Come and join our warm and busy family life surrounded by nature in Totnes, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    Greetings we are Freddy, Helena & our 2. 1/2 year old son Raffy (to date sept 2019)!
    We live in green and beautiful South Devon on our land, that spans 16 acres of meadows and woodland in the heart of the South Hams. We have 2 beautiful cabins and an annex. We eventually envision holding immersive retreats and occasional events to support connection with ourselves and the Earth.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It takes less than 15 mins to drive to the bustling, characterful town which is filled with cafes, independent shops and curios. It's a fascinating and beautiful town complete with castle and two weekly markets, as well as monthly food market.
    20 mins drive north is the edge of Dartmoor National Park. 368 square miles of wild beauty: open moor and wooded valley, famed for it's tors (granite outcrops) and neolithic landscapes. You could spend days up there and only just being to touch the wealth of wilderness on offer.
    30 mins drive south or west and you reach the sea. Its a spectacular meeting - rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, surf and spume.
    Our place its self is surrounded by nature, the birds and the bees, its the perfect place to unplug and relax, yet be 12 minutes drive from the quaint and quirky town of Totnes. The wilderness of Dartmoor national Park is a 15 minute drive away and the nearest beaches on the South coast are 30 minutes away. Some of the animals on our land are: blackbirds, buzzards, owls, woodpeckers, jays, bats, deer, slowworms, even glow-worms, abound!

  • Help

    Help

    We are a warm and busy couple in our 30s/40s who are looking for some help in our home!
    We are looking for help with childcare of our little son Raffy who is 2 . 1/2 . This would be at our house or garden and one of us would be around too (trying!) to get on with things! We are looking for someone who either has childcare experience or loves small children play with our small and lively boy!
    We are also wanting help with preparing some family meals some, some cleaning our house and domestic ironing and maybe some gardening/weeding.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your own cosy caravan! The seating in it turns into a kingsize bed. We dont provide food or meals, but there is a gas stove and small fridge in the caravan and cooking equipment (kettle, pans, plates cups ect). Also when you do cooking at our house as part of your hours, your welcome to take a portion too! There is a compost toilet near by and your welcome to come to ours for a shower/bath or use one of the outside (but hot!) showers at the cabins if they are free.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Getting here: There's a mainline rail station (direct trains from London Paddington) in Totnes - taxis cost £10-18 from there to our place.
    When you are here: Best option is if you have your own transport. But if you dont, we are happy to drop you off in Totnes when we pass ourselves (usually 3 x a week).
    There is a bus to and from Totnes to our closest village, Harbertonford, but it's a good 45 minute hike from there to here and the busses are not very regular, but it is still do able if you time it right and are prepared for a bit of a hike or better cycle ride if you have a bike..

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 154911318226