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Due to a spinal injury, help with looking after Ralph, a Great Pyrenees puppy.
1. Accommodation only in exchange for 14/15 hours per week work:
Option i) 5 days x 3 hours
Option ii) 7 days x 2 hours.
2. Please specify that you understand that the property is NOT in a city, but a village near the beach! (See below for distances to local cities.)
3. Share one sentence as to why you would like to stay here.
Walking Great Pyrenees puppy Ralph 3-4 times per day locally. I usually take him to the park or the beach during the day in the car (off leash) and he is still young, so long walks are not necessary.
Vacuum/mop kitchen/living room. Empty/loading dishwasher. (This varies from once every 1 or 2 days depending upon weather etc.)
Other small tasks, as necessary.
Over the last 16 years, I have restored a period villa in a little village near The Hague. Previously, I have worked in many different countries and for more than a decade for NGO's. Now I volunteer but, unfortunately, I have hurt my spine. This means that I am currently struggling to look after my beautiful garden and do little maintenance jobs. As this is such a wonderful location, near beautiful cities of culture and glorious beaches, I thought someone might like a holiday in exchange for some help. You can also enjoy wonderful, wholesome, local produce in this magical place. Al freso if the weather permits! I am a native English speaker but also speak Dutch. Location is 40 minutes cycling to The Hague or Delft, it is also possible to cycle to numerous trams and buses in the area. Collection from tram/bus possible.
With my injury, I still volunteer for an NGO, so I often need to do a few hours' work online every day. Sometimes I might have visitors and guests related to this NGO work but this will not impact your stay in any way. My background is as a tax consultant for a bank but I also have a degree in Psychology and Finance, which I use for my current volunteer work.
Help around the house
I am a native English speaker, so I can help you improve your language skills - also if you wish to learn Dutch. The period villa is located near beautiful beaches and parks, and bikes are available to borrow. So, for those who wish to enjoy the outdoors, there is plenty to do. For those who love culture, musea and shopping; Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam are all relatively nearby. There is something for everyone, this is a beautiful, tranquil place. I have lived in several countries and love meeting travellers to share stories of adventures and experiences, looking forward to hearing yours and creating some new ones?
The priority is help looking after Ralph.
Private bedrooms, all with garden view, private bathroom for workawayers with rain shower and view of the garden. Use of living room and kitchen in the villa; and the terraces in the garden, of course! No smoking in the house or garden, no parties, no drugs, no bringing other people to stay.
There is so much to do and see here. Apart from the villages and beaches nearby, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam are also easily accessible by bike and public transport. You can cycle to numerous trams if you wish to visit other cities and villages.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Good WiFi in the bedrooms and living room.
Plenty of space to park a campervan or motorhome.
Only on prior agreement.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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