Let us give you our perspective on New England, one of the most interesting parts of America and help with projects, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Sean and Ingrid, and our three sons have flown the nest, so we have space and time to welcome workawayer guests. We are ex-pats, and have been living in the USA for almost twenty years. We're British and Italian. We have spent most of our lives travelling and living in different parts of the world, and are now semi-retired. We are both artists by training, and Ingrid still works as a stained glass artist. Sean worked in international education for 25 years. We love renovating the garden, raising crops, bees and chickens. We're both quite handy, and love building things, but are a bit overwhelmed by how much work the house and land create. We always have a hundred projects on the go. Ingrid is also a tour guide in Boston, so a great source of information on the area. We both love food and cooking and entertaining, so the meals will be good! We love languages, travel, art and all that stuff....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    New England is one of the most beautiful and interesting parts of America, with the world class city of Boston as its hub. We'll give you our perspective on the country, the region and all it has to offer.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We have a large property with a neglected acre of land we are renovating. We have lots of outdoor projects: laying paths, pointing walls, building an outdoor cook area, clearing undergrowth. We also have chickens, bees and a vegetable garden that need constant attention. We may also have indoor renovation projects too. Most of the help would be outdoor manual labor, so it would require a reasonable degree of physical fitness.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Greek: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We own a very large, 19th century house that is now too big for us as our sons have left home. But we love it and are spending most of our spare time renovating it to its former glory ourselves. The third floor has its own bathroom, lounge and kitchen which travellers can use (as well as hanging out with us of course). The house has open porches, patios and barbeque areas for relaxing. Its on a cul-de-sac side street, so very private and quiet. We are very interested in food and cooking (the meals will be good), and chilling on the porch with a glass of wine.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is ten minutes walk from the beach, and fifteen minutes by foot from the train station with a regular service into Boston (takes 22 minutes). As well as the city, there are lots of interesting historic New England towns in the area, such as Marblehead, Salem and Newburyport. You can also go whalewatching, sailing, fishing and kayaking nearby. It's an extremely safe, and very friendly neighborhood.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. We are flexible and happy to accommodate if our guests want to work longer days and take more work-free days

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