We have a 1 acre smallholding including chickens, ducks, bees (and soon-to-be pigs), as well as a small orchard and vegetable plot. Situated on the edge of Ringwood Forest, a beautiful area to walk, run or cycle in and just a short drive from the New Forest National Park.
I work full time and since my wonderful husband recently passed away I find I am in need of some extra help around the place. Also our plan is to keep pigs, so it would be great if we could build a small smoker for meat, etc.
Help in the house
Depending on the season/weather, I need general help with the garden, weeding, clearing brambles/nettles, mowing lawns, feeding the animals, cleaning out coops, treating woodwork, chopping wood, kindling, etc.
Indoor help will include redecorating The Stable and some general maintenance. We also have a project which will involve some carpentry skills to build a smoker for meat, fish, cheese, etc. (This is not essential but obviously would be an added bonus!)
English (native). Fluent Greek, a little French & Italian
We have a one bedroom Stable annexe with its own kitchen facilities which Workawayers can stay in (would suit single person or couple). There is a TV and there is wi-fi (although sketchy - we are in the country after all!) You may prefer to self-cater for some or all of your meals, or you may prefer to eat together; I would also be happy to be cooked for!
As I work full time, this place is better suited for an independent, self-assured, self-sufficient Workawayer or couple. Your own car would be useful as we are about a mile from the village centre shop, pub, etc.
Any questions please ask! :)
We are located on the edge of the village without a regular bus service. Therefore, you will need to cycle (we can provide you with a bicycle) or walk. If you have your own car that is even better, there is an off-road parking space available. The nearest grocery/village shop is a mile away. Fordingbridge town is about 3.5 miles and Ringwood market town is about 8 miles. There is a direct bus service (X3) to Bournemouth and Salisbury from Fordingbridge and there is a National Express coach service from Ringwood. Salisbury has a mainline railway station serving the west county and London (Waterloo) :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Having lived and worked abroad myself in the past, it will be a great opportunity to meet Workawayers from other parts of the world and to find out about their culture, heritage, views and experiences. I used to teach English as a foreign language in Greece. For Workawayers, being so close to Ringwood Forest and the New Forest National Park there is plenty of beautiful countryside to be explored as well as the medieval city of Salisbury and prehistoric Stonehenge to the north and Southampton and Bournemouth to the south.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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