|Preview host|| Rural intentional community of 11 adults and 6 children. Seven acres,walled gardens,greenhouse, 2 poly tunnels, orchards, compost toilets, reed bed sewage system and paddock. We have sustainable energy systems, wind turbine,solar panels and double combustion log boiler,free range chickens,beautiful bees and 3 cats! |
Organic vegetables, herbs and fruit. Work is often seasonal garden related work, but can include other tasks like basic maintenance and work with fire wood. Good opportunity to experience community living, make friends and learn something new.
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|Preview host||Our Cottage is in Edenderry Village located in the Lagan Valley and surrounded by immense natural beauty. The house is large and modern with a large garden of recently planted meadow garden seed which we hope will attract wild life. We are struggling to achieve this and with patches of grass which are threatening the flower seeds. There is a large area of vegetables including potatoes, fruit trees and raised beds.. At the rear we are establishing a composting system which is in its infancy and requires work. We plan to include a pond area to shelter frogs etc during winter months. Most of the house is heated using wood burners so we usually stock up our supply of fuel during the summer months. This includes turf / peat from a nearby Irish bog and wood. WOOFER workers keen to work alongside us on these projects would be most welcome in our home. We are exceptionally friendly and can be flexible in our working arrangements. References and testimonials from existing workers available. |
|Preview host||5 Acres in total, 2 within the Walled gardens here on the beautiful estate of Belvoir Castle. |
A nursery and smallholding, member of the wholesome food association, in conversion to organic status, employing permaculture principles alongside old fashioned techniques, Fruit production, Vegetable production - principally producing Microgreens, edible flowers and saladings.
In return for accommodation and food we ask for 7 hours work a day with an hour dinner break, although, we are flexible to individual needs.
We are members of the wholesome food association, please look up their website, we use no chemicals.
All run by a well qualified and experienced nurseryman.
Also hatch and rear poultry for eggs and the table, currently have Kune Kune Pigs, Cats and dogs!!!
Duties will include potting, weeding, sowing, harvesting plus lots more...a sense of humour is essential!
Please feel free to get in touch for more information.
|Preview host||This summer we are ideally looking for two or three wwoofers to stay with us in our large teepee in the garden. Working in kitchen garden and young orchard, weeding, harvesting, strimming nettles, and pooh-picking in the horses field, moving muck to the garden, and helping clean out and feed the poultry, plus some housework. Keen cooks are particularly welcome, as are wall-painters. We need wwoofers happy to work without us sometimes once shown what to do. |
Situated on Thames Path, directly on bus route to Oxford and Reading. Small family smallholding. Listed Queen Anne house, undergoing restoration and redecoration.Large garden used mostly for production of fruit and vegetables on extensive raised beds. Using no dig method where possible.
We keep chickens, ducks, geese, quail. This year we are not keeping pigs or lambs but we have last years meat in the freezer. We have rent extra grazing for our horses. We consist of husband and wife, and (mostly) polite and good-humoured boys (aged 13 and 11). We have a lovely South African lodger. Also a big, friendly dog
|Preview host||We are linked number of co-operative projects, centred around 20 acres of land, owned by Common Ground co-operative. We have one family living on the farm, and the rest in households in the village. Our worker's co-op runs a veg box scheme and runs a community vegetable growing project. We keep cattle and sheep for land management and for meat. Summer work includes veg growing, watering, doing veg/box salad deliveries, haymaking, and weeding. Winter work is mainly hedging, ditching, orchard care and infrastructure project. Different members of the co-op work with wwoofers on different days of the week, and we are open generally for volunteers on Fridays. Accommodation is in a small room in the garden of a joint co-op/family house, or camping in the summer - be prepared to interact with children, dogs and to do the washing up! Interests include radical politics, music, cycling, environmental activism, sustainable building, and handicrafts. |
|Preview host||Hi, we are Rob, Linda and Demelza. Rob is a plant lover (and retired gardener) who has created our 3 acre garden over the past 20 years. We grow most of our own food, selling surplus, with the plan to increase this surplus! We grow as naturally as possible, without the use of herbicides and pesticides. We have an orchard, soft fruits, veg, herbaceous border, and a couple of polytunnels. We also have chickens, geese and cats. |
We welcome hard working, but easy going people who would be adaptable to our slightly random way of gardening! We ask about 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, but are quite relaxed and want you to enjoy your stay. Demelza did some WWOOFing the year before last, and had such a wonderful time, with such warm welcomes, we were prompted to become hosts ourselves.
