We have just bought a huge rambling old house with land in beautiful rural South Devon near Totnes. We have an immediate need for Workawayers to help with a gardening and landscaping project. Would suit a couple or friends or a couple of individuals who are up for physical gardening work. Spanish speaking a bonus but not essential. Plenty space to accommodate and could be that you might prefer to cook and eat to suit yourselves too.
My sister also lives with us plus a steady stream of house guests so it is a busy household but enough space to be independent. We have recently relocated back to the UK after 10 years in New York and the past 6 months in Costa Rica. The children (now 9 and 5) attend the local Steiner (Waldorf) school. My husband is a photographer and travels extensively. My sister is a body work therapist (similar to cranial sacral work). I practice yoga.
We are mostly vegetarian (macrobiotic principles). We can help and support someone in learning/improving their English. An interest in Steiner education and/or natural food/macrobiotics would help as would an interest in living sustainably.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Working with us towards creating a sustainable house/land and community projects
Mostly right now we need help with a gardening/landscaping project.
English, French, some Spanish
Own room in our home and either meals with the family (organic good quality food, mostly vegan or vegetarian, plus we eat fish, eggs and some dairy) - or - you could cook and eat separately if that works better.
Beautiful rural South Devon - great hiking, river, beach about 30 mins drive, Dartmoor - wild land, great for hiking. Totnes is an interesting town particularly with regards to sustainability, social change, natural health etc. Could have use of a car. Train station is close by (2.5 hours by train to London). My husband is back/forth to London all the time. Surfing beach nearby (my 9 year old loves surfing). Many organic farms and artisan food producers.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week