Garden and home help with friendly folk who love to travel themselves in Retford, UK


United Kingdom


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  • Description


    We have a large house and garden with lots of outbuildings so there are always jobs to keep everything under control, such as gardening, cleaning, building maintenance, fruit picking and cooking. We also run a campsite and have people who rent rooms from us long term. So its fun here with lots of new people coming and going. You will not be asked to help with our business, but if you choose you can practice your English on our guests. Let me know if you love to paint we are looking for someone to do a Mural this year.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are happy to help you improve your English and will sit down every evening to have a chat over a meal. I also try (although it is not always possible) to make sure that if we have more than one workaway you don't speak the same language as you learn a lot more English this way. You can also explore the countryside here, we are in the heart of Robin Hood country and there are some beautiful walks just outside the front door as well as some historic old towns a short train journey away. You could end up learning all sorts of things from the varied tasks and you will hopefully find out that some English people can cook.

  • Help


    We are looking for people to help outdoors with gardening and general maintenance. If you have any gardening experience or eco experience, we would love to hear form you. We also need help with cleaning, and cooking all the fruit and vegetables we grow in our garden. But it really doesn't matter what experience you have as long as you are happy to muck in.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Caravan, maybe sharing with one other person.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We both love to travel and in fact took a middle-aged-gap year about 7 years ago, so we know what it's like to want to see the world - we found that it's great to see the sights but the most memorable things are always about the people we met. We are now experienced hosts having had 50+ helpers in the last few years, we really enjoy having people come to stay and based on our reviews people love staying here too.

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    • 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

    5 hours, 5 days a week (Tuesday & Wednesday off)

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Host ref number: 628436175929