We are a 1 acre permaculture smallholding growing a variety of fruit and vegetables in mixed poly-cultures. We also forage a lot of our food in the wild and eat many of our weeds. If you are interested in learning about REAL natural food production, we are your place. We are also in the process of setting up an eco-village 2 miles from our property. Building has not yet begun, but we have started planting young trees. This year we will be spending a lot of time planting more trees and maintaining the ones already planted. We prefer volunteers with a reasonable level of English. Our system is complex and we have had too many incidences of people not understanding instructions correctly and 'weeding' out actual food plants.

We are a 60-something couple. We have hosted hundreds of volunteers and couchsurfers through various channels over the years. We expect anyone joining us to become part of our little micro-community and show independence and initiative. We like people to find their own niche and see jobs that need to be done, rather than us having to constantly find you something to do. We prefer to macro-manage rather than micro-manage, so if you are somebody who needs precise and detailed instructions, we are not your place. You get from the experience what you make from it. We also occasionally need responsible people house sitting for us during short periods we are away.

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My experience with Haiko and Susan was really good they are a really lovely couple and really sweetheart both of them.
Haiko has a lot of knowledge about permaculture and interesting life vision so is never boring talk with him. Also he has really good skills in cooking and you will never be disappointing in the dinner he makes.
Also he has organic and handmade preparation and you can taste as a BlackBerry and Raspberrie jam , and beutiful eggs from the chicken in his garden.
About the work it was really okay, and I didn't feel I was working too much . I recommend this experience

8 meses atrás



This volunteer experience was nice. Heiko and susan are kind people. And they have a lovely dog; Finn. Who is very playfull and will cuddle with you all the time. We had some good food in the evening, Heiko lives up to the other reviews, he is a good chef. Sleeping there was good as well, you will have your own private room. But just to give the next volunteer a heads up, the house is not very clean. And if you are not really someone who drinks a lot of alcohol, it can be a bit strange to see them drink a lot of beers everyday. But I did not feel uncomfortble there.
Thank you for everything!

9 meses atrás



Es un buen lugar para desconectar y estar tranquila :) La experiencia ha sido muy interesante! He aprendido mucho acerca de plantas (ej. épocas de año, recolección, usos culinarios). Respecto al trato ha sido fantástico, Heiko y Susan son adorables (btw, Heiko cocina muy bien!), y Finn, el perrete, es super simpatico y amigable! Sin duda recomiendo esta experiencia :D

9 meses atrás

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This was my first experience with worldpacker, and it was absolutely amazing. Heiko and Susan were wonderful. There wasn’t too much work, and it varied a lot day to day. I had a comfortable room to myself. Heiko is an excellent cook, and so we always ate well. Everyday we took the dog somewhere for a walk, so I was able to see a lot of the surrounding area. It’s very beautiful there. Heiko is extremely knowledgeable about the edible plants, and I learned a lot. Overall, I would highly recommend this experience.

9 meses atrás



I strongly recommend this place.
Heiko and Susan are two wonderful people, full of vitality and knowledge about permaculture, willing to share with you as much as you want to learn.
It was my 4th volunteering, so I know what Im talking when I say that this place is fantastic... the work is not so much, and they always adapted it to my abilities.
Sharing time with them, the dog and the cat was wonderful.
Thank you from for receiving me. It was super cool.

11 meses atrás

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