It's my honor to look after a great house built in the 1930's and set in the beautiful Surrey countryside, and surrounded by extensive grounds. There are two nearby villages, great walking routes, and London is about 45 minutes to an hour away.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You can learn a great deal about weeding that's for sure! It's a nice English country home in quiet pleasant surroundings, and nearby villages and English countryside replete with scenic walks. All this with central London just an hour away- which in my opinion is where you'll find more active cultural opportunities.
The grounds are extensive but this is not a farm, I just need help keeping nature from completely overgrowing everything, so basically this is about weeding and the clearance of 'area-denial- type overgrowth (brambles, nettles, ragwort etc).
I don't want to use chemicals to control this stuff, so it can be quite labour intensive over the summer to maintain a pleasing balance between wild and tidy that make the estate feel so special, which is why I'm turning to workaway!
The accommodation consists of one-person guest-rooms in the main house, I'll provide and prepare food but you'd be free to use the kitchen to prepare food yourself if you wish.
For your time off you can enjoy the grounds of the estate, explore the local villages and countryside, or just take off to London and enjoy all the big city has to offer. Brighton is a pretty cool small city on the south coast which is about an hour away and has nice beaches, cycling routes, bars and clubs etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week