Since we opened in 2003 we have had an amazing group of people work at the house in exchange for board. Many jobs would never have been completed if it wasnt for all these extra pairs of hands. We call these great people “Oranges”.
These photos show how many hands make light work when the well collapsed a few years ago over a busy Christmas period.
What do I do? – All we ask is that you work 2 hours for every night that you stay at the house. The work involves all sorts of things to keep the house running well. Cleaning, gardening, washing bedding, taking rubbish away etc etc. If the house has a great team then the work can be done early morning which then allows you the whole day to get out and climb. The House Manager will be in charge.
Where do I sleep? – Accommodation during your stay can be an issue as the house can be fully booked a few times each month. We have a large supply of tents which anyone can use and mattresses, so all you would need to bring would be a sleeping bag. Food is always left over as people buy way too much, some “oranges” have not bought any food for weeks and lived on great left overs!
I have a skill – If you have a specific skill say a plumber, tiler etc then we can pay your flight and help with the stay. We like to constantly update the rooms so there is usually an area that needs attention. Please get in touch with email@example.com