We have a spare room in the house, and a caravan and camping available for warmer months or hardy campers!
|Preview host||Smallholding with pedigree dairy goats, chickens and occasionally pigs. |
Large formal gardens, forest gardens and woodland. Off grid for water and waste and feed in tariff solar panels fitted. Very experienced hosts who have been smallholders for over 30 years. Near to Camel Trail cycle route and lovely beaches.
|Preview host||For 9 years we have been following our dream of turning 16 acres of former sheep pasture into a productive smallholding that will provide our livelihood, fruit, vegetables, herbs, spring water, biodiversity, wood-fuel, craft materials, a home, spiritual nourishment and a grave! We hope this place can be inspirational for others seeking to live sustainably, grow organically, put permaculture thinking into practice, and work mindfully in close contact with nature. Work will include helping in the gardens and general maintenance in the pastures and young woodlands. |
Simple caravan accommodation and good compost toilet on site. We currently live a 20 minute walk away so volunteers need to be happy with their own company some of the time, with only birds around you – peaceful!
We eat mainly organic vegan wholefoods, with occasional fish, eggs and meat available. Some meals we'll eat together, and we'll provide a larder of ingredients so sometimes you can cook for yourself and use home-grown produce.
We enjoy the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist master, and are learning to bring them into our daily lives.
|Preview host||Our farm provides for the Hare Krishna community situated in the |
Hertfordshire countryside of England. The Manor is also a shrine and temple
and is one of the most frequently visited temples in Europe with over 300
visitors per day. Our farm is situated on 80 acres of landscaped grounds
consisting of lawns, flower gardens, a children's playground and a lake.
Our Horticultural Development Project offers the opportunity to learn about
new ethical and organic techniques of farming without any pesticides or
fertilizers. All your fave’s in British veg are grown on the farm including
coriander, chilies, peppers, okra, oats and more. Produce is also sold to
the visiting community.
There is livestock on site too, 15 milking
cows, and 20 bulls that have been specially trained to pull ploughs and
carts. All Vegetarian meals provided with shared accommodation and showers
We are a registered charity.
|Preview host||Lifelong dream to be realised- building an eco home in suburban London (best city in the world bar none!). |
Re-instate former market garden- raised beds etc
Hosts are mad- John put a tenner on Brentford to win the FA Cup in 2017 only to see them demolished by Chelsea!
Good food, good company, occasional pig-roasts and alcohol (for those that want it- those that need it not welcome!)
|Preview host||Our primary business is making organic beer, but we also have a bar in Inverness, a garden design and furniture restoration business - see our website for more information. |
We have three dedicated gardeners who provide food for the bar in Inverness, grow plants for our garden design business and maintain our own and other peoples gardens. Our gardens are designed and planted with invertebrates in mind in direct response to the diminishment of invertebrate life in this country.
When the brewery needs people activities include bottling, labelling and capping. We have sheep, a milking cow, hens and dogs on120 acres of land. We actively pursue organic and permaculture principles.
A Jersey cross Dexter was born on 16th March '18. We have called him Otis.
Please note we ask for 8 hours a day volunteering. We Host people for 11 months of the year, but are closed from mid December to mid January.
|Preview host||We are husband and wife, Clive and Julie, who live on a 2.5 acre domestic smallholding on the Black Isle, north of Inverness. We have a house, garden and woodland using Permaculture design principles to grow food and create ecologically balanced, regenerative habitats. |
We welcome people who genuinely want to learn about sustainable living, Permaculture, food growing, and woodland work. We need help with a variety of tasks and projects towards creating our vision. There's a comfortable double room in the house for an individual, couple, or friends sharing, and meals are prepared and eaten with us, and you'll be living as part of the household. Work is mostly in the vegetable, forest gardens and woodland (around 6 hours 5 day week with 2 days off by mutual agreement) plus help with cooking, baking and washing up. Prefer minimum stays of 3 weeks (with a 1 week trial period). We keep hens and eat as much organic and home grown veggie food as possible. There is no village close by, but Inverness and other towns are reachable by bus.
