Help sorting out house and garden in Hertfordshire, Uk


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    Hello workawayers,

    We Live on outskirts of Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire with our 10 year old son and 2 labradors. We have recently returned from our 1.5 years of travelling in Europe and now need help to generally settle back into our family home and tidy up the garden ready for the winter.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are several lovely places to walk from the house, including a big park, a small wood and a nature reserve. You can also walk into Hemel Hempstead old town or the new town from our house and take a short bus to the train station where there are regular trains to London.
    There is a big national trust forest called Asheridge forest very close by, which was the forbidden forest in Harry Potter films. It’s also a very beautiful place to visit, as are the small villages around the area. You are welcome to borrow our bike to investigate the area.
    We can help you to find great places to visit for your days off.
    We very much enjoy meeting other travellers and swapping stories and experiences . We are also very happy to help with visitors who are learning English and enjoy co creating the evening meal together to share our different flavours.

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  • Help


    We’ve been enjoying adventures as vanlivers for the last year and a half but will be settling back into our house over the winter months and have a fair bit of sorting to do to nest back in.
    It would be really helpful to have a few extra pairs of hands to make this process fun and fast so we can get back to ‘normal’ living in a house together for this time.

    We also have a very small garden that has been growing veggies on a very small scale and we’d like to develop this to accommodate more raise beds to maximise the space.

    We are both self employed and home educate our son so our home life can feel busy and not particularly structured so we know from experience, that our best work away guests are most able to go with the flow of everyday being different.
    This doesn’t mean that you’d be asked to help,for longer or not have your working structure but it’s important that we emphasis that due to the nature of our work and home schooling, we are often coming and going through out the day.
    We also appreciate hosting workaways who are able to take on tasks around the house independently and bring your own initiative and creative flair.

    We also have two bouncy and very friend;y labradors who love to be your friend so being comfortable with doggies in your environment is a must to stay with us. You can, if you choose, take them for walks so it’s always useful to Bring walking shoes and a rain coat.. We have things you can borrow if you don’t have space for this.

    We are not specifically asking for help with childcare for our son Who is 10 but it’s important to us that are guests are child friendly and enjoy being around a very talkative and fun loving child who will ask you to play board games and sport and quiz you about your life and travel adventures as this is home education in action!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate
    Norwegian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will have a double bedroom to yourself, shared bathroom and house to enjoy dog cuddles.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are good walks directly from the house, as well as east access to the old and new Hemel Hempstead town centre and train station to visit London.
    Nearby small towns of Berkhamsted and St Albans are vibrant cultural hubs.
    Hemel Hempstead has all manner of bargain and useful shops, as well as a very cool rock climbing, skating and skiing activity centre.

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    • 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

    Fast home broadband and you would be welcome to WiFi around the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours 5x per week

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