Help with garden and decorating project in beautiful rural evon (Spanish speaking pref), UK


United Kingdom

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    We have just bought a huge rambling old house with land in beautiful rural South Devon near Totnes. We have an immediate need for Workawayers to help with a gardening and landscaping project. Would suit a couple or friends or a couple of individuals who are up for physical gardening help. Spanish speaking a bonus but not essential. Plenty space to accommodate and could be that you might prefer to cook and eat to suit yourselves too.
    My sister also lives with us plus a steady stream of house guests so it is a busy household but enough space to be independent. We have recently relocated back to the UK after 10 years in New York and the past 6 months in Costa Rica. The children (now 9 and 5) attend the local Steiner (Waldorf) school. My husband is a photographer and travels extensively. My sister is a body work therapist (similar to cranial sacral work). I practice yoga.
    We are mostly vegetarian (macrobiotic principles). We can help and support someone in learning/improving their English. An interest in Steiner education and/or natural food/macrobiotics would help as would an interest in living sustainably.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Gardening/landscaping experience
    Macrobiotic/natural foods
    Steiner education
    Working with us towards creating a sustainable house/land and community projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Mostly right now we need help with a gardening/landscaping project.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Own room in our home and either meals with the family (organic good quality food, mostly vegan or vegetarian, plus we eat fish, eggs and some dairy) - or - you could cook and eat separately if that works better.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Beautiful rural South Devon - great hiking, river, beach about 30 mins drive, Dartmoor - wild land, great for hiking. Totnes is an interesting town particularly with regards to sustainability, social change, natural health etc. Could have use of a car. Train station is close by (2.5 hours by train to London). My husband is back/forth to London all the time. Surfing beach nearby (my 9 year old loves surfing). Many organic farms and artisan food producers.

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 229533517872