Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Stay in a yurt for free*

*But only if you're prepared to wake up at a reasonable time of day and work surprisingly hard, digging, weeding, pushing wheelbarrows, making paths, clearing woodland to encourage healthy growth, fencing, yurt platform building and doing some of the other jobs that need doing over the autumn and winter months.

Yes. After the last guests leave on September 18th, the guest yurt will be free for you, people like you and people you like to come and help us continue to build écovallée. Youth, fitness and strength would all be a bonus. But seeing as we started this with none of those things, are not compulsory.

As soon as we get the paperwork sorted out, we'll be registering as WWOOFing hosts. But as there's a very good chance you'll be reading this before that happens, you're one of the first to know. We can put you up and feed you but, as we're still fantastically poor and you're probably English, couldn't possibly pay your booze bill. Fortunately, very good wine is available from the "Cave" 500 metres (yards) away.

If you're interested, send us an email. If you know anyone who might be interested - especially tree surgeons, gardeners, geologists, carpenters, biologists, blacksmiths, scythers (I can dream, can't I?) - send them an email instead.

(In the time-honoured traditions of anglo-saxon advertising, here comes the time-limited bit...) But don't leave it too long. From April 2nd 2011, we'll be welcoming the first of next year's fabulous paying guests.

5 comments:

Kezz said...

Hi, I'd love to do something like that but commitments mean I have to stay where I am for now. However, if you do struggle to get people (not likely) there's a bunch of lovely hippies here -> http://www.ukhippy.com/forums/index.php who'd probably be interested.

Alex Crowe said...

Hi Kezz and thanks for the link - I've had a quick look and will definitely check it out more fully when I have the time. Let us know if things change with you...

Sarah said...

Hi Alex, Check out HelpX as well - could be just perfect for what you need. Good luck.

Alex Crowe said...

Thanks Sarah. Will check it out, too.

Alex Crowe said...

We're registered HelpX hosts now. Here's to meeting even more excellent people...