Enjoy an old fashioned way of life with us in Lutterworth, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We are a semi- retired active couple who are always busy. We love art, music, history and culture. We also love meeting people from different countries and discussing world issues, particularly about food, farming and the environment.
    Our family occasionally includes our son when he is at home.
    We live in an unmodernised Victorian farmhouse with a large garden full of trees, more like a small park, plus fields and paddocks. We have an American Paint horse trained in natural horsemanship and western riding, a young lively Irish terrier and a tortoiseshell cat. We are involved with the local farming community and support several small scale family farms in the village.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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 invite helpers to live in our historic house and to share our enjoyment of history, art, culture and books. We are folk musicians and can introduce you to English folk traditions and customs. Occasionally we host folk concerts at the local village hall. You will be welcome to join us when we attend other events such as poetry evenings and visits to local places of interest. Rugby is the home of Rugby football and Leicester is famous for the reburial of King Richard 111.
    We can help you with English language and encourage conversations and discussion.
    Of course the horses are very important as they live next to the house. We prefer people with horse experience but can teach the basics to sensible confident helpers.

  • Help


    Do you like horses? We welcome help mostly outdoors doing field maintenance, hedging, pooh picking, helping with horses and gardening.
    We grow a small amount of fruit and vegetables and would love to extend the veg growing. We also need help with general maintenance. We also expect help with some housework and at mealtimes.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We invite you to live in our house as part of the family. There is a comfortable bedroom which sleeps one and occasionally a double room may be available. We expect you to eat with us and we provide all meals whilst you are volunteering here using fresh local produce and home cooked food whenever possible. You can help contribute to cooking by introducing your regional recipes if you wish. We can happily cater for vegetarians and vegans most of our meals are meat free. Our village is fairly quiet and has several small farms a pub and a farm shop open 2 days a week. Only non-smokers accepted.

    * Due to Covid-19 we are prioritising helpers with their own accommodation such as camper van or similar.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are on a bus route between Rugby and Leicester, both of which have historical interest, good shopping and culture. Our local area is very rural and has pleasant walks and pubs. The nearest town is 5 km away. We can often take helpers with us on outings to places of interest or accompanying us to folk and cultural events. Surprisingly there is The Midlands Roller Skating arena a short walk away along with saddlery and 1940's cafe.

  • 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

    Yes if you would like to discuss your requirements with us first so we have a better understanding. We have wifi but our hardware is a bit outdated in fact we still have amstrad in use here.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    If you have your own camper van or vehicle we welcome you to stay. We have plenty of space in our paddock. We can give access to mains electricity if you need it. In fact we prefer helpers with their own vehicles at this time. No pets allowed as we are close to farmland.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 347443643544