Paradise Gardens

Glastonbury is definitely a cultural experience all of its own! The town has been a place of pilgrimage for thousands of years and in the last sixty or so years has also become a centre of alternative beliefs and place of pilgrimage for visitors of many Many faiths other than Christianity. As it is both a tourist and pilgrim site, there is always an abundance of international guests passing through and plenty of opportunity to meet people through the big and small events going on. You can find Lots of local music being played most evenings. The summer is particularly busy. There are a lot of alternative things happening such as yoga, chi gong, energy medicine and massage and each week there is a community dance based on five rhythms which is good fun. It is kind of a mecca for all things weird and wonderful and there is no shortage of colour and flair!

The landscape of Avalon is a treasure trove where sacred sites abound, such as the Chalice Well and the White Spring, the Tor and the Abbey (the first Christian sanctuary in Great Britain). There is so much to explore locally and many ways to discover ancient Britain!

We can offer you interesting discussion and a taste of an alternative british lifestyle! We will welcome the right volunteers and hopefully make a lasting friendship.

We like meeting new people! We are looking for open-hearted, intelligent, honest, interested people to stay with us and help out in a variety of ways. We like to spend some time getting to know our volunteers and helping with English practice etc but also prefer people who are fairly independent and feel comfortable acting on their own initiative when necessary. There will be times of close family interaction, however during the daytime most family members will be focused and working and may not be available... We would like people who are happy to entertain themselves during their free time - there is lots of available activity within walking distance. We would most love to hear from people with skills in: gardening, DIY & maintenance (basic carpentry...or advanced!). Some housework and cleaning here and there. We would like someone who is happy to do a mixture of things and is willing to muck in. If you have a strong preference or aversion to any of these sorts of activities we need to know BEFORE you arrive so that we can create a good relationship where we are all happy with the arrangements. We value good communication skills and strive for open honest dialogue both ways when negotiating needs. PLEASE NOTE: In the past we have unfortunately had quite a few experiences of people coming to stay with us who really have not contributed very much. We are building the infra structure of a sustainable small holding whilst also keeping our family business running.... We really need and appreciate naturally hard working and self motivated people who ENJOY completing all sorts of tasks! If you are simply looking for free accomodation and you are not motivated to truly offer help PLEASE look for another place!

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Anfitrião & Equipe

5.0

Horas & Atividades

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Aprendizado & Diversão

5.0

França

5

I really enjoy the experience and I recommend! Sophie and his family are very kind. It is very peaceful to stay here, the nature is beautiful. The work was in my capacities. Sophie cook good lunch that we share after work and we can cook for the dinner. There is a good atmosphere with other volonteers.
We have time to explore Glastonburry and his places.

10 dias atrás

Holanda

5

Paradise Gardens is like a home to me! I am incredibly greatful for the entire experience and everyone who has been a part of it.
Thank you so much Sophie!

19 dias atrás

França

5

It was my first experience of volunteering and I couldn't have hoped for better! Sophie is welcoming and attentive, her family who drop in from time to time are very kind, and I got on very well with the other volunteers! The work isn't too difficult, there are several tasks and I've learnt a lot. It's a wonderful place, with a view over the whole city, surrounded by nature, and close to beautiful towns to visit! I had a very comfortable room and the food is excellent! I would recommend 100%! (And there are 3 cats)

20 dias atrás

Canadá

5

We 100% would recommend a visit and work exchange at Paradise Gardens! It's hard to convey how beautiful the land is, how kind & generous Sophie and Sally are (as well as their other family members who pop by regularly), how delicious the meals they cook are, and how much awesome potential there is on the land. We actually changed our travel plans around so that we can come back here for one more week, as we had such a good time and connected with the family so much! We hope to keep in touch with them all as wonderful members of our international family. So much love & gratitude.

27 dias atrás

Holanda

5

I've had a wonderful time volunteering at Paradise Gardens! Sophie and the family are the kindest souls who are so caring and loving. I felt really looked after and everything that we needed, like food and facilities were just always really well taken care of and available to us.
I've learned a lot by doing the work on the land and in the garden, it's a great practical learning experience and a really lovely place to be working.
From the very first moment that I arrived I felt welcomed and at home. I couldn't have wished for a warmer and lovelier host. Thank you Sophie!

1 mês atrás


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