Jardinage, bricolage et autres menus travaux dans le Devon, GB
We also need a strong person with some experience of GARDENING, GENERAL MAINTENANCE and PAINTING. Our garden needs lots of attention, especially the vegetable garden, and we need to rebuild the polytunnel after the winter storms!
PLEASE NOTE - we can accommodate a SINGLE person only - no couples or friends. (have to stress this as getting so many messages from friends and couples)
We are a musical family (traditional/folk/celtic) living in a village in the beautiful countryside of the South Hams. We work at home - restoring musical instruments and creating jewellery and some stained glass work. We have dogs, hens, ducks, and a horse. We are a few miles from beautiful beaches and surrounded by rolling Devon hills. There is good surfing in the area. The local town has all amenities and is a short drive away, or bus journey, or a 20 minute cycle ride. In the village we have a good shop and a great pub, just a short walk away. This is lovely country for those enjoying outdoor life / walking / water sports.
Type de travailHelp with Computers / internet,
Help in the house,
Cooking / shopping,
Please note- we eat a mostly vegetarian diet, with some fish and only very occasionally locally produced meat, so you must be happy with this.
Volunteers must be physically fit, strong, willing to work in all weathers (being England and often wet) and have suitable clothing / footwear for outdoor work, and must be able to get up and start work by 9.30 on working days
Breakfast (cereal, toast) and lunch (sandwiches, soup, light meals) are usually do it yourself meals unless I have prepared something, but we do provide a good evening meal when we eat together. We will of course provide tea and coffee, soft drinks etc. and the occasional beer. We enjoy good food, home made bread, local produce.
All volunteers must have their own insurance.
If interested there is opportunity for you to learn about handling /training horses with natural horsemanship methods, clicker training and horse agility, as well as general horse handling / care / stable management. It may be possible to ride if you are very experienced and sensitive as a rider.
You could have a go at jewellery making / glass bead making / stained glass work.
We would especially welcome musicians/ music lovers and hope you would enjoy coming with us to regular local pub music sessions.
There should be an opportunity to experience some traditional English Morris dancing and traditional music sessions in local pubs. We love to take our guests out to local pubs with us and buy a drink or two, but please don't expect us to buy all your drinks!
We appreciate our guests understanding that we may want to have quiet times to ourselves occasionally.
We are 3 miles from Kingsbridge and there is a limited bus service, hourly through the day, other than that you will need to walk, cycle or have other form of own transport if you want to get out and about independently. We can offer a lift into Kingsbridge some days. We have a small dinghy available if you want to explore the creeks.
We love to show our guests the local sights and you will have ample free time for exploring yourself.
In Kingsbridge you can hire a kayak or go paddle boarding; there is surfing 15 mins by car; other water sports; great walking (coast path 4 miles); boat hire. Kingsbridge offers cafes, pubs, a wonderful small cinema, a nightclub, market twice weekly.
As well as the volunteering work agreed, we do expect our volunteers to muck in with everyday household tasks like washing up, keeping everywhere tidy.
WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE SOMEONE FOR A LONGER STAY IF WE ALL GET ON OK! COULD EASILY NEGOTIATE HOURS AROUND A PART TIME JOB.
Volunteering hours expected
4.5 per day 5 days per week / very occasional weekend help
Feedback left about host
Christina stayed with us for the autumn and was very helpful with all the given tasks, but especially with helping us to build a website (and also ongoing online help!) she is very knowledgeable and also a good photographer.
Christina is a lovely young girl
and I can say, it was a great experience for me. It was inspiring for me, how simple and wonderful life can be.
I helped with the horse "Willow", the two sweet dogs"Tess" and "Molly", and also at the chickens, also in the gardening and in the housework. The work was good, and it was not too
Sara is also good company and has a good sense of humour. We wish her good
Good luck with university Isabella and we really hope to see you
Katie is really good company, a hard worker who works well on her own initiative and has some great ideas - she's really capable and responsible. She also cooks really well and is a good rider and handler of horses.
Come back any time you like, Katie, and we
Thank you also for all your very hard work and for your good company. We are missing the fun and laughter we all had with Francesco as well. For us a memorable few weeks.
Hope you will come to see us again.
We have really enjoyed having you to stay and miss you now. Please come back!
Thank you for all your hard work and help, and for the fun and laughs we have shared (and with V)
All we can say is that anyone who hosts you will be very lucky indeed.
She is welcome back any time.
David is an exceptional character - he fitted in with the family so easily and he is warm, honest and humourous and an incredibly hard worker. He sees what needs to be done and does it!
David has helped us hugely and I'm not sure how we would have coped with our flooding episodes without him. He has worked diligently
From the very beginning, I felt as if were part of the family and to be honest I had never thought of being so lucky and be able to enjoy that way in my first
Jilly is a perfect house guest, really good company, highly responsible and capable. She was unexpectedly given the task of looking after the household, and granny, and animals whilst we were away for a few days
What a wonderful week I spent with you in such a beautiful place where you live. The way in which you made my feel like a part of the family since the very first moment, is something I will always be grateful with you.
I really enjoy going with you to the concerts and knowing the folk music for the inside. You are
He is welcome back any time.
She is an earnest young woman with a passion for horses and cooking, both of which were welcome here.
She is a hard worker and very helpful around the house.
Gaia was good company and a relaxed house guest and settled into our routines easily.
She is a fabulous cook - her food just has to be
Shirley has helped with all sorts of things, from gardening to painting, mucking out the horses and loads of housework, and always finds something to do to help without even being asked.
We have had some good times together - Shirley has
They have been more than just hosts for me, they have been a real family and they do everything to make you feel as a member of the family. They are lovely persons, so friendly and generous, i mean you can only feel attached to them. It was a pleasure to help them in any kind of tasks and
They have been more than just hosts for me, they have been a real family for the time i was here with them and they do everything to make you feel good. They are absolutely lovely persons, so friendly and generous, enjoying simple things of life, you can only feel attached to them. It was
The room I lived in was very cosy and the food tasty. The work I did was mainly in the garden and a bit with the horse willow and the pony India, but when it was rainy I also helped in the
We got on very well with Theresa and enjoyed her company both staying in watching movies together, or out and about. We
We hope he will
tengo que agradecer con todo mi corazon todo el cariño que durante mi estancia con vosotros...
vosotros sois mi familia en inglaterra... gracias a ti Sarah por tratarme como a un hijo... Niegel, gracias por dejarme verte trabajar en tu exciting job. Chris gracias por tantas bromas....
Gracias por vuestro
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