Monkton Wyld Court

Postal Address
Elsdons Lane
Monkton Wyld

01297 560 342
Year started
Number of over 18s
Number of under 18s
Ideological focus
Education, sustainability
Legal structure
registered charity
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

Monkton Wyld Court is a Centre for Sustainability run by a resident community with the help of short- and longer-term volunteers. Community members have full-time jobs in the community in exchange for lodgings, food and a small stipend. As a registered educational charity, we offer education in sustainability through the learning, experience and practice of practical skills and community living. We strive to maximise the productivity and the social benefits of our land and other resources, in a low-impact way. We generate income through a varied programme of educational courses, family activity holidays, venue hire and B&B/ hostel accommodation. The Court itself is a Victorian rectory which is used for guest accommodation; community members live in a variety of dwellings including a strawbale house, yurts, a cladded caravan and the old stable block. Our grounds include an organically managed walled kitchen garden, fruit garden, small working farm, terraced lawns, woods, pasture and a stream. Volunteers work in our fruit and vegetable gardens, the kitchen, house, grounds and woodshed in return for food, lodging and a taste of communal living. The kitchen is vegetarian; we grow vegetables, fruit and our organic dairy produces milk, yogurt, butter and cheese. Vegan and other diets are provided for. Most cooking and heating is wood-fuelled. Volunteers should be aware that some of the work is physically demanding. Facilities such as a well-stocked library, film projector and even a small “pub” are available for evenings after work. Please visit our website for further information.

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 has 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 at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Monkton Wyld Court is currently looking for new members

Be part of an exciting and inspiring project in beautiful surroundings! Monkton Wyld Court is looking for  passionate, imaginative and resourceful people to become a community member and take on a full-time job in the community, in exchange for accommodation, food, a small stipend and community life! Get in touch if you think you may be interested in a role in the office, house, grounds or kitchen The first step? Contact us for a job description and arrange to come and volunteer.

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Monkton Wyld Court is currently looking for volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to help in the House, Kitchen, Garden, Farm and Grounds. If you would like to come and volunteer please get in touch. or 01297 560342. We are looking for volunteers to come and stay for the summer to help out in the kitchen. Please get in touch if you’re interested.  

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