|Preview host||20 acre croft in a quiet location where we like help with a wide range of jobs including all aspects of growing vegetables for a veg box delivery round, lambing (April), firewood, tree planting, fencing, building (winter), animals (cattle, bees, sheep, hens), & machinery maintenance. |
Bus stop 1 mile away, 3 miles to village with shops, pub, sandy beaches, dolphin watching, mountain biking. 12 miles to Inverness.
We live in a very small cabin with an outdoor composting toilet. Guest accommodation is in a large static caravan. There are self catering facilities & all food basics are provided - mainly vegetarian & organic & lots of home produce.
There's spare gloves, wellies, jackets etc but please check before coming. Most of our spare time is spent looking after our young children so it helps if wwoofers can be fairly self sufficient, though we'll look after you too!
|Preview host||We are a family of four that moved to a 30 acre farm in the Blackdown Hills near Cullompton in March 2016. We have an eco-friendly yurt business located in a tranquil, rural valley and a self-catering cottage business. We invite individual or pairs of WWOOFers to help with a variety of tasks including: general gardening/grounds maintenance such as weeding, strimming, leaf clearing, mowing, path creation; growing vegetables in our veg patch and greenhouse, composting; helping with yurts changeover (usually on Monday and Friday, may include changing beds, tidying and cleaning communal areas, welcoming guests); chopping and stacking logs and kindling. In spring/summer we offer a spacious canvas tent with living area and kitchen facilities as well as separate sleeping areas. Communal hot showers and flushing toilets close by. We can offer all or some meals with us in the house or provide food to self-cater if preferred. In colder months accommodation may be in the house. |
|Preview host||An idyllic and secluded conservation site (with Beavers!) set in 75 acres of land at the head of the valley near Machynlleth in mid Wales. |
Started in 2008, we have reforested 30 acres of open pasture with native broad leaf trees(30,000 so far)
We are developing a 2.5 acre Forest Garden, commercial vegetable gardens and bees. Work has begun this year on an experimental 'field scale' crop to
increase food growing in the uplands! There is always plenty of picking, preserving, sowing seed, weeding, mulching, repotting, watering and Cottage changeovers to do :)
Feeding the animals is a shared daily task
Forthcoming missions include finishing the beautiful 'waney-edged' cabin and we also have cunning plans afoot to create a 'hobbit house'! Normal duties would include the day to day running of a successful eco B&B holiday and box scheme business as well. Longer term WWOOFers with a genuine passion for the land and for life would be wholeheartedly welcome!
From October 2017 we will have a dedicated 'volunteer house' on site x
|Preview host||We are a six and a half acre holding using permaculture principles. We run a small no-dig market garden with two large polytunnels, edible shelterbelts, top, bush and cane fruit . Farmgate sales. We've planted 2 acres of native trees, and species for coppicing. Human scale with minimal use of machinery. |
We would like people interested in growing sustainably on a small scale who have a little experience of growing veg. Must be keen to work.
Currently in caravans, we're now building a straw bale house - so there is often the opportunity to be involved in green building if volunteers would like to.
Qualified in horticulture, background in fine art and photography, we also have an interest in green woodworking, scything, breadmaking, preserving, making things.
Basic static caravan accomodation, own shower. Compost toilet only.
Self catering with food provided, shared evening meal once or twice a week.
We're overlooked by the Frenni Fawr - situated at the east of the Preseli Range, great for walking, 7 miles from the Pembrokeshire coastal path.
|Preview host||Antje and Ray MacKenzie live in the small village of Torrin surrounded by beautiful mountains, dramatic coastal landscapes, beaches and small native woodlands.We have 0.4 acres of garden, part wild life garden and part organic vegetable garden. Our garden has a wild life pond, a poly tunnel, willow fences and a willow arbor. |
We are trying to develop a composting system for worms, seaweed and manure. We use organic fertiliser such as seaweed, compost and nettles.
