Come and help with odd projects in Devon, England, UK


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  • Description


    We are a family of 5 with children from 11-22, all very happy and friendly. Our home is a substantial 19th century grade two listed heritage property set in beautiful grounds just 2 km from the Jurassic Dorset coast, popular with tourists from across the globe.
    We are situated on the edge of Lyme Regis, famous for fossil discoveries, its spectacular coastline and with easy access to the South West Coast Path, ideal for walkers. The area is perfect for road cycling and mountain biking, hiking and kayaking. Mid-September this year and we even found ourselves swimming with a dolphin on the bay!
    We offer a bedroom, breakfast and evening meal in return for 4-5 hours help per day.

    We would like to host respectful and considerate guests who are prepared to help reliably, honestly and skilfully.

    I am an experienced language teacher, which may be of interest to any prospective international visitors. However, in term time, I am usually at work in the day, but home (and sociable!) from 4pm.

    We look forward to meeting you and hope you will have a wonderful time at our home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will stay in a beautiful home set in an idyllic location, a great base for exploring the South West of England.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Help


    We have a range of chores we would like help with:
    We could do with an extra pair of hands!
    Some cooking
    Maybe the odd bit of painting and decorating
    Window cleaning
    General cleaning
    Gardening - pruning, tidying and weeding

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    One of the rooms in the house. You won’t need to share with anyone.

    Breakfast is generally cereal/toast and dinner is home made. We don’t generally subscribe to ready made junk meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There’s a bus stop within a few minutes walk or you can easily walk into Lyme Regis. The train station in Axminster provides easy links to cities such as Exeter and London. I can normally collect from the railway station.
    We have 2 Russian Blue cats who live indoors. If you are allergic to cats most people are ok with this breed.

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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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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