I'm Melissa. I've travelled around the world for 5 years solo which was incredible! Then Covid hit and it became less free and then in July whilst in Bosnia I found myself pregnant!
I have returned back home in England and am living with my mum in the wonderful New Forest. If you don't know it, check it out online... Wild ponies and donkeys roaming for miles and miles in a protected nature reserve. So lots of lovely walks if you like that. We have two dogs that would be very greatful to roam with you :)
Okay so I've looking for some support after baby arrives as I'm single solo so no help, finances or support from the father. And being a new location I am not from here for friends support. I just had the idea to reach out on work away as it has enabled me to travel the world for five years maybe someone would be interested in coming?! I would so love that! Plus I have a very good understanding of what it's like to be a volunteer/ guest/ helper whatever you may like to call it. I have experienced over 12 work away set ups myself as a helper.
So baby is due in April so I'm looking for someone to come from beginning of May really. Anywhere from 1 week to 6 weeks. Depending.
The work is mainly cooking really. I'm particularly passionate about Ayurvedic sacred postpartum window so I would be following that. With specific foods for healing after birth. Also lots of herbs and oil massage.
We eat all organic food so it's very good quality that you will enjoy. We do eat fish and meat occasionally so no problem using our pans or being in the house / fridge ect if you want to do it for yourself but the postpartum period will be all vegetarian until 6 weeks post partum.
The house is peaceful and you'd have your own double bedroom within the house. We would be sharing the bathroom... We have 2 toilets and showers.
It would ideally be the 25 hrs spread out over the day, over 5 days so 3.5 hrs a day. But maybe like 2 hrs in the morning and then 1.5 hours in the afternoon. It would be a mix of cooking, household chores like dishwasher and occasional hoover. Then depending on skill set and experience but also herbal remedies and treatments.
If you like to sing or play an instrument for gentle music like Kirtan that'd be a huge bonus!! :D
Ask anything that springs to mind... Happy to answer any questions :)
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Ayurvedic recipes, new born care, new mother care, herbal remedies
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Post partum care for new mother. Cooking and nurturing.
Double bed, double room. Within the house. With shared use of bathroom but we have two.
There are some really lovely walks from the doorstep you can go on. If you have a car you can reach wild ponies and donkeys within a 4 minute drive. The very famous stone henge and Avebury stone circle is only about 35 minute drive! We are in a quiet courtyard in a small town so you can walk into town if you like although with a new born we would be being extra cautious with covid. There is public transport around. There is a woods and a stream in the garden which is a lovely spot to hang out and read. Loads of books on hand if you like reading you're welcome to browse. We have Netflix and Amazon prime you are welcome to watch films on our account too.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
The internet is on for about 7 hrs a day. But we do take breaks with it off during the day. But obviously would ask you if you were working. At night it is turned off.
3.5 hrs a day