Stay in peaceful enviroment, help in the garden and house near Oxford, UK


United Kingdom


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    Hello and Welcome!

    I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO help with gardening (can be just basic) and/or DIY and some house tyding up...
    I do Holistic Therapies and I am a musician. I've spent a lot of time in various communities including Buddhist centers where I volunteered and lived.
    I like sharing and exchanging skills, ideas... I lived in a very multicultural society in Oxford for many years, so I am very cosmopolitan, open-minded but also down to earth and like to cooperate with others.

    I am offering a place to stay for someone mature with good understanding of English. You will need to be happy to do tasks unsupervised. You will be left alone/so you need to be problem solving type/a thinking person 😀

    This is a very nice situation (I think ☺) for someone who is looking to stay in peace and prefers to work independently and spend time on their own.
    Our place is quiet and lots of places to walk, cycle and swim in the river as well. So if you are looking to socialize - you will need to organize this yourself. This summer I will be very busy with other tasks (outside the house) and I will not be able to Socialise.

    Thank you for reading and please write a short description of your skills. when is the earliest you can arrive. Also did you apply somewhere else?
    Can you please provide your phone number or whats app, etc... for faster communication.

    From End of September we will be looking for some other help - there will be an opportunity for a woman (involving childcare and cooking and sharing house duties) 😀

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I love the outdoors. I can help you with choosing what to see and I can also take you locally to show some places (depending on my availability.)

    If you stay here longer you could learn for instance some natural medicine (essential oils, herbs, natural supplements, tai chi,)
    I can teach meditation, Himalayan singing bowls, Spiritual healing, Crystal healing, Reiki,
    We can swap skills, therapies, etc...
    But generally speaking I would like to swap my skills/knowledge with People on a similar level of experience (it can be something different for me, smth new).

  • Help


    Help in a small garden
    and depending on your skills

    - Garden: mainly watering the plants, weeding, Lawn mowing, raking,
    There other things you could do but not (essential) - like transplanting, digging, No previous experience of gardening necessary but it can be an advantage

    - some decorating like painting walls, windows, garden metal shelves

    - help with various DIY small projects

    . Tidying up, a little bit of general cleaning,
    - possibly other things - depending on when you come here

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Czech: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can teach English upto Advanced level. I can teach other languages: Polish (native), Czech (intermediate). I can teach but usually outside of the Workawayer hours. So for wxample if you jave some skilla that I would be interested in swaping - then we can have an exchange

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in your own room.
    We will share the kitchen and the bathroom. (there are 2 toilets in the house).

    It is a quiet neighbourhood so no loud music will be allowed,etc...
    There are meadows right behind our house where you can go for walks, etc...
    - village green on the other side.

    Bus to Oxford every 20min (it takes about 35-45min to get to the City Centre). The route is through the nearest town Abingdon (only 5-10min by bus). Very good connection for London. (the fastest train connection through Didcot Parkway -only 45min)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can go to visit as much as you like. I am flexible.
    My requirement is so that my visitors spend at least one day a week out (not the whole day necessarily but most of it preferably). This gives me and you more space and time for oneself.
    You will be required to do some activities of your choice then either in Oxford or anywhere else.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours a week

Host ref number: 622492711879