Hi, I'm Andy, I live in a small stone terraced house in Cornwall about 10 mins drive from the sea, in the small market town of Redruth. I have a personal project in that my house needs renovating and decorating and I'm about half-way through. I'm currently refitting the kitchen including removing and repairing walls. Your bedroom would be clean, tidy and cosy but just no carpet yet. There is also a garden with veg beds and a wooden cabin.
I have lived in the area for over 15 years and can guide you around and take you to see cultural sites, stone circles, bronze age villages, as well as visits to different beaches and hidden coves.
I'm also a shamanic practitioner, sound healer and I'm also versed in shiatsu and can teach you anything you would like to know about these. I do drum, sing and dance so you are welcome to bring instruments for jamming. We can go to ecstatic dance events nearby if you wish.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
I'm 8 mins by car to the nearest beach. There are interesting walks nearby. The mainline station to London is close by. I can take you to visit beaches, ancient monuments, stone circles, river valleys and woodland, a visit to the cathedral city of Truro. There is a lot of local culture to explore. Redruth itself is a small former mining town with cafes, cinema, art galleries. I'm sociable and chatty but I will give you space to explore and do your own thing too.
For July onwards
DIY - I'd like help with removing and fitting a kitchen, boxing in pipework, putting up drywall, plastering, any skills like this are appreciated. I am doing the majority of the work myself and you would help alongside me.
Decor - Help with painting and decorating is welcomed, ideas about colours and textures, creative input is a bonus.
Gardening - lots to do in the garden, tend the veg, grow more veg, create a path, seating area, repair chairs, sand and paint cabin. I can teach you about laying paths, vegetable growing, companion planting and we can share knowledge in this area.
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A small double room or
Rustic garden cabin with electric (summer only)
Please note I have a short haired cat.
Shared bathroom with mini bath
I use a green energy supplier
Instant hot water
Washer/dryer and clothes line
Use of refrigerator
Hifi speed broadband
4 hours a day appreciated help with two meals a day included. Vegetarian and dairy free. If you wish to have dairy you are welcome to buy it and store it in the fridge. No meat in the house.
Nearest train station is Redruth. 10 mins. walk.
Nearest Airport is Newquay. I can do airport pick ups. It's 10 mins by train to the City of Truro.
You can walk from the house into the countryside (several mins. to a footpath).
There are biking trails nearby.
Several Cafes in town, serving standard, vegetarian and vegan menus.
Nearest beaches are Porthtowan for surfing (8 mins by car) or Portreath for swimming (15 mins).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
High speed WiFi available until 10pm
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week