My partner Alex and I and our two children - Cordelia (8) and Sherlock (4) live on the most idyllic land (8 acres) in West Sussex close to the bustling city of Brighton.
We are surrounded by rolling fields and a picturesque lake which is a home to lots of birds and wildlife and as you drive down the track leading to our house you feel as though you're entering deepest countryside, yet in 10 minutes walk you are at a thriving village called Henfield with shops, cafes and pubs.
20 minutes drive from us is the student-city of Brighton which has an independent culture and lots of going out and shopping options - should you desire them!
We have several out-buildings, glamping dome, Tiny House and a party-barn which a few times a year we hire out for weddings and events, and Air BnB every weekend too. This summer we're also hosting a few yoga retreats.
There is always lots going on around us - we both have busy lives and there are always people coming and going around the farm, and we're very flexible to the assistance we are given, and can usually find a use for anyone!
Our set-up would suit a couple due to the split of tasks we have to do - some physical and some child-based, and there is always help needed around the garden and house...these tasks include building-work (under the supervision of our builder), painting, cleaning, looking after the animals, and we'll be shortly building a yurt and decorating it, and adding a hot tub area too.
We also need assistance with our 2 children, and there is daily housekeeping.
We are looking for couples who can stay for 1 - 2 months, who are helpful, proactive and practical and who are looking to get stuck into our projects whilst they're with us.
You will be accommodated in room in our guest-house which has full facilities (kitchen, dishwasher, bath etc).
Driving is necessary because schools are quite far away, and we provide you with a car when needed. And we have bicycles you can borrow to explore the locality (there are lots of picturesque bridal-paths in the locality to be able to explore).
We require 5 hours per day, 5 days per week of assistance. Extra hours are paid at £10 per hour.
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
Aside from English language and culture the interesting bird-life in the surrounding areas (including our own chickens, ducks, peacocks and moorhens) could be studied.
Nearby Knepp Castle is a nature reserve renound for it's 're-wilding' which is often extremely interesting for visitors to visit.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Mainly we require assistance involving housekeeping, helping with the kids (school-run and babysitting) gardening, general maintenance, animal husbandry (helping with the chickens).
We'll also be shortly working out how to put up a yurt, and under the supervision of our builder - converting a log-shed into a family snug room, clearing a yard out, doing some painting inside and out, tiling a new courtyard, and we've got a boat that we'd like to turn into a pirate ship for the kids!
When you contact me let me know your skills and what you enjoy doing and we can work out a way of accommodating you.
Accommodation would be in your own room in the guest Annexe which has a kitchen and bathroom. We provide a food allowence so you can cook independently, but encourage 'family' meals where we all share a meal together bi-weekly.
The surrounding areas are stunning - with vineyards, cycle tracks, walks, historical sights, not to mention market-towns and Brighton which is an alternative music and arts focused city is just 25 minutes away by car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week