Help with decorating, DIY, french/spanish language using the computer at a seaside village near Bognor Regis West Sussex , UK


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    Hi I live in a small seaside village on the south coast of England very near to Bognor Regis. The house is a lovely 6 bedroom house that is in good condition. I My daughters have both just finished Uni & are regular visitors. I have a lovely lodger. My parents live down the road from me and I am looking for help in the house and garden for both of us. My dad has an Irish accident, I have an English accent. i am looking for a workaway to start 8th March 2020 ( or thereabout)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I live in a beautiful village in one of the sunniest parts of the United Kingdom. Students will be able to use the stay as a base to explore the popular towns of Chichester, Arundel, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester. This part of the country is flat and cycling is very popular here (compared to London) there are a lot of cycle paths. Further a field (about 1/2 hours drive) we have the hilly South Downs also popular with more energetic cyclists and ramblers. We have lots of theatres and live entertainment in all of our towns. We have tennis courts and a sailing club around the corner from our house.
    We have a fantastic sports/leisure centre and very cheap cinema about 20 minutes walk away. The train station is next to the cinema and we have good connections to all the towns in the area. We have a bus stop at the top of our road I have an old bike that I am happy for workaway students to borrow to go exploring in their free time. (Students using the bike will need to be familiar with basic cycle maintenance and be able to check that the bike is safe to use).
    I love having people in the house and love to meet people from all over the world. I am born and brought up in London and I have a home counties accent and am very happy to help students improve their English language and pronunciation. Whilst helping my dad aworkaway student will be able to develop their ear for understanding different accents.

  • Help


    Hi guys I would love some help in several different ways

    1) CLEANING: I'd like an enthusiastic cleaner to change beds, hoover, iron, clean bathrooms and toilets mirrors and glass.
    2) DECORATING: I would like some help decorating, painting walls. Some diy skills would be great eg, hanging pictures, putting up shelves, putting flat pack furniture together.
    3) GARDENING: I would like some help cutting back bushes, planting bulbs, painting fences, pressure washing the patio. using the leaf blower, etc.
    4) DIY PROJECTS: I also have a variety of bigger projects that I would like some help with eg, making a compost bin in the shape of a traditional bee-hive.
    5). COMPUTER: I would love some help developing my computer skills further.
    6) LANGUAGE: I'd love aworkaway student that is a native French or Spanish speaker that will help me improve my limited knowledge of either of these languages.
    7) I would like a student who is competent preparing meals as i would like to share the cooking. I am also happy to eat culturally different meals.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    I have a lovely detached house 2 minutes from the sea. On the first floor I have 3 bedrooms, mine, my daughters and my lodgers and 2 bathrooms. The workaway room is a good sized room. You will share a bathroom with my daughters when they are visiting.
    On the ground floor I have a spacious sitting room kitchen and dining room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am often flexible with work hours so if you would prefer to work some Longer work days and then have longer days to explore the area that will work for me. Happy for you to take packed lunches/ dinners with you if you are out at meal times. I am used to having non family members in the house having had au pairs (when the kids were young), lodgers and holidaying students from abroad, and great workaway students.I love meeting people from all over the world and look forward to another work away experience.

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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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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