Get a chance to experience the culture, friendliness and safety of Grenada, Eastern Caribbean

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    I have a little farm - fruits, veggies, herbs.............

    Had to give up my volunteering with Doctors without borders because of back problems. Trying to get back into my farm to keep me active. Travelling for me is a joy - have travelled to many places; Europe, Africa, Asia , Europe and America.
    Now I'm a retired Nurse/Midwife. I do miss the interaction with people of different cultures.

    I live alone on a 1.4 acre lot that has many fruit trees which need pruning. The lot is gently sloping with a panoramic view and not far from a lovely beach.

    I now have 2 dogs, Canino is 4 years , Tula a year- they both need training. Ryka the cat is sweet and Babe the sheep is pregnant and due soon

    OK so if you are mature with experience and can do any of the listed tasks you will be welcome

    Update 4/12/22

    The puppies need training to be good guard dogs

    The picture of the self-contained apt will be for your sole use. It is NOT in a basement. It’s a garden apartment

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Mature creative soul/s who can do any of the above listed. Sorry, I do not have time to teach so experience and initiative are necessary.

    Maybe someone who wants to escape the harsh winter and willing to work 4-- 5 hours a day , 5 days a week will be fine. This is a cool place to hang out and feel at peace with the world. Lots to learn about the herbs, fruits and how to cook local dishes.

    Please note, only contact me if you are genuinely interested, and can do what you say you can do.

    We will need to communicate before any agreements - find out whether or not we are suited.
    Thank you
    Marguerite

  • Help

    Help

    Need a mature painter who really KNOWS how to paint. I also would like someone who knows how to prune fruit trees

    Gardening in the tropics is very different from elsewhere... It's labour intensive and remember that you are in the tropics so it can be warmer at times. However , It's very cool where I live in the hills

    PLEASE NOTE. I DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO TEACH AS THIS PREVENTS ME FROM GETTING ON WITH MY DAILY TASKS.
    I NEED MATURE PEOPLE WITH EXPERIENCE AND INITIATIVE.
    I will add, no young person who is only looking for somewhere nice to stay - and expects to be on a smart phone constantly - sorry, had too many of them.
    Actually had a couple of guys who invited their friend from the USA to stay ☹️

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Northern Ndebele: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be in your own clean and airy one bed garden apartment with wardrobe, bedside light, bathroom a kitchen , fridge, and a cooker

    The photo here is of the apartment you’ll be occupying. It is not in a basement. It’s a garden apartment.

    I live upstairs. I also run a short term rental. I do not have TV. or A/C. The area is cool - electricity is super expensive on the islands so be careful

    You have your space and your free time to do whatever you like. I will advise you on places of interest. You can join me on beach trips or nights out if you like.

    The garden has many fruits - about 16 varieties so healthy eating is good here. I grow my own herbs and veggies.
    If you need speciality items for diet or health reasons you will have to bring those or buy them here if you can afford to do so
    Apart from garden stuff, everything is imported on the island so food is very expensive. You will be responsible for your meals. I do cook and will invite you to share a meal whenever I can. There are lots of fruits, veggies and herbs here so you help yourself

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's a good bus service but it ends about 7 p.m. The beach is nearby - 5 -7 mins on the bus, there are waterfalls and other beaches not far, if you like hiking this is a good place.
    If you want to reconnect with nature this is the place. Ideally located to get around the island. I live a quiet life. I go to the beach, or try to go at least 2 times a week but you can go every day. I work in the mornings mainly in the garden for about 2-4 hours and then indoors. Then restart in the garden when it's cooler - about 5 p.m. for another 2 hours or less.


    Thank you

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 357659168163

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Help a small family in the beautiful spice island as we would like to get our house and garden fixed up to be more self sufficient in Grenada