Hi we need help! we have organised three camps to help deconstruct and rebuild a roundhouse
April 20- 28 Deconstruction and timber framing prepation
June 15 - 23 Timber framing
Aug 17 - 25 Timber framing, oak shingles, turf roof
Accomodation is a shared strawbale barn, with a 18ft kitchen/ dining room, there will be a small cost for food as we are paying a friend to cater! we would love you to come and help please email and mark it building camp
We are now open to new members, we wont have space for you to start your joining process till winter 2013 but if you are self motivated, energetic and a good communicater we’d like to meet you and talk through the options.
We potentially will have a space for a small family and a single person.
Please email us and label it new members x
There are a variety of ways you can visit Heartwood in 2013
1) We are looking for enthusiastic Long Term Volunteers to join our community from March 2013 - Oct 2013. You will be split between growing food in our raised bed communal garden and helping with The Roundhouse rebuild. You will work 5 days a week, for 5- 6 hours per day. You will need to make a contribution to Food and Bills.Your home could be in a caravan, yurt or strawbale barn.
2)We are also looking for short term volunteers to help with vegetable gardening, landscaping a garden, maintenance and diy. We are open to visitors on a wwoof basis (bed and board in exchange for 4 -6 hours work a day) We have limited guest space so families may be more comfortable camping. We don’t take wwoofers over Christmas and New Year.
Heartwood is an old dairy farm with 35 acres of land: woods, pasture, wetland, streams, orchards and gardens. Our accommodation is full at present. That said, our long-term plans involve up to 12 adults with children. We have a pony that pulls a cart and helps with woodland management. There are two goats providing milk, four hens, three ducks and four cats. In the main house we share facilities and enjoy five vegetarian communal meals a week.
Our practice of permaculture and sustainability includes maintaining sustainable relationships with each other as well as with the land we live on; this forms the basis of our community.