Let me show you the local area and help out with some decorating and artsy projects in Ripon, UK


United Kingdom

Favourited 43 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    75.0 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 5 days


 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Final stages of flat decorating and have a spare room available! Happy to offer free stay in exchange for helping decorate the spare room and help with the final touches around the flat!

    I'm a kind human being with a variety of interests, so would more than happy take you see many cultural sites and have the occasional trip out together as well to nearby towns and cities! The place I have is in Ripon, one of the smallest cities in the UK and home to one of the largest volunteer communities too! In case interested, I'd love to help you make many other international and special friendships!

    I myself am vegan and I work in libraries and volunteer with youth charities, pantomime and community planning projects. I also enjoy my fair share of games, so would likely invite you to join in if interested! I also place LGBTQ+ supportiveness high up on my prioritises, so only inclusive people will be welcome!

    Availability is from 26th July - 30th of August.

    Specific help:
    * Painting walls, installing blinds etc
    * Help create artwork for communal spaces!
    * Help bring the home to life with sustainable decor ideas and plants!

    Skills needed:
    * DIY / practical skills
    * Artsy-ish!

    What I can provide as a host:
    * Single room (with desk, SIMBA mattress, bedding, wardrobe etc)
    * Free food
    * A chance to enjoy living in one of the smallest and most beautiful cities in England!
    * Good company, introducing you to lovely people and taking you around the area on days off!
    * A place to feel safe and to do your own thing :)
    * Transport to and from Airport/train station

    Any questions, please ask! :)

    Stay awesome,

    P.S: Local sight-seeing opportunities:
    - Ripon Cathedral
    - 3 x Ripon Museums
    - Lots of independent local shops and cafes
    - Plenty of woodland and river spaces (Great for mushroom foraging too!)
    - Spa Gardens (beautiful!)
    - Good transport links to Harrogate and Leeds.
    - Other volunteer opportunities available as well! (Such as library, helping with city planning consultations)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I've lived and travelled up and down the country all my life, and I work in North Yorkshire libraries so I have a great grasp of the local history and cultural opportunities in the area. I can also put you in contact with many great people and organisations as I know many people locally and beyond! Whilst there is public transport to get around, I'd more than happy drive you to see nice sites and interesting places, maybe even do the odd weekend away together if we both fancied! I am also comfortable enough teaching English :)

  • Help


    Painting walls, getting artsy with the interior decor, and general odds and ends together in a friendly social environment

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Single bedroom in a top floor flat - Mostly furnished (though we can work on that together!)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Has great bus links to Harrogate, Leeds, York, Northallerton. Home of Fountains Abbey and Ripon Cathedral. Plenty of lovely small cafes, charities, interesting listed buildings and lovely food! As I'm very social and LGBTQ+ friendly too, we could hang out if desired as friends - complete with boardgames, mushroom foraging and other fun stuff!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I am working away during the day - so you can have the entire flat to yourself during the day time! - also, internet speeds are high (superfast fibre) so no issues there!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours/day, 3 days/week

Host ref number: 479522948737