We are committed to growing organic vegetables and using organic ingredients as far as possible in our cooking.
We have three cats, a keen interest in reading, music and art.
We would prefer to host woofers who have a camper van, as our house is quite small and we only have one spare room for guests.
|Preview host||This is a smallholding on 4 acres.The livestock consists of 20 milking dairy goats 2 males and kids .We are a micro dairy and use the milk for cheese and yogurt. Any one interested in cheese craft are welcome to try their hand at making some. The dairy products are sold in local shops and farmers markets |
We have 6 geese, ducks, silkie, and Peking bantams Buff Orpington and Marran hens. There is an Organic garden and wooded area.
The smallholding is in North Northumberland not far from the start of the Pennine way, Holy Island and the Scottish Border.
Nearest town is Wooler.
Knowledge of agriculture or horticulture is not necessary, just a keen interest in a sustainable way of life.
We keep bees. The bees are quite docile and easy to handle. Bee suits are available for those interested in the craft of beekeeping. We are still in the process of renovation and planting. The garden has been neglected due to ill health.
|Preview host||We have an Art Studio and Gallery on a croft. We have three cows and will be getting chickens. I was a Head gardener and worked on country estates in Scotland. I am now hoping to develop the garden here. |
We have a small courtyard garden with raised beds which is part of the Quiet Garden Trust. Also there is a fenced area where vegetables and flowers are grown. We are hoping to build some paths and wooden raised beds on the site. As part of this area some drains need to be laid. We have dug out a sunken garden which is still to be developed where banking will need to be supported. We have compost heaps and manure to be dug in. I build my garden fences using chestnut paling and rails.
We have a bread oven and wood pile.
The blue bothy offers warm and comfortable accommodation is wood lined with a bunk-bed. The toilet is in the nearby studio and bath and shower is in our house.
|Preview host|| |
I have a six acre site with both a croft and self catering cottages.
The croft has a large fruit and vegetable garden, a 50 foot poly-tunnel and a greenhouse. I have Khaki Campbell ducks in an enclosure with a duck pond, and 2 large enclosures with chickens.
I have a small number of Castlemilk Moorit sheep which is a small primitive breed, ideal for conservation grazing.
The croft is as green as possible, with wind turbine, solar water heating, firewood boiler and water storage system. I do not use oil.
I need help with shed maintenance, fencing, strimming, woodland management, log chopping and splitting, bramble and bracken clearance and allotment tending, harvesting and care of our livestock in 2019. Our poly-tunnel also needs recovering in the summer and we will be digging drainage ditches to improve the soil in our allotment and poly tunnel.
|Preview host||We are a small organic market garden with 4 acres, 2 of which are in the old walled kitchen garden of Forcett Hall and 2 in the field adjacent. The gardens are extremely peaceful and beautiful. We have old apples trees in the orchard, and fruit trees around the walls. We have 4 large polytunnels, a green house, and an old glasshouse, very dilapidated, but housing grapes and figs. The market garden has been running for over 15 years - this is our family's third year at Bluebell. |
There are opportunities to learn alongside us and others about growing and marketing, with a wide range of activities throughout the year.
We run a box scheme and sell at farmers' markets throughout the region.
|Preview host||We are a small independent backpackers hostel providing simple self-catering accommodation for up to 16 people in a dorms and family rooms. We would welcome wwoofers to help with the collection and preparation of firewood, along with various other odd jobs which crop up. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want to find out more about us, our place, and the type of help we are looking for. |
|Preview host||We are a small holding in Kent with an ancient orchard with about 100 trees and some paddocks with various animals. |
We are looking for someone to come and help in the Garden, Orchards, mend fencing, and some building maintenance (painting)
We have 3 children aged 16 19 and 19.
