|Preview host||We are a group of 7 in a newly formed intentional community. |
Living simply, simply living.
Aiming to produce our own food, reduce reliance on external services, share resources and live in an optimistic, joyfull way.
Drawing inspiration from The Way of Council , Creating Optimism, and the camp circles of East Anglia.
|Preview host||Building straw bale house. |
We have a biodynamic mixed farm with a shop and café where our produce is sold. It has a large team, 24 staff, two apprentices and three adults with learning disabilities.
WWOOFer's will not be helping on the farm or garden but rather to build a straw bale house. The house will consist of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a large open-plan lounge and kitchen. The walls are large straw bales (2.4m long) on which the roof sits. The inside walls will be plastered using clay/subsoil from the farm and it will have earth floors. The outside walls will have a lime render.
We started in August 2017 with the foundations and you can see the progress on the blog/website, which has lots of photos. I intend to build it myself with the help of WWOOFers and local volunteers. The money to build the house has been donated. It will be hard work and I am looking for people with practical skills who would like to learn some Eco building skills.
|Preview host||A 5 acre non-commercial croft with numerous vegetable beds, an orchard, shelter belts with 2 polytunnels and 2 greenhouses to be maintained. We grow fruit, and a wide range of vegetables and sell surplus vegetables. |
We have chickens, 2 cows and calf, bees and a cat - have pigs sometimes. We aim to be as self sufficient as possible. Work will include planting, weeding, hedge trimming, log chopping, pruning, peat cutting, woodland maintenance, building maintenance projects, and helping us with our holiday cottage changeover when needed.
Magnificent views and a beautiful beach are close by - this is a great place for hill walking, fishing and bird watching. Good home cooking and friendly hosts happy to help those wanting to improve their English or Gaelic.
Other interests: Scottish music, Gaelic, heritage and history, films, politics. Bikes available for wwoofer use. Lifts available to main village of Broadford or Kyle 3 miles away.
|Preview host||Individual or couples welcome to the Honey Orchard. We a need mixture of sustainable building skills and gardening enthusiasm. Caravan accomodation with a woodburning stove, electric, wifi, outdoor loo. Stunning setting. Many barns full of swallows, some raised beds and fruit bushes and a large orchard. 5 healthy beehives, 17 bantam chickens. Veggi household with 5 kids (not all at home) - mostly Henni (who is used to industrial scale cooking) in the kitchen. 7 miles for the Centre for Alternative Technology near the lovely market town of Machynlleth. |
Any length of stay considered.
We speak Spanish, Danish, French, German.
|Preview host||The farm is a tranquil place to work, with beautiful walks and the picturesque village of Godshill all close by. Tai chi, yoga and meditation is taught at the farm and is offered to WWOOFers by arrangement. |
The farm has sheep, cows, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs and a small shetland pony. There is a kitchen garden which provides most of the vegetables for the farm over the summer.
Spinning and felting also takes place weekly.
|Preview host||We are a 26 acre traditional smallholding in mid-devon. We are renovating the land, which has been largely unused for a century. We keep rare breed sheep, goats, and chickens, and hope to include pigs shortly. |
|Preview host||We are one mile from Tempo village and eight miles from Enniskillen. |
We keep horses, chickens, dogs. There is 150 acres of forestry with many interesting trees, including the second tallest tree in Ireland. The grass land is rented to a beef farmer. We run events and weddings.
We need help in the garden with weeding, building stone walls. We want to improve the vegetable patch. Repair old Victorian paths. We need help in the woodland with ivy removal, weed control, thinning and firewood extraction.
