Cooking and other household help wanted in Leamington Spa, UK


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    We are a recently retired couple who live in a large house, 2 miles from the centre of Leamington Spa. Our children have grown up and gone away so we have plenty of space in the house. We like company and would welcome a volunteer to live as a member of the family and to help with everyday tasks around the house. In January/February I make marmalade which is very time consuming so help over that period is especially needed. This year I shall start making marmalade in the week commencing 21 January - is there anybody out there who would like to come and help me? Its quite interesting if you have never done something like this before.

    In the spring and summer we like to grow our own vegetables so help with watering and other gardening projects is most welcome. Also help with computers would be good! We are interested in practising our French (rusty), German (very basic) and especially Italian. If you can help us practise any of these languages we would be very grateful. We realise that you want to practise your English - don't worry we will help you with that. There is plenty of free time for the workawayer to go out and discover the local area.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cocinar / compras
    Ayuda en casa
    Ayuda con animales
    Ayuda con idiomas
    Ayuda informática / Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a very sociable couple who like to converse with our workawayer. We like to find out about their country and we will tell them about English expressions and customs. We like to sit in front of the fire in the evenings after dinner and chat to our workawayer. A lively personality with a good level of English will get on well in our household. If you want to spend your evenings in your bedroom talking on your phone or computer, this is not the job for you! This experience is more than just helping - its interacting with us and living as one of the family.
    I like cooking and its great to have another pair of hands chopping vegetables and clearing up after me. I go to the gym a lot and you can come with me if you would like to. Bring your trainers!

  • Help


    The sort of help required is with making meals and clearing up afterwards. Loading the washing machine and dryer. Doing some ironing. Assisting with the shopping. Feeding our pets, a cat and a tortoise! Actually the tortoise hibernates between November and March so doesn't need anything doing to it in the winter. Helping with various projects around the house and garden. You can make this job what you want.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French and basic Italian & German

  • Accommodation


    Very nice bedroom with separate bathroom in our house. Use of wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live not far from Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick and Oxford all of which are interesting places to visit. We live in a village on a bus route into Leamington Spa which is 2 miles away - it is walkable. The nearest train station is Leamington Spa and the nearest airport is Birmingham, although lots of our workawayers come via Stanstead airport. You can get a coach to Leamington Spa from London Victoria.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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