|Preview host||On a steeply sloping half-acre garden with house, caravans and sheds surrounded by forestry and moorland, 1000 feet above sea level. I grow vegetables and hedge plants, shrubs etc. for part-time garden business. There are some "laid" hedges. It's a good area for cycling and cross-country skiing (I can provide both). I aim for a sustainable, low-input lifestyle with no mains electricity, compost toilets and extensive use of recycling. 6 miles to the nearest shop and pub. |
|Preview host||Informal, gentle, peaceful place in far west of Cornwall. 8 acres exposed but southfacing. At top of fields sea view to north and south. Need help with non-commercial veg garden, raised beds, poly-tunnel and small wood planted eighteen years ago and new wood - whips planted five years ago. Practical knowledge of alternative technology welcomed. One dog, four cats. Own stone circle. Good walking on adjoining moorland, prehistoric village nearby Beaches 2 miles. Long stay possible if compatible. Accommodation outdoor room, caravan or similar. Vegetarian or vegan food provided but DIY cooking. |
|Preview host||We are a small holding and educational centre established in 2017. We are just getting off the ground but last year we got about 150 boxes delivered full of seasonal no spray produce. In 2018 we plan to continue the box scheme but are also running classes with a focus on mindfulness, shamanism, shamanic journeying, organic veggie gardening and self-healing. |
|Preview host||Cornwall Sustainability Award Winners 2015 - "Best Contribution to a sustainable food economy: From Nature to Plate" |
We are a 36-acre community-owned farm ten minutes walk from a small busy town, four miles from Lands End and one mile from the coast. Our vision is to develop a self-financing, community-led, food-growing initiative to benefit the community in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way. We have 300 free-range hens, 5 bee-hives, 6 acres of vegetables, six polytunnels, a farm shop, a veg-box scheme, stalls at local farmer's markets, community events and workshops.
There's always lots to be done, with opportunities to help with a variety of work including animal care, horticulture, agriculture, community engagement, pollinator garden...and more!
Accommodation is in the farmhouse. One of your hosts lives one mile away, the other lives alongside wwoofers in the farmhouse. We have a four-bed female dormitory and a three-bed male dormitory in the farmhouse for wwoofers. Meals are shared. We try to have an average of 5 wwoofers at any time. We are registered with the Wholesome Foods Association.
|Preview host||This family run 50 acre farm is located near Cheddar, in the Mendip Hills. We grow organic vegetables, and keep hens, bees and rare breeds. The Longhorn Cattle, together with the Wiltshire Horn Sheep are utilised in the conservation grazing plan. The farm is a county wildlife site, and we are introducing a scrub management plan. We aim to restore the species-rich hedges and dry-stone walls over the next few years. |
|Preview host||We are a big house set in 3 acres in a beautiful, unspoilt Scottish glen. The house dates mainly from c 1850. We are renovating the house and the grounds and we'd love to welcome Wwoofers to help us in the garden with things like pond digging; ditch and drainage work; rubble / gravel moving for the driveway and other hard surface areas; ground clearing; wood chopping and stacking; bracken clearing; mending & building fencing; path laying; general gardening including some raised bed vegetable cultivation; rhododendron taming and burning. There is a separate kitchen for Wwoofers use for their breakfast and lunch but we try to eat together in the evening when we cook. Please note the weather is frequently wet and although we can supply some sizes of wellies and waterproofs you will need a few changes of clothes and woollens are recommended. |
|Preview host||We are a long-established secular community of approximately 12 people plus volunteers running an adult residential centre which hosts groups on Yoga and Tai Chi courses as well as running our own classes, workshops and events. |
Community members share responsibility for 55 acres of land in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including formal gardens, walled garden, orchard, greenhouse and polytunnel, ecological campsite and grassland which is rented out for grazing. We also keep chickens. Mid-week volunteering is offered every Wednesday and Thursday for regular visitors as well as longer stays for our WWOOFers. Work centres around the large historic house, caring for our guests, including cooking, cleaning and hosting duties. We offer 2 days working outside each week.
|Preview host||We are a small outdoor activity and wedding venue 35 minutes from Belfast. We have 18 acres, much is woodland, with a vegetable garden and small greenhouse, and some chickens. We require help with woodlands, cutting and removing dead trees, weeding and pruning round young trees, and keeping orienteering paths clear of branches and weeds. There Is also work in the vegetable garden which needs weeding etc. We are also lease-holders on a 17 acre fishery and there will be work removing weed from the lake and from our pond. We also want someone who likes painting walls, outdoor furniture,etc and possibly can do some carpentry and woodworking. |
Wwoofers will have use of the attic rooms in our house, which have their own bathroom with shower. They will also have use of a sitting room for themselves. We have 2 dogs and a cat, fish, and chickens.
