Come and stay in my caravan! We live on the edge of the Beautiful Peak District National Park, near the centre of England. Our garden backs onto a small lake that we have access to. We are a family who love people and experiencing new cultures. I have traveled quite a bit myself. I've spent several years in South America and a few in Holland.
My name is Emily, I’m a 37 year old single mother and full time artist. I also write poetry and have a podcast. My boys love meeting new people. They are 10 and 11 and go to local schools. We have a beautiful dog who loves people even more than we do, she likes to hug. I like to cook. We eat as much healthy food as we can. Our house is cosy rather than immaculate, we don't have a lot of money - but that doesn't stop us doing anything.
Building and maintenance experience is really useful as I have some unfinished projects, though creativity is good as I don't always have the money to do things in the traditional way. I really want help with the garden. Would love to create a vegetable patch to help feed workawayers. I would love someone to inspire me with sustainable ideas my outside spaces.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
If you are a creative person there is a lot of space for your creativity to develop further in our household. Music, art, education. If you come wanting to learn the opportunities are endless.
I want my house to be a magical space where creativity flows freely. I want to create a space which we can all enjoy. Caravan is old but in good condition, I love someone with great DIY skills to to help me make it into a wonderful space that future workawayers can enjoy.
I really need someone with good house keeping skills to help me keep things in order. The garden needs a lot of work, and there may be some things you can help me with in my art studio. I am usually happy to cook, but will need help with washing dishes. As our house is small it gets messy and dirty quickly - so help with general household tasks is appreciated. What I basically need is an extra pair of hands :)
Please don't apply if you are a European who only wants to come to the UK to find paid work. The people I want with us are those who are exited to be in England and want to enjoy what it has to offer. My primary concern is the positive energy that you can bring to our household. I want you to visit because you want to be part of our family for a while, not because you want free accommodation.
Caravan. Our house is not big, so for that much needed sense of personal space I have provided you with a caravan right outside the house. It has a comfortable small double bed, small table, wardrobe and storage space, small kitchen and a chemical toilet for use at night time. Shower and better toilet are in the house. Washing machine and tumble dryer at your disposal. Caravan is a little retro, but is clean and damp free. There is a heater for the colder months, and if it ever gets too cold you can of course stay in our spare room, although it is a lot smaller than the caravan.
Our location is the best of both worlds: City and Countryside. There are lots of long walks or bike rides to go on. Public Footpaths mean that there is very easy access to the countryside. There are busses every 30 minutes that take you into Chesterfield which is 10 minutes away. From Chesterfield it is a 10 minute train ride to Sheffield. We are only 20 minutes away from Chatsworth house: and are also near the fascinating (plague) village of Eyam. The list of places to visit in the Peak District is endless... Matlock, Bakewell, Bolsover Castle
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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