The Accommodation, Lifestyle and Location

The accommodation is in portacabins. There are 4 beds per room, mattress, pillows and furniture to store belongings in is provided, you just need to bring your own sleeping bag. There is a separate washroom with toilets, showers and washbasins. The farm will be able to provide a limited number of rooms for couples, but these will be on a first come, first served basis.

The kitchen areas are communal, with lots of ovens and preparation areas and all cooking utensils, pots, pans cups etc are all provided by the farm.  You will need to purchase your own food, but there will be space in the kitchen for you to store your food.  Communal kitchens can get very messy and you need to be prepared to clean up after yourself!  There are washing machines provided for employees to use. Alongside the kitchens the farm provides a communal area that employees can use for socialising and relaxing outside of work hours.  The farm also has a broadband internet facility and we now have wifi.

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Cost of Staying

Applicable from 1st April 2021


Per Week

Employees can expect a friendly environment in the heart of the Kent countryside. The farm is set in a rural location 10 minutes walk from the town of West Malling where there are supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. In the town you will also find a library. There is also a mainline railway station direct to London, which is an hour away.Three stops in the other direction is Maidstone which is the County town of Kent, where there are nightclubs and a busy town centre for shopping.

Gosh, working a season at Broadwater Farm is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime! It is an amazing way to enjoy being outdoors and working hard under the both the sun and the rain. The work is challenging and you will need to preserve through the first week and a bit before you find your ‘groove’. It’s something you have probably never done before and it will take some practice to get the picking method right. The thing that I enjoyed most about being on the farm is the sense of community and friendship among the pickers, as well as living and working together every day. I would highly recommend working a season at Broadwater Farm – and I intend to return! Thank you to all the staff at Broadwater Farm for the amazing season!

Jed van Roon-Gifford

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