Tasty Asian Western home-cooked food and comfy room in return for garden chores and some greenhouse carpentry in Birmingham, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    I live in a small maisonette in a leafy suburb in South Birmingham, 6 miles from the centre. The bustling little town of Shirley is 30 minutes walk from my house and nearby to my house is a bus stop with regular bus services to Birmingham city centre till midnight.
    There are lots of parks and woods and a lake and a river within 500m from my house.
    About me, I used to work as a journalist back at my home country Malaysia but In Birmingham, I am just husbandless housewife. ,
    Most of the help I need, is to do with gardening . I have a 30 feet x 80 feet plot that needs maintenance and preparation for spring.
    I am looking for someone with carpentry skills to help me build a 6 feet by 4 feet half wooden greenhouse.
    I will provide your meals and sometimes you can help me to prepare the meals.
    I have a warm comfortable room but sometimes it would be sharing basis if you are a pair.
    Your cleanliness is a priority. You may cook your own meals if you keep tidy .
    I have home wifi.
    At this time I can host only a maximum of 10 days as there are many requests and I am not able to host long stays.
    I can host a maximum 2 at a time if your are in a group but ideally 2 workawayers is good for joint work effort which gives you more time to do your own sightseeing.
    Single workawayers are welcomed.
    Apart from teaching some English, I could also teach you to cook Asian and can share some knowledge about Eastern religions and culture.

    P/S Please be prepared with some knowledge on what you would like to do when visiting Birmingham and also be aware that you need to be financially prepared for your own expenses and emergencies when travelling in the UK.
    Birmingham is very popular during November and December for its Christmas market which is one of the biggest in Europe.
    I share a cat with my neighbour so it may not be suitable for people with cat allergies

  • 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
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Language learning for non English speakers who can teach me theirs in return. Asian culinary knowledge.

  • Help


    I have a small maisonette in Birmingham with a spare room that can sleep 2,
    I am looking for someone with carpentry skills to help me build a 6 feet by 4 feet half wooden greenhouse.
    Also, I have quite a large garden and need people who can help me to maintain it. If you have carpentry and basic building skills and electrical skills will be most welcomed.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have one spare room that can sleep up 2. Comfortable and clean and welcome clean guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Birmingham is often overlooked by tourists but its a great city with many entertainment, arts, parks and happenings. Its also centrally located to travel all over the UK

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3 hours day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 726468995617