Family in the countryside of North Yorkshire, England, need some help maintaining our large house and garden.

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  • Description

    Description

    SADLY, DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE ARE UNABLE TO HOST WORKAWAY GUESTS.

    We are a family of six but now that our children are away with work and university there are only the two of us left at home. My name is Lorna and I am a science teacher; my husband is Gareth who is a doctor but has recently retired.
    We live in the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire, England and have a large house and garden. We would appreciate a little help in maintaining it. We love having people to stay and getting to know people from other countries. Over the years we had many au pairs from other countries who were part of our family and were a valuable addition to our family life. We would love someone who is bright and sunny who is keen to share with us what life is like in the country they come from. If you are happy to cook, that would be marvellous! You would have to be someone who is self-motivated to explore the area as there will be days where we will all be at work or school and you would have time to do whatever may interest you. Gareth is training to do a triathlon and is keen on indoor rowing so anyone who would like to train alongside would be welcome. Both of us would like to get better at yoga and Pilates so if you can teach that it would be really appreciated:)
    We have had lots of experience helping people to improve their English and find that very rewarding.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a family we love getting to know people from other cultures and helping them improve their English and sharing with them the many beautiful sites around North Yorkshire. We are 20mins from our local railway station where trains to London or Edinburgh take 2-3 hours. York is an hour away. The surrounding countryside is fabulous for people who enjoy walking or running.

  • Help

    Help

    The help needed from volunteers at our house is mainly help around the house and maintaining the garden.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own room with a bathroom and all meals will also be provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a bus service that goes into the local town where there is the transportation by train. If we are going somewhere and you wish to come along with us that would be great too!

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3hours a day, 5 days a week

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