Enjoy the outdoor life in an amazing setting and improve your English near Cambridge, UK

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Gran Bretaña

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    16/06/2021

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  2021 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 3 semanas

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Regretfully, it is ESSENTIAL that you hold the CORRECT VISA (see gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules) and comply with current Covid protocols. My husband is immunosuppressed, so such compliance is life-saving.

    Other than this we endeavour to free ourselves from constraints, projecting our energies to enable sustainable yet comfortable living, working within our boundaries to optimise environmental and aesthetic impact. Our guests have all made a contribution to achieving this. One of my favourite experiences is in developing a fully-motivated individual’s spoken English, equalled by the considerable visual and practical pleasure derived from the improvements effected by our guests.

    Our household consists of myself, my husband a dog (dachapoo) as well as about 40 chickens and a horse (not ours) which grazes the fields. So far we have had guests from Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Russia and Argentina, and welcome all nationalities.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Spoken (and written) English. We can explore its grammar together. There are also many language schools in Cambridge, however due to Covid-19 openings are variable.

    Covid-willing, from time to time I will take you out and about to see local places and events. You may also learn about the life which both my husband and I have lived to the full, through a broad interest in the world around us, literature, travel and work. Added to which are eco and country living, animal welfare, horticulture, land and house maintenance, as well as biology and zoology for beginners!

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    My latest project is rationalise the Cool Chick Cafe (for the poultry) and, to enable my giving you concentrated English conversation lessons, organise our effects In storage (on our property).

    We would welcome some help in the fields, from clearing nettles and brush to digging holes for planting, trimming back branches, preparing wood piles, helping with the chickens (including some handling), cutting and mowing, painting outbuildings - living a predominantly outdoor life. When we are able to, undertaking tasks companionably either with myself or very occasionally with my husband, but sometimes independently. Be prepared to care for the chickens, including occasional handling.

    We are elderly in body (not spirit) so need help with the more vigorous tasks we can no longer do, therefore it is important that you are in good physical shape.

    In the winter bring warm clothing and, whatever the season, have a full set of working clothes and shoes which keep you dry and which you don’t mind getting muddy in. Also do bring slippers.

    Some of the ideal profiles we have experienced through taking part in Workaway are individuals who are proactive, conscientious, eager to learn and impart new skills - whether physical or mental, independent and flexible, strong in mind and body, dedicated to improving their English, enjoy broadening their horizons through shared experience and knowledge, mature and self-reliant, well brought-up, tidy, easy conversationalists, and tolerant of my driving enthusiasm and need to complete any task once started. We have had guests who purported to be shy and we hope to have developed their self-confidence, since all have been a success. There are a plethora of tasks to be done here and often the opportunity to develop your own interests.

    To a city dweller we may appear isolated, to a country person we are ideally situated, nonetheless Cambridge offers the opportunity to meet your peers. There are language schools galore to enable this.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio
    Italiano: Intermedio
    Árabe: Principiante
    Alemán: Principiante

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Our home is a newly-built eco house, on the edge of a village, secluded yet within easy walking distance of the guided bus to Cambridge. We operate a 100% non-smoking policy.

    You will live in a self-contained annexe (The Divesting Room) with internet, television, refrigerator, microwave, hotplates, etc. In the winter you will need to dress warmly and bring thick socks and slippers as the floors are unheated ceramic tiles, however there is a wood burner which keeps the room toasty.

    Taking into account your personal tastes, we provide cereal for breakfast, a cooked lunch, and the ingredients to make your own supper.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF THE COLOURED CALENDAR BAR SHOWING AVAILABILITY IS RED (which in our case stands for “already booked”). THANKS

    Fen Drayton is a small village, typical of the area and if you enjoy walking has a RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Nature Reserve which we overlook and which offers miles of pathways through the Fens, rivers and lakes. If you prefer to bicycle you may use one of ours. Additionally there is a very good local pub, the Three Tuns, but for something more exciting at night you would have to go to Cambridge.

    Cambridge is about 15 minutes walk and 20 minutes guided bus ride away - currently running along the longest route in the world, it passes through beautiful countryside to reach the centre of Cambridge with its numerous delights: visual, culinary and entertaining. There are also many interesting surrounding villages and towns to explore. By train from Cambridge, London is under an hour away.

    Newly opened in the village, just a few minutes bicycle ride away there is also a gym .

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Uno

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week, weekends free

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Precisión del perfil: (4.9)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (4.9)














Número de referencia de anfitrión: 665258761185