We are a family with four lovely children aged 11,9,7 and 2 living in a barn that we converted into a home. We have also 3 goats, a pony and a donkey and a very friendly dog. My husband is an engineer and I am a painter, a potter and a gardener. We have a busy home with lots of people visiting so there are always lots of people to meet. We are in the countryside but there are bikes to borrow to go and see local villages. The children are lots of fun and it is a great place to experience real English family life.
At the moment we have all our children at home being home educated because our youngest daughter was very ill last year with breathing problems so we wanted to be extra careful. We are still happy for people to come to stay and join in on all the family fun.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We can give people a real English family experience and help them learn english. We make bread and like to cook good food. We have a natural swimming pond and grow vegetables. We have lots of creative projects making pottery/painting.
There are always lots of different chores in a busy family house helping in the kitchen, with washing and in the garden.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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You will have a bedroom with a bathroom and we all eat our meals together.
There is a train station (Gillingham Dorset) 10 minutes by car from our house so it is easy to arrive here. We have bicycles that you can borrow.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week