An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Wales come and experience the wildlife


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    Hi, myself and my wife Liz live in the beautiful countryside of North Wales in a small village called Eryrys, on a 9 acre smallholding. We are both in our 50's, due to health issues I am a retired teacher. Liz still teaches in a local school. Our children have left home and we are seeking some help around the property. We also have a holiday home in the Pay de loire, France which we are renovating and are seeking some help there as well.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about Wales, France, gain experience in DIY etc we live in an area of oustanding beauty

  • Help


    I am currently extending my garage to make a pallet processing area as we heat our house using wood, I collect pallets for free, bring them home to be disassembled or cut up ready for burning I need to hire a mini digger and a dumper to dig out some footings to build a base wall, to build a timber frame and cover with tin sheets.
    I am also renovating our stables, I need to finish off the rain water harvesting, build some block walls, paint the roof to stop some water leaking in the winter.
    General maintenance around our 9 acre smallholding is needed e.g. dry stone wall building, painting and gardening.
    Ideally would like a French speaker so I can improve my French however not essential.
    I have ten MGF / MGTF mid engine cars all need work mainly Head gaskets also have three Rover 75's,
    I have a 2 post and a large garage with a lift to make life easier.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    You will have your own bedroom in Wales and France, 3 square meals a day, I am a meat eater but Liz is Vegetarian.
    We have internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Local bus from Eryrys village to local towns Ruthin or Mold which are both historic market towns.
    I can provide a car, however full, clean drivers licence is essential.
    I can pick you up from Manchester, Liverpool, Chester.
    Our land is just in the process of been made SSI (Area of Special Scientific Interest)

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    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

Wood ready for burning in the winter
I need to set up the pipework for rain water harvesting
Dry stone walling
Mini digger
I have 10 MGF / MGTF cars all in need of work and maintenance
We had a woodburner installed so it's toasty
Learnto rake out and point to make a feature wall
Views of the welsh countryside
The back of the Tardis it was to be a little house
Our House in France Nr La Chapelle Au Riboul
Things have moved on this one is nearly done
Our House in Wales always Blue skies

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