Renovation of a 6 bed house and south facing garden by the sea in Hastings, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    Hi, We need some keen few hands on deck to help with the renovation of our new (but old- Victorian) 6 bed family home which will also double up as a rental /food events/kids home school space. Any skill set will he greatly appreciated, we’re going to combine as much eco and green living into the renovation as possible but anyone with an interest, especially for experienced carpentry, general building experience, electrician and landscaping and planting. It’ll be working with us and our builder Ed, and will be hard working but fun.

    We love to have guests stay in our house so if you're passing through and would like to exchange 6 hours of work per day doing any of the following
    General building work
    Electrical work
    General cleaning
    Gardening / landscaping/ building rendering walls
    Child minding for a 4 year old

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A free bedroom and personal space but opportunity to share your time with our small family and other Workaways and learn how we've set up our bnb business moving from London.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    General building and renovation of a gorgeous Victorian home with a large garden. We would like to build a wood fire oven, prepare space for a small allotment/aquaponics system/wood cabin/water saving system throughout the house/solar panels.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English/Cantonese/ Flemish

  • Accommodation


    In the renovation home. You will have your own bedroom and facilities. It will be private and you’ll have your own space after the days work.
    Alternatively, you can stay in our 7 bed rental home with our 4 year old from Sunday to Thursdays if you’d rather live with us for these days. You’ll also have your own home on the top floor of the house. I’ll also provide a delicious breakfast/lunch and dinner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 3 minutes by the sea, In Central St Leonards, Hastings, East Sussex. Lots of local places to visit. Nature walks, coffee shops, active fishing fleets in Hastings. It's a local community in an up and coming tourist town. Our daily lives consist around managing the properties and looking after our toddler who currently does 12 hours of nursery per week. On top of this, we are now undertaking an exciting new 6 bed eco project which we need help for. We work hard but live a pretty relaxed lifestyle and we're easy going people. Our new adventure now is trying to leave as little carbon footprint where we can make a difference.
    We love to meet new people and learn new things. We're regular travellers all over the globe.

  • 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

    6 hours per day. 5 days per week.

Host ref number: 444947251437