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HI I am Nancy a single mum of three ( 16, 17 and 21) currently all home . I currently have 2 lodgers.
My mum died unexpectedly and I now have a 3 bedroomed house with a large garden and an acre of land which is currently being restored . The house is in the process of being completely reorganised , redecorated and renovated. Usually I have a converted shed for sleeping but due to Covid my oldest child being home from university - this season it would be a tent - or if you wanted to work on the treehouse and restore it - it has a small summerhouse in it - which one could be use - if we made it safe. I would welcome some help with DIY and gardening, cleaning and organising. The house would be available for everything apart from sleeping.
My interests include walking, singing - going to the spa .. dancing and playing games - Though these days I don't have time- so support around person fitness would be great . I also love to have a game of pool, card games , board games and I especially like backgammon and poker.
Food here is by and large fresh and free range.. We arent vegetarian as we eat a little meat and fish. Im happy to accommodate a vegetarian though.. There is a great wholefood shop In town where we can get organic fruit and veg and that has great supplies for both vegetarian and vegan foods. Also we have Gluten free -so we use alot of wheat alternatives and as I don't really eat cows products we have dairy alternatives .I have recently converted to all wholefoods and limited sugar.
We do have two cats , Oscar and Draco just in case you are allergic.
Its very basic here as we are in process of sorting clearing ,cleaning, fixing, decorating etc
Its difficult to do stuff on your own - I would like to host someone generally Handy , positive and helpful. Someone to encourage and support me to do the things I need to do. I am busy so someone who is self motivated and does not require constant supervision. I am really quite relaxed about the work routine as long as progress is made.
Knighton is a small town in Radnorshire - its very beautiful and there is much to explore It is on the border of Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire.
You would be as one of the family should you come. I just need a extra pair of hands and someone who can help me see what is possible here and make it happen.
If you can speak Spanish or Portuguese that would be great as I wish to learn another language.
Right now I really could do with a handy person .. someone confident In DIY, Gardening and or good with teenagers. Someone kind.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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Knighton is on the Welsh /Shropshire Border and Herefordshire is only 1 mile up the rd- like many borders it is an interesting area - old hill forts- ruins, castles and interesting Walks - Ludlow is just 15 min away and has a lovely castle- and is famous for its food and beer festivals + lots of great restaurants. The Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons are also within driving distance as is the coast. Offas Dyke is just behind my land if you like to walk. There is a lovely wood just 5 mins up the hill . You can learn about history, local food and beer, the arts, music and much more all are in abundance around these parts if you are willing to explore the area.
A willing all round helper is all - any experience of renovating or decorating , gardening and general DIY skills would be great- but a willing helpful attitude is all I really need.
As I have kids and pets you need to like being around both. As I said in main listing we are in process of clearing, cleaning, sorting, rearranging, fixing, redecorating, housework .
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Tent for sleeping (depending on Covid) Converted Shed from September - use of the House which has Kitchen, 2 Living room , shower room, bathroom
and potential to use the treehouse. Large Gardens and land . Outside firepit .
There is a train station and buses - so you can get about ( not that frequent) - I go around a fair bit anyway and would be happy to take you to places if I am free and available . I like to go on a decent walk once or twice a week . I will be going to the beach during the summer .
The heart of Wales Line runs through Knighton. I have a mini. Offas dyke Centre is located in Knighton..for the keen walkers.. Ludlow culturally interesting old town with The feathers a very old pub.. lots of foody places and a castle.. Llandridnod Wells old spa town.. The Wye Valley - for outdoor pursuits and Brecon Beacons with the Black mountains- Shrewsbury is 1 hr as is Hereford - Hay on Wye famous for books.. Lots really if you are willing to travel a little bit.
I want vistor's to feel at home - to become like family while they stay
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Bit of a hill up drive not perfectly flat - but one camper van ..
small cat or friendly obedient dog -
max 25 hours with 2 days off
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