Contribute to our family and share your culture in the English Countryside

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United Kingdom

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm a home birth midwife and massage therapist living in Hampshire, UK (about an hour SW of London) with my home engineer partner, 2 cats and 4 chickens. We have a self contained caravan in the garden with a king sized bed, little kitchen, and toilet and enjoy having guests from other places. I'm originally from the USA and travel around the world catching babies when I'm not home in England.

    We have a wide variety of interests. I swim, play netball and enjoy hiking in nature. We all love animals, the cinema and enjoying life in general. We are trying to live simply and are big into recycling, reusing and repairing.

    We could use help with housework, gardening, projects of various sorts. We enjoy foods of the world and if you could do some cooking/baking etc that would be fab. I'm trying to eat mainly keto and lots of fresh homecooked food. We do eat meat that is responsibly sourced but don't mind if you don't. If you do any healing, massage etc. that would be a bonus.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are happy to help you with English skills (USA and UK!). I also speak a little Spanish. We can show you around and you can be immersed in our culture. That said, we have had some workawayers who prefer the seclusion of our rural space and their own caravan to have some peace and keep to themselves. This is up to you.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    I am flexible to let you help to pick and choose how you would like to contribute to our family/house as much as possible.

    I work a lot and my house is in desperate need of attention. I'd love to grow things and build eco buildings and such. It's great if you can use your initiative to help me with ideas.

    I need someone to do some day to day cleaning/hoovering and there are lots of 'projects' and deep cleans that could be done. See something that needs attention? Great!

    We love to try new food and would like for our guest to be able to cook dinner or lunch on most days if possible. I will keep the cupboards and fridge stocked with healthy food (prefer no junk food, or to be kept in your room out of site). We tend to eat when we're hungry and so don't necessarily have meals together. Elliot can also cook and I'm happy to do this together too.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    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

    Accommodation

    King bed in your own caravan. The caravan is ok year around as there is a heater and you are welcome to hang out in the house of course. We live in a 3 bedroom farm cottage with a large garden. We are very near a pub but about 3 miles from the nearest market town (which has most things) and a train connection to London. There is a bus nearby. I'm happy to taxi when I'm on my travels. There may be a bicycle available. Only requirement is that you're a non-cigarette smoker (or occasional one outside could be tolerated).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are just over an hour outside of London (there is a train from Alton, the local town) and 40 minutes from Stonehenge. There are thatched cottages and Jane Austen's house is a few miles away. We are lucky to have miles and miles of public footpaths to hike and enjoy the countryside. The back garden overlooks fields and there are cows acoss the street.

  • 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

    My wifi is basic as we are rural. I find it satisfactory but it is important to keep in mind that it is not super fast.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day

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