Help me to renovate my 250yr-old property in the centre of Pembroke, Wales, UK



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    I am a male, retired architect and shopkeeper and am renovating a 250yr-old property in the centre of Pembroke, Pembrokeshire. I have spent this year restoring old paneling and adding new to make two retail spaces on the ground floor. There is tons left to do but I thought workaways could happily busy themselves cleaning and preparing the walls prior to internal decoration, as well as work laying out the garden.
    Pembroke is a historic,walled town in the far West of Pembrokeshire. It sits on a limestone ridge five or so miles from the coast. There is coast to the West and to the South.
    If you are interested in castles, Pembroke has the third largest castle in Britain. There are plenty more castles aroundabout (Tenby, Manobier, Laugharne, Cilgerran, Kidwelly etc.), left over from a turbulent, medieval history about which I am currently reading.
    There are also spectacular beaches and scenery which I am happy to take you to.
    I do have a family but they are in London and doing other things.

    Although Welsh is taught in the schools, Pembroke (apart from a few years during the the Civil War) was continuously royalist, so this part of Wales is almost wholly English-speaking.

  • Arten von Arbeit

    Arten von Arbeit


  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    I have transport and can ferry workaways to and from places within reason.
    I may also want to paint and draw and workaways can do that too or not. There is plenty of varied coastline to choose from and some superb beaches.
    There is a reliable if dull normal bus service and the house is within yards of the main bus-stop in Pembroke. There is also a 'beach-hopper' 20-seater bus service connecting the beaches (with rack for surf boards).
    Several beaches are good for surfing (as in UK, not LA).
    I like to tap into cultural events, as and when they occur, although they are pretty rare.
    August is the month for village fairs and fetes. Events quieten down during September and October, but those month are arguably more enjoyable.

  • Arbeit


    Old and new timber panelling need cleaning, filling and sanding ready for priming. Ceilings and some walls need to be limewashed. In the garden, some clearing and levelling and steps and planting beds need laying out.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English, a little French, no Welsh

  • Unterkunft


    There are three bedrooms: two large and one small; one large has a double and a single bed; one has a double bed but could easily have another single; the small room has a single bed.
    I might have other guests so it would be best if two workaways shared a large room, if not a double bed. I am assuming that I host two workaways.
    There is a big kitchen with a fridge and freezer and a large table.
    Breakfast you helpyourself from provided ingredients; cold lunch or soup I provide; hot evening meal which I will cook and I'm not a bad cook. Workaways to wash up.
    I shop at the Country Market (home made) and Lidl.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    I like chasing around the County finding odd or interesting buildings or landscapes. Workaways can accompany me or do it for themselves: I have some guided information.

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  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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

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