Help with family life, the farm and some small projects around the house and garden in rural Suffolk, UK

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  2019 

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5 living (plus mum currently in a caravan) on a 7 acre farm in rural Suffolk. We would like help with the farm, family life, house renovations, building projects the garden and more. We run a thatching and gardening business from the farm. We have dogs and chickens and are starting to fence the land to keep goats or sheep.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in rural sufffolk and run a very traditional thatching business from our farm. This is a trade only done in certain areas of the UK and we can show visitors how it is done from harvesting of materials to the finished roof. The area is a traditional rural farming community and has market towns nearby plus a heritage coastline. The house itself is around 400 years old and is full of history.

  • Help

    Help

    We would be interested in help with the following:
    • fencing the land with stock fencing (particularly interested in people who have experience in fencing or good at physical work and keen to learn as we want to fence the whole 7 acres)
    • cutting, pulling and raking thistles
    • general gardening
    • pruning apple trees and planting hedges in autumn/winter
    • cooking and cleaning in the house
    • decorating (particularly interested in someone who’s got experience as we have quite a few rooms to paint!)
    • childcare of our twins (boys age 4)
    • learning Spanish (the whole family)
    • home education projects with our daughter aged 12 (particularly art and spanish but help with English and maths would also be good)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    A little spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in the house with the family in a private room. Meal preparation, cooking and meals are shared with the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The closest town is 2 miles away, it has a train station and some buses. Public transport is quite bad and our house is very rural on quite a fast road. The coastline is around 20 mins drive away, the city of Norwich is about 45 mins away and London 3 hours by train. We live in a fairly busy home, often have friends round and the kids can be quite hectic! Saying that the countryside is peaceful and there is enough space for everyone to find a place to be away from everyone if needs be.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 344617695318