There are two lakes and a river on the estate. We try and mange all in a friendly way to keep all safe and well for the future.
|Preview host||Three acres of lawns, shrubberies and woodland. Large walled garden supplying household and guests with veg and cut flowers. A retreat centre, hosting a variety of courses and guests. Home to a small, changing group of residents, exploring what it means to live in community in the deepest sense. Experienced gardeners appreciated, but all welcome. Work can include some cooking, cleaning and/or maintenance if agreeable. Comfortable rooms, excellent vegetarian food and a friendly welcome! |
***We also welcome volunteers from the local area for shorter stays and regular daytime visits.***
|Preview host||We are renovating a 200 year old house, that was once the home of James Hogg, the Ettrick Shephard, a writer and contemporary of Walter Scott. We have about an acre of land, with an organic garden and poly tunnel. There is a barn on the land we are hoping to renovate and convert into workshop spaces and accommodation- we run creative arts courses, navigation courses, forest school, hill walking and off trail cycling in and around the surrounding area. The surrounding hills are beautiful and there are many intersting walks and cycle rides to explore. We are off grid, and powered by solar and wind. There are many interesting projects to be involved in. |
|Preview host||3.5 acres, a garden with a particular interest in creating Land Art to be experienced by all the senses as well as permaculture, organic food & herb growing and providing habitats for wildlife. The Bee hives are now being attended by the local beekeeping club. |
Photo of bothy accommodation for wwoofers and/or grandchildren.
WWOOF host since 1983, once actively promoted organics, wrote a book about it and now enjoy the smallholding as a retirement project.
Find my book on Amazon, paperback or kindle; When I Became English...[see part 2 about setting up the smallholding]
We can teach: use of tools, the making of bread and compost. Come and harvest in the widest sense of the word and visit the compost loo.
|Preview host||A beautiful spot in conservation area in a lovely village, train station within walking distance, bikes available for use. |
General garden maintenance; hedge cutting required and various on going projects some being the regeneration of an old green house, chicken coop rebuild (carpenters may apply, but not necessary as plenty to do in the garden)
Some prep /cooking of meals.
(See extended description for current requirements please)
Ideal requirements are mature experienced woofers who may be travellers who wish to explore the local area, but younger woofers considered on their merits.
The hosts are well travelled.
On application we can discuss your strengths and see if the stay and projects would be beneficial for us both.
We are a family, Your accommodation is away from the main house, access to kitchen and toilet at all times, shower access and family meals at pre arranged times.
We do not require help on going but as and when we have suitable applicants
Current projects as below
We look forward to hearing from you and receiving you as woofers...
Liz and John
|Preview host||Hello there, |
My wife and I are in the process of setting up an organic smallholding and Campsite. We are trying to start growing fruit and vegetables, raising poultry and shortly be getting goats and pigs. All fruit, vegetables and livestock will be raised ethically, organically and where possible free range.
**We are just starting, very new to this and we are learning as we go and we also hope to learn from our guests...we currently have no animals on site apart from 2 dogs.**
Our campsite will eventually consist of Bell tents and shepherd huts. Compost toilets throughout the site, the showers will firstly be heated by gas then eventually by solar and wind. Drinking and showering water will be provided by a bore whilst we're aiming to provide the water for the crops using rain catching techniques. We are happy to pick up wwoofers from the local train station
|Preview host||I live in the Blyth Valley about 9 miles from the sea. I have recently moved to this small bungalow so have lots to do! I am preparing a vegetable garden, trying to plan according to permacultural principles. When I have decided where things go there will be planting to do! |
Practical skills would be useful. I need a woodstore, washing line and to make some raised beds. Also in need of inspiration as regards eco-ising the house.
I have been growing organically for 30 years and use permaculture principles too and am always wanting to learn more!
I enjoy practicing yoga, go to a Chi Kung class and cycling and would be happy for you to join me.
You are also welcome to join me playing music on Fridays or any time ( folk of various kinds! ) Wifi available.
|Preview host||We run a busy croft on the North West corner of the Isle of Skye. We grow our own vegetables, raise chickens for eggs & meat. We also run a herd of 10 cows and 50 sheep. Work required would range from gardening, cutting peats for winter, working with the livestock and generally helping about the croft. Working hours would be flexible as we both work away from the croft and do most of our croft work in evenings and at weekends. |
|Preview host||I have a good sized garden mainly down to fruit and vegetables. This includes a greenhouse with a very old grapevine in it. There are a number of types of fruit trees and a range of soft fruit. The annual vegetables are grown in raised beds. The garden is bordered by hedges and adjoins grazing land. There are also outdoor seating areas for relaxing with a cup of tea! |
My style of gardening is relaxed and wildlife friendly. There is a range of work available depending on the season (see the extended description).
