 cows, 22 ewes, 60 hens. Large and varied vegetable garden, polytunnel, & orchard. 4 holiday homes keep the wolf from the door. Following an agricultural degree and 21 years managing a large dairy/arable farm we moved towards self-sufficiency on a mixed croft in our own beautiful hidden glen in 1996. Interests include djembe drumming, hill walking, eco building, GM campaigning and cooking meals from home grown produce. WWOOFers welcome, at any time, for long or short stay, minimum two weeks. Only ONE wwoofer at a time. Non-working, paying guests taken in lodge, chalet or caravan. ||View |
|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.
|We are a community of 10 adults and 8 children situated in 42 acres of land (16 woodland) set in Devon. We aim to demonstrate sensitive land management, including land-based livelihoods and reduced ecological footprint. We live in benders and yurts, with solar panels and wind turbines. |
Accommodation will be camping, so please bring your tent, a torch and warm clothes.
Landmatters have limited facilities (compost toilets and bucket showers) Please bring “eco” products only onto site. Fantastic walks through woods, streams, river, and green lane.
|We are a 25 acre smallholding. We have British White cattle, a few sheep, poultry, bees 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. |
To contact us please phone or email.
| 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. |
|You'll live on a traditional croft with sheep, ponies, cats and dog, a stone's throw from the sea (warm enough for swimming and bathing in summer. There's as small boat with cabin for leisure and sea angling. You'll share our house |
We have a large plant collection and a small plant nursery
We grow crops for our livestock and all our own vegetables, salads, herbs and soft fruit.
The work here is highly varied and includes livestock husbandry, including lambing and clipping sheep, traditional hay making, and maintenance work on the croft such as fencing, ditching, drystone dyke repairs. There is a wide range of horticultural work from ground maintenance and preparation to designing and planting new parts of the garden, creating new ponds and other habitats as well as renovation work, pruning, propagation and potting.
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 are a Community Interest Company offering educational and environmental opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. |
We provide a facility where individuals or groups can observe and enjoy the countryside in a safe environment that can be exclusively yours during your visit. We are based at a farm which has 10 hectares of grassland and woodland- a perfect setting for a wide range of outdoor activities.
Visitors include schools, youth groups and voluntary groups, as well as older groups from care homes.
Our livestock currently is Herdwick sheep and free range Black Rock chickens.
We also have a care farming facility, allowing individuals to regain confidence and learn skills by joining tasks on the farm.
Ernie's Shed offers an area for older rural males to socialise and undertake activities - making, repairing and growing - in a familiar environment with like minded people.
We have a fully equipped modern bunk barn for residential visits.
|We are a family run enterprise incorporating arable production, nut orchards, experimental agro-forestry, woodland work and other projects. We are 3 generations of the same family all living on the farm, which includes our (Caz and Tom's) 2 young daughters whom we home educate. |
The farm is about 145 acres (of which 15 acres is woodland, both semi-ancient and newly planted), and as of 2011 we also share farm our neighbour’s land, another 70 acres.
We are also home to Canalside Community Food, a thriving CSA scheme which provides organic fruit and veg to the local community.
Ideally we are looking for WWOOFers with some experience, but most importantly we'd like to hear from people specifically interested in what's going on here.
|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.
|This is the home of Edwin and Mahvash Graham. |
We are on the shore of Lough Neagh near Aghalee village. We have two acres of land, a small vegetable garden some poultry, and a big dog. Our house is heated solely by wood burning stoves with a solar panel providing the hot water, so we are in constant need of firewood meaning that there is lots of tasks to be done cutting and splitting and stacking wood.
For the vegetable garden we get compost from our neighbour farmer so assistance in shifting it is needed.
We also assist in maintaining two public amenity sites at Bartin's Bay and Derrymore Quay so in the summer there is help needed gathering litter and cutting hedges.
|30-acre stock farm in quiet lovely valley, registered organic 1989-2005, WWOOF host since 1990. Farmhouse is 450 years old, large and comfortable, low-carbon; biomass boiler, PV cells, wood-burning cooker. Work includes veg growing, conservation-type tidying, haymaking, animal care (sheep, pigs, geese, hens); brambles and bracken marching outwards; firewooding needed for that cooker (collecting, sawing, splitting, stacking). |
Main aim: to become as locally sustainable as possible. Local field beans instead of soya, pigs for ploughing and fertility, self-sufficient year-round in veg (except after poor summers, heigho).
I am very involved in Transition Monmouth (Chair of the Food Group, started the Pig Group); WWOOFers with similar interests specially welcome.
Good English is essential for Health & Safety as this is a working farm, which I run single-handed (and I am very busy with outside passions); so on the whole more experienced wwoofers (of any age) are needed, with intelligent interest in land use and sustainability; but I am friendly and sociable, happy to chat and discuss anything.
