Join our friendly family in beautiful historic city of York, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    Hello and Welcome!
    I would welcome some help in the house. The help is varied, cleaning, gardening, painting. Right now, someone who can plaster walls would be really helpful! I realise this is a very specific skill but I am hopeful there will be someone out there who can help ;-)
    We have always enjoyed the cultural aspect of the exchange and love hearing about other people and places.
    We need someone with good english please.
    Someone organised and independent would be very helpful.
    We are a very friendly, very busy family and really appreciate the help we get.
    We always interview prospective guests via Skype, so please have your questions ready.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    York is a beautiful historic city with lots going on. It has two universities, there is a theatre, live music, an independent cinema, and it is famed for its bars and cafes. It is a small quiet town, there is very little crime, and it is very safe. Because it is so small, you can get into the countryside easily, if you hire a car or take a bus. We can give you lots of suggestions of what to do. Previous guests have used google meet up to get to know people locally. We are an educated family and our guests have always enjoyed their stays. Please read the reviews. We have travelled extensively all over the world and also lived in other countries. I speak fluent Spanish and French, but I imagine you are not coming here to learn those languages from me :-). I also work full time in a very demanding position. This is why you have this opportunity. If I had time on my hands I would be doing it all myself!

    We adhere to the social distancing rules, we wear masks when we are out and about and we are are all vaccinated against COVID. We are working remotely in various areas of science, medicine, and the law. We would expect to see evidence of vaccination please.

  • Help


    General house maintainence, cleaning, gardening cooking. Building skills/DIY Would be very welcome.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room, and share the family bathroom. You can help yourself to food, and eat meals with us. We eat well, you don’t have to live on pasta!. We have excellent internet, 4K TV, Netflix, Amazon Video, Piano, guitars, saxophone, board games ....

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    York is the second most visited city after London, it is a cultural centre, and there is an excellent tourist office in the centre of town with information on everything you can do. This varies from concerts, classical and rock, to helping feed the homeless. You choose.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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