I live in a village 10 miles from York which has a regular day time bus service. It also has a community owned shop, a pub and a few other amenities. We are about four miles from the market town of Easingwold.
I aim to adopt a permaculture approach to my lifestyle and garden. I built a strawbale extension to my house some years ago and I am very interested in green building techniques. I am happy to share my experiences of this with others.
|Preview host||We need your energy and devotion. Regenerative Agriculture is the future of food production. Come and learn how to build soil. pioneering opportunity in Forest Row. We need your help to work a Community Supported Agriculture Veg scheme and Smallholding (Sheep, Pigs & Chickens) Accommodation: due to unbelievable resistance from local planning authority we have had to take down the versatile wooden building and remove the cabin. There is now a rudimentary outdoor covered kitchen, and of course the kitchen garden to harvest uber-fresh food from. You are welcome to bring your own camper van, or camping things. Are you ready to practice regenerative agriculture? Spend a season working here. We hope we can give you keen knowledge to really husband the land and leave it in a fit state for generations to come. Let all life thrive. Sometimes you self cater. We host Tune-in Tuesdays 10am-2pm all welcome to work the land and share lunch. The food we enjoy is whole food, Learn about Paleo Coaching |
|Preview host||Nestled right on the beautiful Jurassic Coast, in the center southern Dorset, this farm is a 300 acre family farm that wears many hats! We raise a large flock of sheep, raise pigs, turkey and geese, we run a campsite, maintain our vineyards and produce thousands of liters of traditional cider every year that we sell at the farm cider shed. We have polytunnels and gardens and do our best to live as sustainability as possible. Our most recent and glamorous endeavors are the building of our brewery for beer and hosting of many multi-day festivals on the farm with outstanding live bands, great food, tons of quality drinks and memories that you’ll hold dear to your heart for years to come... Hopefully. :) |
|Preview host||Countryside setting close to The Tor and Glastonbury where need help with the management of our 17 acres of land, including hedges and bushes, copses and coombes. |
Vegetable plot maintenance and help with the chickens will also be required from time to time.
|Preview host||We have been restoring a derelict old manor house for 25 years in the Welsh Marches, about five miles from Abergavenny. Children and grandchildren are here many weekends/holidays; we have dogs and cats. We were brought up in organic traditions – in my wife’s case, subsistence living in a remote Pacific atoll. We have a little over four acres (but are surrounded by a large commercial and mostly organic farm). Our holding includes vegetable gardens, an orchard, vines, large herb garden, ornamental gardens, and woodlands. The woodlands incorporate over 200 exotic species of tree as well as native trees for coppicing. We need help with all of these, and also with rebuilding of stone terraces/walls. We can share/teach how to garden organically; dry stone walling; herb use; and wine and jam making. Type 'Sarah Hebert woofing' on Youtube for a video flavour of our place. |
|Preview host||Our place is a very special spot in the wilds of south west Scotland. It is a magical small holding with woodland, rivers, pond and pasture. We run a small guest house. |
We are a permaculture land centre.
We are hosting this year's permaculture gathering and are preparing for that.
We have two young children and chickens.
This year we have secured funding to build a childrens garden and food forest, with a compost loo, passive solar green house and a timber framed shelter.
We are in the last months of completion and would welcome enthusiastic green builders.
Whilst we are very rural we have lots of amazing visitors and plenty of stimulation. It's a bustling household.
|Preview host||We have a 5 acre small holding located on a coastal plateau on the South Devon Coast. The site is a short walk away from a dramatic picturesque stretch of the South West Coast Path and some of the most spectacular sandy beaches in England. |
We are a developing business which changes year by year. At present we offer:
- Food Growing Space
- Yurt Camping Nature Holidays
- Workshop/Studio Space for Local People
- Environmental Education Activities & Courses
- Well Being Therapies & Retreats
We have been granted permanent permission to build a 16m roundhouse to be our central operational hub. And have launched a project to deliver educational and therapeutic activities to vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
|Preview host||An unusual woodland farm on Dartmoor National Park. There's no actual farmhouse in the 46acres of ancient woodland &organic pasture. The 'hosts' (Doug & Claire) live nearby about 4miles away. Volunteers stay in caravans or camp. |
2017 tasks include processing timber, managing woodland, felling trees & replanting woodland, building barns &daily care of chickens &ducks.
