Farm Torquay, United Kingdom

3.5
2 reviews2

Help on a private small farm in Devon, England

Help a sustainable project
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
A traveler recommended this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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Availability

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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

Looking for 1 or 2 people from the beginning of June 20204. Must be interested in sustainable living and want to help us look after our small farm in Devon in the West country in England. No experience is required, it is essential that you are interested and want to learn about animal care and gardening. Flexibility and hard work required. Please don't apply unless you care about animals.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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2 Reviews

3.5

Host & Team

3.0

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Farm

5.0

Learning & Fun

3.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 2 Meeting international travelers
  • 1 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Get in touch with nature
  • 1 Developing environmental awareness
  • 1 Learning about sustainability
  • 1 Practicing English

United Kingdom

5

I would recommend it a lot! The work is mostly outdoors, it's fun work and not too difficult and it was lovely to be outside everyday. Katy and Phil are super lovely, Katy cooks every evening and her food is amazing, their house and land is beautiful and they also have four wonderful cats. Katy and Phil are extremely knowledgable in many different topics and we had some great conversations, I learnt a lot about sustainability. They were kind enough to take me out to surrounding areas - including to the theatre :) I enjoyed my stay but unfortunately had to leave early

10 months ago

Brazil

2

I will aways remember this experience not for the good moments, unfortunately. The major problem is that the hosts doesn't know how to react when you do something wrong. Almost every time they were harsh and completely unbalanced in some reactions. I lost the count of the how many times they screamed at me, but I remember a particularly one when Phil said a lot of bad words and blamed me for something that I didn't do. I felt anxious and limited everyday. For me it didn't work, but if you are the kind of person that accepts be mistreated some times, it will definitely work for you.

over 1 year ago


Katy replied

I am pleased that Luis has given his honest feedback for us.
We had problems with Luis even before he arrived. I always give clear instructions about arrival. Luis told me that he decided to ignore me and that attitude continued after he got here.
We often had to ask him several times to carry out a task as he simply did not do as he was asked the first time, and on these occasions our reactions were not all we would have liked them to be, I am sorry to say that he brought out the worst in us on a couple of occasions, for which we apologised.
He did the very minimum he was asked to do, unless it was a task that he was interested in. Unfortunately, on a farm, most of the work is mundane and repetitive, so not very interesting for him. If he was told that he had made a mistake, or even asked to do something in a different way, he would always argue with us causing considerable frustration.
He enjoyed socialising with the other helpers, and I am certain that he will do well where the work is more interesting and he has young people to have fun with.

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