Please note: no television, slowish broadband, mobile signal up the lane.
|We are a small new project with 1 acre of land, with chickens, bees an orchard a dog and a veggie garden and herb garden. I am a medical herbalist so grow a lot of the herbs and make tinctures and cream for my patients and run workshops on herbal medicine. We have a barn in the field which we are developing. Camping is in a yurt or tent. Work will include general gardening, digging, weeding, mowing, sowing, planting, harvesting, preserving, green building, brick laying, fencing, pruning, etc, . ||View |
|We are a lovely 52 acre mixed holding in the heart of the Monmouthshire countryside, rich in bio-diversity. Farmed according to organic and permaculture principles, we are in the 'start up' phase of setting up a centre for growing skills for a sustainable future. We work with local schools and we are experimenting with livestock and horticulture for a sustainable local food chain, renewable energy, woodland stewardship and a range of complementary courses. |
We keep a mixed flock of 70 sheep and 6 Dexter cattle, goats, pigs and poultry (as well as horses and dogs.)
We offer accommodation in the farmhouse for singles or a couple and weekends off, generally, so you can explore the lovely South Wales countryside.
|3 acre smallholding with a mixture of woodland, garden, unimproved wetland, polytunnels and raised beds. The main business of the smallholding is growing herbs and salads, both for the fresh market and to dry for various products. No chemicals are used at any stage and it is run according to organic and permaculture principles. Depending on the season volunteers will be asked to help with jobs such as weeding, picking and processing leaves, structural improvements eg fencing, tunnel maintenance, woodland management and firewood processing. |
This is a family smallholding and two primary-aged children will be present at weekends and during school holidays. Other families and pets are welcome by arrangement.
Accommodation is in purpose-built outbuilding (insulated, with electricity) which can house a maximum of four people sharing (2 doubles), or extra places in summer in caravans. It has a compost toilet block for use by volunteers, and the main house is available for shower/bath facilities. One future project will be the construction of a solar shower for the volunteer accommodation. Smoking outside only please. Hosts are vegetarian/vegan.
|10 miles from Aberdeen we have an extensive collection of waterfowl, in our lovely garden and also in large covered aviaries. We have young woodland with a few hens but it is principally being managed as a wildlife refuge but also an extension of the garden. Everything here revolves around the birds. They need tending whatever the weather and the first week is a challenge for most people - you'll need warm clothing and a sense of humour! Please note we can only take one WWOOFer at a time. |
We would love some help with routine husbandry tasks with the birds and garden. This would particularly suit a young person interested avian husbandry but any practical skills are welcome, we try to adjust the work to suit your skills. In the summer we grow vegetables and sometimes have artist groups here to take advantage of the lovely setting.
Derek (retired) and I are both helicopter pilots. Birds and garden are a passion and I am actively involved with the British Waterfowl Association, the International Wild Waterfowl Association and conservation breeding.
|30 miles east of Inverness, 7 miles from the coast. A working estate with forestry, fishing, farming and tourism, Logie is in a spectacular position and there are lots of opportunities for walks and bike rides; and for sighting red squirrels, pheasants and deer. The garden (run on ecologically sound principles) is open to the public - shrubs, perennials, etc and fruit and veg. Work in the garden includes all aspects of gardening depending on the weather and time of year. The garden has been restructured recently so there will be alot of weeding whilst the shrubs and perennial bulk up. We run a small garden centre for which we grow alot of plants. There is usually work to be done in the commercial area - weeding and potting on etc. - with the opportunity to learn about unusual perennials. Beautiful rural location beside river Findhorn, 6 miles from nearest town. Own bedroom etc in mansion house. Adult children and their friends come and go! ||View |
|Small equestrian smallholding in a very attractive rural area of Devon on the outskirts of a beautiful old village called Dolton. The village has a very friendly and active community, church, 2 excellent traditional pubs, a post office and a small shop. The house is built in a Scandinavian style with stunning views looking out over a Devon Wildlife Nature Reserve and beautiful countryside. We are a short drive from Dartmoor National Park. |
Help is needed with the animals (2 horses, 2 miniature ponies, chickens and 2 playful friendly small dogs), the fields, the garden and in the house. Accommodation is in one of the bedrooms in the house with a bathroom shared with other wwoofers. The animals are well-mannered and affectionate and are family members. The animals' needs always come first. The hosts are knowledgeable conservationists with strong green, botanical, geological and ornithological interests and enjoy riding, gardening, breeding rare chickens, learning to dance, jam and gift/jewellery making (please LIKE Crinnis Crystals page on Facebook).
|We have an organic vegetable plot with polytunnel and gardens plus shared fruit cage, orchards and extended grounds. We're based in the heart of our farm, which is a 180 acre organic livestock farm set in the beautiful countryside of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire borders. The farm comprises fields, pastures, streams, hedges, orchards and woodland. It is home to a herd of pedigree Beef Shorthorn cattle, a flock of Lleyn sheep, ponies and working dogs, pigs and poultry. |
We live close to our extended family ages 1 to 96, and the households work together to look after the land. Dave is a retired language teacher and Rachel, when she's not gardening, works for a dance charity leading outdoor projects during the summer months.
We're looking for help with the big group tasks, weeding the fruit cage, building new compost heaps, clearing brambles and nettles etc. but WWOOFers will get plenty of time to explore the area with lovely walks, local pubs, woodlands and a lake.
|Small holding of 10 acres with vegetable garden and orchard, sheep, horses and chickens (expanding into pigs and cattle in 2014). Ancient hay meadow, hedges, field margin trees and spring-fed farm pond - all undergoing restoration management using organic principles. Small Georgian country house with community of lodgers (working professionals). WWOOFers are invited to help with winter development projects and summer farming / gardening practices. ||View |