Ideally suited to people with experience or passion for working timber; & scope for lots of learning & other activities. We aren't able to help people whose primary interest is learning English.
Ideally you will want to stay for one month minimum. This allows deeper understanding & help in managing the woods.
There is the opportunity to take on an area depending on expertise. Construction, forest-garden, pathways etc. We have some carpentry projects requiring attention.
Cooking is self-catering in a field kitchen, & basic food provided.
Accommodation in the caravan or yurt. Off-grid and close to nature, it's a special place to be and you are expected to live and work respectfully to each other and the environment.
People who love of nature & desire to help in working woodland very welcome.
|Preview host||Our land is meadow and woodland. We live as greenly as possible. We grow our own vegetables, forage and have our own water supply and solar panels. We use a biomass boiler and grow willow to coppice for fuel. We need help particularly at coppicing time. This involves cutting with hand saws, pruning smaller shoots and stacking to dry. |
We manage the meadow to encourage insects, small mammals, amphibians, wild flowers and biodiversity. We need help in July or August to mow the meadow. We have a petrol mower and a hand scythe for the smaller areas. The hay needs to be raked into stacks and collected using a quad bike and trailer.
We garden organically and there is often weeding, planting, harvesting or hedge planting to do.
We like our wwoofers to feel part of the family, so they eat lunch and dinner with us. But you can be quiet on your own when you wish. You would sleep in our spare bedroom, or in the cottage next to the house. We have wifi.
|Preview host||We are currently pioneering 2 permaculture schemes, one is the reconstruction of an18th-century small holding into a 'Green-Care' center at the site of an old drainage mill at Oby, on the banks of the River Bure on theNorfolk Broads. At this stage its the permaculture design plan with a ground start envisaged spring 2018. |
The second is an intentional community project in beautiful rural Wales. A newly acquired 80 social impact centre inclusive of a designated area for eco-village development. Developing an eco-friendly lifestyle and a social enterprise network to sustain the community to deliver both self-well-being and social change.
We are currently in the early exciting stages of both, so we favour those with experience to help develop the eco aspects and innovate eco-related support activities and infrastructure.
Applicants should ideally be available for a minimum of 3 months, duties are a mix of administration, ground work, organic growing and community support. Preference will be given to those committed to social impact
|Preview host||1 acre garden/smallholding in a suburban situation on the outskirts of the historic City of York growing wide range of fruit and vegetables plus ornamental plants. 7 acre field nearby, including woodland planted 15 years ago, managed for wildlife and logs for our woodburning stove. Also two allotments for additional fruit and veg., plus free range hens for eggs. Wide range of vegetables grown throughout year on mixture of row and bed systems. Large greenhouse and polytunnel used for veg. production throughout the year. Many varieties of apple, plus pears, plums etc, plus extensive range of soft fruit. We are self-sufficient in fruit and vegetables with surplus to sell through a box scheme and local wholefood shop. |
|Preview host||Our 15th century 'Old Cobblers House' is located in the busy central Suffolk village of Debenham where the river Deben begins. There are three acres of garden with a vegetable plot, greenhouse, a growing orchard, some raggedy woodland, pond and some chickens. |
We are also part of a Co-operative that husbands fifteen old breed pigs and five steers.
Oh yes, we also keep honey bees.
The garden provides vegetables, honey and eggs and the livestock management is shared with others.
There will be logging, fencing, tree care, planting, harvesting, grafting and general maintenance. There are several pressing projects including fruit trees, pond, fencing, expanding veg plot and production, hedge-planting later in the year.
