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I live in the Lake District 3m from Kendal, we are a bus journey from mountains & lakes. I work on creative arts projects including making carnival structures and lanterns for events. I work in schools & colleges and with groups of vulnerable people, therefore a good level of English is a must as well as self motivation and life experience. By life experience I mean having lived independently from your family. Most projects are in the summer and it is much quieter here in the winter.
I enjoy vegan, vegetarian and any healthy eating options. I work towards a positive exchange experience so that we enjoy learning from one another. This is more achievable when there is a cultural exchange which may be less achievable with workaways from the U.K. We work hard, volunteers find it enjoyable and rewarding, we have a flexible timetable depending on project demands. We welcome genuine workaways, WE ARE NOT A STEPPING STONE FOR MOVING TO THE LAKE DISTRICT OR THE U.K. We can’t accommodate dogs as we are surrounded by sheep and have 2 cats. We always require cooking, cleaning, shopping, organising and looking after the cats. Help with an Apple computer, iPhone & digital marketing on social media are currently a priority. This is a cold country house in the winter and if you feel the cold it's not advisable for you to be here at this time of year, especially since the cost of utilities have risen. We welcome the hardy and the hard working who are happy to muck in without always having to be asked as some things are just part of living and sharing a home together.
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeProyectos artísticosJardineríaCuidado de animalesCocinar para toda la familiaAyuda domésticaMantenimiento generalAyuda con ordenadores/Internet
Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
Learn about working as an artist and local life in the Lake District. See the stunning beauty of lakes and mountains.
Help with Apple computer, iPhone, iCloud & digital marketing and social media marketing.
Healthy cooking & healthy living & exercise.
Help with shopping, cleaning & organising.
A lovely room in our house in the countryside or a park up if you have a camper van.
Hillwalking, camping, swimming and live music sessions in local pubs.
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Puede acoger a nómadas digitales
Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.
Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas
I have a flat park up in the countryside for your campervan if this is how you are traveling you are very welcome.
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
5 hrs a day, 5 days a week
Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.
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I loved my experience! More and more I'm sure that what makes a trip good is the people, and Donna was essential for that. When I texted her, she replied within 5 minutes. It was meant to be hahahaha
It was a very mutual help. I think our exchange was fair, cultural and very pleasant. I stayed with Donna in Kendal
I stayed at Donna’s with my girlfriend at the time, Camilla, for about a month and we both had a lovely time.
Donna was very welcoming from the very first day, she had another workawayer pick us up at the station and then we jumped straight into the work! We stayed at her house,
During this time I helped with various tasks and anything that was needed.
I had the opportunity to help with the Art club group that Donna was teaching on Saturdays (preparing the space, setting up tables, materials and typing up after class). I got to learn a lot about painting
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I invited Jan to help me create my website content which is an area of her expertise that she offers. Before she arrived,
I stayed with Donna little over a week, but I have quickly grown attached to everyone I met there. Donna and all her family and friends are all exeptional human being. Donna herself in an extremely funny, clever, capable woman, a self-made force of nature. I still
To begin with: make yourself a favour and spend some weeks with Donna if you can. It is a GREAT Workaway experience!!!
I loved my stay at Donna's and I'll be back as soon as I can!! Donna is such an inspiring, energetic woman, a great friend, a great mother and a people's person. Being with Donna meant being
During this stay, there were not many artistic projects going on, so I mainly helped her daughter Tilly with some maintenance in the house, which was nice and relaxing. I had the opportunity to do some silk
Donna always manages to find interesting and creative
I really enjoyed spending this week with her and her lovely friends and family. She is such a persona.
She reminds me a lot of this amazing character of Jennifer Saunders Ab Fab tv series Edina Monsoon.
Kind of the same look and attitude, absolutely same
Donna is a great host! I felt really at home during
She is a wild spirit (never met someone before driving that fast in her van ;o)!). Together we did not only set up and run the lantern workshops at the nearby school.
But Donna also drove us (two up to three workawayers) to incredible
I was doing workaway with your boyfriend in Scotland, and I was on my way to the north when he asked me if I could imagine to turn south instead and help you. He told me
I spendt about one month with Donna and Tilly and I had the possibility to cooperate in the realization of this beautiful project , very interesting for its creativity and its social aspect.
The realization of the tapestry inspired by Grayson Perry
My main job is preparing of Grayson Perry tapestry project workshop with the other workawayer Shawnie (She's great
Donna is such a smart, Independent and thoughtful woman, it was a pleasure to work with her !
The work was a lot of fun and very creative too! The other workawayers and I had a lot of freedom in how we wanted to realise the project and Donna always supported us when we brought up our own
They were friendly and kind and made me feel very welcome.
The work was varied and interesting and I felt included in the project work as it developed. Donna was a good host and gave direction when needed and support to complete the tasks to my best ability.
I had a very rewarding
How I had an amazing first experience as a Workaway volonteer.
My only regret is not staying longer in this fantastic place, where I have been warmely welcomed. It's hard to find words that are strong enough to describe my stay. My trip there was very short but also incredibly intense, as we
The two weeks I stayed with Donna, Caelan and Tilly were full of joy, new experiences, talks to other artists, carnival costumes, beautiful landscapes, glitter and LANTERNS!!! :) I was involved in the torch light carnival - started with building lots of lanterns and costumes, ended with getting into one of the
It was like having elves, everything got done in the house and at the workshop that needed doing often without me asking or even noticing them do it.
They’re a great team working well together with a lovely balance of being sociable,
We learn a lot in this workaway, making customs for the Kendal festival!! We meet a lot of interesting and creative people.
Donna, tilly and caelan made us feel like we were in home. They are very opened people so you can share some good
Edson is kind, considerate, thoughtful, easy going and hard working. He was happy to do any kind of work we asked of him. We enjoyed the
I helped keep the house clean and tidy,
Her work in the community is inspiring and has a genuine positive impact on the people involved, so you can't help but be excited to help however possible. The work required is incredibly
Their home is really warm, full of family atmosphere and delicious food. My main responsabilities was