Hi there, my name is Seth and I'm a middle-aged British guy with a professional background in I.T, teaching and photography.
I bought a large detached countryside house with my brother & sister. It has 11 bedrooms and has 3 parts, each with separate kitchen, bathrooms etc and need help with renovation and maintenance of the property both interior and exterior.
My brother and sister are not living at the property this season, although they will be visiting each week, so mostly I live alone here while doing the renovations.
I love playing tennis, squash, badminton, windsurfing, archery, mountain climbing, camping/hiking, computers, guitar and photography. I'd be happy to do (or teach) any of these sports with any workawayer who is interested. Also I have a passion for philosophy, spirit and metaphysics and looking deeper in the world's mysteries and I'm currently writing a book / thesis in this field.
Our property is up on a hill and surrounded by nature, fields, small wild woods and there is breathtaking coastline & beaches the other side of the hill (3km).
Our local town (Cardigan) is a peaceful picturesque historic town with part of an ancient castle and a beautiful river running through it to the sea nearby. It's a quiet area, far from the noise of the city.
I'm also learning Russian language, so it would be an added bonus if a workaway person speaks Russian.
Also we have 2 lovely young cats (20 months old) who live out in the studio and love to be stroked and given some attention (they only live outdoors and don't come in the house).
Help in the house
This exchange will really be only suitable for a person who is quite independent, knows how to occupy themselves (with books/internet/walking in the nature/cycling/swimming etc). There are buses from the local town and I have bicycles you can use, so mostly you can explore this area alone in your free time as I am too busy to go out with you often (sorry about that, but I have a mega busy life).
I am around to socialise for an hour in the evening each day and maybe have some interesting fire-side chats on Welsh culture and on life philosophy:)), also will I'm happy to go with you by car to any cultural events happening around, and visit various beautiful sights/ historic places for one day (or maybe just half a day) each week and also I can play sport with you such as tennis, badminton, squash, table-tennis, archery).
I am a qualified English teacher, so I can give some help each week with English (and photography lessons or computer software lessons such as Photoshop etc).
So mostly this is a Workaway exchange of:
- experiencing local Welsh cultural events (when they occur) and life in the local town of Cardigan.
- free nutritious food and good accommodation at a house in the countryside near the sea
- a calm, quiet, cosy space that is ideal for your private studies, yoga, meditation, relaxation etc
- some help or practice in: English, photography, computer software or in sports such as tennis/badminton/squash/tabletennis.
- bicycles available for you to explore the beautiful nature and coastline
- An excursions each week, to visit, for example: castles, iron-age forts, waterfalls, hiking on the hills or cliffs, secluded beaches and caves, seals or dolphin watching, Lagoon aqua park, St David's cathedral, maybe canoeing on the river).
It would be nice to have somebody here to stay at our place who loves the peaceful countryside, sea and nature and who is very independent and able and happy to occupy their own time, because I will be very busy and only able to spend half a day each week to drive you to some excursions (one trip per week) to good sightseeing places / attractions in West Wales.
The work schedule is quite flexible and you can usually choose which parts of each day you wish to do the tasks..
Examples of tasks to help with:
- Removing an old shed (dismantling)
- Painting the exterior of the house (I can show how to do this)
- Tidying the two sheds
- Moving stones and logs
- Cutting some firewood
- Watering the plants in the garden and weeding
- Feeding the 2 cats
- Managing the recycling
- Cooking meals sometimes each week (generally vegetarian (nothing difficult required)
- Washing up the dishes
- Trimming some tree branches
Initially it's preferred to take on a workaway volunteer for just up to 2 weeks (this might be extended if all goes well).
It's a detached rural house a few km from an idylic small seaside town. Very peaceful and quiet, lovely nature around us and fresh air (can be rather windy and rainy here at times though).
Our guest volunteer(s) will have own smart, warm, clean private bedroom and smart bathroom nearby and shared kitchen, living room.
The house has amenities to a high standard: such as washing machine, cooker, good electric shower, bath, Fibre broadband fast internet WIFI etc.
The living room is cosy with a large woodburner for evening relaxing. We have a table-tennis table and also badminton net, so these are games that we can play at our property. There are also tennis courts in Cardigan.
The house has central heating and also extra electric heaters, so you won't be cold. Electric shower gives hot water 24/7. Your room has a brand new renovation, new carpets etc and is dry and warm with a proper bed and good mattress, duvet etc.
This is a very healthy place to be! - the air is totally clean & fresh and we we have pure spring water from the taps. Try to buy all organic and natural products too.
There will be always plenty of good quality food for a tasty breakfast, lunch and supper each day for you. (Mostly semi-vegetarian eg: soya/quorn/beans/cheese, also eggs, some fish) with grains/vegetables etc. Cereals / porridge, toast / yoghurt / fruit for breakfast. If you need meat, that is fine - you can cook it for yourself (but no pork and no frying meat).
there is a video of some of my teaching here:
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
16 to 18 hours per week
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