Owain and Caz have a large family house and garden in a village about 7km from Cardiff City Centre.
Our four kids are travelling the World or now have real life jobs after University. When they are away their rooms are free. They have all done the Australia/New Zealand/South America backbacker tours and met some great people. We'd like to open our house to backpacker couples heading this way for short stays of about a week at a time so ideally it is for Workaways who are travelling around and fancy a short break in Wales. We are sorry but we can only accept Workaways now and again for short periods of up to a week since the kids come home quite often and we don't have enough tasks for hosting on an on-going basis.
The support is a mixture of outside and inside. The garden needs tender loving care so there is some digging and moving soil around. In spring of 2018 we plan to build a summer house so preparation work will be required. Inside we have a couple of bedrooms to paint. We recently build a glass box off the back of the house and that always needs the glass to be cleaned. The help is therefore for travellers who don't mind working inside and out on various projects to improve the house.
We are a sporty family, Caz plays tennis, I swim, go bike riding and we have a small sailing yacht moored in Cardiff Bay. The kids sometimes come home on weekends when they are hungry. We have a family dog called Mutley who loves workaways.
Living with a Welsh family close to the capital city of Wales
Help will be mainly in the garden and in the house on maintenance/decorating/improvements. The fridge is always full and you can help yourselves. We are flexible on what days you work if you want days off for seeing Wales. We are looking for couples or friends travelling together - shared room if a couple and your own rooms if two boys or two girls.
We have a five bedroom family house located in a village called Dinas Powys. It is on the outskirts of Cardiff. A large rear garden backs onto woodland. We have spare bikes for getting around but the roads here are pretty busy.
It is about 500m to the village square where we have 3 pubs, a chinese and indian take-away and a Deli (that's about it!). The train station is a 10 minute walk away and takes you into Cardiff or the other way down to the coastal beaches of Barry.
Lenth of stays is typically short stays of a week and sorry to say that this will only be on a periodic basis when we have have rooms available and activities that you can support us on.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week