Join our floating community on one boat, and help fix the boat next door! in London, UK.

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm a boatbuilder living on a great big old coal barge, and I'm looking for help turning the empty boat next door into a comfortable live-aboard!

    The barge is home to a large community of people (ten or more, depending on who's about!) who all share a large communal living space and deck area. We love having guests, and have seven sofas and a purpose built treehouse to host them!

    We're hoping that anyone who comes to stay will enjoy spending time with the community, and share experiences, stories, drinks and music with us. The crew consist of artists, teachers, musicians, writers, builders and film makers, and we're looking forward to having wonderful guests come and stay with us!

    VERY IMPORTANT: We get a lot of spam messages that have clearly been copy and pasted to a lot of people, so if you don't mention something about boats or communities in your message we will presume that you haven't read this profile and your request will be denied. Sorry!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Help

    Help

    The help needed to be done on the boat next door is mostly unskilled manual labouring. Together we'll be laying down flooring, putting up walls, installing plumbing, and all other sorts of fun things. We'll always be working together, and although I'd prefer people who have at least basic DIY skills, I'm quite happy training people up. Even having someone around to carry, hold and fetch is incredibly valuable!
    Hopefully all guests will leave with more DIY skills and know-how than they started with, and the knowledge that they've helped me build someone a home.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Between us we speak English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Polish!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Guests will be put up in a treehouse in the living room, purpose built to give guests a place to lay there heads. On board there's a shower, washing machine, kitchen and all the regular mod cons. Onboard we live as a community, and we hope that anyone onboard will get involved as much as they can. There's lots of us to meet, and lots of stories to be told!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Three full days a week, four days off for you to enjoy London!


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The barges

the big ole' boat you'll be living on, and the little white one that needs working on!

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The upstairs living room
Welcome aboard
Next door boat
The downstairs living room, with the Treehouse in the corner!
A thanksgiving feast for our American workawayer!
This would be me, I'm the Captain. Arr.
Workin'!
Host ref number: 923967329495

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