Join our friendly family in a lively village with great community in Wylam, UK


United Kingdom

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Beautiful Northumberland in the Tyne valley near Newcastle upon Tyne and Hadrian's Wall in the United Kingdom. We have a big family home but a smaller family now the oldest two have moved away. The house is sustainably heated through a Biomass boiler. We need help maintaining the house and garden, stacking wood and keeping the family dog (a rescue dog called Jed) exercised.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a friendly British family in a lively village with a great community. There are lots of community activities each week. There are public transport links to Newcastle where there are language schools, if the workawayers want to study English. There are local walking and cycling groups to meet British people. Our family are keen cyclists with bikes available if the workawayers want to explore the area by bike.

  • Help


    Work will include help stacking wood for the Biomass boiler, help clearing an area in the garden, walking the dog Jed and some cleaning or organising duties around the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    There is a double bedroom with an ensuite shower room and television. Excellent WiFi. Mike (aged 61) and Leah (aged 15) at home full time. Su (aged 52) works away in Scotland some of the time. Su is a great cook and loves to cook and feed everyone when she is home, but when she is away the Workawayers likely to need to cook for themselves. Plenty of shops + pubs + cafes + restaurants in the village

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a village called Wylam about 10 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne. The river Tyne runs through the village and Wylam is decribed as There are buses and trains to Newcastle and other villages and towns locally through the day. It is a tourist area with Roman archaeology nearby and Hadrian's Wall. We also have the Northumbria National Park and the beautiful Northumbria coast and beaches a short distance away.
    For more information on the area try looking up Hadrianswallcountry & visit Northumberland.

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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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Leah and Mike
Euan (about to leave home to travel to Canada) with Jed
Hadrian's Wall
Su & Mike
River Tyne in Wylam
Host ref number: 938745927962