Help with home and garden in historic Kent town (UK), close to London


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    We are an open, friendly family with beautiful 2 year old twins who are absolutely wonderful - and have also turned our lives upside down! We are looking for some help in the house and garden in a bid to reintroduce some much needed order back into our lives :-)

    We will also be undertaking a renovation project on our Victorian home therefore anyone with experience in this field would be greatly welcomed!

    We live In a lovely house in a picturesque, historic town in Kent (Royal Tunbridge Wells) which is also only c50mins by train from the centre of London if you choose to explore the capital.

    It is a fantastic location for so many activities - we are surrounded with the fabulous countryside and we're also less than an hour from the coast and also from Gatwick (for short getaways to Europe).

    Kent is regarded as the 'Garden of England' and we have lots of farms in the nearby area as well as everything being in the countryside has to offer - walking, hiking, etc and, of course, the fantastic country pubs! Strange to think we are only 50mins from the bustle of London and everything that has to offer too!

    I am originally from Scotland (although I grew up in Africa due to my father's job) and moved here after I married my English husband. I am currently on maternity leave and my husband works in the City in London. We have both travelled extensively, love adventure and meeting people from very walk of life. Our home is usually filled with laughter and humour unless there is a Scotland v England match on.... :-)

    This workaway would suit 2 people travelling together (the guest room has a double bed).

    We also share our home with 2 lovely little cats.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The town is perfect for a wide variety of activities - for those loving the outdoors and also those who'd like to visit London. It is a widely visited town due to its beauty and history. Our house is close (a short walk through the woods) to the historic part of the town (the Pantiles) which regularly hosts festivals, farmers markets and so forth. They also hold a jazz festival throughout the summer too.
    As a family we have travelled extensively and love adventure - my husband spent many years touring Asia and I lived in various African countries as a child due to my father's job. We love great conversation and lots of laughter.

  • Help


    The help appreciated would be:

    - Support with the home & garden. Support in the home would include organising, some cleaning and cooking. I'd also love to do a massive clear out ahead of our renovations and looking for help listing things on eBay, etc. Support in the garden would be general maintenance, planting etc. There are some wild parts which we are looking to clear. We'd welcome anyone with creative flair to bring our garden to life! It is such a fantastic space with so much potential.
    - Support for renovations. Building skills, plumbing, electrics etc would be greatly welcomed.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Your accommodation is a double bedroom with a private bathroom. We have sectioned off a part of the house - originally for a nanny - therefore you'd also have your own entrance.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It's important travellers are self-sufficient and proactive.

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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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our garden, in much need of some help!
Double trouble - delightful and mischievous!

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