Come and enjoy Sherwood Forest with us near Nottingham, UK

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    Hello Workaways,
    Spring has sprung and we need some help this April keeping up with it.!!!
    We are Trish and Riccardo and we live in Sherwood Forest Nottinghamshire, in a beautiful, historic building set in the forest and built by the 4th duke of Portland in 1842.
    We have been renovating the house for the last 40years.

    We have a friendly German shepherd dog called Pip and 6 hens.
    We enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the woods and being so close to nature.
    We are looking for couples or friends to come join us. The nearest village is 20mins walk away

    Ideally 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 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.

    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 also have a daughter called Chiara who is off on adventures and keeps popping back home.
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!_We are unable to plan more than 1 month in advance.!!!!!!!!!!!
    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 in the forest 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

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

  • 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


  • 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 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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning English as Trish is a teacher.
    Learning skills that will be useful in life.
    Enjoying the wonderful ancient forest of Sherwood and its environments.

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    Hours expected

    5hr per day 5days per week


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