has meadows, pasture, woodland, lakes and stunning views
of both sea
and mountain. We grow veg, meat, eggs and hopefully soon
milk, but on a
small and sustainable human scale that will provide food
and fuel for
visitors to the farm and the local community.
as being productive, we want Henbant to be a place where
come and slow down for a while, to think about what
matters in the
world and what the world needs us to give back.
visit us, grow with us, stay with us, learn with us, eat
with us.. even
swim with us (ps, you don't actually have to do any of
this with us,
you wander and eat at your pleasure).
We haven't been here long and have two young children,
so much of this is aspirational, but we will get there!
Our Yurt and Bell Tent are now available!
popular in their first summer this summer we hope to have the yurt bell
tent and soon a beautful geo-dome in the woods. We have made yurt and
geo-dome ourselves from a tree trunk and a roll of canvas.. and
(surprisingly) they are very beautiful. Yours for just £59/night, we
also have a beautiful bell tent for hire.
Read more here or book
online now here x
What are we up to in 2016?
We are having
a big push this year to get on with all the things that we should be
doing, growing more food for us and our community, running more courses
and having big parties in beautiful natural barns and buildings.
We want to build a beautful cruck frame barn using local wood and
traditional framing methods, speak to us about learing to frame and
helping with this.
We are keen this year to have a craft camp, it will be three days of
family camping with activities, music, food and traditional crafts for
all..these will probbaly include felting, green wood crafts, bushcraft
and... something else!
This year we want to push ahead with growing more, we are going to do
more of our forest garden and orchard as well as more soft fruit..
Fencing and hedges
We want to be able to manage our grazing in much smaller units, we are
going to reduce our field sizes to make longer thinner fields divided
by abundant fruit and nut producing hedgrows. These can then be managed
to lock down carbon, enhance plant and animal diversity and produce
Come and visit us and see how well we are doing, you can even help out!
are in our fourth spring at Henbant and we are excited to be trying to achive more than ever this season. We
have lots of natural building to do, we'd love to grow
more, set up the
farm to run on spring water, build a barn and maybe even install a
system..oo yes and a subterranean greenhouse.. anybody
You get food, a great outside summer and a nice static
contact us if your interested...
have over 80 acres of undulating meadow, woodland and
lakes that your
welcome to come and explore, you can 'wild camp' almost
like, go for a paddle on our pond and if you don't fancy
a swim you can
have a solar powered shower (soon).
should run out of things to do on our land, you can go
beautiful walks from the farm and we are only two miles
from the sea
and a short drive from the heart of Snowdonia.
We are also have a yurt bell tent and geo-dome if you
fancy a little bit more comfort or something special.
and smallholding tour of North Wales
Since settling here we
have found an abundance of inspirational
Smallholdings, Permaculture or sustainable living
projects and peoples
around us, it's taken me a while to find them all and we
are now going
around to visit as many of them as we can so we will
share what we've
have found (as soon as I get chance)..
From this we would
love to set
up a network so people will find it easier to meet,
learn and share,
so please get in tuouch if you would like to be involved
or know somebody who you think should be.
going on here?
Jenny and I have been looking for the
perfect place to grow cabbages and
children for a few years and I have been looking for a
place where I
can unpack my bag, dig my soul into the earth and know
every birds nest
forever… We have found it.
days here and it's a long road, but we are on our way