After 5 generations on the family farm, Tim broke with family tradition and moved to London and then Hong Kong for more exciting and rewarding work in advertising and then wine sales.
However, as he experienced the world outside becoming more and more connected, it seemed to become increasingly disconnected, lonely and stressful.
So, he headed back home in search of a better life.
In rebuilding a new life on the family farm; reconnection with nature and simple living became the basis for his recovery and new enterprise, The Farm Camp. This luxury off-grid campsite was created to inspire people to live more real, balanced and simpler lives. Adventures away from screens, reconnecting with others, themselves and our natural environment.
He believes our future health and the health of our planet is all about this re-connection.
Becky is Tim's sister and recently move home after working in Madrid as a English teacher. She wears many hats, helping with the farm cottages, sheep and the camp.
Passionate about outdoors activities, she runs our sheep herding activity, creative workshops and bushcraft sessions. She also helps in the office, managing bookings and keeping guests happy.
In 2017, she and her boyfriend Fran, brought Marley (a golden cocker spaniel) to the farm. He is now a (very energetic) member of the family farm.
Pete joined the team in 2014 and keeps our changeovers ticking along nicely, making the camp look and feel great. He also helps out at Hartley Farm Shop & Kitchen (next door) before most of us have got out of bed.
With many of his own kids and a busy life, he comes to camp for some peace and quiet!
WADDY & MARLEY
These boys are in charge of pest-control (squirrels, voles, rabbits, birds etc). They consider themselves the essential energy in the team and inspire us to make the most of life.
Despite being working cocker spaniels, they are mostly found napping - when not looking for food, wildlife or other mischief.