Help with our busy family in Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK


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    We are a hard working family of five looking for helpers. We welcome people who can use their initiative and who are sociable and positive, who like to get stuck in And contribute to family life.

    Currently Aled is recovering from a broken ankle after falling off his 1920s motorcycle so any help you can give to our family would be appreciated.

    We are quiet and gentle people who have a vision to make our little part of wales into somewhere more people can enjoy. At the moment we are looking for someone to walk the dog for 1hour each day, entertain the kids after school, cook, clean the family home, iron, garden, move logs and other odd jobs. 3-5 hours of help per day, 5 days per week. We have been renovating the house for four years an are now starting a barn conversion and hoping to start a Glamping business on site.

    Aled is an engineer and metal worker, who is skilled in a lot of practical things, he works as a project engineer in a confectionary factory and Katy is a a homemaker who runs an online rentals business, loves cooking, swimming and has little time with three kids.

    The smallholding is very beautiful with views of the sea and mountains, untamed gardens and a little steam train stop at the bottom of the field. We are quite rural but near a cycle route to the nearby town of Tywyn which has rail links all over the Uk. We are very hard working and need support with entertaining the kids/free up time so we can be with the kids, keep on top of property maintenance, looking after pets and general day to day cleaning and cooking. If you have a skill to offer we can probably find a job you enjoy as there is never an end to our list! You must be positive, loving and gentle and like spending time on your own as we go to bed early and get up early.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You need to be self sufficient here, bring a sense of adventure and fun along with a good book as we're quite rural unless you get on your bike and decide to go to the nearby town. We would be happy to help you with your language ability with a lesson once per week and show you life on a rural small holding in west wales. I love cooking, so you may pick up a few traditional recipes, and I enjoy making jams, chutneys and drinks with the produce grown here. We can advise you on walks nearby and you may have the opportunity to go to some local events, but really we're quite quiet, work hard, go to bed early, eat well, relax and enjoy the kids.

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    Tasks will probably include walking True the dog, cooking, general maintenance, cooking an evening meal for the family, cleaning the house, gardening and entertaining the children. Essentially mucking in with our busy family 5 hours of help per day, 5 days per week.

    We are looking for caring, enthusiastic, friendly and hard working volunteers with a sense of humour. We provide evening meals on your helping days with the family (or we welcome you share your cooking skills and make supper for everyone). I speak French And English and my husband speaks welsh and English and the kids are bilingual Welsh-english. We have a dog, cat, and a two year old.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Welsh English french

  • Accommodation


    Double room, shared bathroom and kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Climbing, cinema in town, surfing, walking, kite surfing, learn Welsh, trips on the Victorian train to waterfalls, Tywyn, Cader Idris, Dolgellau, Harlech Castle, Mawddach estuary bike routes, trip to Aberystwyth (1hr) Liverpool (2-3hrs)or Birmingham (2.5hrs direct train) gym in town with classes such as Pilates, swimming, Aquafit. We are accessible from Tywyn via a cycle route, bus with short walk or steam train when running in season.

    If we accept you into our home, we really need you to work hard and we will in return respect your needs and hopefully we'll have a great time together. It is essential that you plan ahead and communicate to us when you aim to work, what on or ask us if you're not sure about something.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    5 hours 5 days a week

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