I need help with decorating and DIY in my home overlooking the sea on the south coast of England. I am an artist and teacher. I have a studio space in the apartment which volunteers are welcome to use. Hastings is a mecca for creative characters and has a lively and varied music scene. I am fairly quiet and spend quite a lot of time reading, meditating and painting but I also like enjoying the vast range of cafes, pubs and restaurants on offer locally. This placement would probably suit a slightly older self-reliant person ( over 25) who enjoys some of the activities I do and is also happy to spend some time alone sightseeing or reading/using their computer in their own room. Although it might also suit a younger person who enjoys a peaceful environment. This will probably be a project with just one person so it's not that suitable for someone who wants a lot of English conversation.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
I would really like help with DIY and decorating but help with spring cleaning would also be welcome. As it is a placement for only one person you would have to enjoy some time alone and speak enough English to make yourself understood. I am happy to show you the sights and recommend good places to visit locally.
Self contained bedroom sharing bathroom with one other. Food for simple vegetarian meals provided. You would prepare your own meals and clear up after yourself. although sometimes we could cook together.
Hastings is a lovely historic town with plenty of things to see and do. The Old Town dates back to medieval times and is full of traditional English pubs and more modern wine bars and restaurants.Hastings is also full of quirky shops, art galleries and cafes so there is plenty to see in your free time. You can also spend time painting or making things in my studio space. Or there is plenty of space for meditation/yoga/ tai chi etc. As I live alone and need some time and space to myself every day this will suit someone who also enjoys some space and time alone or who enjoys going out and about to meet people on their own. But I am happy to be sociable for part of each day and will introduce you to people locally.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day with two days off per seven day week.