Pam is a music teacher and I am a restorer.
|Preview host||We are a family with 2 lively children, aged 8 and 10 and a ginger cat called Nellie. We enjoy good food, camping, travelling and the outdoors. We live on an acre of land on the edge of a pretty hilltop village in the Warwickshire countryside. We enjoy cultivating our raised bed organic vegetable/herb gardens and fruit trees. We live in a 19th century cottage and a converted self-contained cottage from where we work. |
We run a busy business designing and importing textile products which are fairly traded and support disadvantaged women in rural areas of Vietnam. We would really appreciate help with our vegetable-growing, weeding and general garden maintenance.
Accommodation is provided in the cottage which has fantastic hilltop views across the surrounding farmland. There is also a small campervan to accommodate extra Wwoofers. WIFI available and mainly vegetarian meals.
|Preview host||Non Profit Community School Farm looking for creative hard working people to join our team. We're looking for between 10 to 15 staff to help run and finish our many projects on the farm. Along side working with local schools to teach farming, health, environment, fun activities we also run glamping, weddings/events, marquee hire, mobile catering plus more. |
We are looking for a range of skills from Artists, Cooks, Farmers, Gardeners, Marketers, Plumbers, Seamstress's, However no prior knowledge required - preferred but not required!
Ideally we're looking for a team to stay with us through Summer, however are willing to get some short time for a minimum of 3 days. You'll be put up in large bell tents with access to facilities (WC, shower, Kitchen, Electrics, Wifi, Gym facilities)
On the farm we have Aquaponics tanks, Large Aviaries (including the start of our falconry), Chickens, Fish in tanks and fishing lake, Sheep, Pigs, Pygmy goats (kids due soon), plus Many crops. We are not Organic but do follow the principles and have been chemical free for many years now!
|Preview host||We bought the newly converted pumphouse in 2009. It sits in 2 acres of sloping land and is river fronted. The grounds were a blank canvas and we have put in flower beds, fruit cage, vegetable plot, paths, greenhouse, chicken houses, goat house, garden shed and summerhouse. We keep chickens here. |
We are looking for people who would like to help with the animals, vegetable plot and fruit and don't mind weeding, composting, digging and ground clearing. We also need to get wood stores ready for the winter. We often have various projects on the go, as well as maintenance tasks and need help with those. Cathy enjoys various crafts and enjoys spinning. She spins and knits her own wool - the fleeces are sourced from friends locally. She also enjoys making lotions and soaps. Please note we no longer keep bees
|Preview host||We live in a period property, built in 1880. It is in good condition generally but as usual with a property like this, there is constant maintenance. We also have a pond, a chicken house, large garden, mature hedging and trees and garden paths. We keep chickens and ducks, dogs and cats and a peacock. There are also two beehives which I would really like help managing. I am particularly interested in re-establishing the gardens and pond as due to ill health they have been a bit neglected. I would also like to install some dry stone walls and have particular interest in building a hay bale or cob house at the bottom of the fairy glen in the garden. I would like to then use this as an additional space for others to use as an education centre for the sharing of rural skills and alternative energy workshops. Stonemasonry, carpentry, willowcrafting and so on would be fabulous as well. |
|Preview host||Large country house and garden - help needed with house and garden. Work includes gardening, vegetable picking and preparation, lawn mowing, weeding, leaf sweeping, window cleaning, light house work, painting and decorating, dog walking, swimming pool cleaning, car cleaning, washing up, gathering wood for fires, log splitting and laying fires. |
Friendly relaxed environment with country interest. Beautiful part of England close to England's oldest recorded town, Colchester, and London.
Looking for pleasant, sociable, easy going WOOFers who are happy to help and join in. Any nationalities welcome.
|Preview host||A lovely property located in beautiful open countryside 10 miles from Perth. The small holding has been managed in a sustainable way for 40 years with an attempt to be as organic and self sufficient as possible. |
WWOOFers are welcome to come and enjoy 'the good life' and experience the tasks associated with this lifestyle.
The 4 acre field is leased for sheep. Part of it has an orchard growing heritage apple, plum and pear trees. The .75 acre garden has an organic veg patch, a flower garden, a large lawn, and a wooded area managed for firewood. Our hens produce fresh eggs.
