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.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Working with us towards creating a sustainable house/land and community projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Mostly right now we need help with a gardening/landscaping project.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week