|Preview host||We are a couple who live in a small cottage with a vegetable garden (not a farm) in a fairly isolated but pretty rural area. You would spend most time with my partner while I am at work. We have plenty of garden jobs and projects that you can help us. We'll take you shopping for food when you arrive so you can make sure we get what you like to eat. We're flexible with meals. We don't have a TV. |
|Preview host||We are part of the old Rutland Brewery. The garden, paddock and orchard are more than an acre. The main house and stables have various renewable technologies. We have been gardening organically and educating about it for more than 30 years. We have a fruit orchard, soft fruit, vegetable plots, tree nursery, polytunnel, ducks and chickens. Fruit and veg are sold on the road. We preserve and process a lot of produce, and make cider, wine and fruit juices for the year. We also have a range of renewable energy technologies such as heat pumps, PV panels and a solar thermal panel. |
I was a part-time member of staff for WWOOF-UK and coordinated the LLOOF education project (www.lloof.eu). Myself and my wife Mary are both involved with education for sustainable development, Transition Towns, Forest schools, Fairtrade Town and Community Orchard groups. We also run regular traditional music sessions and dance workshops. So food, drink, dance and good company is a major part of our lives.
|Preview host||Derek and I (Sandy) moved to this house situated in Wiltshire countryside with beautiful garden and river last November. Garden has become overgrown and needs some TLC. We also want to plant wild flower garden. |
Derek and I are both retired doctors but still do a bit of teaching of medical students. We have a labrador puppy (born December 2015) and our interests include horse riding (Sandy) and music (Derek plays sax). We have travelled quite a bit and enjoy meeting people from all different cultures.
We would love some help making our garden even more beautiful.
|Preview host||Established 37 acre Soil Association registered holding beside River Ancholme. Golden Guernsey goats for production of milk and cheese, hens, geese, Kune Kune pigs, dog, cat. |
Courses in cheesemaking and rural skills. Sale of organic vegetables to local community and farmers'markets. Developing permaculture techniques. Wildlife conservation and habitat creation. Interested in wildlife, flora and fauna, music, dogs, yoga, gardening, sustainable energy & resources.
|Preview host||We are 9 miles north of Inverness on the Black Isle. The house is south facing and set in 6 acres, divided between garden, paddocks, (2 mostly retired ponies)and a small wood with a stream. We also have two dogs, three ducks, a cat and some bees. |
The garden is lawn with organic raised beds. We are looking to establish more growing areas and native hedgerows...creative input would be appreciated. We have a polytunnel from which we harvest salad/veggies.
We have a log biomass central heating system coupled with solar thermal panels. We aim to be almost self sufficient in electricity from our PV battery system. We require help generally and for processing local timber into firewood. Mainly splitting and stacking, we have a renewable powered electric splitter so no axe required! Ideally WWOOFers would come for 2-3 week spells. Accommodation is within the house and en-suite. You would be more than welcome to eat with the family (3 vegans and a veggie) or use the kitchen for your own veggie/vegan meals.
|Preview host||Communally run 80-acre organic farm. We eat, work & make decisions together whilst sharing a large Welsh stone farmhouse & its outbuildings. We aim to live as lightly as we can with deep consideration and respect for our planet, each other and ourselves. All our power is produced by sun, wind, and water; we grow as much of our food as we can, we use our tractor for carting and haymaking, keep goats for milk and cheese and aspire to live life slowly enough to enjoy the rich pleasures of this glorious land. |
Unfortunately, we can't accept volunteers flying just to spend time with us as the environmental cost of flying far out-weighs the benefit of your visit. Please see our website and Facebook page for more info.
|Preview host||We grow flowers, fruit and veg and keep hens on about one acre of garden and orchard. We are all organic. We have rooms in the house but if we have other guests we have a Russian summer house in the orchard which can be used for camping, it's bone dry, private, sleeps two and the only neighbours are cows next door. You can use our house for showers, kitchen, and the loo of course. You can barbecue in the garden as there's a firepit by the summer house, or eat with us. We need strong woofers who can dig, barrow heavy loads of compost, saw, and can keep going. Dog walking with our two friendly happy dogs always an option! We have now had our first year with woofers and had a wonderful time meeting and working with such lovely people of all different nationalities and backgrounds and look forward to meeting more of you. |
We particularly welcome couples, friends together and older woofers. We are unable to take complete novices, as we can't supervise all the time.
