Contemporary eco house, looking for a couple to help with gardening and home projects in Somerset, England, UK


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    Andy and I have just moved in to our new home in a village close to Wells in Somerset. We live with our 3 grown up children (18, 21 and 23), two dogs and 4 chickens.

    We are looking for ideally a couple ( friends or partners) to come for 2 - 4 weeks to help us with the garden and maybe some help around the house.

    We have hosted before and really enjoy meeting new people. We would welcome workawayers from abroad or from the UK who would like a change of scene.

    We would consider anything from a weeks stay to a couple of months

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an easy going family and over the years have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and learning about their lives and cultures as well as sharing ours. We enjoy music and socialising and Andy is a keen cook.

    We live in an amazing part of the country that is steeped in History and is an area that still remains quite rural. We love sharing our local knowledge.

    Our home is modern in design and built using healthy home principles (anti-allergy and low EMF). It is an eco home in the sense that we have air source heating and all of the electricity we use comes from our solar panels.

    Our home is now complete (mostly) and it is now our garden that needs attention. We would like to create a space that people want to spend time in and this is why we need your help.

    My parents live in the village and are Tai Chi instructors so if you would like to learn in exchange for a bit of gardening at their house I am sure that they would be happy to teach you.

  • Help


    We are looking for people that like being outdoors and don't mind a bit of hard work. The area around our house is still pretty much a building site and we need some help in creating a beautiful garden. Ideally we would like help at the weekends and early on in the week as I work part-time and can be around on those days.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation will be a room in our house with an en-suite shower room. The room has its own access and will have basic cooking facilities ( microwave, small hob, kettle and toaster)

    About half of the meals will be with the family and for the other half we will provide you with the food to cook yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a village with a pub close to the smallest City in England - Wells. We are not far from Glastonbury with it’s Abbey and Tor, Cheddar with its famous Gorge and the Mendip Hills.
    Bath and Bristol are not far away if you fancy a bit of city life.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We may accept a well behaved small dog as long as they didn’t eat free range chickens!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hrs a day per person

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