The Hazel Hill Wood Volunteer Building week February 17th-23rd 2020

Are you seeking fresh inspiration, practical knowhow, interesting contacts or just some fun? You can find all these and more at Hazel Hill, a magical 70 acre woodland retreat center and educational charity, near Salisbury.

The project aims to helps people increase their wellbeing, resilience and sustainability through contact with Nature in programmes at the wood. The hand-crafted funky wooden buildings provide comfy basic accommodation, and an experience of a carbon footprint way below the UK average.

A major new building is nearing completion which will enable the charity to expand its good work significantly. Once the build is complete, The Hideaway will have eight bedrooms and means that Hazel Hill Trust will be able to host groups up to 34 people instead of 22 currently.

The Hideaway is a low-impact timber building fully off grid except for mains water. It is intended as a role model of low cost eco accommodation and the trust will share designs and specs with other charity projects.

The Volunteer Building Week is a chance to contribute your care and creativity to completing this super new building and to learn about many aspects of sustainable living and technology.

If you’re seeking something new in your life but you don’t know what or how, the volunteer week (or weekend) could be ideal for you. Or if you’re concerned about climate change, and want some relevant skills, you’ll find them here. Or of you’d like to be part of a community for a few days, enjoying worthwhile work, good food, campfires and hot tub, please join us.

Alan Heeks who founded the project and co-hosts the volunteer week, says “People form a community very quickly at Hazel Hill. What’s hard to explain until you get here is the magic of the place: it will give you a sense of renewal, fresh insights and a deep connection with nature.

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Practicalities: You can come Monday-Friday, Friday-Sunday or all week. There is work to suit all skill levels, guided by professionals.

The charity is paying much of the cost, but you will need to make a modest sliding scale donation towards food and accommodation. For full details and how to apply, follow this link.