Brithdir Mawr

Postal Address
Ffordd Cilgwyn
Trefdraeth
Newport
SA42 0QJ

Electronic Mail visit@brithdirmawr.co.uk
Telephone
01239 820164
Year started
1994
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
12
Number of under 18s
5
Ideological focus
ecological
Legal structure
company limited by guarantee
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
yes

As stewards of this 80-acre farm, we try to live our lives working with, rather than against nature : husbanding goats, ducks, chickens and bees in order to provide our own milk, eggs and honey, and producing organic fruit and veg from polytunnels and large gardens. We coppice wood for fuel, bake bread, preserve produce, and use our own materials such as wood and willow for craftwork. Accommodation is the traditionally built farmhouse and its outbuildings; electricity is supplied by wind, water and solar and we have a couple of green-design buildings. Communal activities include a shared evening meal every week day (mostly vegetarian, but sometimes including meat)and a weekly communal workday including a meeting. We run courses and occasional camps, and are able to host small gatherings and workshops. Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement. See website or email us for details on volunteering, short or long term, and on info weekends and courses. Languages spoken are English, Welsh, French, German and Spanish. Smoking is restricted to private living spaces, and outside.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community generates some of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community does not have an organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community has some kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
animals kept communally
regular communal meals
community does not have policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Brithdir Mawr is currently looking for new members

We are always interested in hearing from people who may be interested in joining our lovely community and helping us to steward this eighty-acre farm where we try to work with, rather than against nature. Do you have, or wish to develop, skills such as carpentry, building/maintenance, bee-keeping, gardening, animal husbandry, cooking, mechanics, painting/decorating, preserving/winemaking,renewable technology, electrics, admin/IT, creative skills, or indeed any other wonderful skills that we haven’t thought of :)

Send them a message:
visit@brithdirmawr.co.uk

Brithdir Mawr is currently looking for volunteers

We have a volunteer week most months for people to come along and meet us, work with us and find out a bit about Brithdir. We often have many more enquiries for placements than we can accommodate, so please book ASAP in order to avoid disappointment :)

Send them a message:
visit@brithdirmawr.co.uk