We live in the Lizard Village. The most South Westerly village on the UK mainland.

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in the Lizard village in Cornwall. Right at the end of the UK.
    We will be renovating, decorating, improving the house and garden.
    Propagating plants. Apple picking and preserving.
    Pruning, planting, weeding, composting.
    We will be meeting and greeting customers and looking after them.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Jobs can include:
    - maintaining the garden
    - general handy work around the property.
    - painting, decorating
    - building conservation
    - gardening
    - propagation
    - indoor work such as washing, ironing, cleaning the house, cooking

    No experience is necessary as training is given on the job.
    On average we work Monday-Friday for about 5 hours per day. Depending on the time of year and the jobs that need to be done.
    We are looking for volunteers who will stay for one month or more, 6 weeks is ideal.
    Most of the time we will have a placement available for one helper. We don't usually have places for couples or groups except under special circumstances.
    We normally have four to six helpers at the same time.
    We do need long-term help. Especially with computer and administration. And with the vegetable garden.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural and social exchange:
    Our Workaways can learn about English culture, eat traditional cuisine as well as practice their English. We sit together for 3 meals a day (as well as a tea break), where we love to hear your travel stories and interests. We rotate cooking duties and encourage you to share the food of your home with all of us!

    There are many opportunities to learn here! They include:
    -General handy work around the property
    -Building renovation
    -Painting, decorating
    -Building conservation
    -Gardening
    -Propagation

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have rooms in the house.
    You might have to share a room.
    All meals are included. We eat fish, but we don't eat meat.
    We can cater for vegetarians and vegans
    We have a friendly outgoing community with lots of laughter and food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Surfing is available locally, and The North Coast Surfing is only 40 minutes away.
    There are many local walks. Especially along the coast, which is very beautiful.
    There is a good local village (The Lizard) with two pubs, shops, post office, newsagent, and a very pleasant community.

    We supply waterproof clothes for dirty jobs or for when it is raining. We have waterproof boots, but you may still want to bring your own working shoes.
    We have WiFi.
    We have a washing machine and a hairdryer that you can use.
    We have bedding and sheets, but you should bring your own towel.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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