Work / farmshare opportunity for someone interested in farming, smallholding, forestry, livestock, mushrooms or building stone

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Posted Apr 16 2016 by Dave Darby of

Here’s a very interesting opportunity for a budding smallholder – either paid work or farm share, near Totnes in Devon. Over to Richard:


We are looking for a person or a couple to do a farm share / farm enterprise with. We have 50 acres near Totnes and a large barn & decent farm yard with 3 phase electricity.

We’ve just had a change of direction after 6 years and want to find someone who will help with yard work (driving teli-handler & loading hay & splitting / cutting logs), and also doing office work.

In return we can either look at paid work or a Share Farm Enterprise where you can do forestry, stone work, growing or mushroom logs here. People would be welcome to have animals.

We currently rent some of the land at £100/ acre / year and it is suitable for stock, hay, silage and growing.


We’re  not looking for horses or donkeys on the land, but would consider chickens, beef cattle, pigs or sheep.

There is a 100,000 ton pile of unused slate suitable for stone walling or cutting with a stone cutter and selling for building stone.  It would also be very saleable for sculpture.

There is a 60 ton pile of seasoned hardwood suitable for planking or sculpture or wood turning. Oak, Field Maple, Hawthorn, Elm, Cherry, Hazel, Ash.

There is 6 acres of ash that needs felling in the next 10 years and either turning into firewood or processing as timber.

We’re not really looking for short term wwoofers, more a longer term business partnership. Accomodation can be provided on site.

Our details are [email protected] / 07817 975025