Outdoor help, groundworks and weed clearance. Building maintenance.

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The Exchange

We are a married couple in our 60's. Love outdoor lifestyle walking cycling and our Connemara ponies. We downsized to a small cottage to refurbish, overlooking forest and wild heather mooorland. We have to renovate a derelict garden, clear scrub in wild flower reserve, general tidying up of site. Accommodation is a log cabin adjacent to the cottage, very basic. Use of shower room in our cottage and share home cooked meals with us.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs.

What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.

Holistic Therapies: Join activities related to self-knowledge and meditation.


Fluent English

Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Smallholding of 6 acres with a few animals. Adjacent quarry woodland designated as wild flower reserve which needs clearance.
Weeding scrub clearance, fence repairs.
Exploring the beautiful wild country.

Activities & Shift

All general weed clearance, fence repairs, firewood collection and maintenance / painting to log cabin and agricultural building.
Ground works including installing drainage. Labour intensive, weather dependent work.
Lots to see in local area very flexible on working arrangements.


Non smoking household
,Experience with animals useful but outdoor lifestyle and experience is expected as North Yorkshire can be beautiful but a cold place to be.