Help me clean tidy and pack some kitchen equipment in sunny Suffolk, UK


United Kingdom


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    I split my time between England and Spain. I am currently visiting my family in England.

    Over the next few weeks, I have a hand pan camp at a farm in Hampshire, then I have to clean and pack all my things and take them to Suffolk in a van to store them overwinter on a farm belonging to a friend. I'd really like some help with that.

    There are things I can't do alone. Especially the lifting. I also just work much better with company. My granddaughter and her friend will help me too

    But working together, we can power through those things and have time for socialising, walking and any other thing you would like to do.

    My aim is to get through the task at the farm and still have a bit of time and energy to spend time at my daughter's house and help her fix a few more things.

    It's 1 short burst of activity from now until I return to Spain on 24rh September. Of course, you might want to come there with me too, but that's another story!

    I am already a host on WorkAway, I have a profile for my project in Spain, I love Workaway it's the nicest thing that has happened to me in many years! I have met some really nice people and learned so much.

    It's not complicated and I welcome some help because it's more I said, I have to go back to Spain late September, and could extend an invitation to come with me and do a bit of gardening there.

    About me: I am the matriarch, I'm told!! Haha! I have 4 adult children a partner and a 94 year old Mum in law. Also 9 grandchildren, I am involved in outdoor activities and clubs I have belonged to for decades in UK in the summer only, and I like to keep coming to stay with my daughter. Between them as it's how I see all my friends and it enlivens me...and and I spend the winter doing my project in Spain.

    I'm socialist in my politics, I hate bigotry (are you allowed to do that?), I am supremely disinterested in how you dress, what you describe your gender to be, if you love everyone or no one.

    I am struggling to learn Spanish so anyone who can help me and maybe chat in Spanish sometimes and correct my mistakes and expand my vocabulary while we work would be welcome!

    I don't much like drunk people, and smoking saddens me, it is too cruel an addiction for me not to comment.

    I believe in working hard but having lots of chance for relaxation and fun and creativity or exploration....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    How to live in a group of workaways
    I can offer you friendship, someone to talk to and a fun atmosphere with interesting people in a very alternative and surprisingly lively part if East if England, and some trips out to other places when we go visiting and collecting belongings if you like that

    I belong to the juggling community and also go to a handpan meeting in September, and support alternative education through a well known project.

    If we like each others company and the time is right you could come to the hand pan meet.

  • Help


    • renovate anything broken
    • A bit of cleaning
    • Packing a van
    • Help me lift some things
    • Maybe some cooking
    • If you are British maybe a bit of driving
    • Making cups of tea!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I have a duty to improve how I speak Spanish. But getting old makes this quite hard!

  • Accommodation


    A camper van or my caravan in the garden

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I return to Spain for more land based and refurbishment activities... I plan a road trip for which I would love a companion. This might turn into a flight, but I'd pay fares if anyone wanted to come

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    A well behaved dog would be ok.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hrs / week

Host ref number: 828395525989