|Preview host||Hello! We are a family of 4. We have 14 acres of beautiful pasture and woodland in the North Pennines AONB in Northumberland (north-east England) - just outside the village of Allendale (3 pubs, library, good shop). It has a stream with hay meadow, mature beech woodland, larch plantation, wet wooded pasture, grazing paddocks and young woodland. We are developing it to be a low impact smallholding with permaculture and organic principles as a strong influence to how we approach things. We are off grid with solar and wind power, rain water collection and compost toilet. We keep, eat and get produce from chickens, ducks, geese, Rare breed pigs, A milking cow, Old English goats and working Horses used for horse logging and other farm work as well as cart rides. We have built a cruck-frame timber house from our own timber, extracted with our horses and milled on site. We have a sawmill and much of our work is timber based sourcing local timber and milling it on and offsite and then building sculptural structures for schools, private commissions. |
|Preview host||Vegetable garden with raised beds in listed walled kitchen garden attached to beautiful Bromham Hall by the banks of the river Ouse. This family home, which dates back to medieval times, is lived in by my mother and some tenants. I live in the beautiful Orangery so am on site now. There’s sofas and woodburner there for resting after work. Toilets and washing facilities are in the main house but there is a compost toilet in the garden. We grow most veg and fruit on organic principles. There are also floral herbaceous borders that need renovating when we get the veg garden sorted. There are a few sheep and chickens to help us in our efforts to keep on top of the vegetation. |
There is woodland is alongside the river which affords very rare habitat for wildlife in this area. We have seen otters and kingfishers often from the lawn at the back of the house.
|Preview host||Myself, Michele, my husband Ian, and my daughter Nicole have been living at our smallholding for 6 years. We are a Permaculture site and LAND project centre. We host (i.e. do not run them ourselves) events and courses including, for example a 10 day vegan permaculture course. We have a 2 acre camping field, orchard, small wood, poly tunnel, greenhouses, fruit cage, wooden cabin, vegetable beds. Most of the organic veg we grow are used for catering for events if needed. |
We need help with general land maintenance: cutting back excess vegetation, clearing. Also preparing the veg beds, planting out seedlings, watering. MIN 4 days, MAX 14 days, for 1 or 2 WWOOFers. There is a pub across the road and Glastonbury is close. No illegal drugs please. Please email.
|Preview host||Eco-house on a 2.5 ha. smallholding of meadows & small woodland at 300m. in a protected landscape (Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) close to a National Nature Reserve (Stiperstones). I have two ponies, one used to drive and haul firewood, the other to ride. Small garden growing veg and fruit, mini-forest garden aimed at being wildlife friendly. |
The work is managing fields and woodland, including wood chopping, scything, mending fences and DiY making simple equipment. Also working with ponies, developing their training, exercising, depending on WWoofer's interest and experience.
|Preview host||Within the beautiful Scottish Borders we are tackling the invasive rhodedendrons within our woodland which have increased dramatically as the woodland has been opened up to encourage the growth of a more native broadleaved woodland. |
Accomodation is in our family home: individual bedrooms and a shared bathroom for our guests. There is also a sitting room with TV available.
|Preview host||77acre organic hill farm, Growing fruit and veg for ourselves and selling surplus.Highland cows and poultry |
We live in a beautiful, yet remote setting on the side of a 'big hill'
Plenty to do as we're still at the 'setting things up' stage.Facilities are very basic-caravans,kitchen 'shed', compost loo.There is no house (yet!)
Wwoofers sleep in caravan,with woodburner. No mains electric-generator, and the makings of a wind turbine.
Variety of jobs, depending on the season, garden work-sowing, hoeing, weeding and mulching raised beds.Collecting up stones for drystone walling, building, fencing and tree planting. Fixing machinery
Interests include self sufficiency,alternative energy/living, wild food, campfires, crafts... Can teach woodwork, metalwork (Alan makes woodburners), preserves and breadmaking.