I enjoy cooking for WWOOFers. Ingredients include eggs from the hens, veg and salad in season from the garden and meat including local game. No fussy eaters or smokers please.
Jobs may include
Hedgerow management - planting, weeding, cutting.
Strimming , weeding and general estate management.
Cultivating , planting, weeding and harvesting veg.
Cooking, preserving and freezing produce.
Painting preservative on the henhouse and sheds.
Helping with tasks in the orchard
Domestic help in the Cottage and with guests
|Preview host||I run a woodturning art and photography gallery/workshop in a converted blacksmiths producing high quality bowls and vases using local sourced sustainable greenwoods hardwoods (see my website below). We live next door in a small cottage which has a large vegetable garden with poly tunnel. I am continually moving towards a self sustained lifestyle centred around growing, raising, preserving and storing my own produce in an environmentally friendly, enjoyable and stress free environment. |
Work is varied and seasonal. There is general woodworking, firewood, fencing, gardening, processing and preserving of garden produce. Possibly helping with butchery of local meat, venison, pork, lamb, smoking of salmon... There are several on going building and improvement projects as well as general maintenance, including grass cutting, hedging, weeding, painting. At times you will be working alongside me, or depending on your skill level you may be working alone. If you show an aptitude you may be working with me on the lathe preparing, finishing and turning or carving green wood.
|Preview host||We are committed local food and cut flower producers and micro bakers. Whilst we are not registered as organic (we are still too small) we firmly ascribe to the principles of organic farming, We only sell what we grow in season on about 3 acres of beautiful ground in the Thames Valley. Selling our produce at a weekly market and box scheme. Please do not apply if your primary aim is to ‘improve your English’ we only take volunteers who are interested in organic / sustainable farming methods and who are keen to learn. |
|Preview host||We love having different people to stay, having hosted WWOOFers, musicians and aupairs from all around the world. We enjoy cooking (vegan), sometimes using our own produce. |
We have a small developing garden and an allotment about a mile away. The main job at in this season is keeping the weeds under control and watering newly planted crops. There are crop supports to build for raspberries and beans. Some fine work is needed to weed between crops and generally maintain the growing areas and wildlife habitats. A newly designed growing area for the garden will be making use of hugelkultur techniques. There is always lots of composting work to be done!
Try out your favourite, (affordable), vegan recipes on us!
We have a little black cat.
We are an LGBT+ friendly household.
I need the WWOOFer to be happy to work in the garden, walk to the allotment and work there sometimes by themselves.
|Preview host||We are offering ACCOMMODATION and FOOD - in exchange for you helping us look after our farm and wildlife habitat. |
• allotments for groups and families to use
• accommodation for hens, ducks, sheep, pigs, geese and horses.
• 10,000 newly planted trees and mature woodland with wildlife habitat
• Day activities for adults which support needs
• A variety of outdoor spaces for workshops and celebrations
Since 2009, we (my partner Tina, my brother Peter, our community of volunteers and me) have developed our farm and woodland into a venue and community resource. Our aim is to promote health and well being, through social farming and social forestry. The ethos of Permaculture, compassionate farming and practical self sufficiency are at the heart of what we do here.
|Preview host||We are a welcoming couple who are in the late stages of building our own eco house in woodland just outside Edinburgh. The house is now comfortable and we are living there but there is still much work to complete, particularly in the woods surrounding the house and on laying out and establishing a garden. Our children are now adults and not living nearby so we need some help. The house is made entirely of wood, and has a rain harvesting system for water and an air source heat system. My husband is a master craftsman in wood and still makes furniture. We do have electricity from an eco source and so have mod cons and WiFi. Our situation would be particularly suitable for couples. |
|Preview host||We live in a large, Victorian house set in two acres including a walled vegetable/fruit garden and a field. We eat from the garden as much as we can, make bread, preserves and whatever we can from anything we can! Help required in the garden at any time, spring, summer, auttumn, winter constructing sheds, fencing, weeding, planting, pruning, cutting grass. We have been concentrating on renovating the house over the last few years so that there is still plenty to do even in the constant rain! |
There are tales of a ghost but we have never seen her.............
