Relaxed stay in family home in Hertfordshire, UK


United Kingdom

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    This is an ideal workaway experience for someone who likes dog walks.

    We are a family of 3, Rachel and Rob in our 40's, our son Theodore age 8, plus Nala and Alfie our lively Labrador dogs and cat Cleo.

    We are a home educating family and welcome other home educators to stay with us, especially if you enjoy playing board games and table football!

    We live on the edge of Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, with both the countryside and the town within walking distance of our home so you can get the best of both worlds.

    Hemel Hempstead is a great location as you can enjoy life near to the country and still catch a 20 minute train into London for the buzz of our capital city.

    We all enjoy travelling and living in different countries so it’s great to meet other travellers and share stories about the places that we have visited and the different cultures and experiences.

    We really appreciate having different people around to help us various projects going on in our home and garden, that we need a hand with.
    It would also be great if you like dogs, as we have 2 beautiful labradors who enjoy walks and cuddles.

    Sometimes we’d appreciate you house/pet sitting for us when we travel away for a few days.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The surrounding area has beautiful country side and a vibrant town with cinema, theatre and shopping centre, as well as London being a short train ride away. We are well located for sightseeing and for travel links.

  • Help


    We would be grateful for some extra help around our house and garden with general tidying and cleaning and sharing cooking.

    Some dog care, especially walks around the local area.

    We also welcome people who enjoy playing sports, as our son loves. every sport and we have a big park 5 minutes walk away.

    We are akso beginning to create a small vegetable garden and would appreciate help with getting this started.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French and Italian

  • Accommodation


    You would have a private bedroom, with heating, electric and WiFi and share our bathroom and house with our family.
    We can welcome 2 guests at the same time, Either a couple or friends would be great.
    We also provide all the food you’ll need, if we are away especially and invite you to cook your own meals most days but often prepare meals together in the evenings for you when we can.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have bikes and there is a big Park 5 minutes from our house. Also Ashridge forest where Harry potter’s forbidden forest was filmed is very close by.
    We are interested in our health and wellbeing so we put an emphasis on eating healthy food and reducing stress as much as possible.
    Rachel is a yoga teacher and is holistic therapist and Robert is a martial arts teacher so we both enjoy people who have similar interests and backgrounds.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 814977222977