We are a family of 4, the kids live away and the garden and the forest need more than we can cope with....we need some friendly enthusiastic help....Located in Sherwood Forest we are a mile from the nearest village.We have a friendly german shepherd dog called Max,4 hens and often a couple of ponies.We have bicycles at your disposal and are on the cycle route through the forest.PLEASE NOTE As we live extemporary lives we book our volunteers one month in advance. As we go with the flow of life this saves any cancellations
Type of work
Help with Computers / internet,
Helping with Tourists,
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Cooking / shopping,
General help, wood work, gardening, plenty of options as we are starting a tourist venture.We like working with wood,have art and restoration projects pending.
Usually a log cabin with all mod cons and woodburning stove in secluded woodlands 100yds from the main house or own room in the house itself.
What else ...
We like art, music, wild life, nature, one of us works part time, we support a local charity for people with different abilities "Project 605" and one of us supports Juventus!!Trish has an interest in natural healing and a large library of knowledge in this area. Riccardo has passion for world music has been involved in many musical projects. There are many tourist attractions in the area for visiting on days off .Local buss is frequent.
Host ref number: 22521322824d
Feedback left about host
by Bastien [23/10/2012]:
Dear Ricardo and Trish,
From my travels in the Uk and Ireland, this is the one I remember the most. I've been back in the Netherlands for about a week or 3 now but I still think about it every now and then. The plans to go again are allready set in motion so I won't be stuck here for to long! We had such a fun time whit you guys and the time more
Hey Bastien......A great and willing worker....He tackled every job that was asked of him and was fun to have around.I am keeping Bastien's way open....and I can highly recommend him to any other host. Good luck and happy adventures my friend.Love Trish
by ander [14/09/2012]:
Hello!!!! I spent 3 week with this incredible family and I can ensure that this had been one the best desitions I have ever done. They are very pacient and friendly and always willing to help. The place is wonderfull and you are awesome...
Thank you for having me there. I will always remember you for such a good time. Best regards Trish, more
Ander has been a great help to us painting,making paths and clearing woodland.He is very friendly and easy going and I feel happy to recommend him to any host family
Aitor and Irati are a lovely couple who are hardworking and eager to learn fitting in with all our arrangements.I can reccommend them to any host family.
by Aitor [30/09/2012]:
We spent some weeks in Archway house. It was our first workway and it was amazing, a very nice experience.
Trish is a very lovely woman with whom you can talk about any different and interesting topics. When you spend only some seconds with her you can realise that she is a really good person.
Riccardo is a man who is all the time smiling and more
by Gesa [17/08/2012]:
Dear Trish and Riccardo,
Thank you again for having me! It was just perfect and I will remember my days in Sherwood Forest for the rest of my life. I came to you because I needed some time off to focus on the simple life again. What I got was so much more beautiful and I learned a lot from the both of you.
Trish, you are a truly inspirational more
by host [01/09/2012]:
Gesa is a lovely intelligent young woman who tackles any challenge that comes her way.She showed lots of patience and perseverance in the painting of the bed and was always enthusiastic.I would recommend her to any other host.
by Aimee [26/07/2012]:
Trish, Riccardo, The house and Sherwood Forest are a perfect combination!! I spent two weeks having the time of my life either talking and cooking with Trish, hearing Riccardo's ghost stories and music and helping keep up an already beautiful house.
I never felt as just a volunteer. I felt like a member of their family and I will always cherish more
Aimee is a very bright and vivacious young woman who can adapt to any situation.We had a great time together and we can recommend her without reservation.....Cheers Aimee .Best wishes for the future.Trish and Riccardo xx
by ROSALINDA [08/05/2012]:
If we could use an only word to explain our experience with Trish and Riccardo we'd say: FANTASTICO!
we've passed in this wondeful place 2 gorgeous weeks, helping always in different tasks, between the forest, the green house, the antic house, always with a really easy-going and friendly attitude, with a lot of time to speak, exchange ideas, more
Rosalinda and Francesco were great volunteers tackling everything that was asked of them and did a very good job.....I recommend them wholeheartedly and wish them well on their travels.They see what needs doing and get on with it.
by Alyssa [17/02/2012]:
We spent three weeks here in January, and what an amazing experience! Trish and Riccardo are so full of joy, experiences and stories... and their home is amazing. Who wouldn't want to spend a few weeks living in a real Duke's Manor?!
It's an easy walk into town, and there is plenty to do nearby, but we stayed at home most of the time if only to more
Alyssa and Justin are a great couple whom I would recommend to anyone.Easy going and thoughtful ...a paramedic and a pastry chef.What more could you ask for!Justin was able to superglue Ric's finger back together and Alyssa calmed the nerves with scones.They also did a good stint of painting and put a fleet of bicycles back on the road....Thanks more
We had a great time with Sahana and Jess.We were treated to delicious authentic Indian food and had an enjoyable exchange.We wish them all the best with their adventures and can recommend then to any other hosts.
by sahana [27/10/2011]:
We experienced our first workaway with Trish and Ricardo. Words donot suffice the amazing time we had with them. The house is a testament of their work and it was an honor to share that with them. The energy of the place changed our energy, journey and mood for the better! Thank you Trish for being so real and thank you Ricardo for your dynamic more
Alba is very caring and sensitive.She stayed with us for 2 weeks and tackled every task that was asked of her.I can recommend her to you....she has studied art restoration so can be very useful to anyone who loves paintings.
by Alba Alejandra [03/11/2011]:
I only can be thankful to this extraordinary family...
Thank you Trish for share your inspiring life histories, Ricardo for your eternal smile, Jack for your delicius meals and Max for show me the way to came back home :) Thank you all for be so pacient with my babblings in english!!
...Muchisimas gracias de corazon! Mi avette fatto crescere!
by Federico [03/09/2011]:
In order to know the real England, forgetting its busy metropolis, Sherwood Forest is by far the best place. Trish is one of the sweetest women I have ever met and Riccardo is a generous and lively man who has a lot to teach to everyone. The ghost of Robin Hood made me company while I improved my English and learned to live in contact with nature. more
Federico is a sensitive caring young man who is a willing to help with anything asked of him.I can reccomend him to any other host.Unfortunately he was'nt with us to enjoy the jam that we made from the fruits of his harvesting,but he did see the Robin Hood Festival and wasable to keep in touch with his team.Best wishes for the future.
Antonio and Maria were our first volunteers and it has been a wonderful experience.We were their first host family and Iam so happy to have met them and shared two weeks of our lives together.....I can certainly recommend them as I am sure that they will be helpful to anyone they visit.Trish in Sherwood Forest
by Antonio [06/08/2011]:
We were 2 weeks in Sherwood Forest, it was a wonderful experience. The people are very kind, friendly, lovely..... and are made to feel at home. We worked, enjoyed, improved our english a lot and learned of the life, music.
Thank you for 2 weeks unforgettable.
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