Help a family with fencing their garden and with animals in North Yorkshire, UK


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    My family, David and myself Susan, sing for the elderly/adults with learning difficulties, we also do home boarding for dogs. We live in North Yorkshire in the countryside. I have 3 son's Adam (28) who is a pianist, choirmaster and director, Elliot (21) who is an actor, singer and dancer and Oliver (20) who is studying Animal Management. Only one of my son's lives at home, Oliver. We have a lovely guest bungalow that you can have sole use of, plus a hot tub. We live in a beautiful part of the UK, in between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales and are central for the towns of Richmond, Northallerton and Darlington. We have 2 dogs, 2 cats and 4 chickens that produce lovely eggs. We are a very musical family, with lots of musical instruments, we also like to perform on stage.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I always feel that visitors head straight for London, the UK has so much to offer further north. We are friendly people with lots of interesting places to visit and learn about English people. Historical Richmond is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it has a castle and sits on the River Swale. Visit the oldest working theatre in the UK, The Georgian Theatre Royal, take afternoon tea in one of the many tea rooms, or just walk round the cobbled market place, say hello to the locals, they will be keen to pass the time of day with you.

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    We are looking for someone to help with fencing our large garden and clear out some scrub land behind our bungalow, painting the new/old fence and laying some paving slabs and a general tidy up of the grounds. Some dogs walking, cleaning out the chickens, feeding the animals. If raining, maybe a little help in the house with dusting, hovering, bathrooms, cooking. Approximately Up to 5 hours help, 5 days a week in exchange for food & accommodation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a guest bungalow that you would be very welcome to use, plus hot tub with beautiful far reaching countryside views. The bungalow has a large fully furnished living room with TV, kitchen with all appliances, bathroom with large walk in shower, bedroom has double bed, TV and bedroom furniture.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A walk will take you to a good bus service 20 minutes into the market town of Richmond with its cobbled streets and Castle or in 20 minutes to the quaker town of Darlington. Darlington is on the main railway line, from here you can get a train to just about anywhere. Maybe you would prefer to just relax in the hot tub with beautiful far reaching countryside views.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 181652274694