Join our family and help with some garden projects and daily life in Surrey, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a fun loving family in our 30s we have a 1 year old son 'Wolfie' & another baby on the way in November. We also have an energetic dog 'Huckleberry'. We have recently closed down our business in Devon & moved to Rowledge a village outside Farnham (50 minute train from London).

    James is currently working from home , he works in luxury ecommerce.
    Daisy is full time Mum to Wolfie, loving Motherhood but also desperate to get back to 'adulting'! I love making my own natural products, painting to free myself from life stresses & pottering in the garden (unfortunately I currently have no time to do any of this).
    We have a small vegetable patch that we would love to make the most of as well as plant out some seasonal flower meadows. (we have 2 acres of land)
    The cottage was built in 1650 so always odd jobs to keep it up...along with the baby on the way there is a lot of sorting & rearranging to be done.

    What we would love is a couple (friends or in a relationship) to help us with Wolfie & the garden, hopefully also love cooking as we like to share recipes.

    We have hosted many workaways & what we love to share is our family lifestyle, cooking, playing games, card games particularly we are currently quite obsessed with Rummikub. We live in a lovely village where you can walk in Alice Holt, wild swim in Frensham ponds, play cricket or tennis at our local club. We only moved at the end of January so are still finding our feet & meeting people. We love to entertain so dinner parties & BBQs are a plenty.

    We try & encourage & help our Workaways if they want to explore the UK. bunching days off together so you can get away & see other places for a few days. You are obviously also more than welcome to immerse yourself in the local area & relax at home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are only 50 minutes by train to London so offer the perfect country retreat with easy access to the big smoke & all the cultural history you can desire. When living with us we love to exchange recipes, help with language skills & get out in the garden, we are very much amateurs so are learning everything as we go. We live a homely lifestyle & love workaways to embrace this & just enjoy living in the English countryside with a fun loving family. Any skills that we can learn are also exciting & a bonus.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Childcare for Wolfie - more as a Mothers help as I would be there as well but I don't have 8 arms so struggle to get everything done with a very active toddler around my ankles. Garden maintenance, veggie patch planting & harvesting, seed sowing, bulb planting, weeding. Designing a flower meadow.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are more than happy to help you improve your English & would love for Wolfie to experience other languages.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A lovely light and airy guest room on the ground floor with a private deck & ensuite. The room can be set up as 2 x singles or an emperor bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a VW Golf that is for the workaways to use as long as they have a full license. We can look at other modes of transport should they not be able to drive, There is also easy bus links from our village.
    Free time can be used exploring the UK, going to local beaches, wild swimming at Frensham Ponds, sports, exercising (there are lots of sports groups to join, cycling, cricket, circuits, tennis etc), plenty of British pubs with local beers & wines. London is 50 minutes away by train.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    James works in luxury ecommerce so we would welcome others that work in the digital industry.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have ample space for a van could possibly take up to a 7.5 tonne.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This could be discussed dependent on pet. We have a stable so could house pets that don't come in the house easily.

  • 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

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