I am Sarah and I live with my husband Rodney, he is retired from earning a living and is thoroughly enjoying studying ( Buddhist way of life mostly) and having time and peace. I am an advisor for Plants for wildlife/biodiversity/ gardening with nature in mind/living and gardening with a small footprint/ and provider of peace/nature/garden days from our own garden ( which is an National Garden Scheme garden). We have a delightful cottage garden with large pond with summer house, large veg garden and other individual gardens within the garden. Our children, five of them have all grown up and live away - some of them have even kindly hatched out some babes for us to play with!
We enjoy peace and quiet having fun, friends, music, films, box sets, books, knowledge and our food! Which is yummy and comforting, at home we are animal product free cooks, we enjoy having a small footprint and not using sprays/chemicals inside or out.
I am a pony warden at a local heath. I also monitor various species ie rivers, bees, butterflies, moths, bats, fungi, lichen, plants, beetles, reptiles.
Help around the house
They could learn about gardens, planting schemes, gardening for nature. Having a kind peaceful fun environment. They could learn more about nature. Improve their English.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
General help in the garden, - moving plants, weeding, mowing grass, cutting hedges, planting plants, tying up and staking of plants. Or working in the house or sheds if we are rained out of the garden, painting, cleaning, cooking, making jam, doing DIY.
In a delightful family cottage. A single bed in a study bedroom. A double bed in a double bedroom. A small caravan in the garden which has a small double bed and a single bed but we would suggest using it for one person or a couple.
We live in a very pretty village which has wonderful bikeing or walking ( we have bikes you can use). Beaches are just over 30 minutes drive away. We are a marvelous area for seeing all sorts of nature. There is a city just under an hour away and towns within 15 minutes drive away. We are happy to have a mix of taking you out, taking you to bus's or letting you borrow the bikes.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
five hours a day 5 days a week