Friendly village life, home and garden help in Rutland, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We are Rob and Sheila, we live in a pretty little village in the country. We have six grown up children between us - aged from 21 to 27 - one or more of them is at home about 80% of the time.

    Nearby are the towns of Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford. Daily buses go to Leicester and Uppingham.

    We are looking for people to help in the garden, some maintenance type tasks, and a bit of housework.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will find that there are lots of opportunities to join in the sociable village and meet lots of local people. The pub in the village is lovely and there are activities that you can join in with like football, darts, petanque, squash, racquet ball, and other sports.

    We often have family gatherings, which you will be welcome to join in, for example we usually have a Sunday roast and family parties.

    We like to play guitar and have jamming sessions , you are welcome to join in if you like!

  • Help


    We have a big garden, a paddock with horses and a big house with a lot of outbuildings and a green house and vegetable garden where we like to grow our own food.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Converted attic, all self contained, shared kitchen and bathroom with other workaways. Living accommodation is separate from the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is easy to go out as the bus stop is outside our house. It is easy to visit the big cities like London, Leicester, York, Birmingham by train or bus. We also provide bicycles for you to use to explore the area.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week, may include weekends

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Host ref number: 675984596821