|Preview host||We moved here in 2002. A 25 acre smallholding. We have every animal cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, ferrets, cats, dogs, including a donkey and foal bought this year! Registered organic in January 2015. Do farm education visits. Want help with developing vegetable garden, other work would include maintenance to boundaries/buildings and animal husbandry. |
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Marisa runs a Social Enterprise ;"Sustainable Art", working with conservation groups to promote ideas about sustainable living, ecology, the environment, alternative energy ideas such as Desertec, and wildlife.
We have a large garden and allotment where we grow some of our food. The allotment is somewhat wild, a section for slow worms and frogs.
We want to be as Organic in our use of the land as possible, and will show you how this is done, so no previous knowledge is needed as we've been growing organically for some time.
We need help with the allotment, digging, weeding, mowing, composting, shredding and planting. The garden is also quite large and we use organic products on this and the allotment. It also needs help with mowing, weeding, pruning and sweeping.
A couple or individual.
|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||We are a couple in our 40s living 3 miles from Totnes in a eco-sensitive barn on the river (wood burner, solar hot water/heating and passive-house extension). We have a small woodland and large garden with veggie plot, chickens, willow coppice and fruit trees. Projects for 2017-18 include building a natural beehive and work shelter and lots of log chopping, weeding and gardening. I have a good knowledge of permaculture and organic gardening and Dave has many practical skills to share. I have spent several years wwoofing so want to ensure you have a positive experience. We prefer woofers for weekends arriving Friday's. If staying longer you must be confident and skilled to work on your own-max stay 1 week. Double room in house or camping. Vegetarian simple meals. Can pick you up from Totnes station by arrangement. Please email requests giving details about yourself and dates you want to come. We look forward to welcoming you to share our beautiful space. |
|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.
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|Preview host||Large country house in beautiful wooded valley in Exmoor National Park . We are by an ancient stone clapper bridge of mysterious origin and a famous beauty spot. |
Friendly artistic family and plenty of opportunity for long walks and swimming in pool and river. Good food and comfortable bedrooms in house or caravan in woods.
We are interested in people who can help us with stonework and managing woodland and like cooking.
|Preview host||we have a vegetable garden, flower garden, and ponds. We also have visitors to the farm, and need help to get garden dug,and maintained.We need help with creating good spaces for the farm animals, or feeding them, etc. We need help to pull out the unwanted and poisonous plants from the hay fields, which are organic, and possibly help with making hay in July. Building a compost toilet soon. we have a space in the house for you, as we have an empty nest! We are very sociable and having visitors is our priority which is part of the Country Stewartship scheme. You may like to help us with the farm visits. We do pond care in the autumn. |
I am interested in making an earth ship, or other eco small house, to use either for visitors to the farm or as a holiday let. If you are interested or know how to make a small, creative earthship I would love to hear from you and any other friends you have who are woofers!
|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! |
|Preview host||Organic herb garden (medicinal and culinary) and vegetable area. 2 acres of woodland for fuel. We grow fruit, veg, eggs. The food produced is used to help us live a more sustainable life and move towards self sufficiency. We try to live sustainably - water solar panels, photovoltaics, woodburner and biomass boiler to centrally heat the house etc. The house is deemed a 'Superhome' as we have managed to reduce our carbon footprint by over 60% since taking on the property. |
There are lots of things to see around here if you just want to do a bit of work and use us as a base, or you can chose to camp and pay a small fee and do no work at all! We have a camping pod which is available as well so no tent needed.
We are a quiet house and people often say it is a very healing place.
Particularly interested in someone with green woodworking skills who would like to utilise the sweet chestnut and hazel that grows on the land.
|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 required and various on going projects some being the building of an Eco toilet, regeneration of green house, 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, hosts are well travelled, the woofers may wish to stay for a period to work on part of the whole of a specific project. 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||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||Dear Wwoofer, |
We are a family of five consisting of ourselves and three daughters all of whom have flown the nest, but visit regularly. Our cosy home is nestled into the Herefordshire countryside with the black mountains not far away. We own a very productive small holding where we succeed in being more or less self sufficient, with the abundance of vegetables that we grow and the animals that we rear.
|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 24 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||Robin moved here over 40 years ago and brought up his family here. Dani lives with her husband Remi in a building near Robin's house. There are 35 acres comprising woodland, fruit trees, pasture and gardens. The main crop is old-variety cider apples, then perry pears, damsons and some plums and dessert apples. The fruit harvest is between September and late November, with pruning mainly in late Winter. There are sheep, chickens, ducks, geese and pigs. There is always gardening work to do either in the kitchen garden or in the flower beds. For those who enjoy heavier work there is plenty of firewood to get in and occasional building work. |
|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||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||We are musicians and land lovers and are lucky enough to have had an 8 acre smallholding for 4 years with stream and barn which used to be a veg and flower nursery but has been abandoned for 50 years. it is south facing with views to Englishcombe village and over the hills and far away. Its very peaceful as no road passes by. Badgers, rabbits wild deer buzzards and richness of nature abound as well as rich soil. it was mostly brambles but we have tamed some of the land and put in an orchard and living willow dome. There is fenced pasture,no livestock yet. There is wood and a very beautiful hornbeam avenue. We intend to leave a quarter untouched for wild life. We have just fenced about half an acre against deer and rabbits so we can make this part for veg and flowers in the spring. We need to prepare the land over winter for this. |
it is agricultural land so we can stay over only 28 days a year and live nearby.
|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 also need help in August to mow the meadows. We have a petrol scythe and a hand scythe for the smaller areas. The hay needs to be raked into stacks.
