We have a family with 5 children aged from between 20 months and nearly 13 years old . We live in a fabulous location right next the South Downs in East Sussex in a large house that I have built much of myself . I am a carpenter and my wife is a local GP. We enjoy walking and cycling and making things. We own a woodland where I work teaching traditional woodland skills . I am looking for help with the woodland , the ongoing house build , the large and unkempt garden, childcare , house work , cooking and any of the thousand jobs which need doing in our hectic household . We are close to Brighton and Lewes and can offer abundant ,healthy food and a loving ,crazy family .
If you love bikes and woods and creativity you this could be great fun for us all. If you like a quiet and clean life you may be challenged !
Babysitting / child care
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Learn English with 5 extrovert children . Be near Brighton , a cultural melting pot . Only 1 hour on train to London.Learn traditional woodland skills and carpentry / building skills . Explore the South Downs , literally on our door step. Be creative with a huge garden . Learn about traditional timber frame construction . Be part of a large family . Make contacts for potential paid work .
We need help with various things . We don't expect any one person to be able to do them all . Here is a list :
GARDENING ! Growing vegetables . Mowing the lawn , trimming hedges etc - now we need this most of all . Gardeners please contact us !
General building/ carpentry
Child care , picking up from school , au pair work
Logging . Chain saw work, helping in woodland
House work , cleaning , tidying , cooking etc
We have a large room which opens out onto the garden . It is potentially big enough for a couple. The kitchen and bath room you'd share with the family. We will eat together 3 times per day or use the kitchen and eat at different times if you prefer.
You can get a bus to Brighton in 20 minutes or a 30 minute walk to Lewes , which is a very special town with great pubs and cinema. If you are a potter or a woodworker , we have all the equipment . We have never done this before so we a hope to find people who love the way we live and can be sensitive to our needs while getting lots for themselves . We would prefer to spend the evenings after supper without company so self- reliant people will be more suitable .
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week