|Preview host||We are a small sheep and cattle farm in northumberland uplands, with a flock of 200 cheviot sheep and 10 cows. In addition to regular work with our animals, we have 25 acres of forage to collect annually in July with field work in May and June. Some 10 acres of woodland involves wood collecting, sawing etc. The garden produces hard and soft fruit and some vegetables for household. Our poultry includes hens and geese kept for eggs. And we also keep bees for honey |
|Preview host||The small holding is 30 acres situated in a tranquil Cotswold village, 20 miles west of Oxford and 20 miles east of Cheltenham. At present only 10 acres is being actively farmed to grow a variety of fruit - raspberries, blackcurrants, white currants, redcurrants and elderberries. These are made into liqueurs which are sold at food fairs and to local shops. For more details see our website. |
Accommodation is comfortable(better than any the host experienced when he was a WWOOFer!) suitable for a couple, a single person or two single people.
Duties depending on the season include harvesting, planting, pruning, weeding and wine making. We are particulary keen to have full-time help from July to October.
We can provide some work clothes but cannot promise to cover all shapes and sizes.
|Preview host||A 1.3 acre garden, with orchard, vegetable and fruit garden, polytunnel, greenhouses, wildflower meadow, 3 ponds - one of them is a natural swimming pond, herbaceous and shrub areas, lawns, mature trees. |
The house is a converted farm steading, with ground source heat pump and solar panels. Insulated with sheep's wool. Lovely view to the Eildon hills in the West, and near the Cheviot hills for walking.
We work as artists and garden mostly at the weekend .
Our aim is to be self sufficient in vegetables - we achieve that some years.
We need help in the vegetable garden - weeding, hoeing, cropping, storing.
General maintenance tasks include cutting grass and edges, strimming, lifting and dividing plants in herbaceous borders, mulching. Springtime clearing and soil preparation and autumn harvesting and tidying.
|Preview host||0.75 acre market garden with greenhouse making large scale use of seaweed. Commercial oyster farm, poultry and 50 hives of bees round the island. Aim to make a living for family from sustainable agriculture. Holding provides only income. Colonsay is a remote island and long term stays are suggested for those wishing to learn how to get started in sustainable agriculture. House, barn, honey shed all self-built; anyone planning a self-build can learn a lot. |
|Preview host||We live in a large Georgian house (250 years old) with 1.5 acres and are trying to be as self-sufficient as possible in vegetables. We have chickens. We are very keen on food and enjoy making our own bread, bacon, sausages, ham, salami, etc. If you are interested in food and like to eat you will have a great time. We expect you will cook us some typical food from your home. |
You will have a comfortable, spacious room with own bathroom and we have broadband.
There is a lot of work to be done on the garden and some areas of the house are also being renovated. We are always busy so are looking for adaptable and self-reliant people.
Our heating and hot water is supplied from ground source heating, and we have a rainwater harvester.
We have two boys (14 and 12) who enjoy meeting visitors.
Gosberton is a small village with a pub, post office and two shops.
Maximum stay 10 days.
We have some building/renovation projects coming up...
|Preview host||We are a Camphill Community providing supported living, work and training to adults with Learning Disabilities. We have a working 70 acre Biodynamic Farm that is regulated by Demeter. |
The farm has 25 Red Poll Cattle, 5 alpaccas, plus around 7 acres of vegetable gardens. We also keep bees and have a small orchard. The produce from the farm primarily goes to the houses in the community, but surplus is sold to an Folland Organics on Norwich Market, as well as supplying Galton Blackistons Michelin starred restaurant at Morston Hall and Richard Bainbridges new restaurant, Benedicts in Norwich.
Volunteers will have their own room in houses living and working along side adults with learning disabilities who live and work in the community. They will need to understand and respect the fact that they are guests in the tenants houses. Residential volunteers will need to undergo a DBS or police check and follow our safeguarding policy.
