Help with our wild garden, decorating and busy family - just outside Cambridge, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    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, 15 minutes by bus or 30 minutes by bicycle to the historic city centre. We have a 2 year old girl and a 3.5 year old little boy (who keep us entertained but very busy!) a cat called Monkey, and a little sheepdog called Pup.

    We could do with some help decorating, a long list of odd jobs around the house, helping with the kids plus we have a wild garden that needs taming!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are right on the doorstep of an old and beautiful city which is there for the exploring!

  • Help

    Help

    We are a friendly family, that is working hard to pay all our bills! Since our 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...decorating the stairs and landing, a few garden projects, playing with the babies (!), basic administration in our home office 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.

    Please be aware that at the moment, we can only offer short term stays, around 2 weeks at a time. We are not far from all the main London airports though, so we could be a good base to get settled before heading off to explore the UK further!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Single room in the house and tasty meals with lots of local produce.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 30 minutes by bicycle or 15 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 45 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 2 pubs and a shop that is open from 7am to 7pm. There are buses that run regularly into town and we have a town bike available to use. We would be flexible if guests wanted to condense some hours to go to London for a long weekend say.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Late summer after harvest. Looking out of the upstairs landing window.
Early spring, frosty sunrise
Evening skies looking east towards the Fens
New raise beds and the view out of the front door!
Monkey the cat!
BBQ after a hard days work...
The old station platform in the garden...where the wagon will go!
The wagon arriving from Kent :-)
The garden before we started clearing years of weeds!
Morning skies
The sitting room in the morning.

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