We live in a village just outside the well known University city of Cambridge. The house is on the old railway line (closed in the 1960's) and has a large garden with the old platform in the garden. It is in the middle of open countryside, yet is only 5 miles from town, 20 minutes by bus or 40 minutes by bicycle to the historic city centre. I am a musician and freelance arts project manager and I live at home with my 2 year old girl and 4 year old boy and our two kittens Bo and Tallulah.
We could do with some help decorating, the day to day running of the house, general housework, playing with the kids, plus the never ending list of gardening jobs that needs doing!
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We are right on the doorstep of an old and beautiful city which is there for the exploring!
We are a friendly family, that is working hard to pay all our bills! Since my second baby came along, it's been virtually impossible to get anything done without two pairs of hands! We've got a lovely house, but need help with...housekeeping (kids are messy and create MOUNTAINS of laundry!) decorating, a few garden projects, playing with the babies and generally assisting in getting/ keeping our lives organised! We also have an old gypsy wagon that we have nearly finished renovating so there could be some general help with that.
Single room in the house
We are 40 minutes by bicycle or 20 minutes by bus from the bustling city of Cambridge. It is a beautiful city and a great place to practice your English or just spend time if you are an English speaker. We are also only 50 minutes on the train from London. We would be happy to give lifts to the station when we are going into town. The village is 5 miles from the city centre and has a pub, and a shop that is open from 7am to 7pm. There are buses that run in to town and we have a bike available to use. We would be flexible if guests wanted to condense some hours to go to London for a long weekend say. Please be aware that we are only able to offer short term stays of around 2-3 weeks.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week