Volunteers will be given two consecutive days off each week. We are close to the market town of Holt and the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.
|Preview host||Situated in East Cornwall, our traditional Cornish granite house stands on the east side of Bodmin Moor which is at close walking distance from the house. It is a beautiful setting with stunning views towards Dartmoor over the Lynher River valley. |
We have three raised beds for vegetables, some soft fruit bushes and some apple trees. There are also four flower beds. The garden is on a slope with rough grass. Most of the work is clearing and maintaining the grounds. We don't have any animals.
We have solar panels for some of o ur hot water and electricity.
The accommodation is a comfortable twin room next to shower and toilets in separate part of the house.
We have had Woofers over for several years and we always value and enjoy their stay.
|Preview host||I run a small market garden on the very beautiful island of Lismore. Next door is a farm. We would look to share our volunteers so the work is diverse - weeding, planting, general garden maintenance as well as working with animals and other farm work such as track and path maintenance. Some domestic work may also be required. |
The island is roughly 11miles long by 2miles at its widest and has a population of around 200. My property is situated on the lochside with wonderful views up to Ben Nevis.
My growing is done with the seaweed from the beach and manure from horses which graze locally. I am in the process of extending my lavender production and I keep bees.
The farm is small now with some cattle and sheep; the farmer has downsized in recent years.
The island has a vibrant community life and, although there is only one shop and no pub (there is a cafe), there is plenty going on.
|Preview host||Applecross Peninsula, Highland. (Rural Location). |
We run a small artisan fish smoking business, smoking using traditional low impact methods with fish from sustainable sources.
Help is required with maintaining the large garden, the garden is mainly laid to shrubs and grass.
Help with the smokehouse and maintenance of buildings relating to our projects and home.
Help required with our self catering holiday home.
Accommodation is a double room with shared shower/bathroom, this will be suitable for single volunteers, friends or couples traveling together. Couples/friends may be asked to undertake separate tasks independently of each other but working the same hours.
Main meals are taken together, provisions are provided for breakfast and packed lunch or eat with us. Everyone must be prepared to help with our everyday tasks and with cleaning up in the communal areas used by all.
Daily tasks are by arrangement with the host and are weather dependent. Work clothes can be provided.
|Preview host||We live on a small croft in the second largest village on the Isle of Skye. We have lived here for 15 years, starting from scratch to set up a vegetable, fruit and flower garden. We grow all our vegetables in a polytunnel, using organic methods of pest control. We have soft fruit bushes such as currants and gooseberries and an orchard of mostly apple and plum trees. The croft of about 2 acres has been planted with native trees. The main tasks would be help with shrub and hedge pruning, cleaning ditches, path building, weeding and general maintenance. |
|Preview host||We are a small woodland community which uses environmentally sound methods of working the land, without fossil fuels. |
We have planning permission on the condition that we make a living from the land - mainly through forestry, apple work, and gardening. We have solar powered electricity, spring water on tap, and compost toilets. We burn wood for cooking, heating, and for hot water in the bathouse. We eat little meat, and try to cater for all diets. We have no shared spirituality. Life is lived mostly outdoors, so it’s cold in the winter, but we live on the top of a steep hill, so there’s plenty of chances to get warm! There’s loads of wildlife, particularly badgers, deer, and ticks!
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We have a guest house with a wood burner, but long-johns are still a must in winter. Bring a torch, warm clothes and practical footwear.
|Preview host||We are a 240 acre hill farm on Ben Lawers overlooking Loch Tay in Highland Perthshire; an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our ongoing work is to rejuvenate the farm, by planting trees and reducing animal numbers and are exploring options for a farm co-op. We have a community facility called the Big Shed, and a small farm shop selling home grown produce. |
We need volunteers to help with the gardens, woodlands and animals. This could include weeding, fencing, firewood, building work, butchering, sausage making and meat packing.
We like volunteers to stay at least a couple of weeks and prefer people who are interested in farming. Accommodation is in our 'off grid' timber cabin.
Meals are cooked and eaten in the farmhouse. Volunteers must be willing to cook, usually with our home grown produce (for 3 to 4 people).
We also have 3 horses, hens and ducks, Kunekune pigs, rare breed sheep, access to the mountains, and our own beach on the loch where we sometimes have campfires and BBQ’s. There is a thriving traditional music scene locally.