Come and visit us in beautiful Somerset, England

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello wonderful workaway community .

    Reaching out to you gorgeous people for help.

    We need help immediately as my current Workaway is leaving.
    From 15th June 2019.

    I am looking for someone to come and help us create Tribe 🙏🏼
    I would love someone/ people who can really become part of the family .
    I need a person who is really reliable who has lots of childcare experience and speaks good English
    If you can paint walls and garden then that is an added bonus.

    I am looking for people to come for a minimum of 2 weeks.
    My ideal would be a person / couple who are practical and really organised, happy to muck in and be flexible.

    Get in touch if you think you can help 😊I am pretty flexible and open so try me .

    Please note that a high level of English is absolutely key for this volunteer opportunity .


    It is me , Zillah and my 2 gorgeous children : Cosmo 12 and Esh who is 4.
    My partner, Michael stays here the majority of the time and his son stays every other weekend and for half of the school holidays , he is 6.
    Their Dad , Ben lives close by and is very much part of our day to day lives .

    - cleaning and tidying (if you like organising and keeping a beautiful space beautiful then this is the place for you . My environment is really important to me )
    - laundry (it's a bit of an endless cycle with kids )
    - playing / learning with Cosmo . I homeschool / unschool Cosmo so he is at home a lot . He loves to hang out with new people . He likes skateboarding , scrience , role playing games , board games and writing .
    He's really really into drawing at the moment and is doing maths online.
    -taking care of Esh (he is very easy and likes to play board games and paint. He loves to go for walks) It's really important that you have experience of children that age.
    We go to a home ed group once or twice a week .
    I parent in a way that I feel respects my kids as individuals so they are both very good at expressive themselves.
    Esh is brilliant at feeling how he feels.
    They are delicious and articulate in where they are at and how they feel .

    They both love trampolining - we have 2 trampolines next to each other that the kids play on a lot.
    It's important to me that my children have people around them who are curious about who they are and who want to connect with two extraordinary small beings.

    What we can offer you in return
    - a liberal open minded space in a town that offers many nature walks , lots of good people and a smattering of funky shops .
    - being part of our family . Community is important to me and I see us as a mini tribe that evolves and changes all the time with different people joining and leaving .
    - I have a strong spiritual path to tread so I can share that with you . It's spacious , inclusive and expansive and reflects the huge shifts I see in the world all around me in terms of awareness and consciousness .
    - we have a shed that has been converted into a studio for you to stay in . It is very comfortable although can be a little chilly so if you are super sensitive to cold it may not be for you (there is a heater and/but its very expensive).
    - it may be that you will share the studio with another volunteer . I won't ever arrange that without checking in with individuals but it may come up .
    - healthy food .
    - honest healthy conversation and respectful interaction . I very much see all volunteers as part of our tribe . I can learn as much from you as you from me X

    Bruton is a small town surrounded by lush green countryside , streams , woods and villages .
    It's very small but there is a great community here . It is very very quiet .
    We are very close (10 minute train journey) to Frome which is a lovely alternative community with lots going on.
    We are about an hour from Bristol and an hour from Bath. Both cities that are very interesting to travellers . Bristol is a fantastic city full of diversity , funky places to eat , drink , party or chill.
    Devon isn't far away and well worth a day trip .

    I HAVE CATS and one is quite allergenic . If you have any kind of cat allergy , please be warned !

    Ps please note that our location is not just outside of London . The map is wrong and I don't know how to change it ! We are 2/3 hours from London in Somerset .


    PLEASE NOTE : I have recently decided to set an age limit of 23 for volunteers as I have found that those that are younger don't generally have the life experience required to be present with the kids and do chores .
    My decision is based on my experience of a good number of Workaway volunteers and I would much rather both sides are honest at the beginning instead of making promises that just can't be honoured :-)
    Thanks for your understanding X

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I think that our visitors learn a lot from us.
    I have developed my view and life through following my heart and listening to my intuition and it's been a glorious , fulfilling journey thus far with lots of shitty bits that I wouldn't change for anything ! And many many beautiful heart stopping moments .
    Motherhood has been an extraordinary, heart opening , consciousness raising , epic explosion of coming into my self for me and I feel very privileged to be sharing my time with these 2 young beings .
    We are all liberal in our outlook and tolerant in our nature .
    We live in rural England and I think that people may have preconceived ideas about Britishness : don't talk about feelings , stiff upper lip etc
    WE COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THAT STEREOTYPE !
    I dont feel that there are that many cultural differences . What doing workaway for 6 years has taught me is that everyone has the same wants , desires and needs ;
    We all want to fill our lives with love, passion, connection, adventure , meaning and peace .
    We are all living in one world that has increasingly transparent borders . What you will learn here is that we are all the same . That if you trust the universe then it will provide . I have met EXTRAORDINARY people through workaway . They have bought me so much nourishment , learning, richness and fun.
    I hope we have offered something of the same .
    We live in a normal little house in a small little town in England and we are shining as much as we are able.

    If you are a fan of Donald Trump then you probably won't be a great match with us !
    Come and visit . You are welcome and I'm am sure we will learn something from each other .

  • Help

    Help

    It generally works that volunteers help in the morning unless I need a babysitter for some time in the evening .
    Your day will start at 9 am ish and go through to 12.30 ish when we eat and then you would help for an hour later in the day ...either tidying downstairs whilst I put the children to bed or hanging out with either child whilst I spend time with the other one .

    I am always really fair with hours and flexible about time .
    I really want people staying here to be happy and have a joyful , nourishing time :-)
    I am happy for volunteers to help all their hours in full days if they want to go for a day trip out .
    I am happy to give you lifts to places but this placement tends to work best for people who are quite self sufficient as I have my hands full with 2 children .
    There is a great train station here is Bruton that has a direct line to London once a day . Berrys coaches comes from Hammersmith in West London to either Frome or Wincanton .....both a 20 minute drive away .
    We have LOTS of really good feedback . We enjoy sharing our home and have met some extraordinary people through this site .
    My only criteria is that you speak a good level of English so that you can communicate with my 10 year old son easily and that you don't mind cleaning and tidying . You will at some point be asked to clean the bathroom ;-)
    Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a converted shed/studio in my back garden that is a lovely chilled white space with a single bed and a fold up one to add if there are 2 of you.

    It is warm, cosy,private and away from the main house. There is no water supply or cooking facilities so you would use my house . I live in a 3 bedroom house with a nice big garden. You can be as sociable or unsociable as you like .

    The Wi-Fi only works half way up the garden but I am very happy for workwayers to use internet in my house.

    I can cater for vegetarians but find accommodating a vegan diet tricky as it means I need to cook a separate dish every meal but if you are vegan and would like to come then I am happy to negotiate you cooking for yourself when our meals are non vegan .
    We have a healthy diet and have a sit down meal all together most evenings .
    We have 2 cats , one of which seems to have quite allergy prone fur so do be warned if you have bad car allergies .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am happy to cater for couples.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4.5 hours a day . max 25 hours/week

































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