Help with renovation of house and garden by the sea in Hastings, UK


United Kingdom

Favourited 169 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • paid opportunity

    Host offers payment


 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    Hi, We need some keen few hands on deck to help with the renovation of our new (but old- Victorian) 7 bed family home which will also double up as a rental /food events/kids home school space. Any permaculture/bathroom fitting/carpentry (building outdoor planters, beds and concrete seating), tiling and painting in your skill set will be greatly appreciated.
    We’re going to combine as much eco and green living into the renovation as possible so anyone with experience get in touch. It will be hard work but a fun relaxed environment.

    We love to have guests stay in our house so if you're passing through and would like to exchange 6 approx hours of work per day doing any of the following, in exchange for a place to stay and £50 per day.
    General building work (we’re looking at building a kitchen extension
    Garden construction
    Fitting bathrooms/tiling
    Permaculture eco infrastructure
    We may also ask you to help with the below.
    General cleaning or help around the house
    Child minding / sports/ teaching and for a 5 year old.

    Please note, we can only host to people who can help with the professional skill set listed on the to list above. Thanks.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A bedroom on the top floor and personal space but opportunity to share your time with our small family and other Workaways.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • 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.
    We’re also breaking down walls and a big chimney breast to extend our garden.
    Plus installing two/three new bathrooms / wet rooms / tiling.
    We also need help with permaculture suggestions and lots of carpentry work in the garden and in the house.
    We would prefer someone who has a positive can do attitude who will be happy to muck in and help where needed.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Chinese (Cantonese): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In the renovation home. You will have a bed and facilities on the top floor. It will be private and you’ll have your own space after the days work.
    I’ll also provide cereal and lunch and the occasional dinner.
    We will only be able to host you during the time we have work.
    You will also need to enjoy living with our 5 year old.

  • 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 one other property and looking after our 5 year old. On top of this, we are now undertaking an exciting new 7 bed eco hone project which we need help with. We work hard but live a pretty relaxed lifestyle and are 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

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    6 hours per day. 5 days per week.

Host ref number: 444947251437