Come and enjoy Sherwood Forest with us

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Workaways,

    We are Trish and Riccardo and we live at Archway House in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Archway House is a beautiful, historic building set in the heart of Sherwood Forest. Built by the 4th duke of Portland in 1842, the house has been lovingly restored over the last 30 years by our family. We live here in the woods with our friendly two German shepherd dogs, Pip and Max, and 4 hens. We enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the woods and being so close to nature. Please note that our home is in a remote location so we are looking for couples or friends to come join us.

    We are looking for workaway helpers to assist with the ground maintenance on our 10 acres of forest and garden. In exchange for lovely accommodation and three nutritious meals a day you are expected to do 5 hours of honest work. We are looking for practical people who have had experience in the following jobs: Gardening, wood splitting, mowing (with a ride on mower), strimming, painting and other such ground keeping jobs. We want people who can use their initiative and enjoy this type of work as it can be quite physically demanding at times. Please do not apply if you don’t feel that you fit this description.

    Our son Jacomo is often around and helping with maintenance at the property so you will more than likely find yourself working alongside him too at some point. We allso have a daughter called Chiara who off on aventures but if your lucky enough you might get to meet her.

    We would prefer workaways for a minimum of 3 weeks stay.

    In addition to the house, we have two cabins and a caravan on site, which you can stay in if they are free. Our nearest village is Edwinstowe, which is 5 minutes by car and has some lovely pubs and traditional English shops. We are based in the heart of the stunning Nottinghamshire countryside. When you’re not working you can borrow some of our bicycles and have an adventure through the cycle and walking paths or head into Nottingham town which is approximately 50 minutes by bus.

    We look forward to hearing from you
    Trish & Riccardo

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Art project

  • Help

    Help

    General help, wood work, gardening, plenty of options .
    Helping outside in good weather.
    Helping inside in bad weather.
    We like working with wood, have art and restoration projects pending
    Need to reclaim the garden!!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english/italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Ever dependent on what is happening accommodation will be your own room
    in log cabin with wood burning stove
    or own room in the house
    or caravan with electricity

  • What else ...

    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.
    We eat mainly vegetarian organic food.
    There are many tourist attractions in the area for visiting on days off .Local buss is frequent.We live on the cycle track through Sherwood Forest where there are many beautiful cycling paths to enjoy.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    5hr per day 5days per week


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