We garden organically and there is often weeding, planting, harvesting or hedge planting to do. This winter we will be doing woodland management, building compost bins and making paths.
We like our wwoofers to feel part of the family, so they eat with us and sleep in our house. If there are more wwoofers some sleep 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 ten pigs and four steers.
Oh yes, we also keep honey bees.
The garden provides vegetables, honey and eggs and the livestock management is shared.
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 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 goats and 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 are a warm and friendly three generational family comitted to sustainable living. We are in the process of setting up an organic/eco smallholding/wild camping/glamping/ retreat/healing centre business and need help with building raised beds, clearing, planting etc. As well as restoring the house, we have already run a couple of small famiily festivals and run a couple of glamping units. We also host events in our beautiful wild flower meadow. We have had wonderful reviews, met some amazing guests and have enjoyed every minute. |
We have wild roaming geese, guiinea fowl, chickens, dogs and cats but although our fully grown pigs have recently gone, we plan to have more younger pigs joining us soon. We want to start growing our own food as soon as possible and are gradually managing our woodland as this has been severely neglected before we moved in.
We would like fun loving, like-minded and honest hard working people from any walk of life who would like to come and share our space and lend a hand in building our dream.
|Preview host|| We are a lively arts and crafts venue that serves the East Devon Community. We are looking for wwoofers in Feb, Mar, Apr, May Oct and Nov only. The land we have supports this with a sustainable and free range ethos. We have a 2 year old, large 'Forest Garden' with all of the Permaculture benefits and also run a nearly organic veg plot with 2 poly tunnels that feeds the family. We don't use any chemicals but occasionally buy plants from non-organic sources - friends! We also run a Wedding hire camping site for mini 3 day festivals. We can offer a wide range of skills where there is something new to learn everyday. |
Our accommodation is either in our cosy 'Summer House' beside the pavilion or in really cold weather in the main house. You can either eat with us or be self catering in the pavilion.
While we say 6 hours a day, in reality if it rains we do less and if it's sunny we do more.
|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 a tree nursery 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. 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 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 tree nursery
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. There is a large vegetable garden and wooded area surrounding my house. 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. |
|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. Projects include moving a pile of pallets and turning some of them into a simple shed, constructing a lean-to greenhouse and some fencing. There are crop supports to build for raspberries and beans, for the next growing season. Some fine work is needed to weed between crops and generally tidy the growing areas. 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 have a small holding which we have been growing on now for 4 years. We grow inside a large poly tunnel and also in an outside space. We shall be doubling the outside grow space this season. |
The produce we grow is for a local restaurant, we produce up to 75% of their produce within the grow season.
As we are learning on a yearly basis we would love to pass on our experience to keen, enthusiastic workers.
Along with the vegetable growing we are keen Bee Keepers. We produce local honey from our 3 hives and help support The Bee Cause in association with Friends of the Earth.
|Preview host||We have an award-winning online shop specialising in beautifully wrapped trees as gifts. It was founded by Catherine in 2013 and is based on a family farm in the heart of Co Antrim where Catherine lives with her husband, Andrew, a conservationist, their family of free-spirited teenagers and various free-range animals. As well as sheep farming, they have spent over 25 years growing and planting trees and have created beautiful woodlands of native Irish trees. The collection of young trees is nurtured organically in our gardens where harmful chemicals and pesticides are never used. |
Woofers will be welcome to stay in their own small cottage, which has one bedroom, a sitting room with wood-burning stove, a kitchen and bathroom.
|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 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 7 cows. There are 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 are a ten acre eco friendly smallholding and events centre located in the beautiful county of Powys on the England/Wales border. |
For a long time we functioned as an arts and environmental centre, and now we use the place for accommodation, courses, weddings and special occasions.
See extended description for more details about volunteering.
|Preview host||We live in a spacious 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 bacon, sausages, ham, salami, etc. If you are interested in food and like to eat nice food you will have a great time. We expect that you will cook us some typical food from your home. |
Anyone staying will be in a comfortable, spacious room with their 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 a woodchip boiler, and we have a rainwater tank for the lavatories.
We have two boys (12 and 10) who enjoy meeting visitors.
Gosberton is a small village with a pub, post office and two shops.
Maximum stay 10 days.
|Preview host||We have an old norfolk cottage with 3/4 acre of garden. Half of this is laid to vegetable and fruit beds and orchard. We have a small number of chickens, ducks, bees, a rabbit and a cat. There is always something to do around the garden, weeding, planting, looking after the animals, mowing grass, picking fruit. This year a restoration of the garden pond is planned. |
There is a single room in the house or volunteers would be welcome to camp in the orchard if they prefer (the children are often up early so this may be preferable for some!). I speak a little bit of French, but not well.
The house is situated a few miles from the north Norfolk coast and there are plenty of quiet roads to explore by bike.
|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.