Help us to create a wildlife haven and an adventure playground for our kids near maidstone,UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    Our family would love some help on the land around our home (5 adults and 3 children spread over 3 properties), it is absolutely stunning here, and with a bit of input we can make the old horse pastures a wildlife haven - we want to do our bit where we can. We would also like to make the land more accessible for our (becoming less mobile) parents, and make it more fun for our children (introducing adventure playground type activities).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Let us know what you want to get out of your visit - we are a friendly family with varied interests and knowledge. We love hosting and learning about other cultures.

  • Help


    Whatever your interests/skills are, we are likely to have tasks to suit (depending on the time of year).
    There is a lot to do here and we need to get it to a more manageable level. Depending on the time of year, tasks may include the removal of old fencing, repair of existing fencing for horses, planting trees and hedges (rewilding), weeding, building repair, maintenance and decoration, groundworks, gardening and landscaping, looking after horses, walking dogs. We also want to bring some fun to the land - adventure playground style. Come and get your hands dirty!
    If you have any skills you can bring to the table, even better! Permaculture, gardening carpentry, plumbing, electrics, cooking, natural crafts, storytelling, natural artists (sculpture etc).. We also have young children who will soak up anything you have to teach them.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and a little Spanish, French and German

  • Accommodation


    A studio flat above the stables (in winter you’ll have horses as neighbours).
    It has a double bed (we have additional single mattresses if more suitable), shower and toilet room and kitchenette with all the supplies you need.
    I will enjoy hosting and making feel comfortable so you will be well looked after. We will provide food - you can join us for meals, or make your own in the studio if you prefer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The nearest train station is Staplehurst and London is an hour from there. We are happy to give you lifts to where you need, or can provide bikes.
    The area is just beautiful - if you like walking routes, it is the perfect place. There are a lot of National Trust properties in the area, as well as shopping towns.
    There is a pub around 25 mins walk away but most other things will require a bike or car.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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