A long way from town with plenty of fresh air, great views and walks.
Re-building derelict medieval longhouse is a long term project in very early stages. Home educated boys.
|Preview host||Hello, my name is Marjory. |
I have lived here for 40 years. I am a widow who is active, sociable and hospitable. We are surrounded by mountains and quite close to the sea. From up here on the hill there are excellent views of Caernafon and Anglesey across the Menai Strait. We have six horses and two dogs and often welcome visitors. There is a 40 metre by 20 metre outdoor arena for training the horses. There is a large moorland above the house going up to Elephant Mountain (Mynydd Mawr) and there is ancient woodland, owned by us, which reaches down to the river Gwyrfai at the bottom, towards Waunfawr and where we hold fishing rights.
|Preview host|| We are located on the Gower Penninsula in South Wales. We are just 7 miles from Swansea Centre, and 5 minutes to the local shops. There is a bus service, although personal transport would be ideal. We have 23 acres of land including an ancient woodland. |
We run an holistic retreat centre as well as a yurt camp and B&B. We are looking ideally for a couple who can help with outdoor jobs such as gardening maintenance, woodland management etc., as well as domestic jobs such as making beds, cleaning and kitchen help.
We have an organic garden and spring water. We are also working on building a barn which is a priority this Spring, as well as preparing the Yurt Camp.
We have 2 horses and 2 pygmy goats, a cat and dog, which like attention.
We have various possibilities for accommodation including a caravan, cabin, and the possibility of woofers siting their own caravan.
|Preview host||We are a mixed organic hill farm with Highland and Hereford cattle and Shetland sheep. We manage a nature reserve and are also part of a Stewardship Scheme. We are in the process of adding raised beds, a chicken run, polytunnel etc. We have a straw-bale education centre with compost toilet where we have school groups visit and run courses. |
There is an eco-cottage that we rent out as a holiday let that is run by renewable energy.
Tasks for WWOOFers will be varied as is life on a farm.
|Preview host||Hello ! And welcome to Buckland ! |
We’re renting this house and garden along with some land from the local Laird (a paddock being developed in a forest garden).
We’re just a family with 3 boys. At this stage we mostly need volunteers clearing and setting up a forest garden and a vegetable garden. I’ve had a spinal injury recently and cannot work on my own. That’s why we need volunteers. I have made a draft permaculture garden design for my paddock but this is constantly being reviewed, and trees are being planted this winter.
With me, volunteers can learn about using Permaculture principles as a lifestyle (not just as a gardening technique) to their heart’s content and apply them there and hen.
Although I have ticked every month for availability, Scotland can display some pretty rubbish winter weather, so we'll play by ear...
We do not have livestock but a bunch of happy hens (and one duck)
|Preview host||A beautiful valley in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 39 acres, over 16 acres of woodland. |
We are a certified organic, small scale egg and chicken farm. We also have a small orchard and fish farm where we rear carp for the table. We're developing an education facility in the valley, as well as a Sepp Holzer Hugelkultur-inspired permaculture vegetable plot.
We are aiming to be as sustainable and self-sufficient as possible and eventually to farm completely fossil-fuel free. We are very interested in permaculture and how to apply these techniques to a commercial smallholding.
|Preview host||You will be accommodated in our cob house which we have recently built which is on a 14 acre smallholding with grazing rights on the abutting Greenham Common. We keep beef suckler cattle on the holding and common and have a quarter of an acre of vegetable garden with two polytunnels totalling 60 sq metres and numerous fruit trees. All are managed organically although we are not registered. We also keep a small number of chickens for eggs. |
Our aim is to be as self sufficient as possible for our two families by growing for 52 weeks of the year and preserving some of our seasonal surplus with the rest for sale.
Over the next couple of years we are planning to build a covered, outdoor, earthen, rocket fired kitchen , a near PassivHaus standard 20 sq m potting and seed shed with a rocket mass heater and a 30 sq m sunken polytunnel. We can offer a bit of gardening, food preservation, farming, eco-building and eco-heating according to your wishes and the time of year.